In This Chapter
Detailed installation instructions
Special installation procedures
Special installation topics
Spinning your own Fedora
A simplified installation procedure is one of the best reasons for using a Linux distribution such as Fedora or RHEL. In many cases, for a computer dedicated to using Fedora, you can just pop in the DVD or CD (that come with this book), choose from several preset configurations, and be up and running with Linux in less than an hour.
If you want to share your computer with both Linux and Microsoft Windows, Fedora offers several ways to go about doing that. A Fedora Desktop Live CD is included with this book, and will help prepare your computer before installation. If your computer doesn't have a DVD or CD drive, network and hard disk installs are available. To preconfigure Fedora to install on multiple, similar computers, you can use the kickstart installation.
In the past few releases of Fedora, the project has made some great improvements to the installation process. Most notably, a recent feature in anaconda (the Fedora installer) lets you install software from multiple online repositories during the initial Fedora install.
Although this procedure focuses on installing Fedora on a standard PC (i386 32-bit architecture), the Fedora Project also produces installable versions of Fedora for PowerPC (ppc) and 64-bit PC architecture (x68_64). Because the latest Apple Mac computers are ...