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Installing Silverblue
Fedora Silverblue can be installed in the same way as Fedora Workstation, and the official Fedora installation guide can be followed for your Fedora version. See the https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/[Fedora documentation site] for more details.
Before you begin
As with installing any new operating system, it is important to back up any data that you want to save before starting, and have a clear understanding of the consequences of what you are doing.
Silverblue is intended to provide the full range of capabilities that you would expect from an installation of Fedora Workstation. However, there are some differences in terms of which applications can be installed, and how the operating system environment works.
It is therefore recommended that you read this user guide before deciding to install Silverblue. It is also recommended that you determine whether Silverblue meets the specific needs or requirements that you might have. If you are uncertain about this, Silverblue can also be tested in a virtual machine prior to installation or booted from a flash drive using Fedora Media Writer.
Known limitations
*Silverblue does not provide a fully functional experience for dual booting or
manual partitioning.*
It is possible to make Silverblue work for both dual boot and manual partitioning, and some guidance is provided on manual partitioning below. However, there are hazards involved in both cases, and you should only attempt to use these features if you have done the necessary research, and are confident that you can overcome any issues that you might encounter.
Getting Silverblue
If you are using Fedora Media Writer, Silverblue should be listed as a download option. However, if it isn't, or if you want to download it manually, an install image can be downloaded from https://silverblue.fedoraproject.org/[the main Silverblue website].
Once you have got your copy of Silverblue, it can be installed in the usual manner. We hope that you love it!
Manual Partitioning
As described above, there are known issues with manual partitioning on Silverblue, and it should be used with caution. The following notes are intended as hints for those attempting it, and should not be treated as recommended practice. Automatic partitioning is recommended.
With Silverblue, only certain mounts can be manually specified as partitions. These include:
`/boot`
`/var`
Subdirectories under `/var`, including:
`/var/home` (Silverblue has a symlink from `/home` to `/var/home`)
`/var/log`