openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun! It is the only one linux which supports 1click installation ! 😉
The first thing you’ll see is this welcome screen.
Then you’re presented with a menu.
Here you can select your desired language and a few other options, afterwards begin installation.
Language and Licence
The licence agreement is only to inform you of your rights. It doesn’t require your acceptance, since it doesn’t limit your use.
Check that language and keyboard layout are as desired.
Here you choose whether to perform a new installation or upgrade an existing openSUSE installation.
Clock and Time Zone
Set the timezone here.
If you have only GNU/Linux it’s recommended to set the hardware clock to UTC, if you dual boot with MS Windows set it to local time.
Various different graphical user interfaces (desktop environments) exist for GNU/Linux. KDE is preselected and is preferred by about 70% of openSUSE users and is also the focus of this guide.
Under “Other” you can select LXDE, Xfce, minimal graphical environment (IceWM) and even a text based system which is useful for servers.
By default openSUSE will propose to create three new partitions / (root) for system files, /home/ for personal files of users and swap which is used as a supplement for RAM, similar to the page file in MS Windows.
If you’re performing a dual boot installation, be extra careful here.
Note that Linux labels disks/partitions using the following scheme – sda1 is first partition on the first disk, sdb3 is the third partition on the second disk, and so forth. Partitions that will be formatted are written in red text.
Create New User
Now it’s time to create your user. Note that by default the root user (administrator) password will be the same as the password for the normal user.
If you want the added security of a separate root password, consider unchecking that checkbox. You may also want to consider disabling autologin to prevent people from easily accessing your system and data.
Double check that everything is as desired – this is the point of no return!
Now the actual installation is performed.
After installation is performed, the system will restart and perform autoconfiguration.
And finally your brand new openSUSE system will start. Congratulations, and have a lot of fun with openSUSE!