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Index

Symbols

/boot/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
/root/install.log
install log file location, Prepare to Install
/var/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme

A

adding partitions, Adding Partitions
file system type, File System Types
Anaconda, Other Technical Documentation
architecture, Which Architecture Is My Computer?
determining, Which Architecture Is My Computer?
array (see RAID)
ATAPI CD-ROM
unrecognized, problems with, What If the IDE CD-ROM Was Not Found?
automatic partitioning, Disk Partitioning Setup, Create Default Layout

B

Basic Input/Output System (see BIOS)
BIOS
definition of, The BIOS
(see also boot process)
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), How Do I Start the Installation Program?
BitTorrent, From BitTorrent
seeding, From BitTorrent
boot CD-ROM, Alternative Boot Methods
creating, Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM
boot loader, Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
(see also GRUB)
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
installing on boot partition, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
MBR, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
password, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
upgrading, Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
boot loader password, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
boot loaders, GRUB
(see also GRUB)
definition of, The GRUB Boot Loader
boot methods
boot CD-ROM, Alternative Boot Methods
USB pen drive, Alternative Boot Methods
boot options, Additional Boot Options
boot.iso, Additional Boot Options
linux mediacheck, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
text mode, Additional Boot Options
boot process, Boot Process, Init, and Shutdown, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
(see also boot loaders)
chain loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
direct loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
for x86, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
stages of, The Boot Process, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
/sbin/init command, The /sbin/init Program
BIOS, The BIOS
boot loader, The Boot Loader
EFI shell, The BIOS
kernel, The Kernel
boot.iso, Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM, Additional Boot Options
booting
emergency mode, Booting into Emergency Mode
installation program
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
rescue mode, Booting into Rescue Mode
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode

D

DHCP
diskless environment, Configuring the DHCP Server
PXE installations, Configuring the DHCP Server
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), Network Configuration
Disk Partitioner
adding partitions, Adding Partitions
disk partitioning, Disk Partitioning Setup
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
diskette
media, Driver Media for Intel and AMD Systems
diskless environment
DHCP configuration, Configuring the DHCP Server
dmraid
installation, Advanced Storage Options
domain name, Network Configuration
driver diskette, Starting the Installation Program
driver disks, Adding Hardware Support with Driver Disks
driver media, Driver Media for Intel and AMD Systems
creating diskette from image, Creating a Driver Diskette from an Image File
produced by others, How Do I Obtain Driver Media?
produced by Red Hat, How Do I Obtain Driver Media?
using a driver image, Using a Driver Image During Installation

E

EFI shell
definition of, The BIOS
(see also boot process)
emergency mode, Booting into Emergency Mode
ext2 (see file systems)
ext3 (see file systems)
ext4 (see file systems)
extended partitions, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
Extensible Firmware Interface shell (see EFI shell)

F

feedback
contact information for this manual, We Need Feedback!
file system
formats, overview of, It is Not What You Write, it is How You Write It
file system types, File System Types
file systems
ext2, Installing from a Hard Drive
ext3, Installing from a Hard Drive
ext4, Installing from a Hard Drive
vfat, Installing from a Hard Drive
firewall
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
Firstboot, Firstboot
FTP
installation, Preparing for a Network Installation

G

GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration, The Boot Loader
(see also boot loaders)
additional resources, Additional Resources
installed documentation, Installed Documentation
related books, Related Books
useful websites, Useful Websites
alternatives to, Alternative Boot Loaders
boot process, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
Changing Runlevels at Boot Time, Changing Runlevels at Boot Time
changing runlevels with, GRUB Interfaces
commands, GRUB Commands
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
configuration file
/boot/grub/grub.conf, Configuration File Structure
structure, Configuration File Structure
definition of, GRUB
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
features, Features of GRUB
installing, Installing GRUB
interfaces, GRUB Interfaces
command line, GRUB Interfaces
menu, GRUB Interfaces
menu entry editor, GRUB Interfaces
order of, Interfaces Load Order
menu configuration file, GRUB Menu Configuration File
directives, Configuration File Directives
role in boot process, The Boot Loader
terminology, GRUB Terminology
devices, Device Names
files, File Names and Blocklists
root file system, The Root File System and GRUB
grub.conf, Configuration File Structure
(see also GRUB)

I

IDE CD-ROM
unrecognized, problems with, What If the IDE CD-ROM Was Not Found?
init command, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
configuration files
/etc/inittab, SysV Init Runlevels
role in boot process, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
runlevels
directories for, SysV Init Runlevels
runlevels accessed by, Runlevels
SysV init
definition of, SysV Init Runlevels
install log file
/root/install.log, Prepare to Install
installation
aborting, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
can you install with a CD-ROM or DVD, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?
CD-ROM, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
FTP, Preparing for a Network Installation
GUI
CD-ROM, Installing on Intel and AMD Systems
hard drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive
HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP
keyboard navigation, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
kickstart (see kickstart installations)
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
method
CD-ROM, Selecting an Installation Method
hard drive, Selecting an Installation Method
NFS image, Selecting an Installation Method
selecting, Selecting an Installation Method
URL, Selecting an Installation Method
network, Preparing for a Network Installation
NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS
server information, Installing via NFS
partitioning, Partitioning Your System
problems
IDE CD-ROM related, What If the IDE CD-ROM Was Not Found?
program
graphical user interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
starting, Starting the Installation Program
text mode user interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
virtual consoles, A Note about Virtual Consoles
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
starting, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
text mode, Additional Boot Options
installation media
testing, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
installation program
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64
booting, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
installing packages, Package Group Selection
IPv4, Network Configuration
iscsi
installation, Advanced Storage Options
ISO images
downloading, Download Files, How Do I Download Installation Files?

