Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 and Configuring Network

11. We are going to make the “root” partition. Here, I allocate 10 GB for that.

Add Root Partition Size
Add Root Partition Size

12. I have selected “ext3” file system for the “/ partition” and labeled it in “fstab options” as “ROOT”. (File system can be applied according to your need and Labeling partitions is a best practice for mounting purposes).

Create Root Partition
Create Root Partition
Partition Options
Partition Options

13. Repeat the steps 10, 11, 12 to create the boot, swap and data partitions too.

Add Boot Partition
Add Boot Partition
Add Swap Partition
Add Swap Partition
Add data Partition
Add data Partition
Partition Table
Partition Table

14. After custom partitioning is completed you may click “Install” button unless you want to configure default software installation.

Click to Install Suse
Click to Install Suse

15. Confirm package licenses by clicking “I Agree” button and again click the “Install” button to confirm the installation.

Confirm Package Licenses
Confirm Package Licenses
Confirm Installation
Confirm Installation
Perform Package Installation
Perform Package Installation
Starting Installation Process
Starting Installation Process

16. Enter password for Super User (root).

Create root Password
Create root Password

17. Enter Hostname and Domain name.

Add Hostname and Domain
Add Hostname and Domain

18. Disable/Enable Firewall as your need and click next. In this I have disabled firewall since if it was ON, I will be unable to access the server from outside.

Firewall Configuration
Firewall Configuration
Saving Network Configuration
Saving Network Configuration

19. Skip “Internet connection test” and leave the default settings for “Network Services Configurations”.

Test Internet Connection
Test Internet Connection
Network Services Configuration
Network Services Configuration

20. Select “(Local /etc/passwd)” for User Authentication Method and continue.

Select Use Authentication Method
Select Use Authentication Method

21. Create a new local user if you need one and continue installation.

Create New User
Create New User
Writing System Configuration
Writing System Configuration

22. Click when the Release Note interface has appeared and wait until the installation is completed.

Suse Release Notes
Suse Release Notes
Hardware Configuration
Hardware Configuration

23. After the installation is completed, you may login to the system.

Installation Completed
Installation Completed
Suse Login Screen
Suse Login Screen

24. Get a terminal and type “yast” and enter.

Open Terminal
Open Terminal
# yast
Run Yast
Run Yast

25. You will have a bluish screen and go to “Network Devices” and select “Network Settings”.

Select Network Settings
Select Network Settings

26. Press “Alt+i” to configure the selected network interface.

Configure Network Settings
Configure Network Settings

27. Press “Alt+t” to go to Static IP configuration and hit “space” to select it. Then press “Alt+i” to enter the IP address you want.

Set IP Address
Set IP Address

28. After entering a valid IP address and subnet mask press “Alt+n” to continue. Then press “Alt+u” to enter the default gateway, enter it and press “Alt+o” to accept it.

Set Default Gateway
Set Default Gateway

29. Press “Alt+q” and then you’ll get to the terminal again. There, you restart the network service.

Restart Network Configuration
Restart Network Configuration

30. Now check network configurations by issuing “ifconfig” command and ping to working IP to confirm the connectivity to the network. Connect with a putty for further confirmation.

# ifconfig
Confirm IP Address
Confirm IP Address
# ping
Confirm Network Status
Confirm Network Status
Use Putty to SSH
Use Putty to SSH

Now you’ve installed SLES 11 SP3 successfully. Since the network is configured, now you can SSH to the server from outside and carry on the post installation tasks. Keep in touch with tecmint for handy how to’s and leaving your feedback will be really helpful to enhance future work.

Reference Links

https://www.suse.com/promo/sle11sp3.html

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