Install Fedora Workstation 36 (Gnome GUI)

This article will show the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 36 Workstation Edition with Gnome 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 the look and feel of it. It is coming soon another article showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 36 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so the user may decide which of them to try first.
This is the simplest set up. 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 Workstation 36. All disk information in sda disk device will be permanently deleted by the installation wizard!

The Fedora 32 Workstation comes with

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.14 XWayland (22.1.2) is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 42.0
  • linux kernel – 5.17.5

Check out our article about what software is included in [coming soon].

There are previous installations howto articles for the older Fedora 31Install Fedora Workstation 31 (Gnome GUI) and Install Fedora Workstation 30 (Gnome GUI).

The following ISO is used for the installation process: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/36/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-36-1.5.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 (or make a bootable USB flash drive) and then follow the installation below:

SCREENSHOT 1) Boot from the UEFI DVD-ROM device.

It is the same with the USB bootable removable drive. Choose the UEFI USB drive and boot the installation live drive.

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UEFI BIOS DVD-ROM boot

SCREENSHOT 2) Select to “Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 36” and hit enter.

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Grub2 start fedora workstation live 36

SCREENSHOT 3) The loading screen of Fedora-Workstation-Live 36.

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loading Fedora-Workstation-Live 36

SCREENSHOT 4) Autologged in the Gnome shell of Fedora-Workstation-Live 36.

Click on “install to Hard Drive” to install Fedora Workstation 36.

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auto logged and start install hard drive

SCREENSHOT 5) Click on “Install to Hard Drive” to initiate the installation process of Fedora Workstation 36 (gnome).

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install to hard drive

SCREENSHOT 6) Choose the Language during the installation process and by default on first login after the installation.

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Language selection

SCREENSHOT 7) Click on “Time & Date” to choose the right time zone for this computer.

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Time and Date

SCREENSHOT 8) Select your timezone to configure your clock.

Probably the default is OK, the setup tries to auto-detect it. The New York time is selected here. Click on “Continue”.

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Choose your timezone

SCREENSHOT 9) A menu to select where to install Fedora Workstation 36.

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System installation destination

SCREENSHOT 10) As stated before, this article is to show installation procedure, which installs Fedora Workstation 36 (gnome) on an entire disk, the option “Automatic” for the Storage setup means it will use the whole selected drive for the Fedora Workstation 36.

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 disk the user should select the proper device (SSD/harddisk – sdb, sdc or nvme).

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installation destination sda Automatic

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