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    How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional

    With the release of SUSE Linux 10.0 from Novell final cuts old braids and supplies, in fact, from an almost completely new product. The number of enclosed media declined compared to the previous version to a DVD on a total of five CDs and one DVD. A change also learned the packaging. Provided the company with the latest version of the distribution in a plastic case made available in the new SUSE the media in a cardboard box space. Decreases were also the number of enclosed manuals. SUSE Linux 10 comes only with a 313-page-start guide that matches the theme of the user manual. The extensive and in the final version nearly 770 pages counting > Administration Manual was removed from the distribution.

    The SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED10) is characterized by xgl graphics for 3D effects, integrated desktop search and full Office compatibility with the Novell version of OpenOffice 2.0. So that the new Novell Linux Desktop is ideally suited to replace existing desktop systems. It also can be used optimally as a thin client, or in technical jobs. If you use the CD image (DVD Image) not use, you must at the very start of the CD with the F4 network installation via HTTP.

    Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional (hereinafter SuSE Linux or Linux) may be from the following sources:

    • CDs
    • network (using protocols FTP, TFTP, HTTP, NFS or (!!!) SMB)
    • HDD
    • However, there are two ways to load the kernel image:
    • CDs
    • from floppy disks

    The second option is used if you have a BIOS is not possible to boot from the CD-ROM, or CD-ROM drive is not as such. In this case, can be installed on a network (of course, if a network card) or from your hard disk. This creates bootable disks, whose images can be found on the first drive in a subdirectory of the distribution CD1: / boot (CD1 represents the first CD-ROM distribution). SuSE Linux , unlike most distributions are not available for download from the floppy disk set of images (separately for boot from CD-drive, separate from the network, etc.). He has one set consisting of a bootable floppy disk images and additional disks containing modules devices:
    • Modules1: drive that contains the modules for USB and FireWire devices (required for installation). Use the remaining images will be optional.
    • Modules2: drive that contains modules for IDE / RAID / SCSI controller (see file modules2.txt).
    • Modules3: drive that contains modules for network cards (see the file modules3.txt).
    • Modules4: drive that contains modules for non-ATA CD-drives, PCMCIA devices (see the file modules4.txt) and filesystems (Ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, SMB, VFAT, CRAMFS, XFS, NTFS the latter in only mode Reading ).
    • Modules5: drive that contains modules for IDE / RAID / SCSI controller are not included in modules2
    • rescue: the image of rescue floppy disk, has no direct relation to the above images. Used if you cannot boot Linux from your hard drive.

    If you need to create a boot floppy, then in the DOS environment it can be done with the utility rawrite.exe, located in a subdirectory CD1: / dosutils / rawrite. Alternative utility for Windows called rawwritewin.exe and it is located in a subdirectory CD1: / dosutils / rawwritewin. Simply use it, do not need to be transferred on Wednesday MS DOS. Especially that Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 already forgot to do it.

    Features and Packages

    With more than 1,000 packages, including office applications, Internet, e-mail and multimedia software and server services for home networking and development tools SUSE Linux 10 is down still very powerful. The new applications include KDE 3.4.2 , GNOME 2.12 , X. Org 6.8.2 , GCC 4.0.2 , kernel 2.6.13 and glibc 2.3.5 . Other new applications also include 1.9.125 , Novell Evolution 2.4.0 Ximian Connector, including, GIMP 2.2.8 , Inkscape 0.42.2 and Nvu 1.0 . For all developers manufacturer also provides the KDevelop 3.2.2 , Eclipse 3.1 and Mono 1.1.8 with.

    A special feature of many SUSE releases, the integration of commercial application in the base system dar. Once again grabs the manufacturer for additional third party software in the package. Even at the default installation of the Flash Player from Macromedia for selection is offered. If we agree with the license conditions not to be displayed before the installation of distribution, from the package manager from the software of choice. Other commercial programs that found their way into the distribution, are in RealPlayer version 10.0.5 , Moneyplex 5.0 as well as demos of MainActor 5.5.7 , 08/02/2005 TextMaker and PlanMaker 08/02/2005 .
    Installing SuSE Linux has become as simple as installing a different OS. However, if you decide to embark on this adventure, there are certain aspects it is good to expose yourself, so that migration happens in the best possible conditions. What you do first is to try to install SuSE Linux while keeping Windows on the same computer. Normal, for at least seeing him work on other PC, you do not know Linux that ideas and screenshots of Linux.

