Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin - Page 6

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Your free hard disk space is being formatted:

Afterwards, Fedora is being installed. This can take a few minutes, depending on your bandwidth:

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

Afterwards, click on Reboot to reboot and finish the installation:

The GRUB boot loader has been configured to automatically boot Fedora. When GRUB comes up at the beginning of the boot process, you can press any key to get to the full GRUB menu if you'd like to select your other OS (Windows). However, we want to boot Fedora now, so we don't have to do anything.

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:

Read the license information and click on Forward:

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

Select your preferred SELinux configuration. You might have to reboot if you change the default setting (you will be told so if this is necessary):

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. Select Enable Network Time Protocol and click on Forward:

On the next screen you can send details about your hardware to the Fedora project to help them develop the software. It's up to you whether you want to submit these details or not:

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

If you have a sound card, there's now an additional step where you can test it. My test system doesn't have a sound card, that's why I leave it out here.

Afterwards, log in with your username and password:

This is how your new Fedora 7 desktop looks like:

Now let's check if Windows is still working. Reboot, and when GRUB comes up, press any key to start the full GRUB menu. Select Windows from the GRUB boot menu:

Afterwards, a second boot menu (the Windows bootloader) comes up where we can pick Windows or Ubuntu. Don't let the Ubuntu entry fool you, it refers to the Fedora installer, not to your new Fedora system. This second boot menu is redundant, and I'll show you in a second how to remove it (in fact, it happens almost automatically...).

When you boot Windows for the first time after the Windows partition was resized, it's possible that you get a screen like this (telling you that CHKDSK checks your Windows partition). That's nothing to worry about. After the check has finished, the system will reboot again. Please select to boot Windows again.

Now Windows boots normally, and you should get to your Windows desktop as usually. The UNetbootin uninstaller should now start automatically asking you if you'd like to remove UNetbootin. This refers to the Fedora installer, not your new Fedora system (i.e., your Fedora system will not be removed), so you should select Yes:

UNetbootin should now be removed from your system:

Now when you reboot the system, you should notice that the second (redundant) boot menu (from the Windows bootloader) should be gone.


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By: Falko Timme