Creating a User

Before the installation proceeds, you are prompted to create a user and set a password (see Figure 1-15). You are asked for your full name. A system username will be suggested (your first name in lowercase letters), but you can change this to anything you wish. You are asked to provide a password, which you need to type twice.

FIGURE 1-15

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In this screen, you can also choose whether or not to use the same password for the system administrator (the root user). For a home desktop machine, this is a sensible option. If you choose not to use the same password for the root user, you will be prompted to set it separately. You can also set "Automatic Login,'' which means that the user you create here will be automatically logged in when the system boots. For privacy reasons you will probably not want to do this unless the system is physically inaccessible to others.

BT One nice feature of the SUSE user creation process is that you can set yourself as the user who receives any e-mail destined for root by selecting the Receive System Mail option. Regardless of whether you set up this option, it is always a good idea to read the root user e-mail (if you are the owner of the root user account!) to see any automated e-mails that the system sends as well as e-mails from the mail subsystem. This includes bounced e-mails, system errors, and package updates that have been installed.

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