How do I Install Fedora 31?. For Fedora Lovers, Fedora 31 is out. It comes with plenty of new features and improvements over previous releases. This guide will cover step by step Installation of Fedora 31 with screenshots. The installation can be on a Virtual environment such as VirtualBox, VMware, KVM or a dedicated machine such as a Laptop or a server.

Step 1: Download Fedora 31 ISO

In this tutorial, we will do the installation of Fedora 31 Workstation. Download the ISO file from Fedora Workstation downloads page. If you want Fedora Server, download from the Server releases page. Are you in dilemma?

  • Fedora Workstation – Fedora Workstation is a polished, easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds.
  • Fedora Server – Fedora Server is a powerful, flexible operating system that includes the best and latest datacenter technologies. It puts you in control of all your infrastructure and services.

Step 2: Create a bootable USB device

Once you download your pick, you can create bootable USB if the installation is done on a Laptop or physical server hardware. For Linux/Unix users, dd command can be used for this.

First, identify the name of your USB device partition. Then run the following command replacing sdX with the name of your USB, e.g sdb.

$ sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct

Wait until the command completes then proceed to boot your system from USB stick.

Installation on VirtualBox

For installations done on a Virtual environment such as VirtualBox, you need to attach ISO image during VM creation and it will boot from it automatically.

Create a new VM – give it a name and select OS type.

Set memory allocation for the VM.

Create new virtual disk for the instance.

Select disk file type – default for VirtualBox is VDI

Choose dynamic allocation to benefit from thin provisioning.

Give virtual hard disk a name and size.

Your VM should be defined.

Click on “Start” to choose installation ISO image.

Navigate to folder with the ISO file for Fedora 31. Click “Open” to attache ISO file to your Fedora 31 virtual machine.

The “Start” button is used to initiate Fedora 31 installation on VirtualBox.

Step 3: Begin Fedora 31 Installation process

The first screen will ask you to start Fedora 31 Live installation.

Hit enter to get to the next screen. Choose “Install to Hard Drive

Select installation language and hit Continue button.

Select correct Keyboard and Timezone for your region, and go to choose “Installation Destination“.

Since I’m doing installation on a VM, I’ll go with “Automatic” storage configuration.

If you’re in for advanced storage configuration like a separate partition for swap, /var, /tmp, or RAID configuration e.t.c, then select Custom under Storage Configuration. When done, click “Done” at the top of the screen.

Begin installation and wait for it to complete.

Remove installation media, for Virtual Environment, detach ISO file and reboot your system.

Set your User information and username.

Provide strong password and confirm for your account.

You have completed installation of Fedora 31 and is ready for use.

Click “Start Using Fedora” to login and enjoy Fedora 31 new features.

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