1.12 Installation Settings
On the last step before the real installation takes place, you can alter
installation settings suggested by YaST and also review the settings
you made so far. To modify the suggestions, either click
and select the category to change or click on
one of the headlines. After configuring any of the items presented in
these dialogs, you are always returned to the Installation Settings
window, which is updated accordingly.
Figure 1-10 Installation Settings
HINT: Restoring the Default Settings
You can reset all changes to the defaults by clicking
. YaST then shows the original proposal again.
YaST proposes a boot configuration for your system. Other operating
systems found on your computer, such as Microsoft Windows or other Linux
installations, will automatically be detected and added to the boot
loader. However, openSUSE will be booted by default. Normally, you
can leave these settings unchanged. If you need a custom setup, modify
the proposal for your system. For information, see
Configuring the Boot Loader with YaST, (↑ Reference ). The boot
method should only be changed by experienced users.
openSUSE contains a number of software patterns for various
application purposes. Click
to start the
pattern selection and modify the installation scope according to your
needs. Select your pattern from the list and see the software packages
included in the right part of the window. Each pattern contains a number
of software packages needed for specific functions (e.g. Multimedia or
Office software). For a more detailed selection based on software
packages to install, select to switch to the
YaST Software Manager.
You can also install additional software packages or remove software
packages from your system at any later time with the YaST Software
Manager. For more information, refer to Section 3.0,
Installing or Removing Software, (↑ Reference ).
Figure 1-11 Software Selection and System Tasks
Here you can change the system root, set UTF-8 support, or further
specify the language (e.g. select South African English).
you defined in the first step of the
installation. It is also possible to add additional languages. To adjust
the system language settings, select . Select
a language from the list. The primary language is used as the system
language. You can also adapt keyboard layout and time zone to the
primary language if the current settings differ.
lets you tune language settings for the user
Choose secondary languages to be able to switch to one of these
languages at any time without having to install additional packages. For
more information, see Section 6.0, Changing Language and Country Settings with YaST.
To change the keyboard layout, select Section 2.3, Setting Up Keyboard and Mouse. When finished, click
to return to the installation summary.
. By default, the layout corresponds to the language
chosen for installation. Select the keyboard layout from the list. Use
the field at the bottom of the dialog to check
if you can enter special characters of that layout correctly. Options to
fine-tune various settings are available under . Find more information about changing the keyboard layout
This dialog presents all the hardware information YaST could obtain
about your computer. When called, the hardware detection routine is
started. Depending on your system, this may take some time. Select any
item in the list and click
to see detailed
information about the selected item. Use
to save a detailed list to either the local file system or a floppy.
Advanced users can also change the PCI ID setup and Kernel Settings by
Installing from images considerably speeds up the installation. Images
contain compressed snapshots of installed systems matching your
selection of patterns. Packages not contained in the images deployed
will be installed conventionally.
Unless your custom software selection does not match any of the
available images, this feature is
In case of problems, it for debugging