How to install Fedora 29?

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Install Fedora 29

Linux is an open system with many variants. Each one of them with its particularities, advantages, and disadvantages. However, not everyone can install some of them, that’s why today I’ll show you how to install Fedora 29.

Recently Fedora 29 came to light, loaded with some novelties that although not too many are important as Fedora Modularity.

With this in mind, many users plan to download it but do not always have the solid knowledge to do so. Or they just need a little help. That’s why this article will teach you how to install Fedora 29.

Preparing the installation

If you are not sure whether to install Fedora 29 on your main computer or just want to try it out, you can install it on a virtual machine. To do this you must have modern hardware that can withstand the load.

However, to install Fedora 29 in its main 64-bit Workstation version, you need at least 2Gb of Ram, a Dual Core processor that supports 64 bits and 20Gb of hard disk space. Come on, modern hardware can do it.

Let’s install Fedora 29

After downloading it from its official site, it prepares a pen drive with the system and starts booting. You will find this first screen:

1.- Fedora 29 first screen
1.- Fedora 29 first screen

In it, you must select the first option to start the Live session.

2.- Loading the system
2.- Loading the system

Then, the installer will give you two options. There is an option to try Fedora from an uninstalled Live session. And the other one where you can start the installation. Choose the second one to continue.

3.- Two options: Try or install it.
3.- Two options: Try or install it.

The next step is to choose the language of the installation. This is up to you. However, I believe that although it is in English, the steps are clear.

4.- Language selection
4.- Language selection

As you continue, it will give you a summary of the installation. Where you will have to partition the disk and keyboard layout.

5.- Installation summary
5.- Installation summary

On the partitioning screen, if you choose automatic, the process is simpler, but I’m going to show you how to partition manually so that you can do it yourself.

6.- Installing Fedora 29
6.- Installing Fedora 29

In this screen, you have to do the partitioning. Simply add a partition by clicking on the + button at the bottom left. Then, choose the partition type, size, and mounting point, in this case “/”. Don’t forget to define it as a standard partition.

7.- Creating a partition to install Fedora 29
7.- Creating a partition to install Fedora 29
8.- Creating a new partition
8.- Creating a new partition

Now, create the Swap partition. Likewise, click on the + button and then on Mount point choose swap and define the size.

9.- Creating the Swap partition
9.- Creating the Swap partition

When you have finished defining the partitions, click on done and you will be warned of the changes.

10.- Warning about the changes made
10.- Warning about the changes made

Next, select your timezone.

11.- Select your timezone
11.- Select your timezone

Now, you can start to install Fedora 29.

12.- Starting the installation
12.- Starting the installation
13.- Installing Fedora 29
13.- Installing Fedora 29

At the end of the installation, close the installer and restart the system, just like you would on any GNOME system.

Complete the installation

When you start the system, you will see this welcome screen.

14.- Welcome screen
14.- Welcome screen

Then, on the next screen, you can set two privacy options. In the first, if you want to use localization service for applications that require it. The second one, asks you about the possibility of automatically sending bug reports. Choose the way you want.

15.- Privacy settings on Fedora installer
15.- Privacy settings on Fedora installer

Fedora and GNOME allow you to synchronize data with cloud services, such as contacts, calendar and more. That’s why this screen gives you a choice. At the moment I won’t synchronize anything.

16.- Online accounts settings
16.- Online accounts settings

Then, add information about your user.

17.- About you screen
17.- “About you” screen

Now, create your password. I recommend that you be strong to improve the privacy and security of your data.

18.- Setting a password for the new user
18.- Setting a password for the new user

Finally, you have completed the installation of Fedora 29.

19.- Fedora 29 is installed
19.- Fedora 29 is installed

Click on Start Using Fedora button and that’s it.

20.- Fedora 29 desktop
20.- Fedora 29 desktop
21.- All applications with GNOME
21.- All applications with GNOME

Conclusion

As you can see, installing Fedora 29 is not such a complex matter. So I invite you to give this great version of the community distribution sponsored by Red Hat a try.

By the way, speaking of Red Hat, did you know it was acquired by IBM? We’ll tell you about it here.

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