K

kernel
role in boot process, The Kernel
kernel options, Kernel Options
keyboard
configuration, Keyboard Configuration
navigating the installation program using, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
keymap
selecting type of keyboard, Keyboard Configuration
Kickstart, Automating the Installation with Kickstart
kickstart
how the file is found, Starting a Kickstart Installation
Kickstart Configurator, Kickstart Configurator
%post script, Post-Installation Script
%pre script, Pre-Installation Script
authentication options, Authentication
basic options, Basic Configuration
boot loader, Boot Loader Options
boot loader options, Boot Loader Options
Display configuration, Display Configuration
firewall configuration, Firewall Configuration
installation method selection, Installation Method
interactive, Basic Configuration
keyboard, Basic Configuration
language, Basic Configuration
network configuration, Network Configuration
package selection, Package Selection
partitioning, Partition Information
software RAID, Creating Software RAID Partitions
preview, Kickstart Configurator
reboot, Basic Configuration
root password, Basic Configuration
encrypt, Basic Configuration
saving, Saving the File
SELinux configuration, SELinux Configuration
text mode installation, Basic Configuration
time zone, Basic Configuration
kickstart file
%include, Kickstart Options
%post, Post-installation Script
%pre, Pre-installation Script
auth, Kickstart Options
authconfig, Kickstart Options
autopart, Kickstart Options
autostep, Kickstart Options
bootloader, Kickstart Options
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
clearpart, Kickstart Options
cmdline, Kickstart Options
creating, Kickstart Options
device, Kickstart Options
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
driverdisk, Kickstart Options
firewall, Kickstart Options
firstboot, Kickstart Options
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
format of, Creating the Kickstart File
graphical, Kickstart Options
halt, Kickstart Options
ignoredisk, Kickstart Options
include contents of another file, Kickstart Options
install, Kickstart Options
installation methods, Kickstart Options
interactive, Kickstart Options
iscsi, Kickstart Options
key, Kickstart Options
keyboard, Kickstart Options
lang, Kickstart Options
langsupport, Kickstart Options
logging, Kickstart Options
logvol, Kickstart Options
mediacheck, Kickstart Options
mouse, Kickstart Options
multipath, Kickstart Options
network, Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
options, Kickstart Options
partitioning examples, Advanced Partitioning Example
package selection specification, Package Selection
part, Kickstart Options
partition, Kickstart Options
post-installation configuration, Post-installation Script
poweroff, Kickstart Options
pre-installation configuration, Pre-installation Script
raid, Kickstart Options
reboot, Kickstart Options
rootpw, Kickstart Options
selinux, Kickstart Options
services, Kickstart Options
shutdown, Kickstart Options
skipx, Kickstart Options
text, Kickstart Options
timezone, Kickstart Options
upgrade, Kickstart Options
user, Kickstart Options
vnc, Kickstart Options
volgroup, Kickstart Options
what it looks like, Creating the Kickstart File
xconfig, Kickstart Options
zerombr, Kickstart Options
zfcp, Kickstart Options
kickstart installations, Kickstart Installations
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
file format, Creating the Kickstart File
file locations, Making the Kickstart File Available
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
installation tree, Making the Installation Tree Available
LVM, Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
starting, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from a boot CD-ROM, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from CD-ROM #1 with a diskette, Starting a Kickstart Installation

L

language
selecting, Language Selection
LILO, The Boot Loader
(see also boot loaders)
role in boot process, The Boot Loader
LVM
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
logical volume, Understanding LVM
physical volume, Understanding LVM
understanding, Understanding LVM
volume group, Understanding LVM
with kickstart, Kickstart Options

M

master boot record, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
Master Boot Record, Unable to Boot into Fedora (see MBR)
reinstalling, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
MBR
definition of, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process, The BIOS
(see also boot loaders)
(see also boot process)
installing boot loader on, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
memory testing mode, Loading the Memory (RAM) Testing Mode
mirror, From a Mirror
modem, Network Configuration
mount points
partitions and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points

N

network
installations
HTTP, Installing via FTP or HTTP
NFS, Installing via NFS
network installation
performing, Performing a Network Installation
preparing for, Preparing for a Network Installation
NFS
installation, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS
NFS (Network File System)
install from, Performing a Network Installation
NTFS partitions
resizing, Prepare for Installation
NTP (Network Time Protocol), Time Zone Configuration, Date and Time
ntsysv, Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)

O

OpenSSH, Other Technical Documentation
(see also SSH)
OS/2 boot manager, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration

