Fedora 22 Server

Installing Fedora 22 Server

Installing Fedora 22 Server


Fedora 22 Server is a Linux distribution developed and supported by the Fedora Project which is an Open Source project formed by Red Hat and volunteers. Fedora 22 Server is the latest version of Fedora.

Fedora 22 Server can be downloaded from the following location: Download Fedora 22 Server



Once you have downloaded Fedora Server, you will need to burn the iso image to a DVD. For DVD burning software that can do this, search for "dvd iso burning software" in the search box located above. Your system may already come with the necessary CD/DVD burning software installed such as "Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio". Once you have successfully burned your "iso" image of Fedora 22, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system (assuming this is your intended installation target). If you are installing to a "Virtual" environment, simply copy the downloaded "iso" image to a folder that can be accessed by your software.

If you are booting from the DVD, you may need to modify your system's BIOS settings. This can be done as the system starts by pressing the appropriate key. On many systems this key will be "F8", "F11" , "F12" or another key. Most systems display a message indicating which key needs to be pressed when they are booted. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot order (sequence) that your system goes through. You will need to specify CD/DVD as the first boot option (before your hard drive). Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the instructions below.


Starting Fedora 22


Once your system has booted, you will see an initial start-up screen similar to the one below. Here you must select the option "Install Fedora 22".


Installing Fedora 22 Server

Select Language for Installation


From this screen you can can select the language to be used during the installation. In this example I have chosen "English (United Kingdom)".


Fedora 22 Server Select Language Screen

Installation Summary


From this screen you can change your keyboard settings, Time Zone, Software Selection, network and hostname. Any section that is highlighted will need to be addressed before the installation can commence. Simply click on the relevant icon to change any settings. I am accepting the default network settings for this installation. If you wish to amend these settings to specify a static IP address, simply click on the icon and fill in any necessary IP addressing information (IP, Netmask, Gateway).


Fedora 22 Server Installation Summary

Software Selection


From the Software selection option, you can add additional packages depending on what role your server is intended to be used for. Simply select any of the additional "Add-Ons". Once you have made your selections, click on "Done".


Fedora 22 Software Selection

Installation Destination


At this screen you must confirm your target drive you are about to install Fedora to. You have the options to accept the default partition layout "Automatically Configure Partitioning" or choose the custom option of "I will configure partitioning". In this example, I have gone with the automatic installation scheme. From this screen you also have the option of encrypting your data.


Fedora 22 Installation Destination Settings


Network and Hostname


This option gives you the ability to specify your systems hostname. In this example, I have used the name "fedora22a" If you wish to configure a static IP address, then select the "Configure" option from this screen.


Fedora 22 Begin Installation

Begin Installation


Once you have made all the necessary changes required, you can select the "Begin Installation" button in the lower right corner of the screen.


Fedora 22 Server Begin Installation

Configuration


At this screen you must select the options to specify a "root" password to be used and also specify a new user account. Click on the relevant icon.


Fedora 22 User Settings

Root Password


At this screen, simply specify a "root" password to be used on your system. Once provided, click on "Done" to return to the main installation menu.


Fedora 22 Root Password

Create User


At this screen you will need to specify the name of a user to be created. If this account is to be used as an administration account, then select the option "Make this user administrator".


Fedora 22 User Creation

Installing Software


At this stage of the installation, your basic system is now being installed. Progress is indicated by the progress bar. There is no interaction required at this point.


Fedora 22 Server Installing Software

Installation now Complete


Fedora 22 Server is now successfully installed and ready for you to use. You will need to reboot your system before you can start using it. Click on the "Reboot" option to restart your server. (Remember to remove any installation media first).


Fedora 22 Server Installation Complete

First Login and Update


Once you system has restarted, you will need to login with the account you created earlier. Once logged in, you may wish to update your system with any updates that are available. If you are familiar with "yum" package management, then you should have no issues using the new package management tool "dnf".

Many of the commands are similar.

You can check for package updates by issuing the command: dnf list updates

You can update all packages that have updates available by issuing: dnf update

For more information regarding the use of dnf, you can consult the local "man pages".


Fedora 22 Server Login Screen