Following the installation, specify some important settings before starting using SuSE Linux. Detailed instructions are available in “Finishing the Installation”. First, set a password for the system administrator (user root).This special user is always configured by YaST and is needed for system maintenance tasks.


Remember the root password as you can only modify the system or install programs using the root identity.

If a network card or other communication hardware (such as a modem or ISDN card) is found during the installation, these can now be configured and a connection can be established with the Internet or a local network (LAN). This enables use of various services during the remaining part of the procedure.

For example, if you configure an Internet connection, you will be able to perform an online update immediately. In this way, you can include the latest updates for your system.

If you establish a connection with a local network, you can configure a name service such as NIS. YaST assumes that you will not manage any local users on your system. This is usually the case with commercial workstations, whose users are administered centrally (e.g., on a department server). If you do not configure a name service, you can set up local users intended for normal operations on the system.

An additional overview displays the detected screen, graphics card, and other hardware components (printer, sound card, etc.). If necessary, change settings, such as the suggested screen resolution or the color depth. Refer to Section “Hardware Configuration”. Some of the dialogs for the configuration of the additional hardware are able to search for connected devices. However, these settings do not need to be specified at this stage. You can also skip this step and do it later. After the completion of this last step, your newly installed system is booted and you can start using it.

Have a lot of fun with SuSE Linux!