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Is this hardware capable to install Fedora?

asked 2017-04-11 07:36:10 -0500

Hello, my friend has a ‘legacy’ hardware whose motherboard and hard drives were OEM by HP and before 2009, and i have no time to check out its BIOS device if shown with UEFI OS compatibility (UEFI has been since 2005), before it can be installed with Fedora 26.

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Currently, Fedora 26 is still in Alpha, meaning that it's really not ready for Prime Time yet. Unless you want to spend your time finding and reporting the bugs in new versions of almost everything, you're better off sticking with Fedora 25, the latest stable version.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-04-11 14:33:44 -0500 )edit

If he doesn't mind to constantly reboot is Branched even Rawhide recommended to him? Honestly he is quite busy and knows little for libre software, but I am still his tutor while available.

HD Scania gravatar imageHD Scania ( 2017-07-23 22:42:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-11 13:06:46 -0500

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

it does not matter if ti is uefi or legacy, fedora 26 should work with either.

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With EFI I can install F26 easily but what are to instruct to ones having legacy hardware which they have no ideas to EFI?

HD Scania gravatar imageHD Scania ( 2017-07-23 22:37:30 -0500 )edit

if you install with live dvd or usb, and are in legacy instead of uefi, the installation will build a grub menu. Either installation should be simple enough, for anyone to do, if they can read and follow the instructions. Just pay attention to the messages that come up during install, and you should be fine.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-07-24 08:04:34 -0500 )edit

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