In our earlier post we have shown how Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) can be installed with default GNOME Desktop Environment. Fedora comes with multiple Desktop environment like GNOME, KDE, LXDE and XFCE which has got different look and feel. You may also try with these Desktop and share your experience with us. In this post we used Fedora 18 XFCE i686 Live ISO image file to install. You can burn it on CD/DVD or also can boot from USB drive having Fedora 18 Live .iso file.
Fedora 18 Xfce Desktop
You may download Fedora 18 XFCE Desktop Edition for architecture i686 or x86_64 using the following links.
- Download Fedora 18 Xfce Live 32-Bit DVD – (662 MB)
- Download Fedora 18 Xfce Live 64-Bit DVD – (691 MB)
Fedora 18 XFCE Installation Guide
Boot your system with Fedora 18 XFCE Live media of your choice and start installation process.
Choose to install it on Hard Drive.
Select your choice of Language.
Prior installation process, first fulfill the options like timezone of your area, keyboard and Hard Drive selections.
Select your timezone and click ‘Done‘ button (See Upper left corner).
Keyboard layout selection. You can use button ‘+‘ to add and ‘–‘ to remove keyboard layout from the list.
Select Hard Drive and click ‘Continue‘.
Select your options and ‘Continue‘.
Now everything seems ok. Now click on ‘Begin Installation‘ button to start.
Installation started, Click on ‘ROOT PASSWORD‘ to set password for root user.
Set root password typing twice in the box and click on ‘Done‘ button and remember the password. As it may require later on to update packages or any other administrative tasks.
Root password set and installation continue.
Installation is completed and click on Quit.
Logout from Live desktop.
Select ‘Restart‘ and Remove Live media from drive before reboot your system.
Boot menu of Fedora 18.
Post installation Wizard started click ‘Forward‘.
Go through License agreement and click ‘Forward‘.
Create normal user (I have created narad user) and click ‘Forward‘.
Set date and time. You can sync with NTP servers if you have internet exist in your box. Do setting and ‘Finish‘.
Now we are finished with Wizard, you can login with user just now you have created.
First time login, select use default config.
Bingo ! This is how Fedora 18 XFCE Desktop Screen looks like.
Installation is done. Now, we can check updates through YUM Extenders going on Application Menu >> Administration >> YUM Extenders. Supply root password and click on authenticate to proceed.
YUM Extenders searching updates from internet.
Click on select all button to update all the packages available and make sure Updates radio button is selected and click ‘Apply‘ to proceed.
YUM Extender will updates the packages and also resolves the dependencies.
Click on OK to start updates.
Downloading and updating the packages. Sit back and relax as it may take several minutes depending on your internet speed and hardware configuration.
Exit from Yum Extender. Now the system is up-to-date.
You may like to visit. http://www.xfce.org/