Fedora 22

Installing Fedora 22 Workstation

Installing Fedora 22 Workstation


Fedora 22 Workstation 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 Workstation is the latest version of Fedora. In the following example we are going to install the 64 bit workstation edition.

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

From the above link, you can choose which version of Fedora you wish to download (Workstation, Server or Cloud). Click on the "Workstation" option and then choose "Download". Here you can select either a 32bit or 64bit version to download.



Once you have downloaded your chosen version of Fedora, 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 "Start Fedora Live". (This option will be automatically selected after several seconds if no key is pressed).


Starting Fedora 22 Live Boot

Fedora Live Desktop Loading


As the "Live" environment loads, progress is indicated by the progress bar below.


Fedora 22 Progress Bar

Welcome to Fedora 22


At this screen, you have two options. You can either install the Fedora 22 operating system to your hard drive or choose the "Try Fedora" option. In the following example, we have chosen the "Install to Hard Drive" option.


Fedora 22 Try or Install

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 Select Language Screen

Installation Summary


From this screen you can change your keyboard settings, Time Zone, 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 Installation Summary

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. This is recommended if you are using a portable device.


Fedora 22 Installation Destination Settings


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 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 Installing Software

Installation now Complete


Fedora 22 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 "Quit" option to go back to the live Desktop environment.


Fedora 22 Installation Complete

Reboot System


To finish your installation you must now restart your system. To accomplish this, click on the small arrow in the upper right hand corner of your screen. A menu will now appear which allows you to make changes to your network configuration or restart your system. We are going to choose the option to restart. This is done by clicking on the circular icon in the right hand corner of the menu. You will get the option to "Power Off or Restart". Choose "Restart". Remember to remove any media from your drive.


Restart Fedora 22

First Login


Once you system has restarted, you will need to login with the account you created earlier. Click on the name, a box will appear where you can type your password information.


Fedora 22 Login Screen

GNOME Initial Setup


The following section requires you to configure your GNOME desktop. Here you will be asked to select various options such as Language, Keyboard and online account settings. After each option select "Next". Once finished, select the option "Start using Fedora". Congratulations, you can now start using your new system.


Fedora 22 GNOME Configuration

Fedora 22 Gnome Desktop


Congratulations, you can now start enjoying your new system. Software can be selected by clicking on "Activities".


Fedora 22 GNOME Getting Started