The program used to install SUSE Linux is known as YaST, which stands for Yet another System Tool. (The "Yet another . . ." naming convention is a standard Unix/Linux naming convention, intended to reflect humorously on the number of similar tools that different people and companies have developed to do specific tasks in their favorite, customized fashion. YaST provides a framework that supports independent modules that perform a variety of administrative tasks, including modules for installation, all system administration and configuration tasks, and subsequent system updates. The YaST interface that you use for installation is therefore very similar to the interfaces that you will use for system configuration and administrative tasks when you have completed your SUSE Linux installation. Powerful and well designed, YaST will quickly become your friend.
The above tip is excerpted from from Chapter 1, "Installing SUSE 10" our original excerpt of "The SUSE Linux 10 Bible." This chapter explains how to successfully install SUSE 10 on
This was first published in September 2006