Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Install Guide with Screenshots

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” (F17) using Live CD or Live USB. Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org).

1. Before Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Installation

1.1 Download Fedora 17 LiveCD Image

Download Fedora 17 here.

Select your favorite Live CD (Gnome, KDE, LXDE, XFCE) and architecture i686 or x86_64. On this guide I use Fedora 17 Gnome Live CD and 64-bit version.

1.2 Burn Fedora 17 Image to CD or Create Live USB and Boot Computer Using Fedora 17 Installation Media

Remember to check Fedora 17 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 17 Installation Media.

2. Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Installation

2.1 Fedora 17 Boot Option Menu

Fedora 17 Boot Menu

2.2 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Live Media Booting

Fedora 17 Booting

2.3 Start Fedora 17 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

Fedora 17 Install to Hard Drive

2.4 Select Keyboard Layout

Fedora 17 Installer - Select Keyboard

2.5 Select Storage Device

Fedora 17 Installer - Select Storage Devices

2.6 Set Hostname

Fedora 17 Installer - Set Hostname

2.7 Select Timezone

Fedora 17 Installer - Select Timezone

2.8 Enter root Password

Select good and secure password for root user.
Fedora 17 Installer - Set root password

2.9 Select Installation Type

It’s good to create custom partition layout or at least review and modify partition layout.
Fedora 17 Installer - Select Installation Type

2.10 Select Storage Devices

Fedora 17 Installer - Select Storage Devices

2.11 Partition Layout

Use default or create custom partition layout:
Fedora 17 Installer - Modify Partition Layout

Modify partition:
Fedora 17 Installer - Modify Partition

Create new LVM logical volume:
Fedora 17 Installer - Create New LVM Logical Volume

Create /tmp LVM volume:
Fedora 17 Installer - Create tmp LVM Volume

Final partition layout example:
Fedora 17 Installer - Final Partition Layout Example

Finish partitioning with writing changes to disk:
Fedora 17 Installer - Write Changes to Disk

2.12 Configure Fedora 17 Bootloader (Grub 2)

Fedora 17 Installer - Install Boot Loader (Grub 2)

2.13 Installing Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” on Hard Drive

Fedora 17 Installing to Hard Drive

2.14 Fedora 17 Installation Completed

Then simply reboot computer.
Fedora 17 Installer - Installation Complete

3. Finishing Fedora 17 Installation

3.1 Fedora 17 Boot Menu (Grub 2)

Fedora 17 Grub 2.00

3.2 Booting Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle”

Fedora 17 Booting

3.3 Fedora 17 Welcome Screen

Fedora 17 First Boot - Welcome Screen

3.4 Accept Fedora License

Fedora 17 First Boot - License Information

3.5 Setup date and time – Set NTP servers

Fedora 17 First Boot - Date and Time

Fedora 17 First Boot - Date and Time NTP setup

3.6 Create Fedora user

Fedora 17 First Boot - Create User

3.7 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” login

Fedora 17 Login Screen

3.8 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” desktop screenshots

Gnome Shell 3.4 plain

Fedora 17 Gnome Shell Plain

Gnome 3.4 Details

Fedora 17 Gnome 3.4.2 Details

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