Installing Fedora Sericea

Fedora Sericea can be installed in the same way as Fedora Sway Spin, and the official Fedora installation guide can be followed for your Fedora version. See the Fedora documentation site for more details.

Before you begin

As with installing any new operating system, it is important to back up any data that you want to save before starting, and have a clear understanding of the consequences of what you are doing.

Fedora Sericea is intended to provide the full range of capabilities that you would expect from an installation of Fedora Sway Spin. However, there are some differences in terms of which applications can be installed, and how the operating system environment works.

It is therefore recommended that you read this user guide before deciding to install Fedora Sericea. It is also recommended that you determine whether Fedora Sericea meets the specific needs or requirements that you might have. If you are uncertain about this, Fedora Sericea can also be tested in a virtual machine prior to installation.

Known limitations

Fedora Sericea does not provide a fully functional experience for dual booting or manual partitioning.

It is possible to make Fedora Sericea work for both dual boot and manual partitioning, and some guidance is provided on manual partitioning below. However, there are hazards involved in both cases, and you should only attempt to use these features if you have done the necessary research, and are confident that you can overcome any issues that you might encounter.

Getting Fedora Sericea

If you are using Fedora Media Writer, Fedora Sericea should be listed as a download option. However, if it isn’t, or if you want to download it manually, an install image can be downloaded from the main Fedora Sericea website.

Once you have got your copy of Fedora Sericea, it can be installed in the usual manner. We hope that you love it!

Manual Partitioning

As described above, there are known issues with manual partitioning on Fedora Sericea, and it should be used with caution. The following notes are intended as hints for those attempting it, and should not be treated as recommended practice. Automatic partitioning is recommended.

With Fedora Sericea, only certain mounts can be manually specified as partitions. These include:

  • /boot

  • /var

  • Subdirectories under /var, including:

    • /var/home (Fedora Sericea has a symlink from /home to /var/home)

    • /var/log

    • /var/containers

  • The root filesystem: /

The Fedora installer is not aware of these restrictions and will accept custom partitions without error, even if they are incompatible with Fedora Sericea.

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Figure 1. Partitioning Complete

The above screenshot shows a typical configuration with manual partitioning, with partitions for /boot, /, swap and /var/home.

Manual partitioning on Fedora Sericea can be done with Btrfs, LVM, as well as standard partitions or an xfs filesystem.