Posted by Daniel Lanza on February 12, 2017
This tutorial will explain how to install openSUSE 42.2 Leap in VirtualBox.
You will need the following:
Open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine. Select Linux type and openSUSE version.
Select the amount of memory RAM. The recommendation is 4096 MB (4 GB).
Create a new virtual hard disk.
Select VirtualBox Disk Image.
And dynamically allocated.
The amount of memory size will be 80 GB. As we selected dynamically allocated, the real size of hard disk will be growing until reaching 80 GB.
We have created a new empty virtual machine. We need to set more properties and load ISO file. Go to settings of the new virtual machine.
Enable bidirectional shared clipboard and drag and drop functionality in General tab.
Increase number of processors by 2 in System tab.
And increase video memory by 128 MB in Display tab.
Load openSUSE ISO file in Storage tab.
Let’s start and first run the virtual machine.
The ISO file will be loaded when starting the virtual machine. Select installation.
Set language and keyboard.
Continue the installation options.
Edit suggested partition. We will install using one partition and Ext4 file system for root partition.
Set Clock and Time Zone.
And here the Desktop type. If you only want openSUSE as server, select server (text mode). In this case, we will use KDE Plasma Desktop.
Local user to login.
Disable firewall and enable SSH service.
Confirm the installation and wait.
When finished, openSUSE will be rebooted.
Shutdown the virtual machine, and remove the ISO file from virtual drive that was loaded previously.
Next, start the virtual machine and update the system with the last software and libraries.
And finally, shutdown the virtual machine to make a snapshot. This snapshot will let you restore a fresh openSUSE installation.