The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit) - Page 2
Now switch to Expert mode (the Expert tab in the Installation Settings), select your Keyboard Layout and Accept:
Back on the Installation Settings screen, click on Accept and then on Install:
The hard disk is being formatted:
The package installation starts (click on the Details tab to see the detailed installation progress):
After the basic package installation the system reboots. Remove the SUSE DVD and go sure to boot from the hard disk:
After the system has come up again, provide a password for root. Then hit the [Tab] key until the Next is highlighted and hit return.
Next, we must provide a Hostname and a Domain Name. My server's name is server1.example.com, so I fill in server1 as Hostname and example.com as Domain Name. Afterwards, we disable Change Hostname via DHCP because a server's hostname should be static. Leave Write Hostname to /etc/hosts enabled.
On to the Network Configuration. To navigate in text-mode use the tab and arrow keys. Enable or disable selections by hitting the return key.
Mark Network Interfaces and hit return:
Hit the [Tab] key until [Configure] is highlighted, then hit return.
You should now be on the Network Card Setup screen. I do not want to get IP addresses from a DHCP server because a server should have static IP addresses so I change this by selecting Statically assigned IP Address and enter an IP Address (e.g. 192.168.0.100), a Subnet Mask (e.g. 255.255.255.0), and the hostname server1.example.com. Hit Next afterwards:
Then go to [Hostname/DNS]:
The hostname (server1.example.com) should already be there (remember, we specified this earlier in our setup). Fill in up to three Name Servers (e.g. 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199). Then go to [Routing]:
Enter the Default Gateway. For me, this is 192.168.0.1: Then hit [Accept]:
Our network configuration is finished now, therefore we hit [Next] on the Network Configuration screen:
Now the internet connection of the system is tested:
Now configure the Online Update function and install the latest updates, if available:
An update server (for the latest package updates) should have been added to your configuration. Hit [OK]:
Select Run Update:
A list of available updates is shown. Hit [OK] to install them:
The updates are being downloaded and installed:
Hit [Next] afterwards:
When asked how users should authenticate, choose Local (/etc/passwd):
Create a second user other than root (e.g. administrator - do not use the name admin as it is already reserved on the system):
Read the release notes (if you like...) and hit [Next]:
Congratulations! Your base installation is complete.
On to the next step...