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Install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation

SUSE is one of the most powerful commercial Linux distributions available for physical, cloud, and virtual platforms. Those who have been around in Linux platform, they definitely would have worked in SUSE at some point in their time since SUSE can be seen on several applications and appliances, specially developed in Germany and Europe. It sounds incomplete if you don’t put your hands on this distribution. Let’s see how to install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation. Well, you can install the SUSE Linux directly on your local machine, however it is good to try on the virtual machine. Because, incomplete installation may lose the data on your hard drive.

What Is SUSE Linux?

SUSE stands for “Software und System-Entwicklung” meaning “software and systems development” in German. It is one of the most powerful Linux distributions originated in German. It is developed on the same free and open-source Linux kernel used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and inhered the same RPM packages into its repositories. It comes in both commercial and free versions, SUSE released its commercial product as SUSE Enterprise Linux. And, it has released openSUSE as a open-source product. Please visit their official website for more details.

Prerequisites To Install SUSE Linux On VMWare Workstation:

To install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation you just need a physical machine, VMWare Workstation Pro or Player, and a Red Hat Enterprise ISO image.

  1. A host system with minimum:
    • 8 GB of memory
    • A quad core CPU
    • 500 GB of Hard Drive
  2. VMWare Workstation Pro or Player application:0
  3. SUSE Linux ISO image is to install on VMWare Workstation.

How To Install SUSE Linux On VMWare Workstation?

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation?

  1. Fire up VMWare Workstation


  2. Select Custom Configuration Wizard

    What Type of Configuration Do you Want

  3. Select Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility

    Which Hardware Feature are Needed For This virtual Machine

  4. Select the Operating System Media

    Guest Operating System Installation

  5. Select Guest Operating System

    Guest Operating System

  6. Name the Virtual Machine Name and location

    Virtual Machine Name

  7. Allocate the Processors

    Processor Configuration

  8. Allocate the Memory for Virtual Machine

    Memorry for The Virtual Machine

  9. Choose the Network Configuration

    Network Type

  10. Select the I/O Controller Type

    Select Controller Types

  11. Select Disk Type

    Select a Disk Type

  12. Select Virtual Disk

    Select a Disk

  13. Select Disk Capacity

    Specify Disk Capacity

  14. Browse the Virtual Disk File

    Specify Disk File

  15. Click Finish

    Read To Create Virual Machine

  16. Supply SUSE ISO Image to Virtual Machine

    Virtual Machie Created

  17. Power On the Virtual Machine

    Virtual Machine Settings

  18. Start Up The Quest Operating System

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 64bit

  19. Press F3

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3

  20. Select – INSTALLATION

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 One

  21. Waite

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Two

  22. Add-On Product Installation – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Three

  23. Loading Basic Drivers – Waite

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Four

  24. Initializing Network Configuration – Waite

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Five

  25. Language , Keyboard and Product Selection (English (US) – Tick SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Six

  26. Tick – I Agree to the Licese Terms – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Seven

  27. Network Settings – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Eight

  28. System Probing – Waite

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Nine

  29. Registration – Tick Skip Registration – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 Ten

  30. Extension ad Module Selection Screen – Select All – Click Next

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 11

  31. Adding a New Repository – Waite

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 12

  32. Initializing Screen – Waite


  33. Suggested Partitioning – Click Next

    SUSE One

  34. Clock and Time Zone – Region (USA), Time Zone (Eastern New York) – Click Next

    SUSE Two

  35. Local User – User Full Name, User Name, Password , Confirm Password – Tick (Use this password for system administrator , Automatic Login) – Click Next

    SUSE Three

  36. Installation Settings Screen

    SUSE Four

  37. Installation Settings – Click Install

    SUSE Five

  38. Confirm Installation – Click Install

    SUSE Six

  39. Installation in progress… Please wait for some time.

    SUSE Seven

  40. Booting in progress, please wait for some time.


  41. SUSE desktop is getting prepared….

    SUSE Nine

  42. First login screen of SUSE Enterprise Linux

    SUSE Ten1

  43. Activate the SUSE Enterprise Linus in this activities screen

    SUSE Eleven

This is how you should install SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation. We hope this tutorial post will help you in installing SUSE Linux on VMWare Workstation. Thanks for reading this post. Please share this post and help to secure the digital world. Visit our social media page on FacebookLinkedInTwitterTelegramTumblr, & Medium and subscribe to receive updates like this.

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  1. Good day.

    Is it possible to install openSuse 64-bit Tumbleweek in VMware Workstation 15? Right off the bat when I try to install from the ISO, I get a colorful screen filled with ascii characters.

    I specified 4Gb memory 2 processors and 20 Gb HDD space.

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