Install Linux Fedora Core 6

Physical Installation

It is highly recommended you read the Fedora Core 6 Release Notes and official Installation Guide before installing Fedora.
Obtain the Fedora Core 6 cd images or DVD image from a Fedora mirror (or use the torrent) and burn to CD’s or DVD. (For more information on how to download Fedora Core CD’s or DVD).
Boot from the first disc.
Warning: Installer problem. Please read Common Problems before installing. If you have an i686 system (most new computers), then enter:
linux i686
when booting the first disc. This is required if upgrading an existing Fedora installation.
I did a Custom Install of Fedora Core 6.
  • Partitioning
    • If you have an empty harddrive or wish to delete the entire contents of your drive, then let the installer automatically partition or remove everything and partition.
    • If you wish to dual-boot or save some contents on your drive, then select custom partitioning. I recommend at least 3 partitions: a 10GB / main partition, a 10GB /home partition and a 1GB partition. The main partition is where your applications will be installed. The /home partition will hold all your personal data (larger is better). The should be at least as large as your physical memory (if you wish to support things like ACPI hibernate).
  • Boot Loader
    • If you have a blank harddrive or wish Fedora to be your Primary Operating System, then leave the default options here. This also works for dual booting with other systems (ex: Windows).
    • If wish to preserve Windows as your primary operating system, then install Grub on the / partition, NOT the MBR. To do this, select Configure Advanced Boot Loader Options and install to First sector of boot partition. I use Bootpart from Windows 2000 to load Linux. An alternative to Bootpart is the NT OS Loader + Linux mini-HOWTO (also Grub Win2K Howto). I recommend this so you do not corrupt your Windows installation in a Dual-Boot environment. [NOTE] There is an example configuration available. This takes more work, the default option on the MBR will also work.
  • Network Setup
    Linux is designed as a networking operating. If you have any high speed connection…
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  • General Package Selection
    The primary options for installation are the following. You can select these and skip individual package selection (next step) if you plan to install most of your software. It is recommended you at least pick certain applications.
    • Office and Productivity – [Highly Recommended]
    • Software Development – [Highly Recommended / Required]
    • Web Server – [Optional (useful for web developers)]
    Fedora Extras – [NOT Recommended at Install time]. If you select Fedora Extras, this will give access to MANY more applications than included on the CD’s or DVD. However this requires a high-speed internet access that is detected by the Fedora Installer. This will also significantly increase the installation time.
    If you select Customize now you will be taken to the Individual Package Selection.
  • Individual Package Selection – apx 3.7-4.1GB. – This step should NOT be skipped to make sure you grab a some specific important packages. You are free to select whatever you want. The following in my experience are common useful suggestions:
    Warning: When using the Fedora Core Add/Remove Software application you will require a valid internet connection – preferrably high speed. It is recommended that you carefully select everything that you need during this installation step. Note: There is a hidden option to select multiple packages. You can Right-Click over a major section (ex: KDE) and Select or Deselect all optional components.
    • Desktop Environments
      • [Highly Recommended] – Select both GNOME Desktop Environment and KDE (K Desktop Environment)
    • Applications
      • Graphical Internet – [Optional] – Add gftp, kdewebdev, thunderbird.
      • Sound and Video
        [Highly Recommended] – Add k3b (for CD/DVD creation), mikmod (needed for xmms).
        [Optional] – Remove totem-mozplugin (causes problems later).
    • Development
      • [Required] – Development Libraries and Development Tools.
      • [Recommended] – Select both GNOME Software Development and KDE Software Development.
      • [Highly Recommended] – Add Legacy Software Development.
      • [Optional] – Java and Eclipse are not necessary unless you are a (java) developer. This is NOT the same as Sun’s Java software.
    • Servers
      • [Highly Recommended] – Add Server Configuration Tools.
      • [Required] – Add Windows File Server (required to share files with Windows computers).
    • Base System
      • [Optional] – Remove Java if you wish, you will still have to install Sun Java software later.
      • [Required] – Add Legacy Software Support.
      • [Recommended] – Add System Tools.
      • [NOT Recommended] – Do NOT select Virtualization. If you do require Xen virtualization. Install it after FC6 is complete.
      • X Windows System – [Recommended] – Add switchdesk.
Install the selected packages and reboot.
For users who opted to install grub on the first sector of the / partition instead of the MBR, you will be required to setup NTLDR to boot Linux.
For the first boot:
Display Settings — Display settings are automatically detected and set. The resolution and scan rate may be significantly different than your typical settings. Just follow through the first boot process and set the proper resolution once you login.
  • Firewall – It is recommended you learn to use your firewall regardless of your internet connection or if you have a hardware router/firewall (D-Link, Netgear, etc.).
  • Security Enhanced Linux SettingSELinux is significantly improved since FC5 and interferes less with plugins and application, even so SELinux will require extra settings and configuration to get certain applications to work properly. SELinux will always provide greater security but will also add nuisances. (It is easier to disable SELinux now and enable it later, than the opposite.) However, I recommend people try SELinux first. I have SELinux = Enforcing without many problems.
  • Date and TimeNetwork Time Protocol – Enable this ONLY if you have an active working internet connection that is on (ex: broadband, T1, DSL). Do not enable NTP Broadcast unless you have other linux machines on your network.
  • System User – Create 1 user account for yourself. Always use that account DO NOT use root as your personal account. This is a cause of many mistakes, and root was never intended for personal use.
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