As an alternative, on my Toshiba laptop I can press F12 immediately after turning on the computer.
This causes the computer to present a menu for choosing the boot device. Partitioning sets up the hard drive so it can hold the Fedora Core 3 installation.
Once the packages have been downloaded, yum installs them, a process that can minutes to hours depending on the capabilities of your computer.
On October 23, 2005, the update of my Toshiba laptop involved downloading and installing 384 packages.
This choice wipes out everything previously installed on the computer.
I have created these instructions by installing Fedora Core 3 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop.You may already have another operating system installed on the computer (such as Windows XP) that you want to preserve.