Fedora 24 Workstation Installation steps with Screenshots

Fedora community proudly announce the new release of Fedora 24 on June 21, 2016 after four times delay due to various reasons. Since Fedora 21 they have splite 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 24 is also available in alternate desktop Spins, curated software Labs, and special images for the ARM processor architecture.

Download Fedora 24 ISO Images

There are multiple desktop Spins available for download.

Fedora 24 additional articles

1) Booting Computer with Fedora 24 installation media

After downloading the Fedora 24 ISO image, you need to make it as bootable media. Now, boot your computer with Fedora 24 installation media like (Burned CD/DVD or ISO image). Choose Start Fedora Live and hit Enter to initiate the Fedora 24 installation or else it will start automatically after few seconds.
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2) Starting Fedora 24 live

Now, Fedora 24 live ISO Booting in progress.
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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 24 on my system.
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4) Language Selection

Choose your preferred language. Most of us our choice could be English.
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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 : Time/Date selection based on your location, it will automatically sync, so no need to choose manually
  • keyboard layout : By default its in US Keyboard mode, so leave as it is.
  • host-name and Network Configuration
  • Installation destination

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Set HostName as you wish.
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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.

Installation Destination: For testing purpose i’m going to choose default partition single partition.
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Summary got over, then hit Begin Installation to initiate the fedora 24 installation.
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Installation under process.
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7) Set Root Password

Its time to set root password on your system.
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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 check Box 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

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Installation under progress.
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9) Installation got Completed.

Now, installation got completed, remove Boot media and hit the Quit button. It will reboot your system and you are ready to enter into new Fedora 24.
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System booting with Fedora 24 kernel.
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User Name screen.
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Enter the password for your user to get into your system.
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Complete GNOME initial setup.
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GNOME initial setup got over and now you are ready to play with brand new Fedora 24.
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See the below screenshot, now I’m in fedora 24.
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Will play with Fedora 24 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…)

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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