Chapter 4. Beginning the Installation
||Aborting the Installation
To abort the installation process at any time before the
screen, either press
or power off the computer with the power switch. Fedora makes no
changes to your computer until package installation begins.
The boot media displays a graphical boot menu with several
options. If no key is hit within 60 seconds, the default boot
option runs. To choose the default, either wait for the timer to
run out or hit
on the keyboard. To select
a different option than the default, use the arrow keys on your
keyboard, and hit
when the correct option
is highlighted. If you want to customize the boot options for a
particular option, hit the
If you boot the Live CD, the options include:
Run from image. This option is the default. If you select this option,
only the kernel and startup programs load into memory. This
option takes less time to load. As you use programs, they
are loaded from the disc, which takes more time. This mode
can be used on machines with less total memory.
Run from RAM. If you select this option, the Live CD environment loads
entirely into memory. This option takes longer to load,
since the entire CD is loaded at one time. As you use
programs later, they are loaded directly from memory, which
results in a more responsive environment. This mode can
only be used on machines with at least 1 GB of RAM.
Verify and run from image. This option lets you verify the disc before you run the
Live CD environment. Refer to Section 4.3, “Verifying Media” for more information on the
If you boot the DVD, rescue CD, or minimal boot media, the
boot menu options include:
Install or upgrade an existing system. This option is the default. Choose this option to
install Fedora onto your computer system using the
graphical installation program.
Install or upgrade an existing system (text mode). Choose this option to install Fedora onto your
computer system using the text-based installation program.
If your computer system has problems using the graphical
installation program, you can install the system with this
option. Installing with this option does
prevent you from using a graphical
interface on the system once it is installed.
Rescue installed system. Choose this option to repair a problem with your
installed Fedora system that prevents you from booting
normally. Although Fedora is an exceptionally stable
computing platform, it is still possible for occasional
problems to occur that prevent booting. The rescue
environment contains utility programs that allow you fix a
wide variety of these problems.
Boot from local drive. After you boot from the Fedora media, if you decide
you need to boot your system from its existing hard disk,
choose this option.