SUSE Linux 10.x 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 10.x documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

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


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

  • Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.
  • With many Linux guest operating systems, various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the SUSE Linux 10.x installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. On the text mode installer first installation screen, press F3 for boot options.
  4. Press F3 again and use the arrow keys to select text mode and press Enter to select the text mode installer.
  5. At the Installation Settings screen, select Change, and then select Software.
  6. From the Filter menu, select RPM Groups.
  7. Select the Development group, press Enter to open it, and add gcc, gcc-c++, and kernel-source by highlighting those items in the list and pressing the spacebar.
  8. At the Test Internet Connection screen during final configuration after all packages are installed do not perform the Internet connection test.
  9. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  10. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in an SUSE Linux 10.x 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 10.x

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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