Installing Fedora 18
Installing Fedora 18
Fedora 18 is a Linux distribution developed and supported by the Fedora Project which is an open source project formed by Red Hat and volunteers. RHEL (Red Hat's Enterprise Linux) is often based around developments that have been carried out within Fedora.
The most recent release of Fedora Linux is Fedora 18, codename "Spherical Cow" To download and install Fedora 18, simply follow the instructions below.
To download your iso image of Fedora 18, simply follow this Link: Fedora 18
Once you have downloaded your iso image for the relevant architecture (32 bit or 64bit), you will need to burn this iso image to a DVD. For software that can do this, search for "dvd iso burning software" in the search box located above. Your system may already have DVD burning software installed such as "Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio". Once you have burned your "iso" image of Fedora 18 to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system. (This example assumes you are using a x86 32bit version of the software). As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system's BIOS settings. On many systems this key will be "F8", "F11" or "F12". Most systems will display the a message indicating which key needs to be pressed. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot order of your system to boot from CD/DVD first. Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the settings below.
Starting Fedora 18
The installation of Fedora 18 will start automatically in 18 seconds.
Fedora Installation Screen
The standard Red hat style loading menu is initially displayed. Once loading is complete, you will arrive at a live desktop.
Live System User Login Screen
At this screen click on the "Live System User" icon located in the center of the screen.
Select Try First or Install Fedora 18
From this screen you need to select either Try Fedora 18 or the Installation option. To install Fedora, click on the "Install to Hard Drive" option.
Select Installation Language and Keyboard Settings
Choose the Language you would like to use during this installation. You will also need to click the "Select keyboard" option located in the lower left hand corner of the screen. This will adjust the keyboard settings to match the language chosen.
Check that you have the correct Language and keyboard settings. If these are not correct, simply click on the relevant option to change. Select the "Storage" option to confirm your Hard Drive selection.
Confirm Hard Drive
At this screen, simply confirm this is the hard drive you wish to use for installation. From this menu, you can also select to encrypt your hard drive and view your partition layout.
Final Installation Summary
Once you are happy with your selections, click on the "Begin Installation" button located in the lower right hand corner.
Create a root password
From this screen you will need to set your root accounts password. One you have set your root password, select done to continue with your installation.
Running Post Install set-up scripts
Various packages and scripts are run here. The GRUB boot loader is also installed at the end of this process. Depending on the speed of your system, this may take a while.
Complete! Fedora is now successfully installed
Select the quit option. You will now return to a live desktop
From the live desktop, click on the "Live System User" in the upper right hand corner. From here, select "Power Off" and then "Restart".
Initial Boot Menu (GRUB)
From this menu screen, select "Fedora" to boot this operating system.
Welcome to Fedora
From this welcome screen choose the "Forward" option. The following screens that follow will create a none root user account and also confirm your date and time settings.
Create User Account
At this screen you must enter the credentials for a none root user. After entering your name and password details, select the option to add this account to the administrators group.
Configure Date and Time Settings
Check your date and Time settings. Here you can specify to synchronise your date and time over the network. Click Finish to complete installation.
Now you are ready to login for the first time. Select the account you created in the previous steps and enter your password. Congratulations, your installation is now complete.