The aim of this chapter has been to prepare both you and your computer for the installation of SUSE Linux. We've looked at how your hard disk will be partitioned prior to installation and the preparations you should make to ensure your hard disk has sufficient free space. You also learned about the types of files you might choose to back up, in addition to vital details you should record, such as usernames and passwords for your online accounts.
In the next chapter, we move on to a full description of the SUSE Linux installation procedure. The chapter guides you through getting SUSE Linux onto your computer, taking into account any and all issues that might arise.