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Part II. The installation process

This part of the Fedora Installation Guide details the installation process itself, from various methods of booting the installer up to the point where the computer must restart to finalize the installation. This part of the manual also includes a chapter on troubleshooting problems with the installation process.

Table of Contents

6. Beginning the Installation
6.1. The Boot Menu
6.2. Installing from a Different Source
6.3. Verifying Media
6.3.1. Verifying the Live CD
6.3.2. Verifying the DVD
6.4. Booting from the Network using PXE
6.5. Graphical and Text Interfaces
7. Installing on Intel and AMD Systems
7.1. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
7.1.1. A Note about Virtual Consoles
7.2. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
7.2.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
7.3. Starting the Installation Program
7.3.1. Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
7.3.2. Additional Boot Options
7.4. Selecting an Installation Method
7.5. Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
7.5.1. What If the IDE CD-ROM Was Not Found?
7.6. Installing from a Hard Drive
7.7. Performing a Network Installation
7.8. Installing via NFS
7.9. Installing via FTP or HTTP
7.10. Welcome to Fedora
7.11. Language Selection
7.12. Keyboard Configuration
7.13. Initializing the Hard Disk
7.14. Upgrading an Existing System
7.14.1. Upgrade Examine
7.14.2. Upgrading Using the Installer
7.14.3. Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
7.15. Network Configuration
7.15.1. Manual configuration
7.16. Time Zone Configuration
7.17. Set the Root Password
7.18. Disk Partitioning Setup
7.18.1. RAID and Other Disk Devices
7.19. Advanced Storage Options
7.20. Create Default Layout
7.21. Partitioning Your System
7.21.1. Graphical Display of Hard Drive(s)
7.21.2. The partitioning screen
7.21.3. Partition Fields
7.21.4. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
7.21.5. Adding Partitions
7.21.6. Editing Partitions
7.21.7. Deleting a Partition
7.22. x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
7.22.1. Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
7.22.2. Rescue Mode
7.22.3. Alternative Boot Loaders
7.23. Package Group Selection
7.23.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
7.23.2. Customizing the Software Selection
7.24. Preparing to Install
7.24.1. Prepare to Install
7.25. Installing Packages
7.26. Installation Complete
8. Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System
8.1. You are unable to boot Fedora
8.1.1. Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
8.1.2. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
8.2. Trouble Beginning the Installation
8.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
8.3. Trouble During the Installation
8.3.1. No devices found to install Fedora Error Message
8.3.2. Saving traceback messages without removeable media
8.3.3. Trouble with Partition Tables
8.3.4. Using Remaining Space
8.3.5. Other Partitioning Problems
8.3.6. Are You Seeing Python Errors?
8.4. Problems After Installation
8.4.1. Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
8.4.2. Booting into a Graphical Environment
8.4.3. Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
8.4.4. Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
8.4.5. Problems When You Try to Log In
8.4.6. Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
8.4.7. Your Printer Does Not Work
8.4.8. Problems with Sound Configuration
8.4.9. Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup

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