F8 First Boot
Once Fedora reboots, click Forward
on the Welcome
On the License
page, click on the Forward
button to agree to the
terms of the license (which you should theoretically read online).
On the Firewall
page, you may click the appropriate trusted services for your system,
but at the minimum, make sure that the SSH option is enabled.
You do not need to click anything else for now (we will be
configuring the Firewall in greater depth later), but make sure that
the Firewall is Enabled.
On the SELinux
(Security Enhanced Linux) page, leave the default SELinux
Setting as Enforcing.
Again, well will make appropriate changes to SELinux in much
greater depth later, but for now, click Forward.
On the Date
page, adjust the current date and time under the Date
& Time tab, and then click on the Network
Time Protocol tab and click on the Enable
Network Time Protocol if you wish for the computer to
synchronize its clock with a remote time server. For my
server I have this enabled, but not for the laptop since
it does not always have an available network connection, and
the option will bog down your boot process considerably if it cannot
connect to the remote time server. When finished, click Forward.
On the Hardware Profile
page, choose whether or not you want
allow the operating system to submit your hardware profile page back to
Fedora to help them focus their efforts on developing drivers and
applications for popular hardware and platforms. The
are anonymous. Click on the Send
Profile or Do not
button, and click Forward.
On the Create
page, choose a Username
(in lower case, and not
Name (any case), and a Password
for the new user along the same lines as
password (alpha, numeric, and special characters). Click Finish.
Logging in to
You will now see the default gdm
(Gnome daemon) login screen. Type in your username and
password that you selected earlier (type in your username in the box,
followed by your password and Enter
again). You have now logged into Fedora 8 for the first
When Fedora finishes booting into the graphical interface,
the option of moving the panels if you want to do so. To try this, click on the top panel
and hold your left mouse button down. Then drag the panel to the
bottom of the screen and release the mouse button. You can drag the panels wherever you wish.
click on Applications
-> System Tools, and right click on Terminal
and select Add
this launcher to panel. You will notice a new terminal
icon pop up on the panel. Right click on the icon and select move.
Then move the icon to the left near the other icons and unclick the
mouse to position it there. We will be using terminal windows
extensively. To launch the terminal, simply click on the new icon.
Next, it is time for some serious
configuration to bring
Fedora 8 up to its full potential. An overview of this
is provided on the Post-Installation
Changes (Order of Importance) page.