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INSTALLING FEDORA CORE 6
( Short instructions )



Please first read the releasenotes: RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html




Here are a few instructions for people wanting to install Fedora 6 and have trouble with choosing an existing partition . . . and installing the bootloader in the / partition instead of the MBR.



- Install

1st screen: The welcome screen

Press Enter



2nd screen: Install or Upgrade

My choice was "Install Fedora Core", Press Next



3rd screen: Partitions

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If you are using existing partitions, do as in the screenshot and change the box to "Create custom layout" and Press Next



4th screen: The partition tool

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Highlight the partition you want to use and click the Edit button and you will see:

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In the pop-up select the mount point ( / ) and check the box to format the partition, then Press OK



5th screen: Bootloader

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ATTENTION: If you want to add fedora to the bootloader of another distro, please install the fedora grub in the / partition: check the box "Configure advanced bootloader options" and Press Next

If you want to use the Fedora bootloader the default settings are fine.



6th screen: Install the bootloader record on

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Here you can check the box that will install the grub bootloader of Fedora in the / partition ( in the example above it is /dev/hda11 ) . . this way you can easily add it to the to the bootloader of the distro you are currently using. Press Next



7th screen: Network Devices

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If you use DHCP . . . accept the default and Press Next



8th screen: Location

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This is where I live . . . . Change yours to suit your location and Press Next



9th screen: The Root Password

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Type in the root password twice and Press Next



10th screen: Packages

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Do like in the screen shot, "Office and Productivity" is checked by default, choose "Software development" as well and Press Next
NOTE: If you want KDE, check the box "Customize now" and in the next screen you can check the box for KDE
NOTE 2: When choosing "Fedora Extras" you need a fast broadband connection because it will download a lot of files from the FTP server and this might be a major increase of the time your install will take.



11th screen: Now the install really starts.

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. . . . when finished you have to reboot and after rebooting you will get stage 2 of the install where it will let you set up the firewall, time and date and create a user with user password.




Have FUN !



Bruno


-- Oct 29 2006 --


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