SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
  3. In the first installation screen, use the arrow keys to select Installation.
  4. For the Desktop, press the F2 key, use the arrow keys to select text mode, and press Enter to select the text mode installer.
  5. For the Server, enter the boot option textmode=1, and press Enter to select the text mode installer.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  7. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in an SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Guest

For information on VMware Tools, see Knowledge base article 1014294, General VMware Tools installation instructions, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294.

Knowledge Base Articles for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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