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  • 1. Hello friends ,How to install fedora ? …… If this question raises in your mind …. Then you must read this !Requirements –Fedora 9 bootable CD,6 GB free space,512 MB RAM1.Booting from the live CD“Rescue installed system” :It is used to repair or rescue a operating system that is already installed . To load the rescue system withthe installation disc, choose Rescue installed system from the boot menu.Specify the language, keyboard layout and network settings for the rescue system with the screens thatfollow. The final setup screen configures access to the existing system on your computer.By default, rescue mode attaches an existing operating system to the rescue system under thedirectory /mnt/sysimage/.If you Choose “Install or upgrade an existing system (text mode):You will enter a text mode installation wizard , like the one similar to the windows BIOS menuIf you Choose “Install or upgrade an existing system” , you will enter the normal GUI interface:
  • 2. 2.Media testWhy media test ?The media test feature in anaconda installer is used to verify the integrity of data on the DVD .This waygenerates an SHA-1 hash from the DVD itself for comparison to the original ISO files hash. It involvesusing a simple script to recreate an ISO file from the DVD while at the same time removing the paddingadded by the burning software. The result is an ISO file that is identical to the original ISO file. You canalso pipe that result directly to sha1sum to get the hash to compare to the original ISO files hash.
  • 3. If you need to skip this media test , you can press the skip button. It will take to fedora installer“anaconda 11.4.0.82”.
  • 4. 3.Click next .choose your language ,and keyboad layout and configure if you use any network devicesand type your hostname.Choose your languageduring installation as English for normal user.
  • 5. Choose keyboard layout as U.S.English for a normal user .
  • 6. The system will prompt you to allow formatting on the drive after clicking next button .
  • 7. Choose your hostname , Network devices , gateway and DNS address .(recommended for advancedusers)
  • 8. 4. Choose your time zone and set a password to your root account and choose the partition for youroperating system.And give write changes to disk.Normally people use to give root as password and admin as username
  • 9. Generally speaking in linux you can choose guided partition to keep fedora as your lone operatingsystem.The system will prompt you before writing partition layout to the disk .If you have left any changes thenclick “go back” otherwise opt for “write changes to disk”.
  • 10. 5.customize the softwares you need to install in your system and click next, fedora installer will checkfor dependencies and then fedora will start to install and after installation the system will be asked toreboot.The office productivity tools consist of productivity suite required for planning , management , graphicaltools and multimedia applications.The software development tools consist of tools to compile softwares in fedora.And the web server consists of apache server .Additional software repositary can be downloaded from the fedora server.
  • 11. Before installing the softwares , the system will check for dependencies and then resolves anydependencies or conflicts between components in your configuration.
  • 12. The selected packages are installed now ,
  • 13. After the installation of the selected softwares , the system will prompt you for a reboot.
  • 14. 6.After rebooting the system ,
  • 15. you will go through the process of license information , user creation ,date and time settings , hardwareprofile review.
  • 16. Sending your hardware profile will enable you to get updates for your hardware from the fedoracommunity easily.Click forward after accepting the license agreement .
  • 17. In user creation process , you will create a non-administrative account following the root account(administrative account).
  • 18. The date and time consists of tabs like date and time , Network time protocol , Time zone :Date and time :In this tab , you will specify the day ,month,time in hours ,mins and seconds.Network Time protocol :Using this , you can synchronize your system time with a remote time server.Time zone:Time zone can be chose with your specific location
  • 19. And here is your fedora :
  • 20. Some Tidbits about the stuffs mentioned above :Anaconda is the installation program used by Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and some otherdistributions.During installation, a target computers hardware is identified and configured and the appropriatefile systems for the systems architecture are created. Finally, anaconda allows the user to installthe operating system software on the target computer. anaconda can also upgrade existinginstallations of earlier versions of the same distribution. After the installation is complete, you canreboot into your installed system and continue doing customization using firstboot .Office productivity tools of openoffice.org in fedora Calendar, a component of the Evolution application suite. Presentation is the OpenOffice.org Impress application, for creating and performing presentations.
  • 21. Project Management is the Planner application, a project planning tool. Spreadsheet is the OpenOffice.org Calc application, a spreadsheet program. Tasks, a component of the Evolution application suite. Word Processor is the OpenOffice.org Writer application, a word processing program.Office productivity tools of koffice in fedora KPresenter is the KOffice application for creating and performing presentations. Kivio is the KOffice application for creating flowcharts and diagrams. KPlato is the Planner application, a project planning tool. KSpread is the KOffice spreadsheet program. KWord is the KOffice word processing program. KChart is the KOffice application for creating charts. Karbon is the KOffice application for creating scalable vector drawings. Krita is the KOffice painting and image editing application. Kexi is the KOffice integrated data management application. KFormula is the KOffice application managing formulas. Kugar is the KOffice application for generating business quality reports.