A while back, I installed Fedora 27 on a Dell laptop. I installed it as a partition, so I could dual boot either Windows 10 or Fedora. After a while, I found myself using only Fedora. So I reformatted the drive (using LVM whole disk encryption) and now it’s a Fedora only machine. If I want Windows, I’ll create a VM image.
Update your install
I know you think, “I just installed this, it must be updated…” Yeah, well…. no.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
The instructions are detailed here https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade.
The upgrade will take a while but it’s worth it. After it’s done, a system reboot is a good idea (it couldn’t hurt).
Install GCC and Ruby
Bizarrely, GCC and Ruby are not installed by default. But you can check by typing:
and if you don’t have gcc installed, you will be offered the choice to install it.
bash: gcc: command not found... Install package 'gcc' to provide command 'gcc'? [N/y]
Now for Ruby.
ruby -v bash: ruby: command not found... Install package 'rubypick' to provide command 'ruby'? [N/y]
again, say yes.
That’s all for this installation of “Fun with Fedora”.