The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11 - Page 2

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 Ok, then click on Next:

The resulting setup should look like this:

Now I create a user named "administrator". You may use any username you like. Make sure that you disable the Automatic Login checkbox for this user. The password that you enter here will be used as the root password.

The installer shows an overview of the selected install options. Choose Install to start the installation process.

And confirm that you really want to start the installation:

The installer formats the harddisk, installs the software packages and prepares the system configuration for the first boot:

The automatic configuration starts right after the system is rebooted:

Now log in with the username "root" and the password that you selected during the installation.

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From: dmgrant at: 2009-05-15 05:32:04

The correction Jeff submitted (libdb-devel) did not work for me.  I did notice no installation of "db-devel" on my system so Jeff's statement "db-devel will silently fail to download anything" seems correct.  What I have to offer on my system that sounds like it should fit the bill is called "db43-devel" (Files and Libraries for Berkeley DB Library).

 Just a make a note of it.  I could certainly be wrong.

From: Geoff P at: 2009-05-04 00:23:32

In Step 5: Install Some Software db-devel should be *libdb-devel* (Berkeley DB development tools). Found via Google search with results subsequently inserted into an RPM search.  db-devel will silently fail to download anything.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-11-30 02:14:18

I'm a nOOb so to run yast2 do the following:

1. type "su" (without quotes duh!)

2. type in your password

3. then type "yast2" (booyah!!!)

From: at: 2008-07-08 19:58:48

If you want this to take more time sure use 'yast -i' , but  I highly recommend using 'zypper in'.  So,

yast -i [package] launches the yast package management stuff and then installs the software (zypper in the background)

zypper in [package] just calls zypper and installs the package(s) and in 11.0 this is blazingly fast even with tons of repos (I have about 15)

From: dmgrant at: 2009-05-15 06:27:31

All references on this page to "mod_ruby-1.2.6." should be changed to "mod_ruby-1.3.0." since the older version fails to produce a makefile.

(on my system anyway)