Monday, September 06, 2010

Screen capture tour of OpenSUSE 11.3 installation

This is a screen capture tour of installing OpenSUSE 11.3 in VirtualBox guest machine. I have been trying to do a screen capture documentation of the top 5 linux distributions from So far, this is the first distribution that suggests to have 1GB of RAM during LiveCD installation.

Though the 1GB requirement is unusual, the installation is straightforward. As can be expected from the top linux distributions nowadays, all of the activities are being done through GUI.

Below is my guest configuration:
General Name: opensuse113 OS Type: openSUSE System Base Memory: 1024 MB Processor(s): 1 Boot Order: CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk VT-x/AMD-V: Enabled Nested Paging: Enabled Display Video Memory: 12 MB 3D Acceleration: Disabled 2D Video Acceleration: Disabled Remote Display Server: Disabled Storage IDE Controller IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD): Empty SATA Controller SATA Port 0: opensuse113.vdi (Normal, 120.00 GB) Audio Host Driver: Windows DirectSound Controller: ICH AC97 Network Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (Bridged adapter, Microsoft Loopback Adapter) Serial Ports Disabled USB Device Filters: 0 (0 active)

For this post, I have used Live KDE ISO for the installation.
Figure 1. Boot menu
Figure 2. Language, keyboard and EULA
Figure 3. Clock and time zone setting
Figure 4. Suggested partition layout
Figure 5. Create new (default) user as well as set the root password
Figure 6. Display the current installation settings
Figure 7. Confirm installation, note that if this is being done on a bare metal machine, this can be a destructive operation. For a virtual machine, we are safe to continue here.
Figure 8. Installation complete, reboot machine.
Figure 9. Full KDE desktop!!!

This is the most streamlined install I have ever done on a Linux distribution. Kudos to the OpenSUSE team for making the user experience wonderful.

Version info:
Linux kernel: 2.6.34-12-default
KDE: 4.4.4 Release 2
Firefox: 3.6.6


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