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Fedora 16

Installation Quick Start Guide

Downloading and installing Fedora 16 on most desktop and laptop computers

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Fedora Documentation Project

Edited by

Rüdiger Landmann

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

Edited by

Jack Reed

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

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Abstract
This document shows you how to download and install Fedora. It does not cover every possible scenario, but describes steps that will work in most situations on most common hardware.

1. Introduction
2. Requirements
3. Download the Fedora live CD image file
4. Burn the image file to CD
5. Boot your computer from the CD
6. Language Selection
7. Fedora Live Desktop
8. Keyboard Configuration
9. Storage Devices
9.1. The Storage Devices Selection Screen
10. Assign Storage Devices
11. Initializing the Hard Disk
12. Upgrading an Existing System
13. Setting the Hostname
14. Time Zone Configuration
15. Set the Root Password
16. Disk Partitioning Setup
17. Write changes to disk
18. Boot Loader Configuration
19. Package Group Selection
20. Installing Packages
21. Firstboot
22. License Agreement
23. Create User
24. Date and Time
25. Hardware Profile
26. Your installation is complete
27. We Need Feedback!
A. Package Group Selection
A.1. Customizing the Software Selection
B. Revision History

1. Introduction

This guide shows you how to download a Fedora 16 live CD image, burn this image to a disc, and use this disc to install Fedora 16 on a typical desktop or notebook computer. This guide is not a complete description of the installation process and all its options — for greater detail, refer to the Fedora 16 Installation Guide, available from http://docs.fedoraproject.org/.