    First, it seems really good idea before you start this operation is to end up with two operating systems on the same computer, you try to see SuSE without installing! Yes you can, thanks to a version that you can burn to CD or DVD (as a picture, very important that the PC is bootable, that is to say boot from the CD or DVD) . It is available on the Internet, is called "live CD", and is in direct link to this page . The next step is to verify that your hardware is compatible with the SuSE distribution. If your PC is very new, it is possible that your hardware is not yet integrated into Linux. It may be necessary to update the system (in all cases, it would be wise to make one, anyway). Make a quick search or an advanced search on the official website of SuSE. The elements to be monitored especially the video card, motherboard, processor and sound card.

    Everything is compatible, SuSE please. You really want to install. The following precaution at this stage will be for you to avoid losing your personal files already present on the hard disk. Indeed, although the installation of Linux is happening in 99.99% of cases without breaks, it is never safe from an unforeseen problem. So, to make an installation with peace of mind, make a backup of your personal documents on CD, if you have the equipment. Otherwise, you have the following tips to help you (in the size limit of your web accounts): send to yourself, your own mail (or your mail), your important documents, and do check your mails until after the end of your update.

    The installation itself does not differ much from that of Windows. If you are unsure about an option, know that not only can you choose the default (or recommended), but also that your choices may be amended or refined later when you start YaST. Finally, if during installation of SuSE and YaST configuration, you will receive a lot of parameters, at least let the system start in graphical mode (init 5), for a start in text mode would put any novice. The few precautions above are of course for beginners Linux, or even to computer novices.

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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional


    After booting from the CD you need to decide what you plan to do.

    • Boot from Harddisk: boot from the hard disk. If within 10 seconds, you do not select the desired menu item, then the Linux install program tries to load the operating system installed on the hard disk.
    • Installation: start the installation process.
    • Installation - ACPI Disabled: start the installation process with a disabled ACPI.
    • Installation - Safe Settings: begin the installation process in safe mode (disable DMA, APM and ACPI). Use this mode if the installation process the computer freezes.
    • Manual Installation: Installation SuSE Linux in the expert. Use text mode.
    • Rescue System: Loading a system with a CD-ROM to perform operations to restore the system. As a rule, used in the event that after installing Linux you have installed Windows, which led to the loss of boot code in the MBR (Master Boot Record, the first sector of the hard disk) used Linux (LILO or GRUB).
    • Memory Test: Testing of RAM. You can use this item if you want to test the RAM on your computer.


    Complete Installation :

    • Booting from DVD worked as expected in our system easily. In the Start menu further following options are available: Boot from hard drive, Installation, Installation - ACPI disabled, Installation - Safe Settings, rescue system and Memory Test. It makes sense to select one of the 33 F2 languages available and F3 with advanced options, such as resolutions, if applicable. Things have changed, however, the startup screen. In Pingus-style slippers with little penguins Christmas hats through the screen. Why SUSE has chosen this issue, we are not entirely clear, but the part is a fine autumn months. But that should not interfere, so it went to the new installation.
    • A PS2 and USB mouse and touchpad worked with all of our systems start. After the license agreement was approved in English, the user can choose between new installation or update and then set the region and time zone. Good news here is that you can also set the same time, the computer should have an incorrect time. No one is faced with the choice of the desktop. Available in KDE stand, Gnome and Other (minimal graphical system or text mode). Worth mentioning here is certainly that none of the environments has been pre-selected and the user must choose one.
    • The next step is dedicated to the fine tuning of the system. Here first is the somewhat spartan interface. In an overview of the proposed partitioning, the software selection, and the primary language are shown. Only one click on the tab experts bring a complete list of configuration options. Not much has changed here, not very much. For example through the selection of additional configuration options to boot, the system, the keyboard layout, time zone, language, and the default runlevel.

    • Before the installation starts, is not yet agreed to the license agreement for commercial applications. After that first, a little pause announced. The packages will be installed. The length of time until all the packages are installed is, depending on the system performance for several hours. This general information or details on each package that is installed and displays the approximate time remaining.

