[Help this N00b]how to install fedora 16?

CommanderShawnzer

Steam High Templar
how to install fedora 16(the one given in some digit dvd) as dual boot/or in virtual box ?
ive tried burning an .iso image into a CD ,also extracting to iso's contents and then burning to another cd but still in oracle virtual box i get this error
FATAL:no bootable medium found
what am i doing wrong here?please help me on this
 
From the VirtualBox settings menu, make sure that the host drive is selected. Put the installation disk into the drive and try again to start the installation process.
 
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CommanderShawnzer

CommanderShawnzer

Steam High Templar
ok i found out how to run fedora 16 with virtual box i booted from CD-R/pendrive/ISO fedora booted from all mediums works perfectly
now i want to use it for Dual-boot with my current windows system(my laptops specs are given in siggy,and i will be using the "Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop" ISO given in march's digit DVD)
  • how to make a bootable CD/DVD for installing Fedora 16? is it as simple as copying the "Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop" ISO to CD/DVD or do i have to use specefic burning software like Nero?.what CD/DVD types should be used?(CD-R,DVD-RW etc)
  • can i install it from Pendrive?do i have to use specific bootable pendrive creating utility for this?
    also,will i have to copy the ISO to the pendrive or extract files from the ISO and then copy to pendrive(i have 2GB Transcend pendrive(FAT32)
  • i already have a 31.5 GB NTFS partition. can i use it for installing fedora 16?
  • is there a GUI based Grub(or like the one in openSUSE 21.1) for switching between win 7 and FED 16?
Thanks in advance
 

Piyush

Lanaya
can i install it from Pendrive?do i have to use specific bootable pendrive creating utility for this?
also,will i have to copy the ISO to the pendrive or extract files from the ISO and then copy to pendrive(i have 2GB Transcend pendrive(FAT32)
i already have a 31.5 GB NTFS partition. can i use it for installing fedora 16?
is there a GUI based Grub(or like the one in openSUSE 21.1) for switching between win 7 and FED 16?
Thanks in advance

I'll encourage you to use pendrive as booting device
been using pendrive as bootable device since a year and I must say its more easy and handy

I'll list down the steps from scratch.

1. Download Linux Live Usb creator (its free and is updated as soon as a distro is released)

2. Start LiLi Usb tool and select the iso path.

3. "Persistence Mode":Usually, on a live CD or Live USB key, all modifications are discarded when you reboot.
The persistence allows you to keep your preferences and data even after reboot.300mb is good enough.
for further queries:http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/faq/persistence/67-what-is-persistence

4. Start the process.

5. Reboot.
You will get this screen.So click on activities or press WIN key and select Install to HDD
livedesktop.png


6. Select keyboard layout-->select basic storage device in next screen.

7.
Select the appropriate hdd if there are multiple disks from this screen
assignstoragedevices.png


8. Set up the hostname in next screen as necessary (or let it be the default one unless you have specific need)

9. Select the time zone (find Kolkata on india map)

10. Set the ROOT password. and DO REMEMBER IT.

11. Now this screen will appear
disk-setup.png

You have to choose the last option i.e Custom Layout and make sure to UNCHECK "USE LVM" option as it allocates the space in weird manner.
Then WRITE CHANGES TO DISK

12. Then comes the partition manager screen .
set:
300-500mb for /boot
at least 5gb for / or /root
2-4gb for swap
and rest for /home

This will start installing files to HDD
Reboot when asked to and remove the Pendrive when asked.

13. Select Fedora 16 from boot menu ( you just have to scroll down/up and ENTER )
Press NEXT NEXT until this appears
fb-createuser.png

Do the needful and make first account as admin (see right box)

14. Select date and time.
Send hardware report if you want.
FINISH
Do this and if successful, then I'd tell you about all the MUST HAVE stuff for fedora
good luck :)
 
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CommanderShawnzer

CommanderShawnzer

Steam High Templar
I'll encourage you to use pendrive as booting device
been using pendrive as bootable device since a year and I must say its more easy and handy

I'll list down the steps from scratch.

