To install Fedora Core from discs, you need four installation CDs, or the
installation DVD. There are separate disc sets for each supported
. Currently, Fedora Core supports the
architectures. These architectures
are described below:
Intel x86-compatible processors, including Intel Pentium and
Pentium-MMX, Pentium Pro, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron,
Pentium 4, and Xeon; VIA C3/C3-m and Eden/Eden-N; and AMD
Athlon, AthlonXP, Duron, AthlonMP, and Sempron
PowerPC processors, such as those found in Apple Power
Macintosh, G3, G4, and G5, and IBM pSeries systems
64-bit AMD processors such as Athlon64, Turion64, Opteron;
and Intel 64-bit processors such as EM64T
You should also have the following documents:
The Release Notes specify the hardware requirements for the
version of Fedora Core which you are about to install. They also provide
advice on any known problems with particular hardware and software
The Release Notes are available on the first disc in HTML and
plain text format. The latest versions of this Installation Guide and the
Release Notes can always be found at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/.
By default, Fedora Core systems attempt to discover correct connection
settings for the attached network using DHCP (Dynamic Host Control
Protocol). Your network may include a DHCP provider which
delivers settings to other systems on demand. The DHCP provider
may be a router or wireless access point for the network, or a
In some circumstances you may need to provide information about
your network during the installation process. Refer to Section 2.3, “Installing from a Network Server” and Section 2.4, “Installing Fedora Core on a Managed Network” for more information.
The installation system for Fedora Core does not configure modems. If
your computer has a modem, configure the dialing settings
after you complete the installation and reboot.
2.2. Installing Fedora Core as a Server
Fedora Core includes software for a complete range of network services.
To install a system with the most common network services,
select the Server installation type during
the installation. Refer to Chapter 5, Installation Types for more information. You may
also select individual software packages during installation, or
install them later.
2.3. Installing from a Network Server
To install Fedora Core using a network installation server you will
need to know the following:
the name of the server
the network protocol used for installation (FTP, HTTP, or
the path to the installation files
A network installation requires boot media, unless you are using
PXE (Pre-boot eXecution Environment) to
boot your computer. Boot your computer using either an
installation DVD, the first installation CD, a boot CD, or a
prepared USB storage device.
PXE (also referred to as netboot) is a
standard that enables PCs to use files on a server as a boot
device. Fedora Core includes utilities that allow it to function as a
PXE server for other computers.
Booting your computer is explained in the next section, Chapter 1, Beginning the Installation.
2.4. Installing Fedora Core on a Managed Network
Some corporate networks include a directory
service that manages user accounts for the
organization. Fedora Core systems can join a Kerberos, NIS, Hesiod, or
Microsoft® Windows® domain as part of the
installation process. Fedora Core can also use LDAP directories.
|Consult Network Administrators|
If you are installing outside of your home, always consult the
administrators before installing a Fedora Core system on an existing
network. They can provide correct network and authentication
settings, and guidance on specific organizational policies and