Make sure you have a Linux Partition on your Laptop or
(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
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.
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.
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
Complete the Fedora Core installation with Fedora Extras (see