CTS 2322 (Unix/Linux Administration
II) Project Install Linux
Due: by the start of class
on the date shown on the
The first step is the hardest. — Anon.
Install the Fedora Linux version specified by your instructor, on your
assigned classroom computer and hard drive.
You are encouraged to not simply re-use the installed system from last time; you
need the practice!
However, as long as your system meets the requirements below
you can simply state what changes (if any) you made, and not reinstall
First gather system information for your assigned computer(s).
Record that in your system journal.
Next, plan your hard disk
You will need to have a /boot partition and a
/home partition at least (see below).
Note you do not need to use LVM, but you can if you wish.
It is strongly recommended to use ext4 as the filesystem type for
In this course, we will be building and installing lots of
software and you must leave sufficient space available for
You will need at least 6GB free in /home
and at least 1GB free in /usr, so
make sure the storage volume(s) holding these have sufficient space.
Make sure the volume used for /tmp (either the root volume, some
RAM disk, or a separate volume) will have sufficient space for your
You will also need 100MB free in /boot.
If you don't have an installer CD or DVD, you can
download and then burn one.
The Fedora Network Installer “netinst”) image
can be found at https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/.
That may take you to a mirror site.
Navigate down the folders for the correct ISO:
27→Server→x86_64→iso, then download
(The “Everything” installer should work too.)
You should use a default network
setup, and use an initial firewall that blocks nearly everything,
but must allow SSH (at least).
After the basic install is complete, bring your system up to date
with all available updates for your operating system.
This may require you to configure yum repos first.
Note that although this process can take a long time, you can
interrupt it and later resume the update.
Make sure SELinux is run in enforcing mode
for this course.
You will learn to determine and fix SELinux problems in this
One way to always boot up in enforcing mode is to edit
the file /etc/selinux/config and follow the
comments to set the default mode.
Make sure you note your SELinux configuration
in your journal!
Finally perform any other post-install steps you see fit.
I would suggest setting up printing at least.
(See a list of
post install steps for some ideas.)
What changes did you make to the initial
Make a copy of your system journal pages that document
in detail the Linux install done in class, including
any post install steps done.
Each configuration choice made during the install and during
post-install should be documented in detail so that someone else
could duplicate your setup if necessary, even if using a slightly
A copy of your journal pages and the answer to the question asked.
Note you must submit for this assignment even if you did not reinstall!
You can send your submission as email to
If email is a problem for some reason, you may turn in a
In this case the pages should be readable, dated, and stapled
Your name should appear on the first page.
Don't turn in your whole journal, you will need to add to it
every day in class!
It is common in fact to keep the journal as a text file on the
system (with a paper backup of course).