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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP3

Deployment Guide

This guide details how to install single or multiple systems, and how to exploit the product-inherent capabilities for a deployment infrastructure.

Publication Date: September 10, 2021
Preface
Available documentation
Improving the documentation
Documentation conventions
Support
I Installation preparation
1 Planning for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
1.1 Hardware requirements
1.2 Reasons to use SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
2 Installation on AMD64 and Intel 64
2.1 Hardware requirements
2.2 Installation considerations
2.3 Controlling the installation
2.4 Booting the installation system
2.5 Dealing with boot and installation problems
II Installation procedure
3 Boot parameters
3.1 Using the default boot parameters
3.2 PC (AMD64/Intel 64/Arm AArch64)
3.3 List of important boot parameters
3.4 Advanced setups
3.5 More information
4 Installation steps
4.1 Overview
4.2 Installer self-update
4.3 Language, keyboard, and product selection
4.4 License agreement
4.5 Network settings
4.6 Registration
4.7 Extension and module selection
4.8 Add-on product
4.9 System role
4.10 Partitioning
4.11 Clock and time zone
4.12 Create new user
4.13 Authentication for the system administrator root
4.14 Installation settings
4.15 Performing the installation
5 Registering SUSE Linux Enterprise and managing modules/extensions
5.1 Registering during the installation
5.2 Registering from the installed system
5.3 Managing modules and extensions in a running system
6 Expert Partitioner
6.1 Using the Expert Partitioner
6.2 LVM configuration
6.3 Soft RAID
7 Remote installation
7.1 Overview
7.2 Scenarios for remote installation
7.3 Monitoring installation via VNC
7.4 Monitoring installation via SSH
7.5 Monitoring installation via serial console
8 Troubleshooting
8.1 Checking media
8.2 No bootable drive available
8.3 Booting from installation media fails
8.4 Boot failure
8.5 Fails to launch graphical installer
8.6 Only minimalist boot screen started
III Customizing installation images
9 Cloning disk images
9.1 Overview
9.2 Cleaning up unique system identifiers
10 Customizing installation images with mksusecd
10.1 Installing mksusecd
10.2 Creating a minimal boot image
10.3 Setting default kernel boot parameters
10.4 Customizing modules, extensions, and repositories
10.5 Creating a minimal netinstall ISO
10.6 Change default repository
11 Customizing installation images manually
IV Setting up an installation server
12 Setting up a network installation source
12.1 Setting up an installation server using YaST
12.2 Setting up an NFS repository manually
12.3 Setting up an FTP repository manually
12.4 Setting up an HTTP repository manually
12.5 Managing an SMB repository
12.6 Using ISO images of the installation media on the server
13 Preparing network boot environment
13.1 Setting up a DHCP server
13.2 Setting up a TFTP server
13.3 PXELINUX configuration options
13.4 Preparing the target system for PXE boot
13.5 Using wake-on-LAN for remote wakeups
14 Setting up a UEFI HTTP Boot server
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Configuring the server
14.3 Booting the client via HTTP boot
15 Deploying customized preinstallations
15.1 Preparing the master machine
15.2 Customizing the firstboot installation
15.3 Cloning the master installation
15.4 Personalizing the installation
V Initial system configuration
16 Setting up hardware components with YaST
16.1 Setting up your system keyboard layout
16.2 Setting up sound cards
16.3 Setting up a printer
16.4 Setting up a scanner
17 Installing or removing software
17.1 Definition of terms
17.2 Registering an installed system
17.3 Using the YaST software manager
17.4 Managing software repositories and services
17.5 The GNOME package updater
17.6 Updating packages with GNOME Software
18 Installing modules, extensions, and third party add-on products
18.1 Installing modules and extensions from online channels
18.2 Installing extensions and third party add-on products from media
18.3 SUSE Package Hub
19 Installing multiple kernel versions
19.1 Enabling and configuring multiversion support
19.2 Installing/removing multiple kernel versions with YaST
19.3 Installing/removing multiple kernel versions with Zypper
20 Managing users with YaST
20.1 User and group administration dialog
20.2 Managing user accounts
20.3 Additional options for user accounts
20.4 Changing default settings for local users
20.5 Assigning users to groups
20.6 Managing groups
20.7 Changing the user authentication method
20.8 Default system users
21 Changing language and country settings with YaST
21.1 Changing the system language
21.2 Changing the country and time settings
A Imaging and creating products
B GNU licenses
B.1 GNU free documentation license

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