Fedora Linux Installation

Tomorrow Nels will install the latest version of the Fedora Linux operating system. The operating system takes up most of a DVD. In this case, the operating system originated from the Fedora Project. A standard Qwest internet service allowed the download of the operating system. Individuals willing to pay for the service can purchase a digital subscriber line (DSL) from Qwest. Thanks to the nature of the internet connection, the download required about three hours. Burning the ISO to a DVD took about ten minutes. Overall, the actual instillation process will probably require about two hours.

Nels has several hard drives working within the computer providing access to different operating systems. Nels enjoys trying out different operating systems. With luck, the installation of Fedora Linux 10.0 will be successful without any significant hardware complications. Nels previous used a legally obtained copy of Windows XP home edition. Windows 7 Beta simply lacked any awe inspiring qualities. Nels will not be diverting good taco money toward the purchase of the Windows 7 operating system.

Nels will be changing the operating system on the CODEGEN server case series S-201 computer. Installation will involve loading the Fedora Linux operating system on a Western Digital Caviar Green Power SATA hard drive. The CODEGEN S-201 computer case houses a classic first generation 64 bit AMD ATHLON processer and a GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro motherboard.

Computer Hardware Specifications

  • Operating System: Fedora 10.0
  • Case: CODEGEN S-201
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro
  • Processor: AMD ATHLON 64 bit
  • RAM: 3 gigabytes
  • Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Green Power SATA

Update: the rest of this weblog post was written using the Open Office Writer application. Nels successfully installed the Fedora Linux operating system. The Hewlett Packard Laser Jet P1006 printer driver installed instantly. The standard Ethernet cable connection network card worked flawlessly without any additional configuration. Unfortunately, the wireless network card simply does not function properly. Nels will have to figure out exactly what went wrong with the wireless network card installation later this week.

Installation Notes

  • The installation started by saying, “Welcome to Fedora for x86_64.”
  • Installation seemed to be straight forward.
  • The Fedora installation disk loads from the ISO DVD.
  • The anaconda process started and appears to be conducting a complete operating system installation.
  • The Fedora installation has a graphical user interface (GUI). The system asked for language preference, host name, geographical location, password, hard drive specifications, and system encryption preferences.
  • Formatting the entire file system took about two minutes.
  • System software configurations include office productivity, software development, and web server options.
  • A prompt says, “Starting Install Process. This may take several minutes.”
  • 1308 packages will be installed.
  • Nels will endeavor to utilize Fedora as a primary operating system.
  • Fedora loaded requested password then failed. A problem with the hard drive encryption protocols occurred.
  • Second installation attempt involved 1292 packages instead of 1308 and executed flawlessly.