OpenSUSE 13.2 minimal server Installation

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.