Fedora Workstation 21 Install – Step by Step with screen shot

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Fedora Workstation 21 has been released, I am bringing you the guide on step by step installation of latest fedora release. Fedora offers three installation images separately for workstation, server and cloud. The following guide is created based on Fedora Workstation 21.

What’s new in Fedora Workstation 21:

  1. Improved Gnome desktop environment and many enhancement has provided by developers to streamline the environment.
  2. Captive Portal Detection, by default, enabled to request content from a trusted fedora server.
  3. Ports numbered under 1024, with the  some exceptions of sshd, samba and DHCPv6, are blocked to prevent access to system services. Ports above 1024, used for user-initiated applications, are open by default. This will help developers to run servers on high numbered ports.

System Requirements:

The following is the recommended system requirement for the installation,

1GHz or faster processor
1GB System Memory
10GB unallocated drive space

If you like to install Fedora Server 21 instead of workstation, take a look at Fedora Server 21 Installation.

In minimum you should at least have 768MB of RAM for the installation, find full requirements here. Download Fedora Workstation 21 from here, put the CD on the CD-ROM drive, change the boot sequence accordingly, so that CD-ROM can boot first.

Select Fedora Live

Fedora WS 21 - Start Fedora Live
Fedora WS 21 – Start Fedora Live

Live CD is loading.

Fedora WS 21 - Loding
Fedora WS 21 – Loding

Step 1: Choose install to Hard drive.

Fedora WS 21 - Install to HDD
Fedora WS 21 – Install to HDD

Step 2: Select the language and continue.

Fedora WS 21 - Select Language
Fedora WS 21 – Select Language

Step 3: Next step is the installation summary, you must require to give an input to clear the warning messages. Other settings are optional. If you want to change the setting, you can click on it; corresponding page will open.

Fedora WS 21 - Installation Summary
Fedora WS 21 – Installation Summary

Step 4: As per the above screen shot, i have a warning for installation destination. I’ve clicked on Installation destination to create a partition for the installation.

You can choose either automatic partition or manual partition.

Automatic Partitioning:

Instead of creating any partition, you can click on done button to tell the system to create an automatic partition.

Fedora WS 21 -  Automatic Partitioning
Fedora WS 21 – Automatic Partitioning

Once you clicked, you will go back to installation summary where you can find the installation destination is “Automatic Partitioning Selected

Fedora WS 21 -  Automatic Partition Summary
Fedora WS 21 – Automatic Partition Summary

You can skip the following step and go to step 5.

Manual Partitioning:

Partition scheme will be like below, / partition is with LVM.

/boot – 200MB

swap – 2048MB

/ – remaining (45GB)

Select hard disk and choose i will configure partitioning, then click on Done button.

Fedora WS 21 -  Manual Partition
Fedora WS 21 – Manual Partition

You will get the following page, where you can create a partitions. By default, LVM partitioning scheme is selected, so whatever partition you are creating here will be logical instead on standard partition. You can click on scroll button (LVM) for more partitioning scheme.

Fedora WS 21 -  Manual partitioning Scheme
Fedora WS 21 – Manual partitioning Scheme

Click on + sign at the bottom to create partitions. Following shows for /boot partition.

Fedora WS 21 -  Manual Boot Partition
Fedora WS 21 – Manual Boot Partition

Following for swap partition, make sure you to select mount point as swap.

Fedora WS 21 -  Manual Swap Partition
Fedora WS 21 – Manual Swap Partition

Following for / (root) partition, if you do not enter any amount; it will take all remaining space.

Fedora WS 21 -  Manual root Partition
Fedora WS 21 – Manual root Partition

The following is the summary of partitions that we had created. Click on done.

Fedora WS 21 -   Manual Partition Summary
Fedora WS 21 – Manual Partition Summary

Click on accept changes for formatting the partitions.

Fedora WS 21 -   Accept Changes
Fedora WS 21 – Accept Changes

Once you clicked, you will go back to installation summary where you can find the installation destination is “Custom Partitioning Selected

Fedora WS 21 -  Custom Partition Installation Summary
Fedora WS 21 – Custom Partition Installation Summary

Step 5: If you click on Date and Time, you will get the following page to change the Date and Time / Time zone. Click on done to save.

Fedora WS 21 - Date and Time
Fedora WS 21 – Date and Time

Step 6: If you click on Network and Host name, you will get the following page to set up host name. Set hostname in Hostname field.

Fedora WS 21 - Hostname
Fedora WS 21 – Hostname

Step 7: Click on begin installation to start the installation.

Fedora WS 21 -  Begin Installation
Fedora WS 21 – Begin Installation

Step 8: Once you clicked, installer will start to install the packages. In the mean time, we need to clear the following warning.

Fedora WS 21 -  Installing
Fedora WS 21 – Installing

Step 9: Set root password by clicking on ROOT PASSWORD.

Fedora WS 21 -  Set root password
Fedora WS 21 – Set root password

Step 10: Create a new user by clicking on USER CREATION.

Fedora WS 21 -  User Creation
Fedora WS 21 – User Creation

Step 11: Once the installation is completed, click on quit.

Fedora WS 21 - Quit
Fedora WS 21 – Quit

Step 12: Reboot live CD.

Fedora WS 21 - Reboot
Fedora WS 21 – Reboot

Once the machine is rebooted, login with the user name that you created earlier. Since this is the first login, do the Gnome initial setup.

The following screenshot shows desktop of Fedora Workstation 21.

Fedora WS 21 - Gnome Desktop
Fedora WS 21 – Gnome Desktop

That’s All.

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  • Rashid Samoo

    Dear Raj

    I have one Difficulty in DUAL boot ( Window 7 & Fedora 21 Workstation )
    I need Dual Boot, In Old Bios I do Easily but when i Purchase New laptop I face problem during dual Boot. I share my Laptop Bios Setting ( Dell, i5, Bios Mode LEGACY & UEFI ), This is the Problem of Bios Boot Mode,
    When i Select Legacy than Window Start Automatically If I select UEFI Window Cant Start,
    When I Select Legacy Fedora USB cant Boot Automatically If I UEFI Fedora usb Boot Automatically,
    So I need Dual Booting installtion Guide, when LEGACY & UEFI Archetecture, ( when i Select installation destination and select /boot /swap / from unallcoated space i got this error ” NO VALID BOOTLOADER TARGET DEVICE FOUDNM SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS, FOR A UEFI INSTALLTIN YOU MUST INCLUDE AN EFI SYSTEM PARTITION ON A GPT FORMATED DISK, MOUNTED AT /BOOT/EFI. ”
    I face this error, what is solution for dual boot.

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