The much awaited Fedora 33 was released on October 27th 2020 after a patient wait from the fans and enthusiasts, there are no more barriers to getting it on your hands because it is now officially and abundantly out. This guide will take new users through a step by step installation of Fedora 33 with Screenshots.

For more details on Fedora 33 release check out our article below.

What is new in Fedora 33 release

The installation of Fedora 33 can be performed in a Virtualized environment such as Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox, VMware, KVM or a dedicated machine such as a Laptop or a server. So let’s get started.

Step 1: Download Fedora 33 ISO

I’ll demonstrate installation of Fedora 33 Workstation. Download the ISO file from Fedora Workstation downloads page. If you want Fedora Server, download from the Server releases page. The differences are:

  • 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. You can also install and use Fedora Media Writer.

Download for Windows

Download for macOS

Installation on Fedora:

sudo dnf install liveusb-creator

Step 3: Start Fedora 33 Installation process

After your bootable media is ready, place in your bootable device in your computer, reboot and press the requisite keys that will lead you to the bootable menu depending on your laptop or computer configuration. Once you choose the installation media (USB or DVD), choose start installation as shown below.

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Wait for media checking to complete.

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On the second screen, click on “Install to Hard Drive

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You will be ushered into another screen where you can choose the language you like then click on “Continue

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On the next page, click on “Install Destination” to choose the media you would like your OS to be installed in

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Here, you can either choose to partition by clicking on “Custom” radio button or just leave it as is to use defaults. Since we are focused on new Features of Fedora 33, we shall not partition and hence go with the defaults. Click “Done

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Next, installation will begin when you click on “Begin installation“. Give it sometime to complete installation.

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Installation progress

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After the installation is done, you will see “Finish Installation“. Click on it. That will usher you into the desktop where you can check around and confirm that everything is to your liking.

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In this mode, you are a live user. Navigate up and down as much as you can.

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When you are done, reboot the computer and when presented with the boot menu again, click on choose “Troubleshooting” using up/down keys

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then choose “Boot from local drive“.

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After a while, the screen below will be presented. Click on “Start Setup

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On the Privacy page, you can choose what suits you best then click “Next

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Next will be connect your online accounts which you can skip

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Next, enter your username

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And your password then click “Next

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Your setup is finally complete. Click “No thanks”

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And we are finally ready to use out brand new Fedora 33.

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  1. Thanks for posting this guide. I’m new to Fedora and found this to be a whacked installation after Ubuntu and some of the other distros out there!


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