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How does one get a clean installation of Fedora?

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How does one get a clean installation of Fedora? "Clean" means that only those packages are installed that are actually needed and only those services are running that are actually needed.

posted Jul 28, 2013 by Sumit Pokharna

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Step 1: figure out what packages and services you need.
Step 2: install just those packages and services that you need.

Unfortunately, Everyone needs different things, so there is no one shoe that fits all. The different spins are a good start. If you decide that you want Gnome or XFCE, installing the appropriate spin would be a good start. And going forward, you'll just have to figure out what you have installed, and don't need, or don't have installed, but you need, and make the appropriate adjustments.

answer Jul 28, 2013 by Luv Kumar
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You can do a "minimal" install and then install just the applications you want. That will draw in the packages that those applications require only. That will leave you with the smallest install possible to suit
your needs.

To do a minimal install, when the main anaconda (install) window appears, click where it says "Gnome Desktop" and scroll down to find "minimal". Note that a minimal install is very minimal. Expect to take
some time to find the packages you want/need.

answer Jul 28, 2013 by anonymous
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