Chapter 5. Installation Types
An installation type
is a label
that roughly describes how you will use your Fedora system. Several
installation types are already defined in the Fedora Core installation
program. Choose the appropriate installation type to streamline the
installation process if you are a beginner. The installation
program makes some choices for you based on the type you select.
These choices include partitioning of your hard disks, and software
packages to be installed. All installation types allow you to
customize these selections.
5.1. Choosing an Installation Type
Figure 5.1. Installation Type Screen
- Personal Desktop
This is the default installation type. It provides a
graphical working environment with an office suite, Internet
applications and multimedia software.
This installation type includes the software installed on a
Personal Desktop, and adds software for
development and systems administration. Choose this
installation type if you plan to compile software from
This installation type provides network servers such as the
Apache Web server and the Samba suite of services, and
administration tools. This installation type provides no
graphical environment by default.
This installation type does not provide any disk
partitioning layout for you. It also does not include any
additional software beyond a Personal
Desktop. If you perform a
Custom installation, the installation
program will present dialogs for these selections during the
Click Next once you have made a selection.