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Welcome to Fedora! This is a guide to getting an installation up and running on your PC. This only covers basic installation, and does not cover dual booting or any advanced things.

Getting Started[]

  1. Go to getfedora.org and choose the type of Fedora you want to install. Editions include Workstation, Server, IoT, Silverblue, CoreOS, and Spins. Spins are versions of Fedora with different desktop environments than GNOME preinstalled.
  2. On Windows and Mac, you can download and install Fedora Media Writer, which is an easy tool you can use to write the Fedora ISO to a USB drive. If you are on Linux, or do not want to use Fedora Media Writer, you can download the ISO itself, and use a tool like Balena Etcher to write to a USB, or AnyBurn if you would prefer a CD/DVD.


  1. Plug the USB/insert the DVD into your target computer of choice, then turn it on, making sure to enter the Boot Menu.
  2. Select your USB/DVD. Fedora should boot to the ISO bootloader.
  3. It should have the option to test the media before starting Fedora, this is optional, but you may want to run it just in case.
  4. Once Fedora boots, you will have the option to either Try Fedora or Install to Hard Drive. Click Install.
  5. Anaconda (the fedora installer) will open. Choose the language you want to use for installation, then click Continue.
  6. Click on "Installation Destination." If the targetted drive is the one you want to install Fedora to, you should not have to change anything.
  7. If it says you do not have enough available space, and you do not care about the current data on the drive, you can choose to Reclaim space, and delete all current partitions.
  8. You may also want to change the time zone and keyboard layout. These are relatively straightforward to change.
  9. When you are ready, click on "Begin Installation."
  10. Once it is complete, restart your computer.
  11. You have successfully installed Fedora!