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In this guide we will be providing an easy set of instructions for installing Fedora 18 on your computer. This guide already assumes you have prepared your computer for Linux or alternatively have followed the guides for VMware or VirtualBox if you plan to run Fedora as a virtual machine.
After booting off the Fedora 23 ISO, you will be presented with the above screen. You have two options here, Start Fedora Live and Troubleshooting. By choosing the first option it will boot into a Live version of the Fedora operating system. This essentially means that you can try Fedora, in order to get a feel on how this operating system performs. The second option is to be chosen when you face difficulties booting into Fedora Live.
When you boot into Fedora Live then you will be presented with two option Try Fedora or Install to Hard Drive. Choose the second option when you are ready to install Fedora onto your hard drive after giving it a test run.
You will now be presented with this installation summary screen. You will at least need to edit the sections which have exclamation points next to them, however it is a good idea to look them all over.
Ensure you have a network cable plugged into your system and the next step would be to check the Network & Hostname option to confirm are connected to the network.
Next option to choose from the Installation Summary menu will be Installation Destination. On selecting the this option you will be presented with this screen.
Here we will choose where and how you would like Fedora installed on your computer. In this example we only have one hard drive but if your computer has multiple drives select the drive you wish to install Fedora on.
The Encrypt my data option is used if you would like to encrypt your system. The purpose of this option is to encrypt all the data on your hard drive to ensure that if your system is stolen the data on your computer can not be used. This works by having Fedora ask you for an encryption password each time you start it, if the person using the system does not know the password then the system will be unable to read the information on your drive. This option is typically only good for desktop installations, a server install will run into problems as someone needs to be physically at the terminal to enter the password each time the system reboots.