OpenSUSE 10.1 Installation with Screenshots

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Today i have tried to install SUSE 10.1 on my test machine and i want to share my installlation experience here.I have downloaded opensuse version 10.1 iso’s from here and burn cd’s.

Once you created the CD iso’s you need to insert your first cd in to your server and boot from it.

Once it starts booting from cd you should see the following screen and press enter


Next option select boot from hard disk and press enter


and you should see the following screen


here you need to Select the language and i have selected english(uk) and click next


Now it will starts checking installation media in this you need to click on start check


You need to agree License Agreement and click next


Here you need to select the installation mode option as new installation and click next


Now you need to select time zone and i have selected as europe region and UK time zone and click next


Next option is you need to select Desktop Selection and i have selected GNOME and click next.You can choose between GNOME and KDE.


This will show you all the installation settings(Keyboad,Partitioning,software, booting,system etc) and you can change these settings by selecting available headlines.


Next screen you can see the suggested partitions and you can change all these using the available options and once you setup your settings click next


finally you need to confirm the installation settings and click on install


Next it starts formating your hard disk


Now it will starts the installation and click next


It will start installation and this time it will prompt for installation cd2 and cd3



Here you need to enter the hostname and domain name for youe machine.


Enter your root password here and click next

Next option is configuring network options and here you can select and change your network settings and click next


Saving your network configuration


If you want to test your internet connection you can do so or you can skip this test i have selected test my internet connection and click next


You can see the following screen my internet connection test success and click next

If you want to configure online update setting you can do here or you can skip this and i have selected to configure online updates and click next


The following screen shows online configuration success and click next


Now if you want to run online update now you can choose or you can skip i have selected run updates now and click next


you can see the packages and click on accept


it will starts installation of the selected packages


The below screen is showing complete the updates installation

Now you need to configure user authentication i have selected local option if you have NIS,LDAP or Windows AD you can configure here and click next


Enter the username and password of your choice and click next


Next screen showing writing your configuration


Now it will show you the SUSE release notes and click next


Next option is you can select and configure the hardware configuration (Graphics Cards,Sound,TVs,Printers,Bluetooth etc)


Now you can see the SUSE 10.1 Installation completed Screen and you need to
click on finish to reboot your machine with your new SUSE 10.1 installation.


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4 thoughts on “OpenSUSE 10.1 Installation with Screenshots

  1. Look I’m absolutely *new* to Linux. I’ve installed 10.1 from disks a friend gave me, but he did not tell me what the login name and password are (or how to set them up).

    Anyone prepared to enlighten someone so niave as me please?

  2. Excellent presentation. Many thanks. I, too, was initially bothered by the small size of the screenshots — until I realized I could enlarge them by clicking on them! Duh. As I’m trying out SUSE for the first time (after having installed and used Fedora and Ubuntu) such guidance as this through the install process is really useful and time saving.

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