Step-by-Step Guide

Customizing your SUSE Linux 10 installation: A step-by-step guide

To be able to get a broader overview of what you can change in the installation, click the Expert tab. This displays all available options rather than the few shown in the Overview tab.

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Clicking any heading in the Installation Overview section enables you to modify that aspect of your installation. Similarly, selecting the Change button displays a pop-up menu from which you can select any of the headings on this screen to change or examine the relevant aspects of the installation to guarantee that they meet your requirements.

  • System: Displays a dialog box showing the hardware that the installer detected in your system. You cannot change these values.
  • Keyboard layout: Select the keyboard set used for the system and the installation process.
  • Partitioning: One of the most important aspects of installing a Linux system. Partitioning configures the target hard drive for the installation of an operating system.
  • Software: Selection of predefined software profiles, as well as individual software packages.
  • Booting: Configuration of the Linux boot loader. The boot loader bootstraps a loader at bootup that enables the user to boot not only Linux, but also any other operating systems in the system.
  • Time zone: Set the time zone of the system based on either your location or specifically setting the GMT offset.
  • Language: Set the language of the system and also the
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