Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Install Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” (F18) using Live CD or Live USB. Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org). Fedora 18 have new version of Anaconda, which looks very promising.

1. Before Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Installation

1.1 Download Fedora 18 LiveCD Image

Download Fedora 18 here.

Select your favorite Live CD (Gnome, KDE, LXDE, XFCE) and architecture i686 or x86_64. On this guide I use Fedora 18 Gnome Live CD and 64-bit version.

1.2 Burn Fedora 18 Image to CD or Create Live USB and Boot Computer Using Fedora 18 Installation Media

Remember to check Fedora 18 image MD5 sum and then burn image to CD with your favorite CD burner or create LiveUSB example with liveusb-creator. And boot computer using Fedora 18 Installation Media.

2. Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Installation

2.1 Fedora 18 Boot Option Menu

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Boot Menu

2.2 Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Live Media Booting

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Booting

2.3 Fedora 18 Live Media GDM Login

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Gdm Login Screen

2.4 Start Fedora 18 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Start Installation

2.5 Select Language

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Select Language

2.6 Fedora 18 New Installation Summary Window

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow New Installation Summary Window

2.7 Setup Date and Time

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Setup Date and Time

2.8 Setup Keyboard

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Setup Keyboard

2.9 Select Installation Destination

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Select Installation Destination

2.10 Select Partition Type

This guide uses manual way.

2.11 Modify partitions manually

First you can select “Create Default LVM Layout” and then manually modify partitions as you wish.
Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Manual Partitioning Modify Partitions

2.12 Begin installation

After partition setup begin installation with clicking “Begin Installation”.
Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Begin Installation

2.13 Enter root Password

When installation start select “Root Password” and set good and secure password for root user.
Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Root Password

2.14 Installation Fedora 18 System

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Installing System

2.14 Fedora 18 Installation Done

Then simply reboot computer and remove installation media.
Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Installation Done

3. Finishing Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” Installation

3.1 Fedora 18 Boot Menu (Grub 2)

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Booting Just Installed Fedora 18

3.2 Booting Fedora 18

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Booting

3.3 Fedora 18 Welcome Screen

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Welcome

3.4 Accept Fedora License

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow License Information

3.5 Create Fedora user

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Create User

3.6 Setup date and time – Set NTP servers

Fedora 18 Spherical Cow Date and Time

3.7 Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” login

Fedora 18 Login Screen

3.8 Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” desktop screenshots

Gnome Shell 3.6.2 plain

Fedora 18 Screenshot

Gnome 3.6.2 Details

Fedora 18 and Gnome 3.6.2

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  1. How can i Install Fedora 18 on dual boot with windows 7.

    • Hi FaShah,

      Could you tell more about your current Windows 7 system hard drives and partitioning?

  2. Hi, I install fedora 8 with LENOVO Thinkcenter Edge core i5/32bit but I was not able to install its NIC.

    NIC: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06).

    I tried to reinstall the NIC Driver using r8168-8.035.00 still not successful with error message

    check old driver and unload it.
    build the module and install.
    make: *** /lib/modules/3.3.4-5.fc17.i686/build: No such file or directory. Stop
    make[1]: *** [clean] Error 2
    make: *** [clean] Error 2

  3. actually I tried it with fedora 17 i got same problem. although i installed fedora 17/18 on several computers and its great. except for my new PC (lenovo thinkcenter 15)

    hoping for some help…

  4. Hi enasr,

    Could you post full commands and error messages when you try to reinstall driver?

    And could you also post output of following commands:

  5. Hi Jr,

    I tried to run:

    Got the resulsts as follows:
    Check old driver and unload it.
    rmmod r8169
    Build the module and install
    make: *** /lib/modules/3.3.4-5.fc17.i686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make[1]: *** [clean] Error2
    make: *** [clean] Error 2

    running uname -a
    results: Linux gifi.com 3.3.4-5.fc17.1686 #1 SMP Mon May 7 17:45:26 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    running rpm -qa kernel\* | sort
    results: kernel-3.3.4-5.fc17.i686

    current OS: Fedora 17, earlier I just install Fedora 18 on same machine and got the same error message above.

  6. For Fedora18,

    the following are my the results:

    running ./autorun.sh

    Got the resulsts as follows:
    Check old driver and unload it.
    rmmod r8169
    Build the module and install
    make: *** /lib/modules/3.3.4-5.fc17.i686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make[1]: *** [clean] Error2
    make: *** [clean] Error 2

    running uname -a
    results: Linux gifi.com 3.6.10-4.fc18.1686 #1 SMP Tue Dec 11 18:24:49 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    running rpm -qa kernel\* | sort

    • Hi enasr,

      Something strange on your kernel packages, you are running kernel what you have not even installed. I think that you need also kernel-devel and kernel-headers packages installed, so try following:

      Then reboot using latest kernel and try installation again.

  7. I got hold to a cd having fedora 18 in running window 8 pro on the harddrive used unetoot to get a virtual desktop I also have partition on my disk but unetboot in is showing it up nor it is able to complete the installation on usb drive, however if i choose c drive it get loaded, but again while booting from the unetboot screen I get the following error please help how to get around it
    Booting Unetbootin
    filesystem type ntfs,partition type ox42
    (linuxx_nitrd@0x1ed68000,0x1963567 bytes)
    (ok) status show playmouth boot system
    (ok) reached target basic system
    dracut-initeque(217) warning could not boot
    dracut-initeque(217) warning /dev/disk/syuuid/30ee9b72 does not exit
    dracut-initeque(217) warning /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exit
    enterning emegency mode
    exit shell to continue
    type”journa1cl1″ to view system log

  8. brother i am finding difficulty in selecting the free partition for fedora os installation ,,…though i have windows 7 installed ,,..and i want fedora as my optional os to work on unix commands,,…pls help me

    • Hi vinay,

      You should shrink your Windows partitions if you have not any free disk space or alternatively try install Fedora 18 on VirtualBox.

  9. i am getting error after completing 100% wen loding boot files…pls help me


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