Fedora 19

Installing Fedora 19

Installing Fedora 19

Fedora 19 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 made within the "Fedora Project". The latest release of Fedora Linux is now Fedora 19, codenamed "Schrödinger's Cat" To download and install Fedora 19, simply follow the instructions below.

To download your iso image of Fedora 19, simply follow this Link: Fedora 19

Once you have downloaded your chosen "iso" image for your system (32 bit or 64bit), you will need to burn this 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 DVD burning software installed such as "Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio". Once you have successfully burned your "iso" image of Fedora 19, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system. (The example that follows is based around a 32bit installation). 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" , "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 settings below.

Starting Fedora 19

The installation of Fedora 19 will start shortly.

Starting Fedora 19

Fedora Installation Loading Screen

The standard Red hat style loading menu is initially displayed. Once loading is complete, you will arrive at a "live desktop".

Fedora 19 Loading Screen

Live Desktop

From this screen you need to click on the "Install to Hard Drive" icon located in the upper left corner of the screen.

Live Desktop Fedora 19

Select Installation Language and Keyboard Settings

Choose the Language you would like to use during your installation. You will also need to click the "Set keyboard" option located in the lower left hand corner of the screen. This will adjust the keyboard settings to match the language you have chosen. (Keyboard settings may be altered after installation).

Select Keyboard and Language Settings

Installation Summary

This screen indicates your current selections. 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. Items marked with an exclamation mark "!" will need your attention before you can proceed.

Installation Summary

Installation Destination

At this screen, simply confirm this is the hard drive you wish to use for installation. Once you have selected or verified your choice click on the "Done" button located in the upper left hand corner.

Confirm Installation Destination

Installation Options

At this screen you need to confirm your installation options. You can modify your disk partitioning scheme here or accept the default automatic partitioning screen. LVM (Logical Volume Manager) has also been automatically accepted. For further information to LVM, see our LVM tutorials and examples. From this screen you are also can encrypt your data. This is always recommended if you have a portable device such as a laptop or net book. To continue with the installation, click the "Continue" button in the lower right corner.

Installation Options

Installation Summary

From this screen an overview of your choices are displayed. If you need to amend any choices then you must do so now. Once you are happy with your choices select "Begin Installation" to continue.

Fedora 19 Installation Summary


From this screen you are required to create a "root" account and a normal user account. Whilst you enter your credentials, the installation will continue in the background. To begin entering your details, click on the options.

Configuration and Installation

Enter "root" Account Details

Enter the password that you wish to use for your root account. The strength of your chosen password is indicated. If possible use a mixture of upper/lower case letters, numbers and symbols!

Fedora 19 Enter Root Password Screen

Configuration Continued...

Now click on the "User Creation" option. This will allow you to create a normal user account.

Select User Creation

Create User Account

From this menu screen, you need to supply the name, userid of the account to be created. If this account is to be used as an administrators account, then select the option "Make this user Administrator". I would also recommend to select the "Require a Password for this account" option to also be selected.

Create a user Account

Installation now continues...

Fedora 19 will continue to install. This may take a while depending on the speed of the system you are installing on.

Installation of Fedora 19

Installation Complete

Congratulations, your installation is now complete. You may now reboot your system. Remember to remove your installation media from your CD/DVD drive.

Fedora 19 Installation Complete

Reboot System

To finish your installation you must now reboot your system. To accomplish this, click on the "quit" button in the previous screen shot. You will now be returned to the live desktop. From here you will need to click on the "Logout" icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. You should now have the options to "Reboot".

Reboot Menu Fedora 19

Login Screen

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.

Fedora 19 Login Screen

Fedora 19 LXDE Desktop

Congratulations your installation is complete.

Installation of Fedora 19