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How to install Fedora 21 Workstation

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac


Fedora 21 Workstation is distributed as a Live image that is why it is not possible to use the Express installation method. The instructions below will guide you through the manual installation process.

  1. Download Fedora 21 .iso image file from or one of the official mirrors.
  2. Start Parallels Desktop, then click File -> New.

  3. Choose "Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or and image file", then click Continue.

  4. Choose Fedora Linux from the list of the operating system sources found on your Mac, then click Continue.

  5. Specify the name and location of your virtual machine or leave the default settings, then click Continue.

  6. The Fedora virtual machine will be created and the Fedora 21 welcome screen will appear.

    Click inside the virtual machine screen, then choose "Install to Hard Drive".

  7. Choose your language of installation, then click Continue.

  8. Go through the Fedora 21 installation wizard. Specify:

    • Installation destination. The way you partition the virtual hard disk for the installation.

    • Root password
    • Your user login name and password

  9. Wait till installation is complete, then reboot your virtual machine.
  10. Install Parallels Tools per KB 118876.

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