openSUSE Linux 13.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 13.x documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

To install openSUSE Linux 13.x in a virtual machine, 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 13.x installation media in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. If a message appears regrading the CD-ROM lock, click Yes and select Disconnect anyway and override the lock.

VMware Tools in an openSUSE Linux 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

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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