P

package groups, Customizing the Software Selection
packages
groups, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection
installing, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection
parted partitioning utility, Create new partition(s)
partition
extended, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
illegal, The partitioning screen
root, The partitioning screen
partitioning, Partitioning Your System
automatic, Create Default Layout
basic concepts, An Introduction to Disk Partitions
creating new, Adding Partitions
file system type, File System Types
deleting, Deleting a Partition
destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
editing, Editing Partitions
extended partitions, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
how many partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, How Many Partitions?
introduction to, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
making room for partitions, Making Room For Fedora
mount points and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points
naming partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
non-destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
numbering partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
other operating systems, Disk Partitions and Other Operating Systems
primary partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
recommended, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
types of partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
using free space, Using Unpartitioned Free Space
using in-use partition, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
using unused partition, Using Space from an Unused Partition
Partitioning, Partitioning Your System
adding partitions
file system type, File System Types
buttons, The partitioning screen
deleting partitions, Deleting a Partition
editing partitions, Editing Partitions
password
boot loader, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
setting root, Set the Root Password
programs
running at boot time, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
PulseAudio, Other Technical Documentation
PXE (Pre-boot eXecution Environment), Booting from the Network using PXE
PXE installations
adding hosts, Adding PXE Hosts
boot message, custom, Adding a Custom Boot Message
configuration, PXE Boot Configuration
DHCP configuration, Configuring the DHCP Server
overview, Manually configure a PXE server
performing, Performing the PXE Installation
setting up the network server, Setting up the Network Server

R

RAID
creating a software RAID, The partitioning screen
hardware, RAID and Other Disk Devices
kickstart installations, Kickstart Options
Kickstart Configurator, Creating Software RAID Partitions
partitioning a RAID, The partitioning screen
software, RAID and Other Disk Devices
system unbootable after disk failure, Installing GRUB
trouble booting from drive attached to RAID card, Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
rc.local
modifying, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
rc.serial, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
(see also setserial command)
re-installation, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
removing
Fedora, Removing Fedora
rescue discs, Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
rescue mode, Rescue Mode, Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
definition of, Booting into Rescue Mode
utilities available, Booting into Rescue Mode
root / partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
root password, Set the Root Password
runlevel 1, Booting into Single-User Mode
runlevels (see init command)
changing with GRUB, GRUB Interfaces
configuration of, Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)

S

scp, Other Technical Documentation
(see also SSH)
selecting
packages, Package Group Selection
SELinux
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
serial console, Configuring the Interface
serial ports (see setserial command)
services
configuring with chkconfig, Runlevel Utilities
configuring with ntsysv, Runlevel Utilities
configuring with Services Configuration Tool, Runlevel Utilities
Services Configuration Tool, Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)
setserial command
configuring, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
Setup Agent
via Kickstart, Kickstart Options
shutdown, Shutting Down
(see also halt)
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode
SSH (Secure SHell)
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
starting
installation, Starting the Installation Program, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
steps
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
hardware compatibility, Is Your Hardware Compatible?
installing with CD-ROM or DVD, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?
swap file
upgrade, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
swap partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
syslog, Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
system recovery, Basic System Recovery
common problems, Common Problems
forgetting the root password, Root Password
hardware/software problems, Hardware/Software Problems
reinstalling the boot loader, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
unable to boot into Fedora, Unable to Boot into Fedora
system-config-kickstart (see Kickstart Configurator)
SysV init (see init command)

T

TCP/IP configuration, Performing a Network Installation
Telnet, Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
text interface, Configuring the Interface
tftp, Starting the tftp Server
time zone
configuration, Time Zone Configuration
traceback messages
saving traceback messages without removeable media, Saving traceback messages without removeable media
troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System
after the installation, Problems After Installation
Apache-based httpd service hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
booting into a graphical environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into GNOME or KDE, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into the X Window System, Booting into a Graphical Environment
graphical GRUB screen, Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
logging in, Problems When You Try to Log In
printers, Your Printer Does Not Work
RAM not recognized, Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
Sendmail hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
sound configuration, Problems with Sound Configuration
X (X Window System), Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
X server crashes, Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
beginning the installation, Trouble Beginning the Installation
frame buffer, disabling, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
GUI installation method unavailable, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
booting, You are unable to boot Fedora
RAID cards, Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
signal 11 error, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
CD-ROM failure
CD-ROM verification, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Additional Boot Options
during the installation, Trouble During the Installation
completing partitions, Other Partitioning Problems
No devices found to install Fedora error message, No devices found to install Fedora Error Message
partition tables, Trouble with Partition Tables
Python errors, Are You Seeing Python Errors?
saving traceback messages without removeable media, Saving traceback messages without removeable media
using remaining hard drive space, Using Remaining Space

U

uninstalling, Removing Fedora
Update System, Updating Your System
upgrade, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
adding a swap file, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
USB flash media
booting, How Do I Start the Installation Program?
downloading, How Do I Download Installation Files?
USB pen card
driver image, Creating a Driver Diskette from an Image File
USB pen drive
boot methods, Alternative Boot Methods
user interface, graphical
installation program, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
user interface, text mode
installation program, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface

 
 
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