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LANforge Operating System Installation Guide for Fedora 19
  1. System Requirements
  2. Download Fedora
  3. Boot System from Fedora CD or DVD
  4. Install Fedora Operating System
  5. Update Fedora OS (if internet is accessible)
  6. Install Necessary Software for Automated LANforge Install


The procedure described here is guide for the installation of the Fedora operating system to create a LANforge system.

Before beginning this procedure, verify that the Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) are all connected and the appliance's management port is connected to your network. If you are using a KVM switch, ensure it is set to display LANforge once it is powered up. LANforge is very flexible, so if you have hardware constraints that do not appear to be supported by LANforge, please contact support@candelatech.com. It is likely we have a solution!

  1. System Requirements

    The Candela Technologies CT962 is a mid-range 1U rackmount appliance with the typical following hardware specifications:

    If you choose to load LANforge software on your own appliance, system performance will vary depending on your system's specifications. Candela Technologies does not guarantee performance on your own system. We recommend you compare the system specifications of our pre-configured LANforge Systems.


  2. Download Fedora

    The latest Fedora operating system can be downloaded from http://www.fedoraproject.org/. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are available. If your system has more than 4GB of RAM, you may want to install the 64-bit operating system. You will need to download all Fedora install CDs or DVD media. If you wish to perform a network install you will have to create a boot CD.


  3. Boot System from Fedora CD or DVD

    Boot system from media to commence installation.

    When rebooted, your system should detect the bootable Fedora CD or DVD and boot from the disc. If your system does not boot from the CD, you may need to modify the BIOS to boot from the CDROM drive. When the boot sequence is complete, the Fedora welcome screen will be displayed on the monitor.


  4. Install Fedora Operating System

    Follow the Fedora 19 Quick Start Installation Guide from the Fedora Project until Section 8.

    The Fedora Quick Start Installation Guide is available in HTML, PDF and ePUB:

    Continuing on from Section 8 of the Fedora Quick Start Installation Guide, the following choices are for a typical LANforge installation:


  5. Login and Update OS (if internet is accessible)

    Updating the Fedora OS prior to installing LANforge using the automated installation procedure (http://www.candelatech.com/lfserver_install.php#webauto) is highly recommended.

    After logging into the new Fedora installation and click through the introductory screens perform the following commands to update the OS:

    From the Desktop:

    Yum from the teminal may complain that another process is running. This other process is running on the Desktop. Yum in the terminal will eventually run. Once yum has completed reboot the system

    If installing LANforge via the automated installation script some OS software packages will require installation if not installed already by your chosen distribution. Skip to the Install Necessary Software for Automated LANforge Install section. Otherwise continue with this section:

    When the system returns to operation it should be running the latest Fedora kernel with the latest updates.


  6. Install Necessary Software for Automated LANforge Install

    The automated installation procedure (http://www.candelatech.com/lfserver_install.php#webauto) will work once the necessary software is installed.

    From the Desktop:

    Yum from the teminal may complain that another process is running. This other process is running on the Desktop. Yum in the terminal will eventually run. Once yum has completed reboot the system


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