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OpenSUSE 12.3 Installation Guide with Screenshots

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OpenSUSE 12.3 Linux is out recently. OpenSUSE Linux is widely used and complete Linux distribution developed by the community supported openSUSE Project sponsored by Novell. OpenSUSE Linux is stable and easy to use multi-purpose distribution that freely available for download. It comes in several editions for the x86 and x86-64 architectures. In this post we are going to see step by step installation guide of openSUSE 12.3 on (32Bit) system with screenshots.

From openSUSE homepage

It is aimed towards users and developers working on the desktop or server. It is great for beginners, experienced users and ultra geeks alike, in short, it is perfect for everybody! The latest release, openSUSE 12.3, features new and massively improved versions of all useful server and desktop applications. It comes with more than 1,000 open source applications.

OpenSUSE 12.3 Features

  1. Ships with PostgreSQL 9.2 database.
  2. Linux Kernel version 3.7 (New and improved features).
  3. Supports for ARM, UEFI and experimental support for Secure Boot enabled hardware.
  4. openSUSE 12.3 move to systemd and it has dropped SysV init.

To know more information about OpenSUSE 12.3 features and change log, visit the OpenSuse project page.

Direct Download OpenSuse 12.3 DVD ISO Images

  1. openSUSE-12.3-DVD-i586.iso
  2. openSUSE-12.3-DVD-x86_64.iso

Torrent Download OpenSuse 12.3 DVD ISO Images

  1. openSUSE-12.3-DVD-i586.iso.torrent
  2. openSUSE-12.3-DVD-x86_64.iso.torrent

Installation of OpenSUSE 12.3 Linux with Screenshots

1. Boot your system with OpenSUSE 12.3 installation media i.e CD/DVD or ISO image.

Boot OpenSuse 12.3 DVD

Boot OpenSuse 12.3 DVD

2. Choose installation options to install openSUSE 12.3 on you system. Please select openSUSE 12.3 GNOME Live options to test it, before installation.

Choose OpenSuse 12.3 Installation

Choose OpenSuse 12.3 Installation

3. Loading Linux kernel.

Loading Kernel OpenSuse

Loading Kernel OpenSuse

4. Welcome screen, From where we can select Language and keyboard layout. Read license agreement and proceed further installation once agreed.

Select Language and Keyboard

Select Language and Keyboard

5. Clock and timezone settings.

Select Clock and Time Zone

Select Clock and Time Zone

6. Please click on change if you want custom setting of date and time. You can change it manually or sync with NTP Server as show below. Click Accept once done.

Set Date and Time

Set Date and Time

7. File system partitioning. We opted default filesystem partition. You may choose manual filesystem partitioning as options provided.

OpenSuse File System Partitioning

OpenSuse File System Partitioning

8. Create new user and it’s password. Uncheck all three options. Click on change to select authentication method.

Create User and Password

Create User and Password

9. Please select authentication method and click on Accept.

Select Authentication Method

Select Authentication Method

10. Set root user password and click on Next.

Set root User and Password

Set root User and Password

11. Verify settings, you may change settings after clicking on headlines or click on Change button. Once done click on Install.

Verify OpenSuse Settings

Verify OpenSuse Settings

12. Installation confirmation. Click on Install to proceed.

Start OpenSuse Installation

Start OpenSuse Installation

13. Performing installation. Creating volume and formatting filesystem for installation. Sit back and relax… This may take several time.

Performing OpenSuse Installation

Performing OpenSuse Installation

14. Installation completed, remove installation media and click on Reboot Now.

OpenSuse Installation Completed

OpenSuse Installation Completed

15. Post installation.

OpenSuse Post Installation

OpenSuse Post Installation

16. Login screen. Supply password for user created during installation.

OpenSuse Login Screen

OpenSuse Login Screen

17. openSUSE 12.3 Desktop.

OpenSuse 12.3 Desktop

OpenSuse 12.3 Desktop

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4 Responses

  1. satyam says:

    Dear Ravi and tecmint.com you guys did a great job done.
    But can you help me to install openSuse 12.3 on my laptop sony vaio sve14112en 2gb ram 320 hd
    I have installed windows8
    and i created one empty partition and installed Ubuntu 13.04 (ext4) with swap partition.
    I have dual boot.
    Now i want to install openSuse 12.3(KDE 64bit) without compromising my both OS already installed.
    Can u help me how can i do
    Thanks in advance…

  2. ron says:

    I was searching for installing word press on open suse, but I don’t see anything in the tutorial about installing that? Is that somewhere else on your site. Thanks.

  3. blue says:

    i cant find anywhere on how to simply install drivers on open suse

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