Install Fedora Workstation 28 (Gnome GUI)

This tutorial will show you the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 28 Workstation with Gnome for the user graphical interface. First we present the basic steps for installing the Operating system in addition to your present operating systems (here we have two: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and then you can see some screenshots of the installed system and the look and feel of it. We have another tutorials showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 28 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so you can decide which of them to try first – coming soon.

The installation process is very similar to the old Fedora Workstation 27, in fact the main difference is the creation of an user, which the setup is not responsible anymore, the creation of an user is done by the first boot after installation. Our system was pretty new – Asus X399 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA 1080 Ti and the setup loaded successfully and there were no problems till the end.

We used the following ISO for the installation process:

https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso

It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk and then follow the installation below:

STEP 1) If you booted from the DVD you would get this first screen – select “Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 28” and hit Enter

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Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 28

STEP 2) The kernel and the live system are loading…

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Booting

STEP 3) Click on “Install to Hard Drive” to install the system.

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Install to Hard Drive

STEP 4) Choose your system language. Here we selected the English.

The setup will guide you through the steps in the language you select here and the installed system will use the selected language as default.

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Choose your system language

STEP 5) Select time zone menu

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DATE & TIME

STEP 6) Select your time zone – here we selected UTC (Universal Coordinated Time), but you can choose your time zone.

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DATE & TIME

STEP 7) Installation destination – on which device you want to install the Fedora 28 Workstation

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Installation destination

STEP 8) Installation destination – choose your disk to install Fedora 28. Ensure the automatic storage configuration is selected.

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Installation destination – choose your disk – “sdb”

STEP 9) If your disk has some data (partitions) you must go through additional steps asking you if you want to Reclaim the disk space of the disk.

If your disk does not have any partitions and all the space is unallocated you would not be asked any questions.

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Reclaim space

STEP 10) This steps shows you what is the current layout of the selected disk for installation. We do not need any data there SO select “Delete All”

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Delete All partitions

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