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    Default Text mode install from liveCD

    I put together the following screen shots of installing openSUSE from a liveCD in Text Mode. This is mostly useful for users whose PCs do not have enough memory to use the Graphic Install.

    One boots from the LiveCD and at the 1st/initial grub boot/splash screen press F3 to get this:


    Then press enter and install:


    At the full screen text mode, login as user "linux" and for a password use <enter>


    Then switch to root permissions by typing "su" and for a password use <enter> . Once logged in as root type "yast" to start the yast configuration tool.


    ... cont ...

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    ... cont from above.

    This will bring up the yast configuration tool. Using the spacebar, arrow keys, and tab key, navigate to "Miscellaneous" and select the "Install" as illustrated below:


    and do a nominal install. Select your preferred language:


    Select your country and adjust the time:


    Pay VERY CAREFUL attention to openSUSE's proposed install on your hard drive. It may guess wrong, so be careful here !!


    ... cont ....

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    ... cont

    If you do NOT like the YaST proposal, then select "Edit Partition Setup" and then navigate in the subsequent menu to expand your partitions. Take a good look at what is there, and choose "rescan" to have the YaST proposal removed so you can replace with your own proposal. Use the area on the left to create/edit partitions ...


    Lets look at some of the partitions you should setup. The root partition:


    and the /home partition:


    and then when done, accept the changes and carry on.

    After partitioning is done choose your user name:

    ... in the above example I decided I wanted root to have a separate password from user "oldcpu" and I choose not to have an auto login and not to receive system mail. In truth I probably would normally want user "oldcpu" to receive system mail.

    In this example, since I selected to have separate user and root passwords, after entering the regular user password, a new "popup" window will appear asking for the desired root password to be provided.

    cont ....
    Last edited by oldcpu; 12-Jun-2010 at 22:02. Reason: added note about root password

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    Prior to proceeding with the installation, you should get a summary page, something like this:


    and then prior to proceeding you will get one last caution:
    If you are happy choose "Install". At this point, there is NO going back.

    During the install you will see something like this:


    and prior to the 1st reboot you should see something like this:


    I hope that helps.

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    Very usefull. Thanks.

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    Thanks !
    solve my problem.

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    Default Re: Text mode install from liveCD

    Quote Originally Posted by max9 View Post
    Thanks !
    solve my problem.
    It's a handy guide. Thanks Lee.
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