Fedora 21 Install Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 21 (F21) using Live DVD or Live USB. Fedora 21 Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org).

Fedora 21 is “nameless” release, no code name, like Heisenbug (F20), Schrödinger’s Cat (F19), Spherical Cow (F18), Beefy Miracle (F17) and Verne (F16).

1. Before Fedora 21 Installation

1.1 Download Fedora 21 Live DVD/USB Image

Download Fedora 21 here.

Select your version, Fedora 21 Workstation, Fedora 21 Server or Fedora 21 Cloud. On this guide I use Fedora 21 Workstation 64-bit.

1.2 Burn Fedora 21 Image to DVD, Create Live USB or use image directly and Boot Computer Using Fedora 21 Installation Media

Remember to check Fedora 21 image MD5 sum and then burn image to DVD, create Live USB example with liveusb-creator or use directly on virtual environment. And boot computer using Fedora 21 Installation Media.

2. Fedora 21 Installation

2.1 Fedora 21 Boot Option Menu

2.2 Fedora 21 Live Media Booting

2.3 Start Fedora 21 Installation Click Install to Hard Drive

2.4 Select Language

2.5 Fedora 21 Installation Summary Window

2.6 Setup Date and Time

2.7 Setup Keyboard Layout

2.8 Set Hostname

2.9 Select installation Destination and Partition Type

2.10 Full Disk Summary and Bootloader Configuration

2.11 Modify Partitions Manually

2.12 Accept Changes

2.13 Begin installation

2.14 Package Installation and Setup

2.15 Setup root Password

2.16 Create User Account

Select “Create User Account” and create user.

Fedora 21 User Account Advanced Options Screen

2.17 Fedora 21 Installation Done

Then simply reboot computer and remove installation media.

3. Finishing Fedora 21 Installation

3.1 Fedora 21 Boot Menu (Grub 2)

3.2 Booting Fedora 21

3.3 Fedora 21 GDM Login Window

3.4 Fedora 21 Gnome 3.14.2 Welcome Screen

3.5 Select Input Sources

3.6 Add Cloud Account

3.7 Start Using Gnome 3.14

3.8 Fedora 21 Desktop Screenshots

Gnome Shell 3.14.2 Plain

Gnome 3.14.2 Details

What to do next?

Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) on Fedora 21

Install LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) on Fedora 21

Install Adobe Flash Player 11 on Fedora 21

Install Sun/Oracle Java (JDK, JRE) 8 on Fedora 21

Install Sun/Oracle Java (JDK, JRE) 7 on Fedora 21

Install VirtualBox (with yum) on Fedora 21

Install PostgreSQL 9.3 on Fedora 21

Install MariaDB 5.5/10.0 on Fedora 21

Install Memcached on Fedora 21

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