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Morgandy 01-25-2010 11:39 AM

Build Fedora Server
 
All,

I messed up the first installation of Fedora on my server. My setup is as follows:

Fedora and Gnome - NFS system
No dual boot (Windows or anything)
Fedora ISO DVD downloaded
No kickstart or other tools
A very simple environment basically


I would like just the bulletized steps on how to set this up, from the time I insert the disk and have it boot up (configged already to boot from it). I know how to wipe it clean at intall time.

One of my questions is the / under the 'mounted on'. Is that the root directory? And, is /boot the actual boot directory? I'm just having a hard time uderstanding that.

As I said, I just want a quick itemized list, step 1, step 2, etc, from partitioning, creating file system, mounting, etc.. in the right order.

I have looked everywhere for the concise steps and just can't find them.

If any one has some good links about this, I'd also like to check them out.

Thanks greatly for any help.

r3sistance 01-25-2010 11:53 AM

I would advise CentOS over Fedora for a Server as Fedora is really a desktop OS and is open to many changes and updates without that much care for security in place, CentOS is meant for a longer shelf-life and is very similar to fedora.

/ would be the root of the filing system. If there are no seperated partitions for other things then it will all come under /
/boot would be the boot partition and where /boot would appear.

Commonly /var and /usr are split off from / but if you don't know what you are doing yet it might be best to simplify your entire installation to just / and swap. Swap should generally be between 1.5 and 3 times the size of the physical RAM on the system.

Morgandy 01-25-2010 12:30 PM

Thanks for the information. We use Redhat in my company but for my learning I have a laptop I am using that I can break/repair, learn on. I am being moved into a Linux SA position, due to long story, and am still a novice. I for now am going to stay on Fedora and then switch to Redhat. No security needed (for the most part), because this is strictly home use. I won't be using it long. Given all that, are you or someone else able to give the other information I'm looking for?

Thanks much...



Quote:

Originally Posted by r3sistance (Post 3839960)
I would advise CentOS over Fedora for a Server as Fedora is really a desktop OS and is open to many changes and updates without that much care for security in place, CentOS is meant for a longer shelf-life and is very similar to fedora.

/ would be the root of the filing system. If there are no seperated partitions for other things then it will all come under /
/boot would be the boot partition and where /boot would appear.

Commonly /var and /usr are split off from / but if you don't know what you are doing yet it might be best to simplify your entire installation to just / and swap. Swap should generally be between 1.5 and 3 times the size of the physical RAM on the system.


r3sistance 01-25-2010 12:49 PM

Well the full fedora installation guide can be found at: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/instal...12/en-US/html/

However it's a very very hefty document. I presume a guide can be found on google, I am not too familiar with Fedora myself however most of it should be straight forward, if you use recommended partitioning you should be fine on that side, the only other thing is package selection, I would advise ensuring you have either KDE or Gnome and not customizing too much else you might not install the one package that is really needed on just about all installations called base.

If you are looking to dual boot fedora and windows that might take a bit more work, and you would have to ensure your partitioning options aren't effecting the windows partition.

Morgandy 01-25-2010 01:07 PM

Excellent site! Just what I've been looking for. Thanks so very much.. :cool:


Quote:

Originally Posted by r3sistance (Post 3840027)
Well the full fedora installation guide can be found at: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/instal...12/en-US/html/

However it's a very very hefty document. I presume a guide can be found on google, I am not too familiar with Fedora myself however most of it should be straight forward, if you use recommended partitioning you should be fine on that side, the only other thing is package selection, I would advise ensuring you have either KDE or Gnome and not customizing too much else you might not install the one package that is really needed on just about all installations called base.

If you are looking to dual boot fedora and windows that might take a bit more work, and you would have to ensure your partitioning options aren't effecting the windows partition.



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