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.
10-Fedora-18-Spherical-Cow-partition-type-select-manual-partition

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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