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SUSE is one of the most powerful commercial Linux distributions available for physical, cloud, and virtual platforms. Those who have been around in Linux platform, they definitely would have worked in SUSE at some point in their time since SUSE can be seen on several applications and appliances, specially developed in Germany and Europe. It sounds incomplete if you don’t put your hands on this distribution. Let’s see how to install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation. Well, you can install the SUSE Linux directly on your local machine, however it is good to try on the virtual machine. Because, incomplete installation may lose the data on your hard drive.

What Is SUSE Linux?

SUSE stands for “Software und System-Entwicklung” meaning “software and systems development” in German. It is one of the most powerful Linux distributions originated in German. It is developed on the same free and open-source Linux kernel used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and inhered the same RPM packages into its repositories. It comes in both commercial and free versions, SUSE released its commercial product as SUSE Enterprise Linux. And, it has released openSUSE as a open-source product. Please visit their official website for more details.

Prerequisites To Install SUSE Linux On VMWare Workstation:

To install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation you just need a physical machine, VMWare Workstation Pro or Player, and a Red Hat Enterprise ISO image.

  1. A host system with minimum:
    • 8 GB of memory
    • A quad core CPU
    • 500 GB of Hard Drive
  2. VMWare Workstation Pro or Player application:0
  3. SUSE Linux ISO image is to install on VMWare Workstation.

How To Install SUSE Linux On VMWare Workstation?

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation?

  1. Fire up VMWare WorkstationWORKSTATION 16 PRO
  2. Select Custom Configuration WizardWhat Type of Configuration Do you Want
  3. Select Virtual Machine Hardware CompatibilityWhich Hardware Feature are Needed For This virtual Machine
  4. Select the Operating System MediaGuest Operating System Installation
  5. Select Guest Operating SystemGuest Operating System
  6. Name the Virtual Machine Name and locationVirtual Machine Name
  7. Allocate the ProcessorsProcessor Configuration
  8. Allocate the Memory for Virtual MachineMemorry for The Virtual Machine
  9. Choose the Network ConfigurationNetwork Type
  10. Select the I/O Controller TypeSelect Controller Types
  11. Select Disk TypeSelect a Disk Type
  12. Select Virtual DiskSelect a Disk
  13. Select Disk CapacitySpecify Disk Capacity
  14. Browse the Virtual Disk FileSpecify Disk File
  15. Click FinishRead To Create Virual Machine
  16. Supply SUSE ISO Image to Virtual MachineVirtual Machie Created
  17. Power On the Virtual MachineVirtual Machine Settings
  18. Start Up The Quest Operating SystemSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 64bit
  19. Press F3SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3
  20. Select – INSTALLATIONSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 One
  21. WaiteSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Two
  22. Add-On Product Installation – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Three
  23. Loading Basic Drivers – WaiteSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Four
  24. Initializing Network Configuration – WaiteSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Five
  25. Language , Keyboard and Product Selection (English (US) – Tick SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Six
  26. Tick – I Agree to the Licese Terms – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Seven
  27. Network Settings – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Eight
  28. System Probing – WaiteSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Nine
  29. Registration – Tick Skip Registration – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Ten
  30. Extension ad Module Selection Screen – Select All – Click NextSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 11
  31. Adding a New Repository – WaiteSUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 12
  32. Initializing Screen – WaiteSUSE
  33. Suggested Partitioning – Click NextSUSE One
  34. Clock and Time Zone – Region (USA), Time Zone (Eastern New York) – Click NextSUSE Two
  35. Local User – User Full Name, User Name, Password , Confirm Password – Tick (Use this password for system administrator , Automatic Login) – Click NextSUSE Three
  36. Installation Settings ScreenSUSE Four
  37. Installation Settings – Click InstallSUSE Five
  38. Confirm Installation – Click InstallSUSE Six
  39. Installation in progress… Please wait for some time.SUSE Seven
  40. Booting in progress, please wait for some time.Loading
  41. SUSE desktop is getting prepared….SUSE Nine
  42. First login screen of SUSE Enterprise LinuxSUSE Ten1
  43. Activate the SUSE Enterprise Linus in this activities screenSUSE Eleven


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