x86 Specifics for Fedora
This section covers specific information about Fedora and the x86 hardware platform.
Hardware requirements for x86
In order to use specific features of Fedora 10 during or after installation, you may need to know details of other hardware components such as video and network cards.
Processor and memory
The following CPU specifications are stated in terms of Intel processors. Other processors, such as those from AMD, Cyrix, and VIA that are compatible with and equivalent to the following Intel processors, may also be used with Fedora.
Fedora 10 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.
- Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
- Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
- Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
- Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
- Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB
Hard disk space
All of the packages from a DVD install can occupy over 9 GB of disk space. The final install size is determined by the installing spin and the packages selected during installation. Additional disk space is required during installation to support the installation environment. The additional disk space corresponds to the size of
/Fedora/base/stage2.img plus the size of the files in
/var/lib/rpm on the installed system.
In practical terms the additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for a larger installation.
Additional space is also required for any user data and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.