Step-by-step openSUSE Tumbleweed Newbie Installation Guide

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Installation

Good morning guys, this time I will take advantage with you to share this installation guide from openSUSE, to be specific your Tumbleweed version. This version, compared to the others offered by openSUSE, is a Rolling Release version.

In this case I have decided to install openSUSE Tumbleweed Since it is boring and tiring for me to have to update a system every time there is a new version, that is why I like rolling systems better.

For those who do not know this model, I will tell you a little, the rolling reread this is always in continuous development Regarding a software system in constant development, we will always have the most recent but stable.

No more we will start with the installation processThere are many people who think that the system is intended for advanced users, when it is not, for those who are new to Linux they just have to do their part and be patient.

Just a comment, if you are not completely sure what you are going to do, I recommend you first use a virtual machine.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Installation Guide

First of all, we must take into account the requirements for good system performance:

Requirements to install openSUSE

  • 64-bit processor
  • 1GB RAM minimum, more is better
  • 10GB minimum disk, more is better
  • DVD or USB port
  • Internet connection

System download

The next step is to download the image of the system for this we go to its official website and in the download section It will offer us several mirrors from where we can obtain the system.

Prepare the installation media

If you are going to use a DVD to burn the image you can use the following programs:

Windows: We can burn it ISO with Imgburn, UltraISO, Nero or any other program even without them in Windows 7 and later it gives us the option to right click on the ISO.

Linux: You can use any CD image management tool, especially the one that comes with graphical environments, among them are, Brasero, k3b, and Xfburn.

If you are going to occupy a USB device you can occupy the following:

Windows: You can use Universal USB Installer or LinuxLive USB Creator, both are easy to use. Although there is also a tool that the openSUSE team provides us directly, it is called SUSE Studio Image Writer.

Linux: We can also search for imagewriter, which is the same utility as the Windows one, and we create our usb boatable or we can also use the dd command from the terminal.

dd bs = 4M if = / path / to / openSUSE.iso of = / path / to / tu / usb sync

Step-by-step installation of openSUSE Tumbleweed

Done the above, we insert our installation medium and boot it.

We will find the first screen where we will select the option "Install"

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 1 Installation

It will start to load everything necessary to start the installation.

Finished the process the first screen that appears, is where we select our language and keyboard layout, here they also show us the terms and conditions of using the system:

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 2 Installation

The next option is where it will give us to choose which desktop environment we are going to install or otherwise if it is to use the distribution with server functions.


OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 3 Installation

In the custom option we find the following options, where we can choose the packages in a more personalized way, we can also see that it shows us two other environments.


If you are a newbie just choose a desktop environment, I would recommend that you start with LXDE or XFCE, in my case I chose plasma.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 3.1 Installation

Followed we will have to choose where the system will be installed, where the first is to install it on the entire disk.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 4 Installation

If you have another operating system or simply you want to do a custom installation, we are going to select the option "Existing partitions"

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 4.1 Installation

Already defined this point, the following is to select our time zone:

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Y finally we create our system user, I recommend disabling autostart:

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Finally, it displays the configurations that we have chosen and we just have to click on install, a confirmation screen will appear where we are aware of what we are doing and that there is no going back.

open SUSE Tumbleweed 7

Finally, the installation of the system and the download of the packages will begin.

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Here you only have to wait, since the download time of the packages and installation will depend on your internet connection. At the end we just remove our installation medium and we start our system normally.

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  1.   alexander orozco said

    I am in a virtualization of this excellent operating system but I want to have a post-installation guide because I see some flaws in the distro such as that firefox is not in Spanish by default although it is easy to solve; being in a virtualization it makes me more tricky but the I am fighting.