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Fedora Core 6

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. About Fedora Core
2. About this Manual
3. Acknowledgements
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
5. Beginning the Installation
5.1. Booting from CD, DVD, or USB Media
5.2. Testing CD and DVD Media
5.3. Booting from the Network using PXE
6. Identifying Your Locale
6.1. Language Selection
6.2. Keyboard Configuration
7. Installation Methods
7.1. Default Installation Method
7.2. Alternative Installation Methods
7.3. Installation from a Hard Drive
7.4. Installation TCP/IP Configuration
7.5. NFS Installation Setup
7.6. FTP Installation Setup
7.7. HTTP Installation Setup
8. Welcome Dialog
9. Upgrading an Existing System
9.1. Upgrade Examine
9.2. Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
10. Disk Partitioning
10.1. General Information on Partitions
10.1.1. Partition Types
10.1.2. Understanding LVM
10.1.3. Creating a /home Partition
10.2. Disk Druid
11. Boot Loader
11.1. Keeping Your Existing Boot Loader Settings
11.2. Booting Additional Operating Systems
11.3. Setting a Boot Loader Password
11.3.1. Forgotten GRUB Passwords
11.4. Advanced Boot Loader Options
12. Network Configuration
12.1. Network Devices
12.2. Computer Hostname
12.3. Miscellaneous Settings
13. Time Zone Selection
13.1. Selecting a Time Zone
13.2. Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC)
14. Set the Root Password
15. Software Selection
15.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
15.2. Customizing the Software Selection
15.2.1. Changing Your Mind
15.2.2. Additional Language Support
15.2.3. Core Network Services
16. About to Install
17. Installing Packages
18. First Boot
18.1. License Agreement
18.2. Firewall
18.3. SELinux
18.4. Date and Time
18.5. System User
18.6. Sound Card
19. Your Next Steps
19.1. Updating Your System
19.2. Subscribing to Fedora Core Announcements and News
19.3. Finding Documentation and Support
19.4. 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