7.4. Installation TCP/IP Configuration
The installation program is network-aware and can use network
settings for a number of functions. For instance, you can install
Fedora Core from a network server using FTP, HTTP, or
NFS protocols. You can also instruct the
installation program to consult additional software repositories
later in the process.
By default, the installation program uses DHCP to automatically
provide network settings. If you use a cable or DSL modem,
router, firewall, or other network hardware to communicate with
the Internet, DHCP is a suitable option. In a business
environment, consult with your network administrators for
appropriate settings. If your network has no DHCP server, clear
the check box labeled
Use dynamic IP configuration
The installation program supports both IPv4 and IPv6. If you are
not sure which addressing scheme your network uses, it is safe to
leave both options selected.
||DHCP Responses Take Time
If you select both IPv4 and IPv6 options, it may take additional
time to receive network settings from the DHCP server.
If you choose a network-based installation, the following screen
Figure 7.3. Configure TCP/IP Dialog
These settings apply only during the installation process. The
installation program allows you to configure the final network
You can install from a Web, FTP, or NFS server either on your
local network or, if you are connected, on the Internet. To use a
public server, or mirror website, refer to Section 3.3, “Installing from a Server or Web Site” for information on
valid server names and directory paths.
If you are not booting from a Fedora Core DVD or installation CD, a
network installation downloads the main installation program
from the network. The graphical installation program is over 75
MB in size.