A minimal installation of Fedora

Many people do not like the application set by default in the distribution or spins. They are popular and often used, but not necessarily those that are right for you. Cutting out all unnecessary often leads to breakage of the system and is not the best idea. But at the same time, some identical, similar applications in the system hurts the eyes. Although Fedora is still not the fattest of the Assembly relative to the other distributions.

This type of installation, obviously, is not as simple as setting groups (in the last article). It requires experience with the regular installation, package Manager, terminal, etc. you can Also achieve some performance gains (or larger save resources) and will no doubt get a little more knowledge about the system.

If you are not sure, first try to collect, verify and test the system in a virtual machine before doing it on your main machine. Actually I do and I, for writing this article.

A minimal installation of Fedora

Step 1. Installation of the system

Download and put it on a flash drive Fedora-Everything-netinst-x86_64-31-1.9.iso which can be downloaded here. Run the installation in English. Create users, set passwords, configure network, time, repository installation, sections of the system.

Menu Software selection choose Minimal install and hit Done.

After rebooting, go directly into the TTY console, where enter under your username and password:

Step 2. Network setup

If you are using cable Internet, it is already connected, and if you are using wi-fi using command view is active or not:

nmcli radio

In the virtual machine I have no wifi connection I will show on their system.

If wi-fi is disabled, enter the command:

nmcli r all on

Then re-enter the command to verify that it is activated:

nmcli radio

Now look at the connection point wi-fi:

nmcli device wifi rescan

nmcli device wifi list

If wi-fi is not connected, connect using the command:

nmcli device wifi connect "my network" password "my password"

Here change my network and my password on their names and passwords. Return to the virtual machine. To test the network you can use ping (or try to upgrade, as I did above):

ping google.com

Or:

ping cloudflare.com

Hit Ctrl+Cto stop the test:

Step 3. Install X server

Now that the network is connected, select the x’s. Installing a package group @base-x, we get a video driver for Nvidia (nouveau), Intel and AMD(ati).

If you are using a newer version of AMD, you will need a package: xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu. If you are not sure, install both(I have Intel, I put only the x’s):

sudo dnf install @base-x

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu

Next install the working environment. Here you can choose whatever you want, I’ll describe the installation of GNOME, KDE Plasma, and XFCE.

Step 4. Install GNOME

First install the graphical display Manager and the base packages. The list of packages you can modify according to your experience, preferences and knowledge.

sudo dnf install gdm gnome-shell nautilus gnome-terminal gnome-system-monitor xdg-user-dirs-gtk fedora-workstation-backgrounds

Next, turn it on, switch to graphics mode, reboot:

sudo systemctl enable gdm

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot

Here I have installed the system with only one terminal, nautilus, gnome-system-monitor and other packages can be installed in graphical mode.

Next, you can install additional packages at its discretion, in accordance with your experience, preferences and knowledge. Information and names of packages to search through package managers DNF, Dnfdragora.

Extra packages:

firefox gnome-software file-roller gedit gnome-terminal-nautilus gvfs-mtp

After assembling the system it is possible to Russify by installing the missing language packs:

sudo dnf install langpacks-EN

Also to check for errors:

sudo dnf check

Here is an example build for Internet and multimedia:

Step 5. Install KDE Plasma

Here also install the graphical display Manager and the base packages. The list of packages you can change to suit your preferences, experience and knowledge:

sudo dnf install sddm plasma-desktop plasma-nm konsole kcm_colors kcm-fcitx young kosco kscreen spectacle ksysguard plasma-user-manager dolphin

Next, turn it on, switch to graphics mode, reboot:

sudo systemctl enable sddm

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot

Additional packages:

sudo dnf install firefox kate plasma-discover yakuake kcm_colors kcm_systemd okular gwenview ImageMagick sddm-kcm sddm-sddm themes-breeze kgamma colord-kde kdegraphics-thumbnailers kffmpegthumbnailer NetworkManager-config-connectivity-fedora kdeplasma-addons kinfocenter ksysguard kde-partitionmanager gvfs-mtp

Step 6. Install XFCE

Here also install the graphical display Manager and the base packages. The list of packages you can change to suit your preferences, experience and knowledge:

sudo dnf install network-manager-applet xfwm4 xfce4-power-manager xfce4-session xfce4-settings xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin xfdesktop lightdm-gtk xfce4-terminal

Next, turn it on, switch to graphics mode, reboot:

sudo systemctl enable lightdm

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot

As we know the task in Linux can be solved in different ways. And this is one of them. Thus it is possible to collect Fedora with its own set of packages and a work environment.

Source: losst.ru

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