Installing Fedora in your windows machine

Insert the Fedora core CD in your CD drive.

Enter BIOS and change the “Booting Sequence” to use CD drive as your first boot device.

Then it will prompt to check for the validity of the fedora CD.  Click “Skip”.

After this, you will get “Anaconda Linux Loading” message and soon after that you will see graphical screen with “fedora” icon. Press Next

Select the language, “English” and press Next

Select the keyboard layout, “U.S.English” and press Next

Then you will get two options,

a)Install fedora

b)Upgrade exisiting installation

Select Install fedora combo box and press Next

After this you need to create partitions in your hard disk to install Linux. Select “create custom layout” option and click next.

On top you will see the summary of the existing partitions in the disk. The space which is already reserved for windows will be shown as ‘sda1’ and remaining will be seen as “Free”. If you do not have any free space, then you cannot proceed installation. You need to reboot in windows and right click “My computer” and select “Manage” menu. You will get “Computer management” window. Select “disk management”, pick the unused windows partition and right click on that and then click “delete partition” from the menu. After partition is deleted, reboot the computer with Linux CD again and proceed.

Every partition in Linux is identified by device number like sda2, sda3 and so on. Partition has mount point which will be used by the user to navigate to that directory.

Click “New” to create a new partition to install Linux operating system.

Enter “/” in the mount point text field.

Select file system type as ‘ext3’

Specify the size as 10000 (10GB)

Press next

For this partition minimum, you should reserve 5 GB for full installation of linux.

It will take you back to the partition window.

Click “New” to create another partition

Select File system type as “swap”

Specify the size as 2000 (2 GB)

It will take you back to the partition window

Click “New” to create another partition

Enter “/home” in the mount point text field

Select File system type as “ext3”

Select the “Fill to maximum allowable size” radio button and press “ok”

Click “Next” from the partition window

This will take you to the GRUB boot loader settings.

Do not change anything and click “Next”

This will take you to network settings.

It you are in network, select “manually” radio button or else select “Next”

Select “Asia/Calcutta” as your timezone.

Then enter the root password and press Next

It will take you to the package selection window.

Make sure that you select “software development” check box and select “customize now” radio button and press next

Click “Desktop Environment” and make sure that both GNOME and KDE check boxes are enabled.

Click “Development” and make sure that “Development libraries”, “Development tools”, “KDE software development” , “Fedora Eclipse”

Click “Base system” and select “System tools”, leave the other options to default.

Click Next from the packing selection window.

You will get the package installation window and click “next”

It will take 40 minutes for the installation to complete.

Once the installation completes, press “Reboot” button.

You will get the Welcome screen. Press “Forward” button.

You will get the License information screen . Press forward button.

You will get the Firewall setting with checkboxes. Check ftp, ssh, telnet and then press forward

You will ge the SELinux setting combo box. select “disabled” and press “Forward”

Select the data and time if it is not correct.

Select “do not send profile” and press “Next”

Enter the username, fullname, password and confirm password and click finish.

System will ask for a reboot, press “yes”.

You system is ready to boot with linux or windows. You will get a menu to select either ‘linux’ or ‘windows’.

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