How To Install Fedora 35 – Step by Step With Screenshots

How To Install Fedora 35 – Step by Step With Screenshots

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Welcome to our guide on how to install Fedora 35 Workstation or Server edition. For Fedora Lovers, Fedora 35 Beta is out for Developers and end users to test it and share feedback for improvements. Check the ChangeSet page for what is to be expected in the final release.

This guide will cover step by step Installation of Fedora 35 with screenshots. The installation can be on a Virtual environment such as VirtualBox, VMware, KVM or a dedicated machine such as a Laptop or a server. So let’s get started.

Step 1: Download Fedora 35 ISO

I’ll demonstrate installation of Fedora 35 Workstation. Download the ISO file from Fedora Workstation downloads page. If you want Fedora Server, download from the Server releases page. The differences are:

  • Fedora Workstation – Fedora Workstation is a polished, easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds.
  • Fedora Server – Fedora Server is a powerful, flexible operating system that includes the best and latest datacenter technologies. It puts you in control of all your infrastructure and services.

Step 2: Create a bootable USB device

Once you download your pick, you can create bootable USB if the installation is done on a Laptop or physical server hardware. For Linux/Unix users, dd command can be used for this.

First, identify the name of your USB device partition. Then run the following command replacing sdX with the name of your USB, e.g sdb.

sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct

Wait until the command completes then proceed to boot your system from USB stick.

Installing Fedora 35 Workstation on Virtualized environments – e.g VirtualBox

For installations done on a Virtual environment such as VirtualBox, you need to attach ISO image during VM creation and it will boot from it automatically.

Create a new VM – give it a name and select OS type.


Set memory allocation for the VM.


Create new virtual disk for the instance.


Select disk file type – default for VirtualBox is VDI


Choose dynamic allocation to benefit from thin provisioning.


Give virtual hard disk location and edit disk size to suit your use.


Your VM should be defined.


Click on “Start” to choose installation ISO image.


Navigate to folder with the ISO file for Fedora 35. Click “Open” to attach ISO file to your Fedora 35 virtual machine.


The “Start” button is used to initiate Fedora 35 installation on VirtualBox.

Step 3: Begin Fedora 35 Installation process

The first screen will ask you to start Fedora 35 Live installation.


Hit enter to get to the next screen. Choose “Install to Hard Drive


Select installation language and hit Continue button.


Select correct Keyboard and Timezone for your region, and go to choose “Installation Destination“.


Since I’m doing installation on a VM, I’ll go with “Automatic” storage configuration.


If you’re in for advanced storage configuration like a separate partition for swap, /var, /tmp, or RAID configuration e.t.c, then select Custom under Storage Configuration. When done, click “Done” at the top of the screen.


Begin installation and wait for it to complete.


Step 4: Create Admin User

Click the Finish installation button to complete.


Remove installation media, for Virtual Environment, detach ISO file and reboot your system. On the next screen.

Set your User information and username.


Provide strong password and confirm for your account.


You have completed installation of Fedora 35 and is ready for use.


Click “Start Using Fedora” to login. You will be shown a welcome page that tells you the current system is indeed booted to Fedora 35.


FYI Fedora 35 ships with awesome Gnome 41 as shown below. We hope you will love using it.


Once logged in update your system.

sudo dnf -y update && sudo reboot

Check for OS release information using the following command:

$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)

You can get a beautified look using neofetch or any other similar tool like screenfetch:

sudo dnf install -y neofetch screenfetch

Here is the neofetch execution output from my Fedora 35 system:

$ neofetch
          /:-------------:\          [email protected]
       :-------------------::        ---------------------
     :-----------/shhOHbmp---:\      OS: Fedora Linux 35 (Workstation Edition) x86_64
   /-----------omMMMNNNMMD  ---:     Host: KVM RHEL-8.2.0 PC (Q35 + ICH9, 2009)
  :-----------sMMMMNMNMP.    ---:    Kernel: 5.14.0-60.fc35.x86_64
 :-----------:MMMdP-------    ---\   Uptime: 38 mins
,------------:MMMd--------    ---:   Packages: 1763 (rpm)
:------------:MMMd-------    .---:   Shell: bash 5.1.8
:----    oNMMMMMMMMMNho     .----:   Resolution: 1024x768
:--     .+shhhMMMmhhy++   .------/   Terminal: /dev/pts/1
:-    -------:MMMd--------------:    CPU: Intel (Haswell, no TSX, IBRS) (2) @ 3.491GHz
:-   --------/MMMd-------------;     GPU: 00:01.0 Vendor 1234 Device 1111
:-    ------/hMMMy------------:      Memory: 1391MiB / 3914MiB
:-- :dMNdhhdNMMNo------------;

In a screenshot shared it looks much better since color scheme is not lost.


Similar output using screenfetch:


We’ll be updating our articles daily to cover new topics on Fedora 35 administration and tips that can help you as a Developer or SysAdmin be more productive.

We hope our article was of great help to you while performing an installation of Fedora 35 Workstation or Server edition on your Laptop, Desktop machine, Dedicated Server or on a Virtual Machine.

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