    • If all packets recorded, the network configuration begins. The differences in the configuration dialog boxes are in direct comparison to SUSE 9.3 from rather low. The network setting has been cleaned up a bit, but it is functionally the same old version. It was also the configuration of DSL, ISDN and modem ports revised and made more a little more logical. The configuration of VNC now also allows a setting of the proxy and when entering the proxies under the menu "proxy configuration" is also the determination of HTTPS proxies possible.
    • Is then tested the Internet connection and current release notes are downloaded. If desired, the last updates are requested. It is also possible to start an online update, which will already several updated packages and the Microsoft TrueType core fonts can be installed. Now, on to creating the user. After updating the configuration of the SUSE Linux 10.0 Release Notes are shown, again in English. The last step concerns now the hardware configuration, which ran almost obligatory problem. The existing hardware was detected correctly. Again, the dialogue had been largely cleared. Functionally, little has changed.The look of the boot process has changed almost mandatory. But the speed was working. In a direct comparison with SUSE 9.3, the default distribution boots significantly faster. In a test on two different systems could be observed speed of about 30 percent in both cases an increase.

    Create Custom Partition Setup :

    • First of all do not touch at all your Windows XP partition (20GB), I guess it will be the first on your hard drive and the installation of SuSE was identified as / dev/hda1 (if you have IDE / ATA) or / dev / sda1 (If you have SATA). The rest of this comment assumes that you have an IDE / ATA and the partition with XP is the first primary (/ dev/hda1).

    • The second partition (60GB) you can erase and use the free site as follows:
    • Define a second primary partition (/ dev/hda2) 30GB to be used to share data between Linux and XP and FAT32 formatted
    • Define third primary partition (/ dev/hda3) from 29GB to be used to Linux (ext3, for example)
    • Define fourth primary partition (/ dev/hda4) 1GB that is used to SWAP.
    • The partition / dev/hda2 is formatted as FAT32 so you can access from both operating systems. If I remember correctly, NTFS can only be accessed in read from Linux.
    • Although you define / dev/hda2 in the installation of SuSE do not have to reformat or to define a mount point in the file system (that'll fix it later)
    • Code:
      / dev/hda3 the mount as / (root directory / root)
    • / dev/hda4 the ride as SWAP
  3. When setting up the GRUB boot loader later in the installation process, set to boot linux (/ dev/hda3) and Windows XP (/ dev/hda1) and install it on the boot sector of the disk (/ dev / hda)
  4. Once you finish installing the entire system, boot Windows XP and formatted the second primary partition (D:, / dev/hda2) and FAT32
  5. Once you do this, Linux starts up again as root user edit the file / etc / fstab (you can use for example the emacs editor and add this line / dev/hda2 / mnt / vfat defaults 0 xp_linux 0, record the file. In this way the partition will be mounted automatically the next time you boot Linux
  6. Run these 4 commands as root user from a terminal. For that click on Applications > System > Terminal > X Terminal:
  7. Code:
    [Root @ desktop] # mkdir-p / mnt / xp_linux [root @ desktop] # chgrp users / mnt / xp_linux [root @ Desktop] # chmod u = rwx, g = rwx, o = rx / mnt / xp_linux [root @ Desktop] # chmod g + s / mnt / xp_linux [root @ Desktop] # mount / mnt / xp_linux

  8. That is all, if all went well, you should have your system installed, windows XP in hda1, hda2 common in the partition and Linux on hda3, with the possibility to choose the system you want to boot from GRUB (when you start the computer) and with a 30GB partition hda2 which is accessible from both XP and Linux.
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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional


    The central tool for all possible settings is Yast. Whether it comes to installing software, setting up hardware or the user administration, to Yast is no way. But you should think carefully about what you do, because incorrect settings often do not lead to unpleasant results. The tool has been changed from the previous version in appearance. The upper bar was soft in SUSE Linux 10, which provides more space for dialogue with them. At the speed of the tool has changed very little. Yast does his job compared to other distribution solutions is still relatively sedate. What is more, that the application appears to be a true friend of multilingual operation.

