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informIT: Installing Fedora

Jan 20, 2004, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Ball, Hoyt Duff)

"In this chapter, you learn how to do a basic installation of Fedora Core. You'll see how to boot and then install Fedora using the CD-ROMs included with this book. The chapter first shows how to prepare and research your install, choose a strategy on how Fedora will use your computer's hard drive, decide how to boot Fedora, and then how to complete the Fedora Core installation. You'll get a step-by-step walk through of a sample installation, and then you learn how to log in to Fedora and shut down or reboot the system.

"Part of the process of installing Fedora Core (or any operating system for that matter) is to first research how well the new operating system will fit into an existing hardware environment, or if new hardware will be required to host the operating system. The following sections provide some basic points to consider when installing Fedora and augment the checklists and ideas presented in Chapter 2, 'Preparing to Install Fedora.'

"You start by researching and documenting your hardware. This information can prove helpful later on during the installation..."

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