Fedora 28 Workstation Install Guide - Comment Page: 1

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 28 (F28) using Live DVD or Live USB. Fedora 28 Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org). 1. Before Fedora 28 Installation 1.1 Download Fedora 28 Live DVD/USB Image Download Fedora 28 here. Select your version, Fedora 28 Workstation, (Fedora 28 Server). On this guide I use Fedora 28 Workstation 64-bit. 1.2 Burn Fedora 28 Image to DVD, Create Live USB or use image directly and Boot Computer Using Fedora 28 Installation Media Remember to check Fedora 28 image MD5 sum and then burn image to DVD, create Live USB example with liveusb-creator, dd or...

4 comments on “Fedora 28 Workstation Install Guide - Comment Page: 1

    1. Fedora 28, Post-Install, bugs and bugs work-around.

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    2. I have used Fedora for several years.
      Here are my install and post-install comments.

      1) I downloaded the Fedora MATE X86_64 iso file using bittorent (fatest & most reliable way).(And verified it).

      2) Installed from a USB thunmb drive (USB3)

      3) Used custom patitionning (use the GUI Blivet menu!)
      Formatted / (and more) using btrfs (now mature & robust), unfortunately the Annaconda installer does not allow compression (so it has to be done post install). The installer does not allow /boot partition to be btrfs, so I used XFS (robust too!)

      4) Post-install boor exhibited a GRUB bug (TPM error, etc…), so you need to disable the TPM to be able to use F28 !
      On HP Notebooks, the TPM menu is grayed: enable the BIOS password, to enable it and be able to disable TPM !

      5) Several Qt5 based applications (calibre, okular, qbittorrent, vlc, etc…) do not work, there is a bug to, the error messages (when ran from command line is):
      qbittorrent: error while loading shared libraries: libQt5Core.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      okular: error while loading shared libraries: libQt5Core.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      The installed libraries are defective (suspect 32 bits, instead of 64).
      The fix is simple:

      wget –continue http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/q/qt5-qtbase-5.10.1-6.fc28
      sudo dnf remove qt5-qtbase.x86_64.rpm
      sudo dnf install ./qt5-qtbase-5.10.1-6.fc28.x86_64.rpm

      Now, you will have to reinstall the Qt5 based applications like : calibre, vlc, okular, qbittorrent etc…
      Suggest you try to run then first from the command lile (so error mes if any are visible).

      No need to reboot, everything should work now.

      6) The latest kerneld allow btrfs compression, so enable it in /etc/fstab, here is the line for the / (root) directory’
      UUID=5c40e6a6-6470-46cd-8749-e16833f06271 / btrfs,compress=zstd defaults 0 0

      df -h / # To know the size
      sudo btrfs filesystem defragment -c -r / # defragment and compress
      df -h # You should have compressed the / (linux system) by almost half, not bad !

      AG

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    3. I installed fedora 28 on my Probook 6475b and it asked for my login and password at terminal and it accepted it as correct and now I can’t get out of the terminal. I thought after I entered my login and password correctly it would boot the system up but I’m just still stuck at terminal

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      • Hi Isaiah,

        Did you really installed Fedora Workstation or Fedora Server?

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