Jun 212008

The long awaited openSUSE 11.0 has finally arrived. Here we can see a step by step installation procedure for openSUSE 11.0 with the GNOME 2.2 desktop environment. The openSUSE 11.0 installation wizard is completely re-written with simple and nice graphics along with an improved and enhanced YAST2 intsaller.

To Download the openSUSE 11.0 live CD ISO image from here and burn it onto a CD. Once done, ensure that your PC or laptop is set to boot from a CD-ROM. Boot with the CD and allow the live CD to boot and logon to the desktop.

Boot openSUSE 11.0 GNOME live CD

Live CD Menu

On the desktop, Click the Live Installer icon.

Click installer button

This starts the YAST 2 installer. Select the Language and Keyboard layout, agree the Licensing terms and click Next button

Select Language

Select the Region and Time Zone and click Next

Select Time Zone and Region

In the next screen set the hard disk partitioning. This can be disk Parition based or the Logical Volume Management (LVM) based and change the disk paritioning layout as necessary and click Next

Set disk partitioning

Create a new User and set his username, password and opt for system emails, autologon options (if required) and click Next

Create New user

Review the installation summary and click Install if all looks OK. Should you change any of the selected installation options, click on it and change accordingly.

Installation options summary

Confirm the Installation in the confirmation window and select Install. This starts the installation. The installation now formats and paritions the hard disk, creates the file system, and installs the system components and applications. Once done, prompts to remove the CD and remove the system. Click OK.

Confirm Installation

Remove CD and reboot

Thats it, installation is complete. When rebooted, enter the username and pasaword to logon to the desktop. Once in, the installer prompts to install updates. Select Yes, if you want to and install the updates, click yes. This will take you through adding openSUSE 11.0 repositories and download/install the updates. The whole process completes in no time.

Logon Screen

Desktop and install updates

Now you are all set to use your openSUSE 11.0!!! Have fun!