OES Linux Installation Guide

This guide describes how to install, upgrade, and update Novell® Open Enterprise Server (OES) for Linux and is divided into the following sections:


This guide is intended for system administrators.


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Documentation Updates

The latest version of the OES Linux Installation Guide is available at the Open Enterprise Server documentation Web site.

Additional Documentation

Table Additional Documentation References

For more information about


Planning and implementing OES for Linux

Novell OES SP2 Planning and Implementation Guide

Migration from and coexistence with other products

OES Coexistence and Migration Guide

SLES 9 Installation and Administration details

SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 Administration Guide

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