You can install SUSE Linux 10 in numerous ways. Different installation methods are useful in different circumstances. The most common and recommended installation method is to use the installation media provided with the boxed SUSE Linux product. This book focuses on installing SUSE Linux 10 through the CDs provided with the SUSE Linux product. Installing SUSE Linux using the DVD that is also provided in the boxed SUSE product follows essentially the same process, but with the added bonus of not having to switch CDs.
Different SUSE Linux 10 installation sources
This chapter focuses on installing SUSE Linux 10 from the DVD that was packaged with this book or from the installation discs you have purchased. However, your installation discs and the installation DVD that is packaged with this book (like all SUSE installation media) also support a number of other installation sources. If you want to make sure that you get the latest SUSE installation on your system, you may want to select Manual Installation from the initial menu of the boot DVD, select the Start Installation option, and then select the Network source medium. This enables you to select from a variety of different installation sources, including FTP installation, which enables you to install SUSE from a network source, such as one of SUSE's up-to-date repositories. (Other network installation mechanisms include HTTP, NFS, SMB, and TFTP, although FTP is the most common.) To install SUSE from a network source, you must have used the installer's Network Modules screen first to install the drivers for the network card in your computer, and the computer on which you are installing SUSE must also be connected to the Internet. Although this requires some knowledge about your computer system's hardware, it is a great way to get the latest and greatest version of SUSE Linux 10. As noted earlier, the DVD packaged with this book provides the most recent version of SUSE Linux Professional Edition available at the time that this book was written.
You can install SUSE Linux 10 in the following ways:
Selecting a SUSE Linux 10 installation method
Step 1: Starting your SUSE Linux 10 installation
Step 2: Selecting boot options
Step 3: Configuring language settings
Step 4: Media check
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.