thank you falko for your response.
the version on perfect setup is 9.3 so i changed the ftp destination to 9.2 to reflect my version:
and then i entered:
and it took. then following the perfect setup i installed some software and deactivated SUSE's firewall.
however i could not install some packages..and when i run apt-get install quota i get an error:
linux:/ # apt-get install quota
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package quota
could it be at the ftp site not having quota for 9.2?