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Fedora 9

Installation Guide


Edition 2.0

Fedora Documentation Project

Suart Ellis

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1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. We Need Feedback!
1. Introduction
1.1. Background
1.1.1. About Fedora
1.1.2. Getting Additional Help
1.2. About This Document
1.2.1. Goals
1.2.2. Audience
1.3. Feedback
2. Quick Start for Experts
2.1. Overview
2.2. Download Files
2.3. Prepare for Installation
2.4. Install Fedora
2.5. Perform Post-installation Steps
3. New Users
3.1. How Do I Download Installation Files?
3.1.1. From a Mirror
3.1.2. From BitTorrent
3.2. Which Architecture Is My Computer?
3.3. Which Files Do I Download?
3.4. How Do I Make Fedora Media?
3.4.1. Making CD or DVD Discs
3.4.2. Making USB Media
3.5. What If I Cannot Download Fedora?
3.6. How Do I Start the Installation Program?
4. Beginning the Installation
4.1. The Boot Menu
4.2. Installing from a Different Source
4.3. Verifying Media
4.3.1. Verifying the Live CD
4.3.2. Verifying the DVD
4.4. Booting from the Network using PXE
4.5. Graphical and Text Interfaces
5. Identifying Your Locale
5.1. Language Selection
5.2. Keyboard Configuration
6. Installation Methods
6.1. Alternative Installation Methods
6.2. Installation from a Hard Drive
6.3. Installation TCP/IP Configuration
6.4. NFS Installation Setup
6.5. Web and FTP Installation Setup
7. Welcome Dialog
7.1. Initializing the Hard Disk
7.2. RAID or Other Nonstandard Configurations
8. Upgrading an Existing System
8.1. Upgrade Examine
8.2. Upgrading Using the Installer
8.3. Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
9. Network Configuration
9.1. Network Devices
9.1.1. Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Support
9.1.2. Configuring IPv4
9.1.3. Configuring IPv6
9.2. Hostname
9.3. Miscellaneous Settings
10. Time Zone Selection
10.1. Selecting a Time Zone
10.2. Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC)
11. Set the Root Password
12. Disk Partitioning
12.1. RAID and Other Disk Devices
12.1.1. Hardware RAID
12.1.2. Software RAID
12.1.3. FireWire and USB Disks
12.2. General Information on Partitions
12.2.1. Partition Types
12.2.2. Minimum Partition Sizes
12.3. Understanding LVM
12.4. Understanding Encryption
12.5. Advice on Partitions
12.6. General Disk Setup
12.7. Disk Druid
12.8. Making Disk Changes
13. Boot Loader
13.1. Keeping Your Existing Boot Loader Settings
13.2. Booting Additional Operating Systems
13.3. Setting a Boot Loader Password
13.3.1. Forgotten GRUB Passwords
13.4. Advanced Boot Loader Options
14. Software Selection
14.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
14.2. Customizing the Software Selection
14.2.1. Changing Your Mind
14.2.2. Additional Language Support
14.2.3. Core Network Services
15. Installing Packages
16. First Boot
16.1. License Agreement
16.2. Date and Time
16.3. System User
16.4. Hardware Profile
17. Your Next Steps
17.1. Updating Your System
17.2. Finishing an Upgrade
17.3. Switching to a Graphical Login
17.4. Subscribing to Fedora Announcements and News
17.5. Finding Documentation and Support
17.6. Joining the Fedora Community
A. Boot Options
A.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
A.1.1. Specifying the Language
A.1.2. Configuring the Interface
A.1.3. Specifying the Installation Method
A.1.4. Manually Configuring the Network Settings
A.2. Enabling Remote Access to the Installation System
A.2.1. Enabling Remote Access with VNC
A.2.2. Connecting the Installation System to a VNC Listener
A.2.3. Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
A.3. Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
A.3.1. Configuring a Log Server
A.4. Automating the Installation with Kickstart
A.5. Enhancing Hardware Support
A.5.1. Adding Hardware Support with Driver Disks
A.5.2. Overriding Automatic Hardware Detection
A.6. Using the Maintenance Boot Modes
A.6.1. Loading the Memory (RAM) Testing Mode
A.6.2. Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
B. Installing Without Media
B.1. Retrieving Boot Files
B.2. Editing the GRUB Configuration
B.3. Booting to Installation
C. Setting Up an Installation Server
C.1. Setting Up cobbler
C.2. Setting Up the Distribution
C.3. Mirroring a Network Location
C.4. Importing the Distribution
D. Other Technical Documentation