Congratulations for your new Linux operating system and thank you for selecting SUSE LINUX 9.3. By purchasing this version, you can get installation support by telephone and e-mail as described at http://www.novell.com/products/linuxprofessional/support/conditions.html. 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.
To make sure that your system is always in a secure and up-to-date state, we recommend regular updates with the comfortable YaST Online Update. SUSE additionally offers a free e-newsletter featuring security-related information and tips and tricks for SUSE LINUX. Simply subscribe by entering your e-mail address at http://www.novell.com/company/subscribe/.
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, 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.
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
The documentation of the previous version (SUSE LINUX 9.2) has been modified as follows:
Chapter 8, The Boot Loader has been revised and a description of the YaST module has been added. It also contains a new section about the use of wild cards (Section 188.8.131.52, “Using Wild Cards to Select the Boot Kernel”).
The file system chapter now includes information about the Reiser4 file system. See Section 20.2.5, “Reiser4”.
The network part has been completely revised and restructured. See Chapter 22, Basic Networking and following chapters.
SuSEfirewall2 has been updated and a description of the new YaST modul has been added. See Section 184.108.40.206, “Configuring with YaST”.
Several new programs are mentioned in Chapter 36, System Monitoring Utilities.
The glossary has been revised and updated, see also Glossary.