Now it's time to create a user, just
as you would when installing Windows XP. Unlike XP though, this user
is not an administrator and cannot configure most system settings. Instead it is
a basic user account which allows you to accomplish day-to-day tasks in
Linux without the risk of changing anything vital to the OS.
Any tasks you attempt to perform which require
administrative ('root') access will pop up a window requesting the root password
you created earlier in the install process (and which you then wrote down…
right?). By entering this password you can perform that task, and only
that task, as the 'root' user instead of your regular username.
Create a full name, user login and password for this user account. The
userlogin is the name that is used to identify this account when logging in,
while the full user name will be used to name your home directory once SUSE
Linux is installed. Try to use a different password than the one you
selected for the ROOT user account.
The autologin button is checked by default. This
indicates that the system will log the user you are creating now in automatically, without
the need to enter a password. A password will still be
required for any tasks that require administrative 'root' access though, as mentioned
If you want to choose which account to
login as, or want the security of a login prompt, uncheck this option. By
clicking the 'user management' button, you can add additional user
accounts or change various settings on your first one. Now click 'next' when presented with
the 'hardware configuration' screen, then 'finish' to complete the installation process.
You're about to boot into SUSE Linux Personal 9.1 for the first
loading screen for KDE. KDE is the default desktop environment
for SUSE 9.1, just as it was for Knoppix and most other larger Linux distributions.
On future reboots, you will be presented with a menu screen
allowing you to choose between the various operating systems installed on your
Isn't it pretty? Now let's get familiar with your new operating