Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Install Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” (F19) using Live CD or Live USB. Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org).

1. Before Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Installation

1.1 Download Fedora 19 LiveCD Image

Download Fedora 19 here.

Select your favorite Live CD (Gnome, KDE, LXDE, XFCE) and architecture i686 or x86_64. On this guide I use Fedora 19 Gnome Live CD and 64-bit version.

1.2 Burn Fedora 19 Image to CD or Create Live USB and Boot Computer Using Fedora 19 Installation Media

Remember to check Fedora 19 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 19 Installation Media.

2. Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Installation

2.1 Fedora 19 Boot Option Menu

Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat Boot Menu

2.2 Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Live Media Booting

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" Live Media Booting

2.3 Start Fedora 19 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

Start Fedora 19 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

2.4 Select Language

Fedora 19 Select Language

2.5 Fedora 19 Installation Summary Window

Fedora 19 Installation Summary Window

2.6 Setup Date and Time

Fedora 19 Setup Date and Time

2.7 Setup Keyboard

Fedora 19 Setup Keyboard

2.8 Set Hostname

Fedora 19 Set Hostname

2.9 Select Installation Destination

Fedora 19 Select Installation Destination

2.10 Full Disk Summary

Fedora 19 Full Disk Summary

2.11 Select Partition Type

This guide uses manual way.
Fedora 19 Partitioning Options

2.12 Modify partitions manually

Fedora 19 Modify partitions manually

2.13 Accept Changes

Fedora-19 Accept Changes

2.14 Begin installation

After partition setup begin installation with clicking “Begin Installation”.
Fedora 19 Begin installation

2.15 Package Installation and Setup

Fedora 19 Package Installation and Setup

2.16 Setup root Password

When installation start select “Root Password” and set good and secure password for root user.
Fedora 19 Set root Password

2.17 Create User Account

Select “Create User Account” and create user.
Fedora 19 Create User Account

Fedora-19 User Account Advanced Options Screen.
Fedora-19 User Account Advanced Options

2.18 Fedora 19 Installation Done

Then simply reboot computer and remove installation media.
Fedora 19 Installation Ready Quit and Reboot

3. Finishing Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Installation

3.1 Fedora 19 Boot Menu (Grub 2)

Fedora 19 Grub 2

3.2 Booting Fedora 19

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" Booting

3.3 Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” GDM Login Window

Fedora 19 GDM Login Window

3.4 Fedora 19 Gnome 3.8 Welcome Screen

Fedora 19 Gnome 3.8 Welcome Screen

3.5 Select Input Sources

Fedora 19 Select Input Sources

3.6 Add Cloud Account

Fedora 19 Add Cloud Account

3.7 Start Using Gnome 3

Fedora 19 Start Using Gnome 3

3.8 Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” Desktop Screenshots

Gnome Shell 3.8.2 plain

Fedora 19 Plain Desktop

Gnome 3.8.2 Details

Fedora 19 Gnome 3.8.2 Details

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  1. Call me stupid (which you probably will) but I can’t seem to locate a Fedora 19 GNOME LIVE CD iso. It only appars to come as a DVD.

    The problem I’m facing is that I have an intel imac and I want to install Fedora on it instead of the crappy Mac software. For some reason the ‘super drive’ wont read the DVD but will read an old CD. I can’t figure it out.

    Help, suggestions. Is there an Gnome Fedora 19 LIVE ISO?

    • Hi Peter,

      So do you mean size of iso file?

      Yes, it doesn’t fit on CD. Do you have any >=1G USB-stick?

  2. I get no boot-menu after successfully installed Fedora 19 (x86_64). Screen remains black. No way to enter another tty (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+F1). Same goes with Fedora 20 beta. What do I missing?



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