1. Download Linux Live Usb creator (its free and is updated as soon as a distro is released)

2. Start LiLi Usb tool and select the iso path.

3. "Persistence Mode":Usually, on a live CD or Live USB key, all modifications are discarded when you reboot.
The persistence allows you to keep your preferences and data even after reboot.300mb is good enough.
for further queries:http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/faq/persistence/67-what-is-persistence

4. Start the process.

5. Reboot.
You will get this screen.So click on activities or press WIN key and select Install to HDD
livedesktop.png


6. Select keyboard layout-->select basic storage device in next screen.

7.
Select the appropriate hdd if there are multiple disks from this screen
assignstoragedevices.png


8. Set up the hostname in next screen as necessary (or let it be the default one unless you have specific need)

9. Select the time zone (find Kolkata on india map)

10. Set the ROOT password. and DO REMEMBER IT.

11. Now this screen will appear
disk-setup.png

You have to choose the last option i.e Custom Layout and make sure to UNCHECK "USE LVM" option as it allocates the space in weird manner.
Then WRITE CHANGES TO DISK

12. Then comes the partition manager screen .
set:
300-500mb for /boot
at least 5gb for / or /root
2-4gb for swap
and rest for /home

This will start installing files to HDD
Reboot when asked to and remove the Pendrive when asked.

13. Select Fedora 16 from boot menu ( you just have to scroll down/up and ENTER )
Press NEXT NEXT until this appears
fb-createuser.png

Do the needful and make first account as admin (see right box)

14. Select date and time.
Send hardware report if you want.
FINISH
Do this and if successful, then I'd tell you about all the MUST HAVE stuff for fedora
good luck :)

very good guide!Thank you very much :grin: :grin:
EDIT:installed fedora 16 today but strangely the 31.2gb partition which i installed it on is become a 3.23 gb partition how is this happening?
 
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Piyush

Lanaya
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very good guide!Thank you very much :grin: :grin:
EDIT:installed fedora 16 today but strangely the 31.2gb partition which i installed it on is become a 3.23 gb partition how is this happening?

how did you find out the size of partition?on windows or on fedora?
 
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CommanderShawnzer

CommanderShawnzer

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i created and therefore found out the original size of the partition on windows 7 was 31.2GB
Now its become a 3.23 gb partition(when i open partition on fedora it shows just two folders one recyclebin and some other folder.on windows it shows "this folder is empty")
also immediately after installing fedora 16 i got a prompt in BIOS about a test to check consistency of the said partition. i skipped this since this frequently happens with my un-partitioned harddrive(is this related to the "magical" shrinking of the partition)
also on fedora it shows available space on harddisk is 25GB(though on my normal hdd windows shows 40GB is free)
 
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Piyush

Lanaya
i created and therefore found out the original size of the partition on windows 7 was 31.2GB
Now its become a 3.23 gb partition(when i open partition on fedora it shows just two folders one recyclebin and some other folder.on windows it shows "this folder is empty")
also immediately after installing fedora 16 i got a prompt in BIOS about a test to check consistency of the said partition. i skipped this since this frequently happens with my un-partitioned harddrive(is this related to the "magical" shrinking of the partition)
also on fedora it shows available space on harddisk is 25GB(though on my normal hdd windows shows 40GB is free)

Ok answer these questions in that order:

-->when you were allocating space to various mount points (/root, /boot, /home ), which filesystem sis you mention? ext3, ext4, etc ?

-->is the 3.23 gb partition visible in windows?

-->where do you check the properties of your partition in fedora, in "/home" folder or in "/" folder?
 
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CommanderShawnzer

CommanderShawnzer

Steam High Templar
Ok answer these questions in that order:

  1. -->when you were allocating space to various mount points (/root, /boot, /home ), which filesystem sis you mention? ext3, ext4, etc ?
  2. -->is the 3.23 gb partition visible in windows?
  3. -->where do you check the properties of your partition in fedora, in "/home" folder or in "/" folder?

1.for /root,boot,/home i chose ext4 filesystem(which was default)
(does windows read ext4 filesystem? if not, i feel like :facepalm: myself,since it means that my partition didn't magically vanish only windows didn't detect it)

2.the 3.23 gb(NTFS) is visible in windows

3.i've never checked the properties of the partition in fedora
 

Piyush

Lanaya
so you are fine i guess
just check the properties in fedora , one for "/" and one for "/home"

and yea.... windows cant detect ext4 file system
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
very good guide!Thank you very much :grin: :grin:
EDIT:installed fedora 16 today but strangely the 31.2gb partition which i installed it on is become a 3.23 gb partition how is this happening?
Since you have installed Fedora, time the most important thing first. Setup RPMFusion repo.

Go to Terminal and do this:

Code:
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Then install Gparted.

Code:
sudo yum install gparted

Gparted will get installed.

15ApV.jpg


Open Gparted and show us this screenshot:

ZQXWJ.png


Pictures > words.
 
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