openSUSE Linux 11.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.

openSUSE Linux 11.x documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

To install openSUSE Linux 11.x in a virtual machine you can use the standard openSUSE 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, problems were observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter was 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 openSUSE Linux 11.x installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. In the first installation screen, press F3 to get 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.
  6. Select Software.
  7. From the Filter menu, select RPM Groups.
  8. Select the Development group and press Enter to open it.
  9. Add gcc, gcc-c++, and kernel-source by highlighting those items in the list and pressing the spacebar.
  10. At the Test Internet Connection screen, during final configuration and after all packages are installed, do not perform the Internet connection test.
  11. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  12. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in an openSUSE Linux 11.x Guest

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

For information on Open VM Tools, see Knowledge base article 2073803, VMware support of open-vm-tools, at http://kb.vmware.com/2073803.

Knowledge Base Articles for openSUSE Linux 11.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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