The first item that needs configuration is the root password (see Figure 1-21). We will talk about the root user in Chapter 2, but for now it is enough to know this is the user who has the privileges to change anything on the system, has access to all files on the system, and is known as a superuser.
The password should be something that you can remember, but also difficult to guess. A combination of letters and numbers is always a good way of making a strong password. Using your name, family member names, and so on should be avoided as these can be easy targets for passwords. Click Next after you've entered your root password and re-enter for verification.
Running your SUSE 10 installation
Step 1: Configuring your root password
Step 2: Configuring your network access
Step 3: Setting up your host and DNS addresses
Step 4: Configuring the default gateway
Step 5: Testing your connection and online updates
Step 6: Configuring your modem
Step 7: ISDN and ADSL connections
Step 8: Adding a new user
Step 9: SuSEconfig
Step 10: Reviewing the release notes
Step 11: Configuring your hardware
Step 12: Graphics and sound card configuration
The above tip is excerpted from from Chapter 1, "Installing SUSE 10" our original excerpt of The SUSE Linux 10 Bible by Justin Davies, courtesy of Wiley Publishing. This chapter explains how to successfully install SUSE 10 on your box. Find it helpful? Buy it on Amazon.