Installing Fedora 30

Recently, the final release of Fedora 30. This version uses the Gnome desktop environment 3.32, improved speed DNF package Manager, updated application stack and the core. Also, instead of the Gnome desktop have the opportunity to set DeepinDE or Pantheon Desktop from Elementary OS, and already available technology Silverblue Fedora which you can use to do secure updates with the possibility of kickbacks.

In this article we will learn how to install Fedora 30, for a PC or laptop using the USB drive. In this release, the installer hasn’t changed much, but there were small innovations.

Preparing to install

Step 1. Downloading the image

The first thing you need to download an installation image of the operating system from the official website. To do this, open the page and then click Download now to in front of the Workstation version.

This is the version for use on desktop computers with the desktop environment. In the next window click on DVD ISO. Next just need to wait for the download to complete.

Step 2. Writing the image to a USB flash drive

To write the image to a USB flash drive in Linux, you can use the utility Etcher. It is modern and has a very simple interface:

In Windows, you can use the same utility or from the Fedora – Fedora Image Writer:

Step 3. BIOS setup

When the flash drive is written, you must restart the computer and select the first boot device your USB. In different BIOS versions from different manufacturers this is done in different ways. In the new BIOS you need to open the tab Settings and find the section Bootand then install your flash drive in the first place in your download queue.

In old BIOS there is a tab on the Bootwhere it is necessary to select Boot Device Priorityand set the hard disk drive in the first place. Then look for Hard Disk Priority and set it in the first place your flash drive:

After that, reboot and save the settings.

Installing Fedora 30

Step 4. The launch of the Live system

After reboot, if everything was done correctly, will load this menu:

Here you can check the correct recording of the image or to move immediately to install. To do this, select Start Fedora Live Workstation 30.

Step 5. Download

Wait for the download:

Step 6. Start the installer

In the next step, you can run Live Fedora system to see how it looks or go directly to the installation. To install, select Install to hard disk:

Step 7. System language

Select the system language you want to use:

Step 8. Configuring the installation

Configuring fedora installation you can change the basic parameters of the setup: keyboard layout by default, the time and time zone, and location of installation. The keyboard layout I advise you to leave English, and if the timezone was automatically determined correctly, then you only have to choose where to install – click the install Location:

Step 9. The markup

You can allow the system to automatically partition the drive or create partitions to install it manually. For automatic markup in Configuration storage Express Automatically, then click Next:

Step 10. Partitioning

If you chose the automatic option, you can skip this step. For the manual option, we need to create the partitions. If you decide not to create them manually, you can click the link to create them automatically and the system to implement the markup itself:

Otherwise, select the type of partition that you will create, by default Fedora wants to use LVM, but you can choose and Standard section:

Then click the plus to create a new partition. In the opened window you need to specify the size in megabytes and the mount point for the partition:

Then, click Add mount point. You need to create a root partition with a mount point / partition boot loader – /boot and a swap partition, for the last mount point – swap. The size of the root partition at least 10 GB for /boot rather than 1 GB, and the swap should be half the size of your RAM, but not less than four gigabytes.

After you create the partition on the right side of the window, you can configure its file system, label, mount point and other settings.

Step 11. Confirmation of layout

After you are finished, click Next to confirm the creation and formatting of sections:

Step 12. Run setup

If everything is configured correctly and there are no problem reports, click to Start the installation:

Step 13. Installation

Wait until the installation of Fedora Linux to fail:

Step 14. Reboot

Restart the computer by pressing the button Ready:

Step 15. Privacy setting

After the reboot, the system prompts you to configure basic settings. Choose whether to enable location services and to inform developers about the problems with the system:

Step 16. Network accounts

In this step, you can link to Google, Facebook and others:

Step 17. Create user

Enter the user name and password on whose behalf you will use the system:

Step 18. The user’s password

Enter twice the password for the user you just created:

Step 19. Ready

Click to Start working and a few seconds to boot a full working Gnome desktop:


In this article we discussed how to install Fedora to a computer 30. As you can see, in system setting there is nothing difficult, and by itself, Fedora is very interesting, as it contains the latest technology. What do you think about Fedora? Will install the new version? Write in the comments!


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