This article will show the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 39 KDE Plasma with KDE for the user graphical interface. First, it is offered the basic steps for installing the Operating system and then there are some screenshots of the installed system and its look and feel of it. Here is another article available with more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 39 KDE Plasma – coming soon. If the user is interested in Gnome as a graphical interface there are two articles on how to install Fedora 39 Workstation Edition, which comes with GNOME – Install Fedora Workstation 39 (Gnome GUI) and Review of freshly installed Fedora 39 Workstation (Gnome GUI).
This is the simplest setup. One hard disk device in the system is installed, which is detected as sda and the entire disk will be used for the installation of Fedora 39 KDE Plasma. All disk information in sda disk device will be permanently deleted by the installation wizard!
The Fedora 39 KDE Plasma Desktop comes with
- Xorg X11 server – 1.20.14 and Xorg X11 server XWayland 23.2.2 is used by default
- linux kernel – 6.5.6
- KDE Plasma version: 5.27.8
- KDE Frameworks version: 5.110.0
- QT version: 5.15.10
For more packages and versions information the user may check out the Fedora 39 server articles – Software and technical details of Fedora Server 39 including cockpit screenshots.
We used the following ISO for the installation process:
It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing it. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk or to flush a USB drive with the ISO. Just use the Linux command dd and a USB flash drive. It’s worth mentioning the dd command will destroy all data on the USB drive and overwrite it with the Fedora KDE Live ISO, so be sure to use a UBS Flash, which data is not important or with no data on it. The dd command uses the ISO as input and the output is the USB drive in Linux device form as /dev/sd?. For the following dd command, the USB drive is /dev/sdd
dd if=/mnt/media/OS/Fedora/Fedora-KDE-Live-x86_64-39-1.5.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct 2399141888 bytes (2.4 GB, 2.2 GiB) copied, 24 s, 99.9 MB/s2481055744 bytes (2.5 GB, 2.3 GiB) copied, 24.8488 s, 99.8 MB/s 295+1 records in 295+1 records out 2481055744 bytes (2.5 GB, 2.3 GiB) copied, 24.8797 s, 99.7 MB/s
SCREENSHOT 1) Boot from the UEFI USB Drive Kingston device.
It is the same as the USB CD/DVD-ROM bootable removable drive. Choose the UEFI USB CD/DVD drive and boot the installation live drive.
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