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Part III. Advanced installation options

This part of the Fedora Installation Guide covers more complex and uncommon methods of installing Fedora, including:
  • boot options.
  • installing without media.
  • installing through VNC.
  • using kickstart to automate the installation process.

Table of Contents

9. Boot Options
9.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
9.1.1. Specifying the Language
9.1.2. Configuring the Interface
9.1.3. Updating anaconda
9.1.4. Specifying the Installation Method
9.1.5. Manually Configuring the Network Settings
9.2. Enabling Remote Access to the Installation System
9.2.1. Enabling Remote Access with VNC
9.2.2. Connecting the Installation System to a VNC Listener
9.2.3. Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
9.3. Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
9.3.1. Configuring a Log Server
9.4. Automating the Installation with Kickstart
9.5. Enhancing Hardware Support
9.5.1. Adding Hardware Support with Driver Disks
9.5.2. Overriding Automatic Hardware Detection
9.6. Using the Maintenance Boot Modes
9.6.1. Loading the Memory (RAM) Testing Mode
9.6.2. Verifying boot media
9.6.3. Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
9.6.4. Upgrading your computer
10. Installing Without Media
10.1. Retrieving Boot Files
10.2. Editing the GRUB Configuration
10.3. Booting to Installation
11. Setting Up an Installation Server
11.1. Setting Up cobbler
11.2. Setting Up the Distribution
11.3. Mirroring a Network Location
11.4. Importing the Distribution
11.5. Manually configure a PXE server
11.5.1. Setting up the Network Server
11.5.2. PXE Boot Configuration
11.5.3. Adding PXE Hosts
11.5.4. TFTPD
11.5.5. Configuring the DHCP Server
11.5.6. Adding a Custom Boot Message
11.5.7. Performing the PXE Installation
12. Installing Through VNC
12.1. VNC Viewer
12.2. VNC Modes in Anaconda
12.2.1. Direct Mode
12.2.2. Connect Mode
12.3. Installation Using VNC
12.3.1. Installation Example
12.3.2. Kickstart Considerations
12.3.3. Firewall Considerations
12.4. References
13. Kickstart Installations
13.1. What are Kickstart Installations?
13.2. How Do You Perform a Kickstart Installation?
13.3. Creating the Kickstart File
13.4. Kickstart Options
13.4.1. Advanced Partitioning Example
13.5. Package Selection
13.6. Pre-installation Script
13.6.1. Example
13.7. Post-installation Script
13.7.1. Examples
13.8. Making the Kickstart File Available
13.8.1. Creating Kickstart Boot Media
13.8.2. Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network
13.9. Making the Installation Tree Available
13.10. Starting a Kickstart Installation
14. Kickstart Configurator
14.1. Basic Configuration
14.2. Installation Method
14.3. Boot Loader Options
14.4. Partition Information
14.4.1. Creating Partitions
14.5. Network Configuration
14.6. Authentication
14.7. Firewall Configuration
14.7.1. SELinux Configuration
14.8. Display Configuration
14.9. Package Selection
14.10. Pre-Installation Script
14.11. Post-Installation Script
14.11.1. Chroot Environment
14.11.2. Use an Interpreter
14.12. Saving the File

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