Runlevels are discussed in detail in Chapter 4. As a quick summary, a system's runlevel determines the services that are automatically started when your system boots. The YaST Expert Installation Settings screen can be used to change the default runlevel of the system by clicking the Default Runlevel heading in YaST's Installation Settings panel or by clicking the Change button and selecting Default Runlevel from the pop-up menu.
As you can see in Figure 1-19, you can choose to boot your SUSE Linux 10 system in a variety of different ways: without networking functionality (runlevel 2), multiuser with network (runlevel 3), or multiuser with X Windows (runlevel 5). The default runlevel in a standard installation is runlevel 5, multiuser with X Windows. You should keep this as your default runlevel unless you have a specific reason to change it.
When you make any changes that you want to your system's default runlevel, click OK to set the selected runlevel as your system default. The Set Default Runlevel pop-up closes, and YaST's Installation Setting panel displays.
Customizing your SUSE Linux 10 installation
Step 1: Partitioning Your Disks
Step 2: Resizing Existing Operating Systems Partitions
Step 3: Primary and Extended Partitions
Step 4: Defining Filesystems
Step 5: The root partition
Step 6: Data Partitions
Step 7: Selecting Software for Installation
Step 8: Selecting a Boot Loader
Step 9: Changing the Default Runlevel
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