The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 - Page 2

Click on Next to start the installation to your hard disk:

You should have all five Fedora Core 6 CDs, so click on Continue:

Your hard disk is being formatted:

Afterwards, Fedora is installed. This can take a few minutes:

Some post-installation steps (such as installing the GRUB boot loader) are performed:

Afterwards, remove the Fedora CD from the CD drive and click on Reboot to reboot and finish the installation:

This is how it looks when your new Fedora system boots:

After the first boot, we have to specify some details for the initial configuration of our new system. Click on Forward:

Accept the license agreement and click on Forward:

The default firewall settings are ok, so you can leave them unchanged and click on Forward:

SELinux is a security extension of Fedora that should provide extended security. In my opinion you don't need it to configure a secure system, and it usually causes more problems than advantages (think of it after you have done a week of trouble-shooting because some service wasn't working as expected, and then you find out that everything was ok, only SELinux was causing the problem). Therefore I disable it:

Confirm the SELinux deactivation:

Set your date and time, then click on the Network Time Protocol tab:

With the network time protocol (NTP) your computer can fetch the current time from a time server over the internet, so you don't have to adjust the system clock every few weeks. The default settings should work, so to enable NTP click on Forward:

Now we create a normal user account. This is the user we use to log in to our desktop:

Next test your sound card. Click on the Play button (the triangle):

If you hear a sound, click on Yes:

Then click on Finish:

The system must reboot for the changes to take effect:

Now the base system is ready to be used.

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