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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Getting Started with the Installation Process

In this section, I follow the graphical installation. If you can’t use the graphical installer for some reason (if Linux doesn’t support your video card, for example), follow the text-based installation instead. The steps are the same, it’s just not as pretty, and you don’t quite get all the options that are available in the point-and-click version.

Those who are using the DVD that came with this book should do the following:

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If you want to boot and install from the Fedora DVD-ROM that comes with this book, place the DVD in your DVD-ROM drive, reboot your system, select Install or Upgrade an Existing System, and press Enter. There are a number of boot options, shown in Figure 3-1, which are each described in the following list:
Figure 3-1. The initial Fedora installation screen.
  • Install or Upgrade in an Existing System: The first (default) option in the graphical interface is for installing Fedora for the first time, or for upgrading an existing version of Fedora Linux. The graphical interface is designed to work with a mouse to select options. If you don’t have a mouse, you can use the keyboard to navigate around the screens. In most places, the Tab key or the arrow keys advance you to the next option; the spacebar toggles options off and on; and the Enter key accepts the choices and moves to the next screen. ...

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