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Fedora 14 is in maintenance mode.
Amahi 7 is the latest stable release.



This page is a visual guide to the Fedora 14 install, without presuming you have existing knowledge of Linux. It also covers how to partition the drive for a clean install and set up for Greyhole, for those of you coming from Windows or WHS. Much of the information is based off the existing partitioning guide for Fedora 12


  • Fedora 14 Installation
    • Insert Fedora 14 DVD
    • Choose "Install a new system or upgrade an existing system"
    • Click "Skip" to skip the media testing
    • Choose your languages. It doesn't have to be "U.S. English"!
 DVD
 DVD
 DVD
 DVD
 Languages
 Languages
  • Optional: Replacing an existing Fedora Installation
    • This screen only appears if you have an existing installation
 Fresh Installation


  • Fedora 14 Installation Details
    • Choose your computer's name. It does not have to be "amahivirtual"!
    • Click "Next"
    • Choose your time zone
    • Click "Next"
 Computer Name
 Date & Time
  • Fedora 14 Root User
    • Enter your system's root password
      • This is different than your user password. Linux machines always have a root user that has access to everything on your machine. You want this password to be as strong as possible.
      • At this point, you have not created a system user yet. This will come later.
    • Click "Next"
 Root Password


  • Basic Storage Devices
 Basic Storage Devices


  • Choosing an installation type
    • For a fresh install, Select "Use All Space"
    • Check "Review and modify partitioning layout"
 Use All Space


  • Editing the partitions
  • Delete the default Volume Groups
    • Select "LVM Volume Groups" > "vg_<your hostname>"
    • Click "Delete"
    • Click "Delete" in the "Confirm Delete" popup window
 Use All Space


  • Delete the "physical volume (LVM)"
    • Keep your "/boot" partition at 500 MB. "This is for your own protection so that during a kernel update, you don't run out of disk space then end up with an unbootable system." (rgmhtt on forums)
    • Select "Hard Drives" > "sda" > "sda2"
    • Click "Delete" in the "Confirm Delete" popup window
 Delete Physical Volume (LVM)


  • Recreate LVM Physical Volume
    • Click "Create"
    • Select "LVM Physical Volume" from the "Create Storage" popup window
    • Click "Create" in the "Create Storage" popup window
 Create LVM Physical Volume


  • LVM Physical Volume Partition details in the "Add Partition" window
    • File System Type = "physical volume (LVM)"
    • Size (MB) = swap size + root "/" + "/home"
      • swap size should be 2x your RAM in MB
      • 20000 MB is a good size for root "/"
      • 10000 MB is a good size for home "/home" but this can be whatever you want
    • Click "OK"
 Create LVM Physical Volume


  • Recreate LVM Volume Group
    • Select "Hard Drives" > "sda" > "sda2"
    • Click "Create"
    • Select "LVM Volume Group" in the "Create Storage" window
    • Click "Create" in the "Create Storage" window
      • The "Make LVM Volume Group" window will pop up, in next screenshot
 Create LVM Volume Group


  • Make LVM Volume Group > Add Logical Volumes
    • Click "Add" from the "Make LVM Volume Group" window
    • Volume 1: Create swap volume from the "Make Logical Volume" window
      • File System Type = "swap"
      • Logical Volume Name = "lv_swap"
      • Size (MB) = 2x your RAM in MB
      • Click "OK"
 Create Swap Volume
 Swap Volume Added


  • Add Logical Volume
    • Click "Add" from the "Make LVM Volume Group" window
    • Volume 2: Create home volume from the "Make Logical Volume" window
      • Mount Point = "/home"
      • File System Type = "ext4"
      • Logical Volume Name = "lv_home"
      • Size (MB) = "10000" or whatever you allocated for this
      • Click "OK"
 Swap Volume Added


  • Add Logical Volume
    • Click "Add" from the "Make LVM Volume Group" window
    • Volume 3: Create root volume from the "Make Logical Volume" window
      • Mount Point = "/"
      • File System Type = "ext4"
      • Logical Volume Name = "lv_root"
      • Size (MB) = "20000" or whatever is remaining
      • Click "OK"
 Swap Volume Added


  • All done with Logical Volumes!
 All done with Logical Volumes


  • Create your Amahi storage volume with remaining free space
    • Select "Hard Drives" > "sda" > "Free"
    • Click "Create"
    • Select "Standard Partition" from "Create Storage" window
    • Click "Create" in the "Create Storage" window
 Storage Volume


  • Storage Volume details
    • Mount Point = "/var/hda/files"
    • File System Type = "ext4"
    • Select "Fill to maximum allowable size"
    • Click "OK" in the "Add Partition" window
 Storage Volume
 
 
  • All done with Partitioning!
    • Click "Next"
 Storage Volume


  • Confirm Partitioning work in the "Confirm" popup window
    • Click "Write Changes to Disk"
    • Go Back if you need to
 Confirm Partitioning
 Partitioning Progress Bar


  • Install Files
    • Shouldn't have to change anything on this screen
    • Ensure "Install boot loader on /dev/sda" is checked
    • Ensure "Fedora /dev/mapper/vg_<hostname>-lv_root" is selected Default
    • Click "Next"
 Install Files


  • Add the Amahi repository
    • Click "Add additional software repositories"
      • Repository name = "Amahi"
      • Repository type: HTTP/FTP
      • Repository URL = "http://f14.amahi.org"
      • Click "OK"
 Amahi Repository


  • Turn on your network device
    • It should list your Network card and MAC address
    • Click "OK" in the "Select network interface" window
 Amahi Repository
 Amahi Repository
 Amahi Repository


  • Fedora installs
 Fedora Install
 Fedora Install


  • All Done!
    • Click "Reboot"
 Fedora Install


  • New Fedora Setup
    • Click "Forward" on Welcome
    • Click "Forward" on License Information
 Fedora Setup
 Fedora Setup
  • Create your first system user
    • Fill out the form, choose a strong password
    • Click "Forward"
 User
  • Set up the Date and Time
    • Optional: Check off "Synchronize date and time over the network"
    • Click "Forward"
 Date and Time
 
  • Hardware Profile
    • Optional: Select "Send Profile"
    • Click "Finish"
 Hardware Profile


  • First Time Login!
    • Click your user name
    • Enter password and click "Log In"
 Login
 Login


Link to Amahi 6 Setup Guide