    Probably the biggest change from Yast is the implementation of Novell AppArmor. When originally developed by Immunix software is it is a system intrusion defense that both the Linux operating system than Linux applications against external attacks, viruses and other intended to protect malicious programs. Thus, according to Novell, the potential threat to a company can be minimized. AppArmor prevented by, inter alia, defined rules for popular applications to perform specific functions of an application. Other rules can be created using wizards.

    Another new module for YaST provides a PCI device driver module dar. Using the new functionality can add additional PCI IDs to a driver to extend its internal list. Especially useful it is to drivers that support the many cards and IDs do not contain all the current models. The third is from the batch of new tools, the PostgreSQL tool. The tool allows the configuration of data clusters and allows, join multiple databases on an instance. The body responsible for setting the graphics learned Tool "Sax" also changes. The tool has been completely redesigned and looks fresh and professional off. The most common functions are easily accessible and designed to work intuitively. Apart from the appearance, however, were introduced here barely functional innovations.


    Will be welcomed by a lot of green color of a chameleon as a background image. On the desktop there are icons for My Computer, Network Browser, Trash, printers, and for Firefox and OpenOffice. In the system tray of the KDE desktop, beside the green start button for some useful symbols are housed, among other things for the home folder and Konqueror. In addition, the KDE desktop switch and of course the taskbar. The entire tray can be configured individually. The Start menu is used as SUSE, very tidy. Although it has numerous entries that are grouped into submenus properly, so you can quickly find the needed program. come addition is a small search on the top of the Start Menu, which makes it easier to find the necessary applications enormously.

    As a desktop theme of the sculpture style was chosen, along with the window bar of SUSE in pleasant colors. About the Control Panel, you can choose different designs, but also when needed topic, taskbar, configure colors, etc. individually. After starting the same should still be some hardware installed. First, the printer - an Epson Stylus PHOTO R200. When the USB cable has been pocketed, immediately went to a window, which reported that a new device was detected and whether it should be installed. Well, but surely it! After entering the root password and the corresponding YaST module is started. There could be configured directly to the printer, the settings were self-explanatory. The unit then worked as desired. The printer icon on the desktop opens the way KJobViewer, which shows the print jobs.

    You should now run the scanner. Unfortunately, not all scanners supported by Linux, is a list it under . Our tester was a Canon > CanoScan LiDE 20. This happened after you connect the USB cable once nothing. So you start YaST manually and select the module "Scanner" under "hardware". The appropriate scanner had to be true even selected the rest of the installation went from a very extensive list, but automatically. An initial short test with xsane or Kooka went to full satisfaction. Now, only missing the digital camera. connected via USB the question arose of whether the USB disk should be opened. The read-write work immediately with full USB 2 speed.


    For surfing the Web are different browsers available: in the current version of Firefox 1.0.7 , Konqueror, Mozilla (1.7.12) and Epiphany for Gnome (1.8.0) . All were in place and operational. For emails, there are also several programs. The Start menu is a wide range of programs for other Internet applications available, such as chat, news and RSS. As a graphical FTP client, SUSE delivers unfortunately with only KBear, which stands out above all by its instability. Since there is no way around it to get to later another tool, gftp is a good alternative.

    OFFICE APPLICATIONS Novell Edition, a version was mentioned above. This is not quite the latest version. For the release date of OpenSUSE we got the release candidate 1, since one must concede, however, the developers for some time to integration. Version 1 of is not available. Also still have KOffice (1.4.1) , some programs of SoftMaker Office and various other programs such as Abiword (2.2.9) available. The search in Office files using Beagle works without problems. The desktop search engine was exemplary integrated into the system and performed their duty well under KDE. A click on "Open in File Manager" opens as well as the KDE Konqueror.


    When you insert a movie DVD but started Kaffeine , but it was also immediately which codecs all were missing. That these are not available, but here is not to SUSE, but to licensing reasons. Who can be a little looking to find the needed packages quickly on the Internet. The same unfortunately applies also to other video formats such as. Wmv and. Mpg. Here too, the files on their own from the network are downloaded and installed.

    A little better is the situation with MP3 files. The playback of the format using Amarok worked from the beginning, although support in SUSE 9.3 beta versions and only online update had to be loaded by earlier in. SUSE seems, however, the implementation of MP3 to have not turned on continuously. Some one application, the MP3 controls will not understand the format of SUSE Linux 10th So dominated the burning program k3b no conversion to MP3. Interesting to note the directory in the document that the distribution is not MP3 because of the license technical support issues. Support for multimedia formats in the browser is exemplary for a desktop system. Both Java and Flash do their duty without objection. Only the playing of typical Windows codecs in the browser is not from the aforementioned reasons.

