Installing Fedora 34 Scientific

I was hoping there is an easy way to install Fedora 34 Scientific with rescue mode. This way I could install the video card drivers from nvidia without it freezing.

Everytime I run the boot disc it freezes, so I was hoping it’s possible to boot in without hardware acceleration or at least very minimal rendering like a rescue mode or safe mode.

Perhaps I could upgrade to Fedora 34 Scientific from my current version of Fedora. I am running a cinammon de though

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The scientific lab is just a collection of packages on a Fedora KDE system, so you can just install whatever packages you want on an existing Fedora install—you don’t have to reinstall with the Fedora Scientific image.

Take a look at the existing groups and install what you need:

sudo dnf grouplist
...
Engineering and Scientific

“Engineering and Scientific” seems to have quite a few useful tools.

You can even just individually install tools that are in the Scientific lab image using DNF.

PS: please ask your questions in the appropriate sub category in the #english category. This was asked under the #community:contributing-to-fedora category but it isn’t about contribution, so I’ve moved it here now.

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Thanks a lot thats really cool. These softwares are so generous to be open source. How do these developers make money who build these programs?

Also can you tell me whats the difference between these commands:

sudo dnf -y install kmod-nvidia

sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia

Some of them are funded by research bodies, others do it without pay. A lot of FOSS software is done without pay in free time (even here on the forum, few of us are paid to help others or work on Fedora tasks).

Can you please open specific topics for specific questions? This topic has a solution—it is not the place to ask unrelated questions now :slight_smile:

Have you had a chance to read this post yet?

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/t/welcome-to-ask-fedora-please-read-me-first/7/11

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Thats incredible, thanks for that.

Sure, but not all of it. I will read it again thanks

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Okay back to my topic of this,

If I want to install all the packages that Fedora Scientific has is there a command for that.

I tried the command you gave and it listed out all the software categories but I am interested in quite a few namely, I am interested in these categories:

Python Classroom
Python Science
Robotics
Educational Software
Development Tools
C Development Tools and Libraries

You can install them all using sudo dnf groupinstall, just how you can install any packages from the repos. All labs/spins/images that the community ships can not include all the packages from the repos. They select the most commonly used packages and include those, and then users (like you) can install other bits as required.

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Hi there,

Great thanks for explaining that, so for the educational software install I would type

sudo dnf educational-software install 

Is there some literature or command where I could see the list of programs that are included in this group and install individually.

sudo dnf group info 'group name'

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thanks a lot.

Would the below programs be in the software centre to browse through as well?

Last metadata expiration check: 0:37:15 ago on Fri 20 Aug 2021 13:40:02 AEST.
Group: Educational Software
 Description: Educational software for learning
 Optional Packages:
   anki
   blinken
   cantor
   corrida
   drgeo
   drgeo-doc
   fantasdic
   genchemlab
   glglobe
   gtypist
   kalgebra
   kalzium
   kanagram
   kbruch
   kgeography
   khangman
   kig
   kiten
   klettres
   kmplot
   kstars
   ktouch
   kturtle
   kwordquiz
   marble
   mnemosyne
   moodle
   nightview
   pairs
   parley
   rocs
   skychart
   stellarium
   step
   tuxtype2
   vmpk
[solomon@fedora ~]$ 

Not necessarily. The software centre lists graphical applications which is a subset of the software in the repositories.

For more information on dnf groups, please read man dnf. That tells you how to view, list, install, remove groups.

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