Installing openSUSE on VirtualBox

::Created by Aces Support on Jul 10, 2007::

This installation guide installs openSUSE 10.1 as a guest inside VirtualBox

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STEP 1 - Download the openSuse ISO and innotek VirtualBox STEP 2 - Install innotek VirtualBox
  • Launch the installer application

  • Click Next
  • Accept the agreement terms and click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Install
  • Click Continue Anyway

  • Click it again
  • Click Finish
STEP 3 - Prepare a virtual hard disk
If you have already set up a virtual hard disk that you wish to use for this installation, you may skip to step 4.
  • Launch innotek VirtualBox
  • Click File / Virtual Disk Manager...
  • Click the New button
  • Click Next
  • Select Fixed-size image and click Next

  • You may select a location and name for the image by clicking the icon in the Image File Name section
  • Use the slider to define the size of your virtual disk. A minimum of 10GB is recommended for this install

  • Click Next
  • Verify the type, location and size, then click Finish
  • Click Ok to close the Disk Manager window
STEP 4 - Create a virtual box
  • In the VirtualBox application, click the New button
  • Click Next
  • Enter a name for the system
  • From the dropdown, select Linux 2.6

  • Click Next
  • Use the slider to define how much memory your suse installation will use. A minimum of 300MB is recommended

  • Click Next
  • From the dropdown, select the virtual disk you wish to use. If you have not created a disk, you may create one now by clicking New and following the instructions in Step 3
  • Click Next
  • Verify the type, memory and disk settings, then click Finish
STEP 5 - Launch the SUSE Installer
  • In the left-pane of VirtualBox, select the system you wish to use for the SUSE installation
  • Click the Settings button
  • From the left-pane, select CD/DVD-ROM
  • Check Mount CD/DVD Drive
  • Select the ISO Image File option

  • Use the icon on the right to find the location of the SUSE ISO file.
  • Click Ok
  • Click the Start button
  • The machine will start and should boot from the ISO file
  • Click inside the virtual box, this will capture the mouse and keyboard input. To return to controlling the host system, press right-ctrl

  • Using the keyboard choose Installation

STEP 6 - The installation
  • Select the language you wish to use, then click Next

  • Accept the license agreement and Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Select the region and time zone, then Click Next
  • Select a desktop environment, click Next
  • Check the installation settings, and if satisfied, click Accept
  • Click I agree to the license agreement pages
  • Click Install
  • At the end of the installation the machine will reboot
  • Press right-ctrl to gain host system access. Unmount the CD-ROM by clicking Devices / Unmount CD/DVD-ROM

  • When the machine boots up again, using the keyboard select SUSE Linux 10.1 and hit Enter
  • Pick a hostname and domain name to use, or leave the default value. Click Next
  • Enter a password for the root user, click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Select Configure Later, then click Next

  • Click Next
  • Enter the data to create an initial user then Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish

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This concludes the Sherian College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (in the department of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences), SUSE Linux install tutorial.