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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional


    In order to boot the PC from the CD-Rom or DVD drive may be in the BIOS of the computer may also be converted. After turn on computer, at boot press the F2, del or similar pressures. The easiest way to get this info if you consider the boot-window viewing. Depending on the BIOS you get in the advanced BIOS settings, the list of boot drives and your position in the boot order. This is where the CD or DVD drive are paramount. If you made changes to this must of course be saved, and the computer is restarted.
    After turning on the computer key with a boot CD (the CD version of SuSE Linux CD1, the DVD version of the DVD) is the first ASSETUP Novell SuSE to see. After a short while, the boot menu.

    1. With the key F2 is the pop-up menu to change the installation language.
    2. After changing the language of the boot menu then confirm the installation from the menu item.
    3. The screen display changes to graphic activation for hardware drivers and starting the services (daemons).
    4. With the ESC key to boot console appears. These shows in detail on the hardware like IDE USB keyboard, etc detected and started.
    5. Zeroing the license agreement must be accepted by SuSE Linux.
    6. Setting the region and time zone : If the language be changed to German for the region and for the English time zone set. If required, this can be changed.

    7. Select the graphic interface. Here you can choose the world of Linux. That stand KDE and Gnome available for selection.
    8. View the summary. It is the abstract of the installation. In this menu, it is possible to change the last time the installation options. The survey shows the partitioning of the hard disk. The selected software (packages can be installed later) and the chosen language.

    Directories in SuSE Linux :

    The CD-ROM :
    • / Media / cdrecord ( In my System )
    • / Cdrecord (if the drive is mounted on the desktop)

    The disk :
    • / Media / floppy
    • / Floppy (if the drive is mounted on the desktop)

    Icons :
    • / Opt/kde3/share/icons
    • / Opt/kde3/share/applications/kde
    • / Usr/share/YaST2/theme/SuSELinux/icons /
    • / Opt/kde3/share/icons/default.kde/YaST /

    KDE programs :
    • / Opt/kde3/bin

    GNOME programs :
    • Opt / gnome / bin

    Users :
    • / Home

    Games :

    • /Usr / games
    • / Usr / share / games
    • / Usr / bin
    • / Usr / local / games

    Software Documentation :
    • / Usr / share / doc
    • / Usr / share / doc / packages


    After the acquisition of SUSE by Novell, Suse distribution of German origin who was one of the most closed renamed openSUSE for individuals, in a more community and always free, Novell, Red Hat took example on Fedora Opensuse to make the development platform for these products Suse enterprise. The new version of Novell OpenSUSE is 10.2, released in December 2006. This new edition contains many good things: ext3 is now the default file system (reiserfs was before, but for many technical reasons, and probably preparing for the advent of ext4, this has changed), Firefox 2.0 , GNOME 2.16, KDE 3.5.5, support for internal SD card readers, kernel 2.6.18 (with patches house), Xorg 7.2 and a lot of things. There is also a PowerPC version you can download. Installation is relatively easy for novices through the Yast tool house.

    You can choose which as always will be your default desktop, and if you do not choose, KDE will be the one presented by default. The office is open as usual with windows set off on your first login. Notably, the program software update, called Zen Network, efficient but slow pace of change [ 2 ]. As usual, SUSE has done a great job here on the desktop itself, including the custom start menu, which allows you to search quickly and easily software, before Vista will not propose, and, via a tab provides access to different software. 2.0.4 and Firefox 2.0 are present in this distribution. During installation, you are also proposed to install proprietary packages such as Flash and Java which you can then use (especially in your browser). Regarding USB devices, everything went smoothly: camera, card reader, mobile phone, etc.

    Gnome 2.16.1 is part of the furniture. I tested it for fun (and also to see if it would be easier to run Compiz below). Note that as in KDE menus using historical views, allowing the system to remember the most commonly used applications. EU version of Suse, the support is free via a wiki whose links are included in the distribution, which is a plus for the user. So perfect, this distribution? In fact, his biggest fault is slow enough to suffer from significant, especially when using the administration tools and package management. They are really painfully slow, which is especially harmful in view of their utility for use without going through the command line.

