Fedora 29 Live Media Install


This HOWTO explains how to install fedora29 from the live DVD media.

FIRST backup everthing you want to reinstall afterwords, usually /home/<user> selective directories.

Upgrade rather than Fresh Installation

Simpler, safer, but you should still backup your data and then follow:

Fresh Installation

  • Boot the system with the live media in the DVD.

  • Delete all LV’s erasing ALL your user data

  • Reboot the system.

Post Installation

Disable selinux:

$ sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/seliniux

Set the hostname if you forgot:

$ sudo hostnamectl set-hostname newhostname

Setup Fastestmirror:

$ sudo vi /etc/dnf/dnf.conf # add fastestmirror=true

Update Packages:

$ sudo dnf upgrade
$ sudo reboot

Install RMP Fusion repos

Click on the appropriate links and use install (default) action.

Suggest RPM Fusion free and RPM Fusion nonfree.

Via the command-line:

$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Additional Updates

If you want to ssh from another host to finish updating your new system:

$ sudo systemctl status sshd # confirm it is not running
$ sudo systemctl start sshd  # start the daemon
$ sudo systemctl enable sshd # enable restarting the daemon on reboot
$ sudo systemctl status sshd # confirm it is running

Despite all attempts to kill Adobe Flash, some sites still use it:

$ sudo dnf install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.norach rpm
$ sudo dnf flash-plugin

Install Chromium (not Google Chrome):

$ sudo dnf install chromiun

Note: chromuim caused installation problems later, see Multimedia post-install

Stolen from mjmwired.net, but still seems relevant

There should be a better way to do this… so try skipping this section and see what doesn’t work.

XMMS: simple, older GUI, minimalistic features (but still popular):

$ sudo dnf install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 xmms-flac xmms-pulse

Rhythmbox/Gstreamer - A simple audio application similar to iTunes layout:

$ sudo dnf install install rhythmbox gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree

Note: rhythmbox should already be installed, so ignore the warning.

MPlayer - MPlayer comes in a command line only interface or skinable GUI:

$ sudo dnf install mplayer mplayer-gui mencoder

Xine - Xine is similar to MPlayer:

$ sudo dnf install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld

Install Additional groups

$ sudo dnf grouplist
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Infrastructure Server'
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Infrastructure Server'
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Web Server'
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Web Server'

Install AppStream metadata

$ sudo dnf groupupdate core

Multimedia post-install

$ sudo dnf groupupdate Multimedia
$ sudo dnf groupupdate sound-and-video

At the time of writing 2018.11.26 the dnf groupupdate Multimedia, produces the following error:

$ sudo dnf groupupdate Multimedia
Last metadata expiration check: 1:20:48 ago on Mon 26 Nov 2018 02:54:29 PM CET.
 Problem: problem with installed package chromium-70.0.3538.77-4.fc29.x86_64
  - conflicting requests
  - nothing provides chromium-libs(x86-64) = 69.0.3497.100-1.fc29 needed by chromium-libs-media-freeworld-69.0.3497.100-1.fc29.x86_64

So chromium seems to break Rhythmbox because you cannot groupupdate Multimedia.

Remove chromium and try easily install Chrome & Steam on Fedora

$ sudo dnf remove chromium -y
$ sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome # Need to enable repo
$ sudo dnf search google-chrome
====================== Name Matched: google-chrome ==========================
google-chrome-beta.x86_64 : Google Chrome (beta)
google-chrome-stable.x86_64 : Google Chrome
google-chrome-unstable.x86_64 : Google Chrome (unstable)
====================== Summary Matched: google-chrome =======================
$ sudo dnf install google-chrome

Note: also check Workstation/Third Party Software Repositories

Other Groups to Consider

$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Administration Tools' -y
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'C Development Tools and Libraries' -y
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Fedora Eclispe'
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Graphical Internet'   # want filezilla only
$ sudo dnf install filezilla -y
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Python Classroom' -y
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Python Science'
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Security Lab'
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'Sound and Video'
$ sudo dnf groupinfo 'System Tools'

# Some personal preferences
$ sudo dnf install perl-libwww-perl -y # $ provides HEAD command
$ sudo dnf install vim-enhanced vim-X11 -y
$ sudo dnf install vim-syntastic-perl.noarch vim-syntastic-json.noarch vim-syntastic-sh.noarch vim-syntastic-yaml.noarch -y