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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME) - Page 2

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The hard disk is being formatted:

The package installation starts (click on the Details tab to see the detailed installation progress):

Provide a password for root:

Since this is a desktop system, we don't need a special host- or domain name, so we can accept the default settings:

Next we have the Network Configuration page. The settings here should be ok for most desktop machines, so we can click on the Next button:

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. Click on OK:

Select Run Update:

A list of available updates is shown. Click on Accept to install them:

The updates are being downloaded and installed:

Click on Next afterwards:

When asked how users should authenticate, choose Local (/etc/passwd):

Create a second user other than root (this should be the username you use to log in to your desktop):

Read the release notes (if you like...) and click on Next:

On the Hardware Configuration page, you can check if your hardware has been detected correctly, and you can make some changes (e.g. change the screen resolution) if needed:

Congratulations! Your base installation is complete:

When the desktop starts for the first time, you see this page first. Click on Close to proceed:

This is how your OpenSUSE 10.3 desktop looks like:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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