Power on the Virtual Machine
Let’s start up the guest machine.
Click the little folder icon, and add the openSUSE ISO file you downloaded. We point our virtual CD/DVD drive to the ISO file containing the installer for openSUSE.
Click the Start button.
openSUSE Leap starts and installation will proceed as if it was being installed to a fresh machine.
The Linux kernel will load, and you’ll be taken through various preparatory steps. For example, you’ll be prompted to define the language, keyboard language, and accept the openSUSE license agreement. Next you’ll be asked if you want to activate online repositories. Click Yes followed by Next.
You’ll also be asked to select a System Role.
openSUSE has the following roles: Desktop with KDE Plasma, Desktop with GNOME, Desktop with Xfce, Generic Desktop, Server, or Transactional Server. Pick a System Role, then press Next, followed by Next.
We then need to set the Region and Timezone, create a new user, and finalise the installation. All the packages will now be installed.
Once the installation is complete, the virtual machine will boot. Once running, the guest machine functions in exactly the same way the host machine runs.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Set up host machine
Page 2 – Download Guest OS / Install VirtualBox
Page 3 – Create New Virtual Machine
Page 4 – Settings
Page 5 – Power on the Virtual Machine
Page 6 – Guest Additions
Page 7 – Snapshots & Cloning
All articles in this series:
|Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux|
|Part 1||What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?|
|Part 2||Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.|
|Part 3||Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.|
|Part 4||We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.|
|Part 5||Things to do after installing Ubuntu.|
|Part 6||Navigating your way around the Desktop.|
|Part 7||Updating the system, install new software.|
|Part 8||Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.|
|Part 9||Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.|
|Part 10||We cover the basics of files and permissions.|
|Part 11||Getting help from your system.|
|Part 12||Learn all about the file system.|
|Part 13||Manipulating files from the shell.|
|Part 14||Maintain your system with these simple tips.|
|Part 15||Managing users on your system.|
|Part 16||Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.|
|Part 17||Gaming on Linux.|
|Part 18||Protect your privacy with this guide.|
|Part 19||Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.|
|Part 20||Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.|
|Part 21||Wine lets you run Windows programs on Linux without emulation.|