Mac VMWare

Install SLES with KDE and GNOME

I am using VMWare Fusion 2 on a Mac.  The disk size is 20 GB.  Sharing will  be disabled.  I will give it 1 GB of Ram.  I will use NAT for the network connection.  The way I understand Fusion is basically the DHCP and gives the VM OS the same IP address every time.  I will use the SLES SP 2 ISO for the CD drive.  I will use a 10 GB disk size split into 2 GB files.

  1. Select Installation (Down arrow once)
  2. Second option is to select the language and click next.

  3. Yes, accept the license agreement and click next.

  4. select “New Installation Mode”

  5. Choose the time zone and local time and click next.
  6. Check all the settings one more time you will find KDE is not part of the defualt install.  so you can click on change close to the bottom of the screen,
  7. Select KDE Desktop as well as C/C++ compiler tools and accept.
    add KDE
  8. It will ask you to confirm the package license, so click I Agree.
  9. It will then ask you to confirm the installation, so click on Install.
  10. Then it will take a bit, but it will go through and perform the install.
  11. It will then ask you for a root password.
  12. Password Warning.
  13. Password Warning.
  14. Password is too short.
  15. Specify the hostname and domain name.
  16. Looking for DSL Devices.
  17. Looking for PPPoE DSL Devices.
  18. Looking for ISDN cards.
  19. Looking for Modems.
  20. Auto Detecting the Network connection settings.  Notice SSH port is block.  Click change and we will enable that.
  21. Under the Dropdown for service to allow click on SSH and Remote Administration and Add them from the right.
  22. Now it shows Open, click next
  23. Internet Connection Test
  24. Successful internet connection
  25. Connect to Customer Care
  26. Waiting for Novell Customer Care Center
  27. This is an error not being able to connect to customer care.
  28. Skip the customer support info.
  29. This has to do with remote login I am assuming.
  30. Check the appropriate Authenticate method.
  31. Username and password:
  32. This is the Release notes for SLES.
  33. This will auto detect the hardware.
  34. Check all the Hardware configurations to see if they were auto detected correctly.
  35. Finish the installation.
  36. Now you are ready to log in.