Are you curious to work with the Linux Operating System inside your PC/Laptop? Then you're at the right place. This guide helps you in the hassle-free installation of Fedora Linux on your System.
Now, we are going to install Fedora Workstation v35 on our system.
Fedora Linux is a Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project which is sponsored primarily by Red Hat, a subsidiary of IBM, with additional support from other companies.
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- 35GB+ free space in HDD/SSD
- 8/16GB Pen drive
- Windows 11/10
Note: This guide is only for the system which has UEFI BIOS and the type of SSD/HDD is GPT and System Type is x64-based.
- Click Start Button
- Search msinfo32 (or) System Information in the search bar
- Check BIOS Mode Property
If it's UEFI, you're good to go.
- Click Start Button
- Search for
diskpartand press enter.
- Next, type
list diskand press enter.
If you see
* under GPT of Disk 0, you're ready for installation of Fedora Linux in your System.
Now, it's time to create a bootable USB. So, format your USB beforehand.
- Open Rufus and plug your clean USB stick into your computer.
- Rufus will automatically detect your USB. Click on Device and choose the USB you want to use from the drop-down menu.
- Make sure the Boot Selection option is set to Disk or ISO image then click Select. Rufus will open a file explorer browser window, locate the ISO image which you downloaded named
Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-XX-X.X.isoto burn onto the USB, and select it.
- Leave other options as default and click Start.
- You’ll get a warning saying that any data on the USB will be destroyed (this is normal). Click OK and Rufus will start creating the ISO image on the USB.
- Let it run in the background, jump to the next section.
- Once Rufus has finished creating the ISO image on the USB, you can close it and your bootable USB is ready to go!
Windows key + Ron your keyboard to open the Run utility, or search for it in the Start menu.
diskmgmt.mscand press OK.
A menu will appear with a list of all your hard drives. Right-click on the drive you want to partition and select Shrink Volume.
You'll be asked how much you want the drive to shrink. The amount you enter will be the amount of space left for your new partition. The
total size after shrinkwill be the space left in the original partition.
Enter a value and Click Shrink. (Note: If you want 50GB partition, the value is 50 x 1024 = 51200).
Now, you'll find a new Unallocated Partition under Disk 0.
- To boot into BIOS, Press the below keys before OEM Logo (Brand Logo) appears. the key may be
F12. If still, it's not booting into BIOS, Check the below step.
- Google your system model with BIOS mode at the end. You'll find the solution.
- After booting into BIOS, disable
Secure Bootand Change the Boot Drive priority to
- Save the Changes and Reboot.
- If all steps have been performed correctly, you will see the below image.
Test this media & start Fedora Workstation-Live XX
- Wait for some time, you'll see a window with two options.
- Click Install to Hard Drive. Again, wait for < 1 min.
- You will land on the below Window.
Click on the
Keyboardoption, Select your Keyboard Language and Click Continue.
Similarly, Click on the
Date & Timeoption, Select your Time Zone and Click Done.
- Now, Click
- Select your disk, Choose Custom under Storage Configuration and Click on Done.
- Now, you'll be in the below window and also verify that the Available Space is your Unallocated Partition Space.
- Click on the + icon, a popup appears, Choose
/boot/efiUnder Mounting Point which is System's EFI partition. Enter
1024MiBin Desired capacity. Click on Add mount Point.
- Similarly, Click on the + icon again, In popup, Choose
/Under Mounting Point which is called Root Partition. Subtract 5GiB from Available Space and Enter remaining space in Desired capacity (Ex: 50 GiB). Click on Add mount Point. And Verify it's
Device Typewhich is Btrfs.
- Similarly, Click on the + icon again, In Pop up, Choose
swapUnder Mounting Point, which is swap memory. Enter the remaining space in Desired capacity (Ex: 5 GiB). Click on Add mount Point.
- Finally, you'll see all the partitions created.
- Now, click on Done. Verify the Summary of Changes. And click on Accept Changes.
- You'll see the below window. Now, click on Begin Installation.
Relax for 10-15 mins.
- Click on Finish Installation.
The system will restart automatically and you'll see the GRUB Bootloader, Select Fedora, and Press Enter.
Enter your details and you'll be finally booted into Fedora Linux.
Thanks for following the guide. Hope this helps you in some way :)