OpenSUSE 13.2 minimal server Installation

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    1. 1 Requirements
    2. 2 Preliminary Note
    3. 3 The Base System

    This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit (x86_64) minimal server. This setup will be used as basis for various other OpenSuSE tutorials at howtoforge like our perfect server series.

    1 Requirements

    To install such a system you will need the following:

     

    2 Preliminary Note

    In this tutorial I use the hostname server1.example.com with the IP address 192.168.0.100 and the gateway 192.168.0.1. These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.

     

    3 The Base System

    Boot from your OpenSUSE 13.2 DVD and select Installation:



    Select your language, keyboard layout and accept the licence terms and press Next:


    The installer analyzes your hardware and builds the software repository cache:


    Press Next here:


    Select Edit Proposal Settings:



    Click on Edit Partition Setup... to change the proposed partitions. As this is a server setup, we need a large /srv partition instead of the /home partition:

    Select /dev/sda3 and click on Edit...:


    Change the Mount Point to /srv and click on Finish:


    Click on Yes and then Accept:


    Click on Next:


    Check your Timezone and press Next:


    Now do the Desktop selection as Minimal Server Selection(Text mode) and press Next:


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    From: Michael / Managed Kaos

    Thanks for the tutorial.  I mostly use CentOS minimal but I'm trying to branch out to other distros.  This will help me get started.