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9.8. Installation Source

Select Installation Source from the Installation Summary Menu.
In this section you can specify the location you want to install Fedora from. Choose between locally available installation media (such as a DVD or an ISO file) or a network location.
Installation source
Installation source screen
Figure 9.6. Installation source

Select one of the following options:
Auto-detected install media
If you initiated the installation using locally available media, the installer will detect it and display it graphically under this option. Select the media to use it as the installation source, and click Verify to check that the file is suitable for installation.
ISO file
If installation media has not been detected automatically, this option will be available for you to specify a locally-stored ISO file. Select this option and browse to the file's location on your system. Click Verify to check that the file is suitable for installation.
On the network
To specify a network location, select this option and choose from the following options in the drop-down menu:
  • Closest mirror
  • http://
  • https://
  • ftp://
  • nfs
Using your selection as the start of the location URL, type the rest into the address box. (If you selected Closest mirror, an address is not required.) If you choose NFS, the address box will be grayed out and another box will appear for you to specify any NFS mount options.
To configure a proxy, click Proxy setup unless you are installing via FTP and NFS (proxies are unavailable for these methods). Check Enable HTTP proxy and type the URL into the Proxy URL box. If your proxy requires authentication, check Use Authentication and enter a username and password. Click Add.
Any Fedora updates available on the network will be automatically installed unless you check the Updates option in this section. This ensures that only the software versions available on the installation media are installed.

Important

Choosing not to install available updates may pose a security risk to your system.
Once you have selected your installation source, click Done to return to the Installation Summary Menu.

9.8.1. Installing from Additional Repositories

You can define additional repositories to increase the software available to your system during installation. A repository is a network location that stores software packages along with metadata that describes them. Many of the software packages used in Fedora require other software to be installed. The installer uses the metadata to ensure that these requirements are met for every piece of software you select for installation.
Adding a software repository
Enter the details of additional software repositories.
Figure 9.7. Adding a software repository

To include software from extra repositories, click the + button in the Additional repositories area to add a repository and provide a name and URL for its location.

Fedora Software Mirrors

To find a Fedora software mirror near you, refer to http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/.
To determine the URL to use, find the directory on the mirror you are using that contains a directory named repodata.
Optionally, provide a URL, username, and password to connect to a proxy server.
Once you provide information for an additional repository, the installer reads the package metadata over the network. Software that is specially marked is then included in the package listings in the Software Selection section of the Installation Summary Menu (refer to Section 9.10, “Software Selection”).

Network Access Required

If you add repositories during a non-network installation, such as from a Fedora DVD, you will need to configure a network connection via the Installation Summary Menu before the installation can proceed (refer to Section 9.9, “Network Configuration”).