    I used OpenSuSE over a few weeks and found it very pleasant to use. In hardware, this distribution is doing handily and she manages to be extremely easy via graphical tools house or those of SMART. So in summary, a beginner will find the account [ 3 ] and the most demanding user will also find an impressive list of packages to be installed as needed (but not standard).

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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional


    This page offers the OpenSuSE SuSE the possibility of a complete system directly from an Internet FTP server to install from the. The extent of available packages is on the freely available under the GPL license programs related activity restricted, but this usually quite enough.

    This tutorial covers the installation from the server by creating a bootable installation CD to first boot the newly installed system. After a typical Linux install 1-2 GB of data to include, you need to draw on fast internet without restrictions of time online or the transfer volume. Otherwise concerned it is better installation CDs.


    Choice of FTP server :

    The OpenSuse pages provide a list of available mirrors for the installation. Select a server near you from. The link "Installation Repository" leads into the appropriate directory on the FTP server. In preparing this guide, RWTH Aachen, the server uses. For installing a bootable media is required. The subdirectory is a boot ISO image called boot.ini to create a bootable CD. In order to burn CD image that it is enough for many burning programs, file after download just the Windows Explorer, double-click the. Since the CD is required for installation only, it is advisable to use a rewritable medium.

    After the boot CD is created, start the installation. Start to your computer and boot from the CD. It may be necessary in the BIOS setup or the boot order to be adapted so that the computer will not boot from the hard drive.

    Installation directly from the server
    • Boot from Menu and choose Installation.
    • After the election of the point installation invites the SuSE kernel and initializes the hardware:
    • Since no installation CD is there a warning is issued and the installation routine will switch to manual mode
    • The next step asks SuSE language and keyboard layout from the.
    • Then you get into the main menu
    • Before the actual installation can begin, you need to make sure this point, it's that the required hardware components are loaded. It is important, first, that the drivers for the network card and the hard disk controller are loaded. Under the point system information can be determined, SuSE has detected that device.

    • Among the network devices, a device name eth0 to be listed with. Otherwise, SuSE did not recognize the NIC:
    • Similarly, should the Disk ROMs / CD-disk of the system to be listed. This is the nomenclature of Linux as either / dev / hda or / dev / sda refers to.
    • The hardware is not detected, was automatically there is the possibility of additional drivers in the kernel modules manually reload. Menu The question of the basic parameters of a loaded module in case you can simply leave empty PCI devices normally and confirm. For ISA cards, it is sometimes necessary to use the port or specify the IRQ map.
    • All necessary modules (sound cards and the like must be loaded to) place does not necessarily have this loaded, if one can start the installation.
    • There now follows a number of queries:
    • 1st Queries whether a new installation is to be, or whether an already-installed or a rescue system to be started.
    • 2nd When choosing the installation source you should select Network
    • 3rd As a network, FTP protocol is used.
    • 4th If the network is a DHCP server assigning IP addresses exist for the automatic, you can answer yes. Otherwise, the settings by hand to make one.
    • Step must be the IP address of the server are entered in the next, should be installed by the:
    • The IP address of the server can be the fastest in the command line of Windows with the command ping computer name.
    • The following question can confidently be answered in the negative. With the FTP servers that SuSE lists, access is not required for registration. The anonymous access to the server is sufficient.
    • An HTTP proxy is only necessary if one is located behind a firewall, the FTP does not allow external connections.
    • Directory on the server is now using as the directory structure on the server / pub/linux/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source / indicated.
    • Then loads the install routine, the installation system from the server. includes 65 MB - depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this may take some time to complete this.
    • If the download is complete, load the SuSE graphical installation routine, and presents the license agreement.
    • Once the license is accepted SuSE loads some modules. Confirm dialogs by clicking OK until you get to select the time zone.
    • The importance here is the selection of the option hardware clock set to. The rule is local time "be the right attitude. Below right to see what time SuSE for that option it would take.
    • The next step is to select which GUI should be installed. You can choose between KDE and Gnome. Under "other" can continue a minimal graphical system (behind which hides the Windows Manager TWM) or, for example, for servers which do not want to work directly also a plain text system can be selected.
    • SuSE is now building on the list of available options, and lists them an overview. Since in this step, the list of available programs will install up to this takes a few minutes.
    • Now it is possible to automatically adjust the default settings. For example, partitioning the hard drive and can be changed or programs can be selected to be installed.
    • If you install packages can later on be easily Yast2 at any time. To speed the installation can therefore easily this time not essential packages If you install and need to be voted on later.
    • After a final confirmation begins SuSE create partitions and format or Windows partitions to reduce possibly existing.
    • Subsequently, the selected packages downloaded and installed. Depending on the size of the selected packages to install and the speed of Internet connection, this process of 30 minutes to several hours to take up.
    • After all packages are loaded to boot the installed system from the disk. Then run new hardware detection. Confirm the questions. Set an administrator password for the root.
    • The next step is successful, the establishment of the network. Here again is hardware detection for network cards, DSL equipment, ISDN cards and modems, but they are not even able to skip required components. Then see a list in which they have the opportunity, various network components such as the firewall, DSL or dial-up access or remote control via VNC set up.

