Congratulations for your new Linux operating system and thank you for selecting SUSE LINUX 9.2. By purchasing this version, you have gained the right to benefit from installation support by phone and e-mail. To make use of this service, activate your support authorization in the SUSE LINUX Portal (http://portal.suse.com) with the help of the code printed on the CD case.
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The SUSE LINUX Administration Guide provides background information about the way your SUSE LINUX system operates. This manual introduces you to Linux system administration basics, such as file systems, kernels, boot processes, and the configuration of the Apache web server. The SUSE LINUX Administration Guide has five major categories:
System installation and configuration with YaST, details about special installation types, LVM, RAID, updates, and system recovery.
Special features of SUSE LINUX, details about the kernel, boot concept, and init process, configuration of the boot loader and the X Window System, printing, and mobile computing in Linux.
Integration in heterogeneous networks, configuration of the Apache web server, file synchronization, and security aspects.
File system ACLs and important system monitoring tools.
Important sources of information about Linux.
The digital versions of the SUSE LINUX manuals are located in the directory file:///usr/share/doc/manual/.
The documentation of the previous version (SUSE LINUX 9.1) has been modified as follows:
The complete installation and configuration with YaST has been transferred from the User Guide to the first two chapters of this manual: 1. Installation with YaST and 2. System Configuration with YaST.
The chapter about system recovery has also been adapted from the User Guide. See 5. System Repair.
7. Booting and Boot Managers has been revised and a description of the YaST module has been added.
The printing chapter has been updated and restructured. See 12. Printer Operation.
The about Linux on mobile devices has been rewritten. See 13. Mobile Computing with Linux. The information for SCPM, PCMCIA, and wireless communication have been revised and moved to independent chapters. See 15. System Configuration Profile Management, 14. PCMCIA, and 17. Wireless Communication.
18. The Hotplug System is entirely new.
19. Dynamic Device Nodes with udev is also new.
Information about PAM has been added in 21. PAM — Pluggable Authentication Modules.
The networking chapter contains a new section about SLP. See 22.6. “SLP Services in the Network”.