To begin installation of Fedora Core, boot the computer from the boot
media. You may install from CD or DVD discs, USB pen drives, hard
drives, or network servers.
If you are not sure what capabilities your computer has, or how to
configure the BIOS, consult the documentation provided by the
manufacturer. Detailed information on hardware specifications and
configuration is beyond the scope of this document.
To boot your computer from disc:
Switch on the computer.
Insert the first disc into the CD or DVD drive.
A boot screen appears, with a
prompt at the bottom.
If you hit Enter, the installation runs in
default mode. In the default mode, the installation runs from CD
or DVD discs, and uses a graphical interface if possible. To
change the installation mode, at the
linux followed by one or more
of the following options:
To install from a hard drive or network server, add the
To use a text interface, add the directive
To retry installation because the installation aborted at an
early stage, add the directive
Refer to the Release Notes for additional options that may help if
you encounter problems with the installation program. A current
copy of the Release Notes is always available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/.
When you issue a command at the
boot: prompt, the
first stage of the installation program starts. After it loads,
the following screen appears:
Figure 1.2. Media Test Screen
Select OK to test the disc, or select
Skip to proceed with the installation
without testing the disc.
Test any discs which you have not previously tested. A disc
error during the installation process may force you to restart
the entire procedure.
After you test the first disc, another screen appears and shows
Figure 1.3. Media Check Result
Select OK. The following screen appears:
Figure 1.4. Next Disc Screen
Select Test to test the next disc in the
set, or Continue to proceed with the
After you test your discs and select
Continue, or if you choose to skip testing,
the main graphical installation program loads.
To boot from the disc, but install from another device or a
network server, use the
command at the
boot: prompt. Fedora Core also includes
a boot-only CD for this purpose, which is stored on the first Fedora Core
installation disc as an ISO file,
To convert the ISO file into a physical CD, use the option in your
CD-writing program that burns a CD image file to a CD. If you
copy the file itself to a CD instead, the disc will not boot or
work correctly. Refer to your CD writing program documentation
for instructions. If you are using Linux, use the following
command to burn a CD image file to a blank recordable CD:
cdwriter-device -tao -eject
|BIOS Boot Order|
The BIOS contains settings that control the order of boot
devices. If your PC boots from a device other than the Fedora Core
boot media, check the BIOS boot configuration.