    • The next step is testing the installation routine, the Internet connection and offers the opportunity to run the online update to packages up to date to bring the installed. This is definitely recommended to, but may after the installation of Yast2 also be out.
    • Then user is the type of authentication requested. For a machine inside your network rule should be in the local method be chosen. LDAP and NIS server and share ahead of Linux, lists of users and provide the Samba would be in the integration into a Windows domain, the method of choice.
    • Anyone who wants can now create a new user account.
    • SuSE is now starting from a series of scripts, configuration files, write the Cleaning up.
    • Finally shows SuSE text with references to the version of a start and then final hardware detection for additional devices such as the graphics card, TV cards and Bluetooth devices. Confirm the demands for components, the system actually exist in her. All others can skip it.
    • If the configuration of the hardware completed congratulates SuSE and calls the user's first login to the newly installed system on to.

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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional

    Where to Buy :

    The list of distributors and resellers SuSE in most part of the world is purely the Novell site. For those who need help here to identify the stores and shops of your cities you must look on the official site.

    How to install VMware Workstation 6 on Suse 10.2

    1. The first is the installation of software,
    2. the second are the instructions to compile the Linux kernel. This second operation is necessary to enable the USB ports on the virtual machine, since it disabled by default SUSE kernel mount usbfs / proc / bus / usb, which is the point at which it engages the virtual machine to detect USB ports.

    System Requirement :

    The version used is the virtual machine, VMware Workstation 6-Beta, it is a beta version and can be downloaded free from VMware's official website.
    While operating system was used OpenSuse 10.2 (stable version) which can be downloaded them for free.

    Add Linux packages required for installing VMware:

    Before installing you should verify that is installed on Suse 10.2, the following packages. To do this, run the application Software Management from YaST. The packages to be tested are:

    • gcc
    • gcc-c + +
    • kernel-source
    • kernel-syms
    • make
    • ncurses-devel
    • qt3-devel

    Download VMware 6:

    • Connect to the VMware site to, you will require a simple registration, enter your data. Select the version of VMware for Linux and download the tar.gz file.
    • At the beginning of the download page is specified serial number to use to enable the virtual machine. Print it because you will be required later.

    Install VMware 6:

    After downloading the source by the installation of them by following the instructions below:
    • Open a terminal and log in as root
    • Go to the directory where you downloaded the source file for VMware (cd direcory_di_download)
    • Unpack the source file (tar xvzf nome_file_sorgente_da_VMware.tar.gz)
    • Change directory (cd vmware_distrib)
    • VMware launched the installation (. /
    • Follow the onscreen instructions

    VMware Register 6:

    • After installation, you can 'run VMware command line (by typing vmware) or by selecting K menu then Programs > new applications
    • Once opened, you must enter the serial number indicated on the download page.
    • The serial number is part of the Help menu > Enter Serial Number.
    • At this point the installation of VMware is finished. The following steps illustrate how to enable the USB ports on the virtual machine. So if you do not need to connect USB printers or USB stick you can skip the remaining steps.

