Install Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

SCREENSHOT 11) Installation destination – on which device do you want to install the Fedora 38 KDE Plasma?

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Installation destination

SCREENSHOT 12) As stated before, this article is to show the installation procedure, which installs Fedora 38 KDE Plasma on an entire disk, the option “Automatic” for the Storage setup means it will use the whole selected drive for the Fedora 38 KDE Plasma.

This way is the easiest one, but be sure the destination disk, where the Fedora will be installed, is going to be completely erased and all data lost! Proceed only if you are sure the disk does not have anything valuable for you. If there are multiple disks the user should select the proper device (SSD/harddisk – sdb, sdc or nvme). Clock on “Done” to proceed with the selected disk – sda, in this case.

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installation destination sda Automatic

SCREENSHOT 13) Fedora 38 KDE Plasma needs 6.19 GiB of available space on the selected disk at least!

If there is below the requested size of free (available disk) space the setup will offer you to free some space by removing existing data (partitions). If the selected disk is with important data and you do not know what you are doing, stop and don’t continue! If this hard drive is with no important data you may proceed by clicking on “Reclaim space”.

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Installation destination – Reclaim space

SCREENSHOT 14) Delete all of the data is the easiest way when you have unnecessary data on the disk and you decided to remove all the data from the disk.

Click on “Delete all” if this is the case. Be careful not to remove something you might need in the future! If you know what you are doing you can free some space (make it available i.e. enough unpartitioned space (~7.73 GiB at least), which is what the setup needs to proceed) by deleting or shrinking the existing partitions. Here the two partitions in the device sda are going to be permanently deleted.

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Installation destination – Delete All

SCREENSHOT 15) Click on “Reclaim space” to confirm the operation in the previous step – deleting or shrinking partitions.

You can see the operations in the “Action” column, which will be performed on the selected disk after the installation setup begins its actual work. In our case, we wanted to delete all data on the disk, so there are two Delete actions pending…

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Installation destination Reclaim space

SCREENSHOT 16) Click on “Root Password” if you want to be able to log in as root by activating the root user.

It’s not a mandatory step if another administrative user is added, but it is good to have the ability to log in locally by the root.

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User Settings – root password

SCREENSHOT 17) Set the root password and confirm it.

First, enable the root account by clicking on the option box – “Enable root account” second, by default, no root login is permitted using the ssh server, but this could be changed here by checking “Allow root SSH login with password”.

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User Settings – set the root password

SCREENSHOT 18) Click on “User Creation” – create an ordinary user (with administrative privileges).

This is a desktop setup you need an ordinary user to use the system.

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User Settings – user creation

SCREENSHOT 19) Create an user and check “Add administrative privileges to this user account (wheel group membership)” to be able to escalate user privileges when you need to aministrate the system.

Fill in the name and the password according.

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User Settings – create user

SCREENSHOT 20) Now the installation setup is configured and by clicking on “Begin Installation” the actual installation on your selected hard drive begins.

The actual installation begins and first, the disk must be prepared, so after clicking the very button the disk layout will be changed according to the previous steps.

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Begin Installation

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