informIT: Installing Fedora

“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

“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

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