    Compiling the kernel:

    • With the typical installation of VMware on SUSE you cannot use USB devices (printers, disks, etc.) as VMware detects these devices using the information in / proc / bus / usb, which for security is not enabled In SUSE, so workaround is to recompile the kernel enabling this option.
    • The methodology for compiling the kernel SUSE, shown in this guide is not the only one available. There are others, but 'is not the purpose of this guide illustrate.

    The steps to activate the USB device are:
    • Open a terminal and log in as root
    • Let alladirectory that contains the kernel sources (cd / usr / src / linux)
    • Delete any old installations (make mrproper)

    Let a copy of the configuration file of SuSE, as a basis for our subsequent amendments:
    • Code:
      cp / boot/config- uname-r. / .config
    • Launch the configuration interface of the kernel parameters. In this example, use the X interface (make xconfig), but if problems can 'be used in the interface menu (make menuconfig)
    • We import the configuration file of SuSE, which we copied before (The file is called the. Config). To import the file by clicking the yellow icon, open file and select the directory containing the. Config file.
    • Change the name of the kernel so that should not overwrite the kernel currently in use, so if things go wrong we can still start the system with the old kernel. Select the General Setup, double click on the local version-append to kernel release : and enter a name.
    • Edit the necessary USB Device to VMware. To do this, press Ctrl-F to open the search window, and typing USB_DEVICEFS and check the box that appears.
    • Store and get out of the box configuration
    • Compile the kenrel using : make rpm. The waiting time can be several hours depending on the type of PC.

    Install the kernel with the following commands :

    cd / usr/src/packages/RPMS/i386 / 
    rpm-ivh kernel- 
    Now you must configure the GRUB boot loader so that you can select the new kernel boot PC. Open YAST and selecting Boot loader configuration. Opening the window below, select Open Suse 10.2 and then press the Add button to add a new entry to boot the PC. Select Clone selected section, for duplicating the current configuration. In this window, enter the name of the new item that appears when booting the PC.

    Change the Kernel Image and Initial RAM disk, select the new files that were installed. The files are in / boot directory. Save and leave. Now restart your computer, if all went well, we can run the new kernel.

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    Re: How to Install SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional

    Configuring VMware:

    • Run VMware, now, go wrong, as it has been changed to reference the kernel. To work around this problem, simply restart the installation of VMware (as shown earlier in this article), or follow the instructions below:
    • Go to the directory containing the installation files for VMware (cd vmware_distrib)
    • VMware launched the installation (. /
    • Follow the onscreen instructions

    USB Configuration:
    • The last step is to activate the USB device. We can do this manually with the command
    • mount-t usbfs / dev / bus / usb / proc / bus / usb
    • or edit / etc / fstab so that the command is executed automatically when the PC. To keep these open the file / etc / fstab and look for the line that begins with usbfs, and this line replace noauto with auto
    • After this procedure we can use the USB ports inside the virtual machine.

    Conclusion :

    The development of SUSE 9.3 on OpenSUSE 10.0 and SUSE Linux finally is solid to 10th The system does not disappoint, but not surprising. Revolutionary innovations are hardly available. Mainly worked on details, updates and appearance. The integration of AppArmor and like iFolder and shows the future direction of the direction of Novell enterprise desktop and server. Here it will be interesting to further innovations.

    How long accustomed to SUSE, the configuration is very simple. Even as a beginner, it should be no problem to quickly find their way provided a bit to learn. For there is a lot to discover, though many a program be installed by the loss of a second DVD has. So lacking as Superkaramba shipped with SUSE Linux 10 completely. This can certainly external sources such as the project superSUSE and search engines like rpmseek help.

    The problem is still work to the integration of multimedia dar. Neither DVD nor Windows codecs. The integration of MP3 is still not perfect, but an important step in the right direction. In particular, beginners were to install the missing features overwhelmed the last SUSE versions.

    SUSE Linux 10 is and will be definitely a very good entry-level solution. The system is well configured and can be easily used by Windows changers. In addition, a detailed help comes in the KDE Help Center. The free availability of OpenSUSE also allows an easy test of the distribution even if OpenSUSE does not have the full scope of SUSE Linux 10 and comes with no commercial offerings such as Java or Flash. Those who need printed value on gifts and do not want to do without commercial can also OpenSUSE and commercial applications in the form of a 72-page book when Millin-Verlag purchase.

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