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How to install openSUSE Leap 15

OpenSUSE is one of the leading Linux distributions of all. SUSE Linux is one of the best enterprise Linux systems you could possibly have. With their latest, updated release of openSUSE 15, they’ve changed things quite a bit. Here’s the features list of all the new improvements and tweaks to the new version. It also explains the reason the version number is 15.

Alright, it’s time for installing the newest system into our PC. Here’s the step by step guide you’ll have to follow.


At first, you need an installation media. The OS is available as an image file from the website. Grab the latest one. According to my download, it was nearly 4GB. After you’ve downloaded the ISO, it’s time to prepare a bootable USB flash drive.

Now, boot the USB flash drive in your system.

Installing openSUSE 15

  • From the options, select “Installation”.
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  • After some time, the step of choosing the keyboard layout and accepting license agreement will appear. Select the options according to your need.

  • After the installer completes initialization, you have the option of choosing the desktop environment. Interestingly, there’re also server options. However, for users, only GNOME and KDE Plasma are available as options. I choose to go with GNOME.

  • From the same window, there appears a repository choosing option. Generally, you don’t have to do anything as everything is switched for the best scenario. However, if you’re an advanced user, subscribe to other repositories.

  • Adding repositories is in the process. Wait for a few minutes here.

  • Time for partitioning! Here, you have to exercise caution so that you don’t delete any important partition that contains data. For custom partitioning wizards, I recommend 16-20GB space for the “root” partition and 2-4GB for the “swap” area.

  • Enter your username and password.

  • Now, review the installation summary before proceeding the final markdown.

  • The installation will be ongoing.

After the installation process is complete, you have to restart your system. Enjoy the awesome & brand-new openSUSE 15!

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