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Fedora Core 5

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. Background
2. Understanding i386 and Other Computer Architectures
3. Before You Begin
3.1. Storage
3.2. Networking
3.3. Installing from a Server or Web Site
3.4. Installing Fedora Core on a Managed Network
4. Preparing Media
4.1. Preparing CD or DVD Media
4.2. Preparing USB Boot Media
1. Beginning the Installation
1.1. Booting from CD, DVD, or USB Media
1.2. Testing CD and DVD Media
1.3. Booting from the Network using PXE
2. Alternative Installation Methods
2.1. Installation from a Network Server
2.1.1. TCP/IP Configuration
2.1.2. Network Service Setup
2.2. Installation from a Hard Drive
3. Identifying Your Locale
3.1. Language Selection
3.2. Keyboard Configuration
4. Upgrading an Existing System
4.1. Upgrade Examine
4.2. Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
5. Disk Partitioning
5.1. General Information on Partitions
5.1.1. Partition Types
5.1.2. Understanding LVM
5.1.3. Creating a /home Partition
5.2. Disk Druid
6. Boot Loader
6.1. Keeping Your Existing Boot Loader Settings
6.2. Booting Additional Operating Systems
6.3. Setting a Boot Loader Password
6.4. Advanced Boot loader Options
7. Network Configuration
7.1. Network Devices
7.2. Computer Hostname
7.3. Miscellaneous Settings
8. Time Zone Selection
8.1. Selecting a Time Zone
8.2. Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC)
9. Set the Root Password
10. Software Selection
10.1. Core Network Services
10.2. Customizing the Software Selection
10.3. Additional Language Support
11. About to Install
12. Installing Packages
13. First Boot
13.1. License Agreement
13.2. Firewall
13.3. SELinux
13.4. Date and Time
13.5. Display
13.6. System User
13.7. Sound Card
14. Your Next Steps
14.1. Updating Your System
14.2. Subscribing to Fedora Core Announcements and News
14.3. Finding Documentation and Support
14.4. Joining the Fedora Core Community
A. Boot Options
A.1. Configuring the Installation System at the boot: Prompt
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. Other Technical Documentation
15. Acknowledgements