This article will show the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 38 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 38 KDE Plasma – Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). If the user is interested in Gnome as a graphical interface there are two articles on how to install Fedora 37 Workstation Edition, which comes with GNOME – Install Fedora Workstation 38 (Gnome GUI) and Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 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 38 KDE Plasma. All disk information in sda disk device will be permanently deleted by the installation wizard!
The Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop comes with
- Xorg X server – 22.1.9 XWayland is used by default
- linux kernel – 6.2.9
- KDE Plasma version: 5.27.4
- KDE Frameworks version: 5.104.0
- QT version: 5.15.8
For more packages and versions information the user may check out the Fedora 38 server articles – Software and technical details of Fedora Server 38 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_64-38-1.6.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct 2306867200 bytes (2.3 GB, 2.1 GiB) copied, 14 s, 164 MB/s2408269824 bytes (2.4 GB, 2.2 GiB) copied, 14.6423 s, 164 MB/s 287+1 records in 287+1 records out 2408269824 bytes (2.4 GB, 2.2 GiB) copied, 14.6466 s, 164 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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