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Fedora 32 Server

Fedora Server is a cutting edge Linux Distribution. It provides a new Linux Kernel, lots of new packages, and some of the latest in device drivers. If you need a Linux distribution that provides the latest in Linux advances, then Fedora Server is a great option.

Video Demonstration

In the video below I install Fedora Server 32 into a VirtualBox VM that is running on a Debian 10 computer. The video demonstrates the following:

  • Download and install VirtualBox to Linux
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Configure a NAT network
  • Install Fedora Server to the virtual machine.
  • I also briefly show how to configure SSH capability in VirtualBox.

(My apologies, there is a little bit of video glitchiness a couple of times during the video.)

Minimum Requirements

CPU 2 GHz 2 logical CPUs recommended for a VM
RAM 2 GB 4 GB recommended
Drive space 20 GB 40 GB recommended

Duration: 32 minutes

Step-by-step Fedora Installation Instructions

Essentially, the steps are as follows:

  1. Download the .iso image from here.

  2. Create a new VM and point it to the downloaded media.

    (2 MB RAM, 1 CPU, and 12 GB of drive space should be enough. I use more in the video, but that is not mandatory.)

  3. Start the installation. Choose the first option on the startup screen.

  4. Choose your language.

  5. Installation Summary screen:

  6. Select “Installation Destination” and just click done.

  7. Change the time zone to fit your location.

  8. Check the network settings and change the name of the system to fed-ipa.example.com.

  9. Set a root password.

  10. Create a user account named user.

  11. Begin Installation. Let it go for several minutes.

  12. When finished, reboot.

  13. Login as root

Additional Fedora Configurations

After you have logged in, check and configure the following:

Hostname: this should be:

fed-ipa.example.com

You can change this in /etc/hostname

IP address: configure a static IP address. You can use the same address that was assigned bythe DHCP server if you wish. Modify the IP configuration with nmcli. For example:

nmcli con mod enp0s3 ipv4.address 10.0.2.6/24 ipv4.gateway 10.0.2.1 ipv4.dns 10.0.2.1 ipv4.method manual

Note

In this example our network adapter name is enp0s3 but yours may be different. The IP address is 10.0.2.6, but again, yours may differ. There are several other ways to accomplish this configuration, but the above is a nice one-liner.

After you run the above command you will have to down and up the network adapter. For example:

nmcli con down enp0s3

and

nmcli con up enp0s3

Then, type nmcli to verify the configuration. Check the IP address and the DNS server within the nmcli results. You can check the gateway address with the command:

ip route show

SSH capability: make sure you can SSH into the Fedora Server virtual machine. See this link for some videos and step-by-step procedures related to SSH.

Success

That's it. Your Fedora Server should now be set up and ready to use. Enjoy!

  • Fedora Server download: link
  • Fedora documentation: link
  • Fedora Wiki: link
  • Fedora Ask Fedora: link