How to Install OpenSUSE "Tumbleweed"

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

OpenSUSE is a free and open source linux distro, which uses rpm as package manager.

OpenSUSE is available in two different versions, Tumbleweed the version that we are going to install on this tutorial, and leap.

The difference between tumbleweed and leap is that, tumbleweed is continuously updated system, which means your system will get frequently updates and newer features, while leap on the other hand gets less updates but it's offers more stability compared to tumbleweed.

Installing OpenSUSE "Tumbleweed" is same as installing other linux distros, to run OpenSUSE your computer must have the minimum following specs : +2GB of RAM, 40GB of space, dual core processor of 2GHz or better.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install OpenSUSE "Tumbleweed"

Boot into OpenSUSE

Plug the device with OpenSUSE onto your computer, and reboot it. Next, get into the boot menu when your computer is starting up, and select the OpenSUSE device to boot into, and you should see the boot menu of OpenSUSE.

Install OpenSuse "Tumbleweed"

Let's start now Installing OpenSUSE. Select "Installation" on the boot menu, and press enter.

Next, accept the license agreement by clicking the "Next" button

After accepting the license agreement, you will get the following prompt. This prompt is basically asking you if you want to enable the online repositories for your system. Click "Yes" to enable online repositories, then click "Next"

Next, you can choose which repositories you want to use. You can use OSS and non OSS repositories, which means your system will be able to download open source and not open source softwares.

Now this depends how you plan to use OpenSUSE, if you are planning to use it as a desktop OS, then you may need to use all 4 repositories, if you plan to use it only as a server OS, then you will most likely be using open source softwares.

Next, select the System Role.

We are going to install OpenSUSE on desktop, so we chose "Desktop with GNOME" , click to "Next" button once choosing the system role.

Now you need to setup partitioning. OpenSUSE will suggest a layout that you can use instead of creating partitions manually. For example, the layout that we were suggested was :

  • Delete partition
  • Mount partition
  • Create partition

If you don't want to use the suggested layout, you can create partitions manually. We went with the suggested layout because we were installing OpenSUSE on a HDD dedicated to OpenSUSE only.

Next, you need to select the timezone. Set your preferred timezone, and proceed by clicking the "Next" button

After setting the timezone. You need to create the user account, enter all the required credentials, then click "Next" to continue

Next, you will see the following window. This window shows your current configurations, I don't recommend making changes on this step, so simply proceed to Install OpenSUSE by clicking the "Install" button.

Next, click to "Install" button to confirm the installation

And you should see the following window, this means OpenSUSE's installation has begun

Once OpenSUSE is installed, your computer will reboot automatically, and you should see the welcome pop up. You can disable the OpenSUSE's welcome pop up by unchecking "Show on next startup"

Download OpenSUSE "Tumbleweed" ISO

The button below will download openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-x86_64-Snapshot20230714-Media.iso from an official OpenSUSE link.

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Note: This is a 64b ISO for intel/amd, if you want to download another version of ISO you can get it from the official website https://get.opensuse.org/

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to install OpenSUSE "Tumbleweed" version on your computer.