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Fedora 9 (F9) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic server installation of Fedora 9 (F9).

  1. Boot from the CD or DVD. At the boot screen, press the "Enter" key.

    Boot

  2. Skip the media test by tabbing to the "Skip" button and pressing the "Enter" key.

    CD Test

  3. Click the "Next" button on the welcome screen.

    Welcome

  4. Select the appropriate language, then click the "Next" button.

    Language

  5. Select the appropriate keyboard, then click the "Next" button.

    Keyboard

  6. Click the "Yes" button on the warning dialog.

    Partitioning Warning

  7. If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the next three screens and click the "Next" button. Otherwise, highlight the "eth0" interface and click the "Edit" button.

    Network Devices

  8. Enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, then click the "OK" button.

    Network Devices - eth0

  9. Enter the appropriate hostname, gateway and DNS information, then click the "Next" button.

    Network Devices

  10. Select the appropriate timezone by clicking on the nearest city on the map, then click the "Next" button.

    Timezone

  11. Enter the root password, then click the "Next" button.

    Root Password

  12. Uncheck the "Encrypt system" option and check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Default partitioning plus modify

  13. The current partitioning layout is presented.

    Partitioning LVM

  14. Highlight the "/" mount point, then click the "Edit" button. This displays the Volume Group dialog.

    Partitioning LVM Volume Group

  15. Highlight the "/" logical volume, then click the "Edit" button. Enter the appropriate size for the logical volume, then click the "OK" button.

    Partitioning LVM - Root

  16. Highlight the swap logical volume, then click the "Edit" button. Enter the appropriate size for the logical volume, then click the "OK" button. For Oracle installations it's a good idea to use about 2Gig (2048) of swap.

    Partitioning LVM - Swap

  17. Check the volume group is configured correctly, then click the "OK" button.

    Partitioning LVM - Volume Group

  18. If you are happy with the partitioning layout, click the "Next" button.

    Partitioning LVM

  19. Click the "Write changes to disk" button on the confirmation dialog.

    Partitioning Write To Disk

  20. Accept the default boot loader settings by clicking the "Next" button.

    Boot Loader

  21. Check the "Cutomize now" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Package Selection

  22. Select the appropriate package groups, then click the "Next" button.

    Package Group Selection

  23. Wait while the installation completes.

    Installation

  24. Click the "Reboot" button.

    Congratulations

  25. Once the reboot has completed, click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.

    Welcome

  26. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "Forward" button.

    License Agreement

  27. Create any required users, then click the "Finish" button. Accept any warnings and the reboot warning message.

    Create User

  28. Set the appropriate date-time information, then click the "Forward" button.

    Date Time

  29. Decide if you want to send a hardware profile to the Fedora project, then click the "Forward" button.

    Hardware Profile

  30. When the system has stated, you are presented with the login screen.

    Login

  31. After you've logged in, you are are presented with the default Fedora desktop.

    Desktop

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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