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|A Basic OpenSUSE Installation|
|Desktop - OpenSUSE|
This OpenSUSE installation tutorial will guide you through a simple installation of OpenSUSE onto a dedicated hard drive.
Select Installation from the menu. Also note down at the bottom you can adjust language, resolution and several other settings if you need to.
Welcome to the OpenSUSE installer. You'll find an outline of the installation process in the green column on the left.The first screen of the OpenSUSE installer includes a dropdown for selecting your language and keyboard layout. Read and agree to the license agreement and click the Next button.
Now you will see several system probes while OpenSUSE inspects your machine.
Now you can choose what type of installation mode you want. You can choose to do a New Installation or Update an old one. The check boxes below allow you to include add-on products and use automatic configuration which is turned on by default. Click the Next button.
You may click on the map to indicate your location or use the Region and Time Zone drop downs. The Change button at the bottom allows you to change the time and date. Turn on UTC(coordinated Universal Time) by clicking on the checkbox. Click Next when you're finished.
Now you must choose what desktop environment you want to use. The two main choices are GNOME and KDE but other choices will pop up if you click the Other radio button.
Choose Partition or LVM-based setup. In a basic install you probably won't need to change anything here just leave it on Partition Based.
Create a user profile including your full name, username, and password. check boxes for making this the admin password, receiving system mail, and logging in automatically. You can also change the authentication and encryption method using the Change button. Click Next to continue.
On this screen you can look over the Installation Settings to be sure you've configured everything properly. Click Install when you're ready to install OpenSUSE.
After confirming you want to install OpenSUSE you'll need to wait until it's finished. Your computer will be restarted and you'll go straight to the OpenSUSE desktop unless you turned off automatic login during the installation in which case you'll need to log in first.
That's it you've successfully installed OpenSUSE from the DVD.