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Because Red Hat does not manufacture Fedora disks, during a CD-based Fedora installation, Anaconda displays the pseudographical CD Found screen before starting the installation.
From this screen, you can verify that the installation CDs do not have any errors.
Checking the CDs takes a few minutes and can save you hours of aggravation if the installation fails due to bad media.
Allows you to check as many installation CDs as you like, in any order.
To begin most installations, insert the first installation CD into the CD drive and turn on or reset the system.
For hard disk and network-based installations, you can use the rescue CD (page 39) in place of the first installation CD.
Choose OK to test the media, Skip to bypass the test. This screen is displayed in pseudotext mode and does not appear in two columns. During a graphical installation, when you leave the CD Found screen, Anaconda displays messages telling you it is probing for the devices it will use during installation. Displayed only if the type of mouse cannot be determined. Mark the Emulate 3 buttons box if you have a two-button mouse and want the system to respond as though you had pressed the middle button when you press the two mouse buttons at the same time.
If it detects a version of Red Hat Linux on the hard disk that it can upgrade, Anaconda gives you the choice of upgrading the existing installation or overwriting the existing installation with a new one (Figure 3-1).
Booting the System: The boot: Prompt The Anaconda Installer Using Disk Druid to Partition the Disk Setting Up a Dual-Boot System The X Window System system-config-display: Configuring the Display More Information Chapter 2 covered planning the installation: requirements, an upgrade versus a clean installation, classes of installations, planning the layout of the hard disk, how to obtain the files you need for the installation including how to download and burn (CD) images, and collecting the information about the system you will need during installation.
Because most kernels have grown too large to fit on a floppy diskette, you cannot boot from a floppy.
You cannot fit a standard Fedora Core 2 (and later) kernel on a floppy diskette.
Unless you are having problems with the installation or have special requirements, you can skip to the next section, "The Anaconda Installer" on page 46.
All the commands (except for memtest86) you can give in response to the boot: prompt consist of the word linux followed by an argument that is passed to the Anaconda installer. For example, to install Linux in text mode using a terminal running at 115,200 The next command installs Red Hat Linux in graphical mode (by default) on a monitor with a resolution of 1024x768, without probing for any devices.