SuSE v10.0 KDE UBCO Template Install


This article is intended for UBCO ITS staff but could be applied to anyone wanting to install SuSE v10.0.


This tutorial assusmes that you are relatively comfortable in the UNIX world and have the DVD ISO mentioned below available. We will also assume that you will not be setting up a dual boot workstation.


While there are 64bit (mostly 64bit extensions) CPU's on the market this is intended as a 32bit only documentation. Currently there is no support for the Novell Client for Linux (NCL) in the 64 bit architecture. If you wish to proceed with 64 bit installation this guide will likely not match your installation process.

As such we will be dealing with the 32 bit Novell SuSE Linux Professional (SuSE v10.0) Evaluation distribution for 32-bit architecture using the dvd iso that is publicly available:

SuSE 10.0 Evaluation DVD ISO

The basic install is to prep the system for the custom UBCO template script that will install and configure additional packages for PAM LDAP authentication, Media Player, VPN Software, Novell Client for Linux, Identification Scripts, Evolution configuration, etc


Dowload and Burn the Suse 10 i386 DVD from novell

Boot DVD

Select Installation

Select English for the Language

Select "Yes, I Agree to the License...." and click Next

Select New Installation (if asked) and click Next

Change Timezone (Canada - Pacific - localtime)

Select Default Desktop: KDE

Under Installation Settings Default Installation options should be chosen except

        - Modify partition information if necessary (ie: delete windows partition if exists)

                - Create Custom partition setup - Next

                - Next

                - Delete Windows completely - Next

        - Change Software

                - Change Filter to "Search"

                - In the Search field type in "evolution-exchange" and click on Search

                - Select evolution-exchange (for evolution e-mail)

                - Do the same for:

                        tsclient (Windows Terminal Services Client)

                        kbear (FTP Client)








                - Ensure the following packages are installed




                - Click on Accept

                - Click on Continue

Click on Accept->I Agree->Install


On Reboot select Boot from Hard Disk

Create root password and Click Next

Disable the Firewall

Click Next

Test Connection to the Internet

Click Next

No, Skip Online Update

Local (/etc/passwd)


Next (Empty User Login->Yes)

Click Next

Click Next

Click Finish

Login as root



If you are not planning on installing the ubco template information you can stop here.


Open a terminal session

# cd /usr/local/src/

Downlad the

# tar -xzf

# cd UBCO_Template/SuSE10/

# ./

Don't forget to create a printer (from your ITS account): KMenu->Admin Tools->Printer Manager

Post Install Configure

You can re-identify the machine at any time

Login with your ITS account and run N->Admin Tools->Identify Workstation

Create the printer for the workstation N->Admin Tools->Printer Manager