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  • Fedora 12

    Installation Guide Installing Fedora 12 on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 architectures

    Fedora Documentation Project

  • Installation Guide

    Fedora 12 Installation Guide Installing Fedora 12 on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 architectures Edition 1.0

    Author Fedora Documentation Project

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    Preface xi 1. Document Conventions ................................................................................................... xi

    1.1. Typographic Conventions ..................................................................................... xi 1.2. Pull-quote Conventions ........................................................................................ xii 1.3. Notes and Warnings ........................................................................................... xiii

    2. We Need Feedback! ..................................................................................................... xiii

    Introduction xv 1. Background ................................................................................................................... xv

    1.1. About Fedora ..................................................................................................... xv 1.2. Getting Additional Help ....................................................................................... xv

    2. About This Document .................................................................................................... xv 2.1. Goals ................................................................................................................. xv 2.2. Audience ............................................................................................................ xv

    1. Quick Start for Experts 1 1.1. Overview ..................................................................................................................... 1 1.2. Download Files ............................................................................................................ 1 1.3. Prepare for Installation ................................................................................................. 2 1.4. Install Fedora ............................................................................................................... 2 1.5. Perform Post-installation Steps ..................................................................................... 2

    2. Obtaining Fedora 3 2.1. Downloading Fedora .................................................................................................... 3

    2.1.1. How Do I Download Installation Files? ................................................................ 3 2.1.2. Which Architecture Is My Computer? .................................................................. 4 2.1.3. Which Files Do I Download? .............................................................................. 5 2.1.4. How Do I Make Fedora Media? .......................................................................... 6

    2.2. Obtaining Fedora on CD or DVD ................................................................................. 10

    I. Before you begin 11

    3. Steps to Get You Started 13 3.1. Upgrade or Install? ............................................................................................. 13 3.2. Is Your Hardware Compatible? ............................................................................ 13 3.3. Do You Have Enough Disk Space? ..................................................................... 13 3.4. Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD? ....................................................... 14

    3.4.1. Alternative Boot Methods ......................................................................... 14 3.4.2. Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM ........................................................ 15

    3.5. Preparing for a Network Installation ..................................................................... 15 3.5.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation ................................................... 16 3.5.2. Preparing for an NFS install ..................................................................... 16

    3.6. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation ................................................................. 17

    4. System Specifications List 19

    II. The installation process 21

    5. Beginning the Installation 23 5.1. The Boot Menu .................................................................................................. 23 5.2. Installing from a Different Source ........................................................................ 25 5.3. Verifying Media .................................................................................................. 25

    5.3.1. Verifying the Live CD ............................................................................... 25 5.3.2. Verifying the DVD .................................................................................... 25

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    5.4. Booting from the Network using PXE ................................................................... 25 5.5. Graphical and Text Interfaces .............................................................................. 26

    6. Installing on Intel® and AMD Systems 29 6.1. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface ................................................ 29

    6.1.1. Screenshots during installation ................................................................. 29 6.1.2. A Note about Virtual Consoles .................................................................. 30

    6.2. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface ............................................... 30 6.2.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate ............................................................... 32

    6.3. Starting the Installation Program ......................................................................... 33 6.3.1. Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Systems ..... 33 6.3.2. Additional Boot Options ............................................................................ 34

    6.4. Selecting an Installation Method .......................................................................... 36 6.5. Installing from DVD/CD-ROM .............................................................................. 36 6.6. Installing from a Hard Drive ................................................................................ 37 6.7. Performing a Network Installation ........................................................................ 38 6.8. Installing via NFS ............................................................................................... 39 6.9. Installing via FTP or HTTP .................................................................................. 39 6.10. Welcome to Fedora ..................................................................

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