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

2.2 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” Live Media Booting

2.3 Start Fedora 17 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

2.4 Select Keyboard Layout

2.5 Select Storage Device

2.6 Set Hostname

2.7 Select Timezone

2.8 Enter root Password

Select good and secure password for root user.

2.9 Select Installation Type

It’s good to create custom partition layout or at least review and modify partition layout.

2.10 Select Storage Devices

2.11 Partition Layout

Use default or create custom partition layout:

Modify partition:

Create new LVM logical volume:

Create /tmp LVM volume:

Final partition layout example:

Finish partitioning with writing changes to disk:

2.12 Configure Fedora 17 Bootloader (Grub 2)

2.13 Installing Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” on Hard Drive

2.14 Fedora 17 Installation Completed

Then simply reboot computer.

3. Finishing Fedora 17 Installation

3.1 Fedora 17 Boot Menu (Grub 2)

3.2 Booting Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle”

3.3 Fedora 17 Welcome Screen

3.4 Accept Fedora License

3.5 Setup date and time – Set NTP servers

3.6 Create Fedora user

3.7 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” login

3.8 Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” desktop screenshots

Gnome Shell 3.4 plain

Gnome 3.4 Details

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