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4.5. Graphical and Text Interfaces

Fedora 10 supports graphical and text-based installations. However, the installer image must either fit in RAM or appear on local storage, such as the installation DVD or Live Media. Therefore, only systems with more than 192MB of RAM or that boot from the installation DVD or Live Media can use the graphical installer. Systems with 192MB RAM or less automatically scale back to using the text-based installer. If you prefer to use the text-based installer, type linux text at the boot: prompt.

If one of the following situations occurs, the installation program uses a text mode:

  • The installation system fails to identify the display hardware on your computer

  • Your computer has less than 192 MB of RAM

  • You choose the text mode installation from the boot menu

The text screens provide the same functions as the standard screens. You can configure your system for graphical interface use after installation.

[Important] Graphical Interface Usage

Installing in text mode does not prevent you from using a graphical interface on your system once it is installed. If you have trouble configuring your system for graphical interface use, consult other sources for troubleshooting help as shown in Section 1.1.2, “Getting Additional Help”.

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