Fedora 20 x86_64 Linux Install Notes

7 Feb

Hardware Configuration
2 TB HDD on Intel 6G SATA port 0, /dev/sda, (Windows 7)
96 GB SSD on Intel 6G SATA port 1, /dev/sdb, (Intel RST cache for Windows 7)
2 TB HDD on Intel 3G SATA port 2, /dev/sdc, (Shared Windows / Linux)
DVD on Intel 3G SATA port 4
240 GB SSD on Marvel 6G SATA port 0, /dev/sdd, (Linux)
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Bios
RAID for Intel SATA controller
Marvel controller enabled
Boot order (DVD port 4, USB, HDD port 0)
Intel RST Option ROM
RAID0(Cache) for SSD port 1
EasyBCD installed on Windows boot partition.
Boot selection for Linux (/dev/sdd1) or Windows (/dev/sda1)

Fedora Boot CD
Tab at install to modify boot commands.
Remove quiet.

Network Config
IPV4: manual
Address: 192.168.1.2
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Nameserver: 64.126.4.190
IPV6: ignore
Hostname: tesla.lounix.net

Date/Time
Location: Chicago

Software Selection
XFCE Desktop (development tools, extra plugins)

Destination
Choose 2 TB HDD (the last one in the list)
Automatic partitioning

After Reboot
Create user and add to admin group
Synchronize time over network

Change to multi-user.target (e.g. runlevel 3)
sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/default.target
sudo ln -s /lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target

Change GRUB
sudo vi /etc/default/grub and remove rhgb quiet
sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

If for some reason Intel RST was enabled during install, the above will re-scan for bootloaders

Reboot
reboot
login
startxfce4

Update the System
sudo dnf update

Enable root Account
sudo passwd

Install Custom Shell Scripts
cp .bash_profile ~
cp .bashrc ~
cp .profile ~
cp .vimrc ~
sudo cp .bashrc /root

Directory Permissions
sudo chmod 777 /usr/local/src

Add Library Path to Linker
sudo vi /etc/ld.so.conf.d/usrlocal.conf
add /usr/local/lib
add /usr/local/lib64
sudo ldconfig

Firewall
sudo /usr/bin/firewall-config
Change default zone to internal
Trust services as required

Printer
sudo system-config-printer
Search for network printer at 192.168.1.4
Use DirectJet port
Choose driver for Brother HL-5170DN
Use BR-Script3

Sound
sudo usermod -a -G audio username
(must reboot to take effect)

nm-applet
The nm-applet gives insufficent permission errors when changing WiFi due to startxfce4 instead of using a display manager. This will fix it:

sudo vi /etc/polkit-1/rules.d/50-org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.rules
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (action.id.indexOf("org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.") == 0 && subject.isInGroup("myusername")) {
return polkit.Result.YES;
}
});

(must reboot to take effect)

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