Fedora 23 Release notes & Installation steps with screenshots

Fedora community proudly announce the new release of Fedora 23 on November 3, 2015 after postpone of a week due to some technical issue. Since Fedora 21 they have split the Fedora product to three main Fedora editions Fedora Workstation, Fedora Cloud, and Fedora Server each will build with differently based on the product and requirement. Fedora 23 is also available in alternate desktop Spins, curated software Labs, and special images for the ARM processor architecture.

What’s new in workstation

  • GNOME 3.18
  • Kernel 4.2
  • Fedora Spins that provide alternative desktop environments
  • Anaconda installer has been completely ported to Python 3
  • LibreOffice 5
  • Firefox 41
  • Thunderbird 38
  • Perl 5.2.2
  • Python 3
  • Eclipse in Fedora has had a major update to the Mars (4.5) release
  • SSL 3.0 protocol and the RC4 cipher are disabled due to vulnerable to attacks
  • OpenSSH 7.1
  • Fedora 23 compiled with a position-independent code flag (ASLR) and FULL RELRO to avoid security vulnerabilities
  • Updated Firmware
  • Mono upgrade to 4.0
  • GCC 5.3.1 with boost 1.59.0
  • Fedora 23 release notes

Download Fedora 23 images

There are multiple desktop flavors available for download.

1) Booting Computer with Fedora 23 installation media

After downloading the Fedora 23 ISO image, you need to make it as bootable media. Now, boot your computer with Fedora 23 installation media like (Burned CD/DVD or ISO image). Choose Start Fedora Live and hit Enter to initiate the Fedora 23 installation or else it will start automatically within few seconds.

2) Starting Fedora 23 live

Now, Fedora 23 live ISO Booting in progress.

3) Choosing Hard Drive

By default you will have option to test the fedora without installing it, if you want to test before proceeding installing on hard drive. Here i’m going to choose install to Hard Drive to install Fedora 23 on my system.

4) Language Selection

Choose your preferred language. Most of us our choice could be English.

5) Installation Summary

Here its showing Installation Summary and you need to configure settings based on your requirement. You can customize below settings here.

  • Time/Date based on your location
  • keyboard layout
  • host-name and Network Configuration
  • Installation destination

Keyboard layout selection.
Time/Date selection based on your location it will automatically sync.
Setting Host Name.

6) Installation destination Selection

This is the most important area because we are going to partition our hard disk. Choose I will Configure Partitioning. then hit done. Why we need to create partition manually ? Due to security reason we should have below list of partition in our production environment. For desktop we can choose default partition and that is enough.
Manual Partitioning pop-up window allow you to create all required partition. Click + button and choose mount-point and enter the desired size, then hit Add Mount Point. Do the same as per your requirement.
Click + button and create / partition.
Click + button and create /boot partition.
Click + button and create /home partition.
Click + button and create /swap partition. Make sure swap should be double size of physical RAM.
See the partition summary. then hit Accept Changes & Write the partition on your hard disk.
Summary got over, then hit Begin Installation to initiate the fedora 23 installation.
Installation under process.

7) Set Root Password

Its time to set root password on your system. If you want additional account you can do.

8) Create new user

Its time to create new user on your system. If you want make the user as administrator, you can do by ticking the checkbox Make this user administrator. The below values need to enter as mandatory here.

  • Full Name
  • Username
  • Require password upon login : By default this option is enabled, even though have a look once.
  • Password Twise

Installation under progress.

9) Installation got Completed.

Now, installation got completed and hit the Quit button. It will reboot your system and you are ready to enter into new Fedora 23.
Enter the password for your user to get into your system.
GNOME initial setup are running, Choosing language.
Selecting keyboard layout.
Privacy setting adjust.
Connect online account.
GNOME initial setup got over and now you are ready to play with brand new Fedora 23.
See the below screenshot, now i’m in fedora 23.
Will play with Fedora 23 some days and give you to update/feedback also you have to give your inputs into our comment section. Please stay tune with 2daygeek for Latest LINUX GEEKS…Cool…)

Vinoth Kumar

Vinoth Kumar has 3.5+ years of experience in Linux server administration & RHEL certified professional. He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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