The Fedora installation system includes a range of functions and options for administrators. To use boot options, enter
If you specify more than one option, separate each of the options by a single space. For example:
9.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
You can use the boot menu to specify a number of settings for the installation system, including:
9.1.1. Specifying the Language
To set the language for both the installation process and the final system, specify the ISO code for that language with the
lang option. Use the
keymap option to configure the correct keyboard layout.
For example, the ISO codes
identify the Greek language and the Greek keyboard layout:
9.1.2. Configuring the Interface
You may force the installation system to use the lowest possible screen resolution (640x480) with the
lowres option. To use a specific display resolution, enter
as a boot option. For example, to set the display resolution to 1024x768, enter:
To run the installation process in
To enable support for a
serial console, enter
as an additional option.
to allow remote display forwarding. In this command,
should be replaced with the IP address of the system on which you want the display to appear.
On the system you want the display to appear on, you must execute the command
is the name of the host from which you are running the original display. Using the command
limits access to the remote display terminal and does not allow access from anyone or any system not specifically authorized for remote access.
You can install Fedora with a newer version of the
installation program than the one supplied on your installation media.
The boot option
presents you with a prompt that asks you for a floppy disk containing
updates. You do not need to specify this option if you are performing a network installation and have already placed the updates image contents in
rhupdates/ on the server.
To load the
updates from a network location instead, use:
followed by the URL for the location where the updates are stored.
9.1.4. Specifying the Installation Method
askmethod option to display additional menus that enable you to specify the installation method and network settings. You may also configure the installation method and network settings at the
boot: prompt itself.
CD or DVD drive
Table 9.1. Installation methods
9.1.5. Manually Configuring the Network Settings
By default, the installation system uses DHCP to automatically obtain the correct network settings. To manually configure the network settings yourself, either enter them in the
screen, or at the
boot: prompt. You may specify the
dns server settings for the installation system at the prompt. If you specify the network configuration at the
boot: prompt, these settings are used for the installation process, and the
screen does not appear.
This example configures the network settings for an installation system that uses the IP address
Configuring the Installed System
Use the Network Configuration screen to specify the network settings for the new system. Refer to Section 7.15.1, “Manual configuration”
for more information on configuring the network settings for the installed system.