For this tutorial we are going to install a full desktop suite of openSUSE leap 15.2 on a machine.


The first thing we shall do is to go to and download the .iso file of the DVD Image

openSUSE downloads page

Making a live USB

A live USB is used as a medium to boot into and install an oS, it is used as an alternative to DVD installation. There are several software that can be used to easily create a live USB.

linux        -   Unetbootin []

Windows  -  Rufus  []

The steps are easy, plug in a USB, format it and select the downloaded openSUSE iso and start the flashing process. This may take a while...


Once you got your live USB, plug it in and restart your machine. It will automatically boot into the installation medium.

Unetbootin live openSUSE boot

Once you've selected openSUSE, it will launch the installation GUI

openSUSE linux kernel loading

Once the kernel has been loaded, select your preferred language and keyboard Layout

openSUSE language & Keyboard setting

Choose your favorite User Interface

openSUSE user interface setup KDE GNOME

openSUSE makes the partitioning setup easy. If you're inexperience and don't want to mess up your system you can go along with the suggested partitioning if you are dual booting and want to keep your other partition you can use the Guided Setup. If you're a pro and know what you want you might choose the Expert Partitioner

openSUSE partitioning configuration

Select your Region and Time Zone, Mauritius in my case. You can click directly on the map for your location.

openSUSE timezone selection - Mauritius

User Account creation

Here you can create your local user account and register a password

openSUSE user creation

Once the configurations have been done, you'll get a summary of your configuration, to proceed with the installation click on Next

openSUSE installation settings

Awesome! Now you have a running openSUSE OS

Successful openSUSE installation