How to install and run Open Suse in Ubuntu Virtualbox

  In this tutorial I'm going to share on How to install and run Open SuSe 42.1 in Ubuntu Virtualbox .If you don't have Virtualbox Installed on your Ubuntu system, please refer my previous tutorial on how to do so .

  1. Download latest Open Suse Distro .
  2. Set Virtualbox parameter for Open Suse installation .
  3. Install Open Suse in Virtualbox .
  4. Reboot system to run the installed Open Suse .


1)Download the latest Open Suse Distro .
1.1) Google Open Suse and look for the latest distro version .

Google Open Suse

1.2) Download the latest Distro using the given link . In this example, I'm downloading "Open Suse 42.1"  .

Save it 

Finish Download

1.3) Move the downloaded file to your desired location .

Check the downloaded file in Dowloads folder
Create a new folder in home directory
Move the downloaded file to the newly created folder
Open Suse  in the newly created folder "/home/orca/ISO/openSUSE"

2.Set Virtualbox parameter for Open Suse installation .
2.1)  Run Virtualbox. Click "New"  to add a new  Virtual Machine (VM).
Add New Virtual Machine

2.2) Add Open Suse details .

Adding Open Suse Details
Click "Next" to proceed .

2.3) Set the RAM memory size . It is advisable to allocate  more that 768 MB for Open Suse system . I set my system to run on 1Gb of RAM . Then Click "Next" .

Setting the memory size

2.4)  Select "Create a virtual hard disk now" . and click "Create" .

Create a VDI
2.5) Next choose the hard disk file type . For this VM, I run  on "VDI" or "Virtualbox Disk Image" . Click "Next" .
Virtualbox Disk Image 
2.6 ) Set the storage to run on "Dynamically allocated" . Click "Next" .
Dynamically allocated
2.7) Set the file location and size . I choose my VM to run on 10GB of file size .Then click "Create".
Set the Virtual Hard Disk File size
2.8) Then go to "Settings>Storage" and make sure Open Suse will  run the downloaded file .
Look for your downloaded file location by clicking the  "Blue Sign" on the right hand side .Click "Live CD/DVD" and click "OK" . 
Set Live CD/DVD
2.9) Run the Virtual Machine by clicking  "Start" .

3.Install Open Suse in Virtualbox .
3.1) Choose "Installation" .
Choose installation

Choose Installation

Linux Kernel Loading
3.2) Set the keyboard language and click "Next" .
Set the keyboard layout and language

3.3) Set the installation options  and click "Next" .
Set the installation options
3.4) Set the partitioning and click "Next". I'm running on a default partition as I'm not using it as my host system .
3.5) Set the Clock and Time Zone  and click "Next" .
Set the Time Zone

3.6) If you tick the box in step 3.3  to add online repositories, you will be presented with the list of Online repositories. Set the repositories and click "Next" .
Set the online repositories

Click "Next"  for the Repository license .
Agree to the repositories license

3.7) Next if you tick the box Add  - On Product in step 3.3, you will be able to look for any additional add on package that you want to use with your system . Click the "Add" button to add more package or click "Next"   to proceed.
3.8) Choose the Desktop Selection for Open Suse. If you are a beginner and looking for the simplicity of use and stability, i would suggest you to run on Gnome . If you are looking for more options and function for Desktop daily use, KDE is your best bet . Click"Next"  to proceed.
Gnome or KDE
3.9) Create a new user . You will be using this user as your "root" .
Create a new root user
3.10) Check the final setting before proceed with the installation process.
Click "Next" to proceed with the installation .
Click "Install" 
Installation in process .

You can view the Installation Details by clicking the "Details" panel .
and the Release Notes too..... : )

4.Reboot system to run the installed Open Suse .

4.1) Once the installation completed, you can proceed with the reboot by pressing "OK" .

4.2) Choose to "Boot From Hard Disk" .
4.3) Choose "OpenSUSE Leap 42.1" .

4.4) Once the system finish loading up, you are on the latest Open Suse system installed in your Virtualbox.

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