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Custom-Linux-Installation

Note: This is almost a verbatim of a RHFC Linux installation. For detailed information please consult the main Fedora site at RedHat.

  1. Make sure you have a Linux Partition on your Laptop or Workstation. (Before creating a partition on a windoze (vfat) drive make sure you backup sensitive data). People use commercial software like Partition Magic to get a Linux partition. You can also use the program. If you are not so familiar with the command window it might be worth to ask for some help.

    It is recommended to have at least 3 partitions:

    • A 'home' partition where your home directories and files are installed. The larger the better but keep in mind that this is the partition you most often backup.
    • A root or '/' partition where system files are installed. A complete Fedora Core installation require almost 10GB plus the extras you might want to install.
    • A 'swap' partition which should be at least as large as your physical memory. If you have 1GB of ram memory your 'swap' partition should be at least 1GB.

  2. Download or get Linux DVDs or CDs from the main Fedora site at RedHat or at one of its mirrors.
  3. Boot your computer with Fedora Core CD-1 or the DVD and follow its graphical instructions (default values are appropriate for most common installations. If you have a laptop make sure to use LCD screen when asked about your monitor type).

    If you can't get to a graphical mode installation, the graphics might not be supported on X.ORG windows yet. Check the chipset while boot on windoze and got to X.ORG to see how can it be configured.


    By experience it might be a good idea that you do a full (Install Everything) installation.

  4. Get fedora updates (beware of Kernel version numbers and good bandwidth). You can use the yum command:

    
     		 yum -y update       
    

    At this time it is a good idea to get familiar with the yum command or read about it at the yum site.

  5. Complete the Fedora Core installation with Fedora Extras (see section §13.4).

  6. Last but not least! Immerse yourself into PlanetCCRMA @ Home



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