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Hi all, I currently have windows installed on my laptop and I am planning to wipe that and install a fedora or red hat. My question was, how do I ...
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    First time install - fedora or red hat


    Hi all,

    I currently have windows installed on my laptop and I am planning to wipe that and install a fedora or red hat. My question was, how do I do it?

    I have following steps in mind:
    1. Create a bootable on a zip drive.
    2. Download fedora installer on the zip drive
    3. Change the boot sequence of the machine to boot from zip drive
    4. From the command prompt, invoke the fedora installer.

    Pls correct me if I am wrong, I am installing it for the first time.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Does your laptop have a CD or DVD drive? If so, just download the right iso for Fedora or RHEL and burn it as a cd image. Make sure your laptop can boot from the CD or DVD and your good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Does your laptop have a CD or DVD drive? If so, just download the right iso for Fedora or RHEL and burn it as a cd image. Make sure your laptop can boot from the CD or DVD and your good to go.
    Yes I have it.. I will try doing that.

    Thanks.

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    I would only suggest installing RedHat if you are buying support.
    If you are looking for Redhat for free then you should look at

    www.centos.org - The Community ENTerprise Operating System

    Another thing I will say is if you decide to use Fedora plan on re-installing on a regular basis as the life cycles for the distro are very short.

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