openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) GNOME based Desktop installation steps with Screenshots

openSUSE project team released openSUSE 13.1 on November 19th 2013 and the new project code name is Bottle with Gnome 3.10. In this article I’m going to install openSUSE 13.1 GNOME based Desktop installation with detailed steps and Screen shots.

openSUSE project team Officially announced that openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) release has been selected for Evergreen support which is extending its life cycle to 3 years. So you will get security updates and important bug-fixes after 18 months maintenance cycle.

Hardware Requirements

  • Burned CD/DVD or ISO image
  • 500 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 1 GB of physical RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 5 GB Disk Space
  • Sound and graphics cards recommended

New features in openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle)

openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) was released with lots of new features.

  • multiarch support
  • combination of over 6000 packages
  • Added latest OpenStack Havana
  • Added 400 new features
  • Linux kernel 3.11
  • GNOME 3.10
  • KDE 4.11
  • open-source Amarok 2.8 audio player
  • Mozilla’s Firefox 25
  • Ruby 2.0 on Rails 4
  • latest Apache, MySQL and MariaDB updates
  • AddedQML and C++11 features to developers
  • PHP 5.4.2 with many new features and improvements. For complete change log
  • openSUSE official home page
  • openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) Features

Download openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) images

There are multiple desktop flavours available for download.

1) Booting Computer with openSUSE 13.1 installation media.

Boot your computer with openSUSE 13.1 installation media like (Burned CD/DVD or USB or ISO image). Initially it will display the welcome screen.
Choose your Boot option, For fresh installation you need to choose Installation and hit Enter button.
Loading Linux Kernel.
Loading in background.

2) Language & Keyboard layout Selection

Choose your preferred language & Keyboard layout to set as default one, then hit Next.

3) Location Selection

Choose your location (Your country) to set your time zone, then hit Next.

4) Suggested partition

By default openSUSE gives suggested partition based on your hard disk size and it is ok for Fresh installation, so hit Continue. But i’m going to install two OS on the same system so i want to un-partition some space for another OS. So i’m going to edit the suggested partition by clicking Edit partition setup, then hit Next.
By default it shows available storage on linux.
For editing & resizing you need to choose the Hard Disks from the left side menu.. See the current partition size.
/dev/sda1 : 1.46 GB
/dev/sda2 : 16.09 GB
/dev/sda3 : 23.87 GB
My Hard disk size is 41.43 GB and i’m going to resize / and home partition for resizing the partition you need to choose the corresponding partition and hit resize button.
Resizing / partition and do the same for home partition also.
See the modified partition output, then hit Accept.
See the new partition size.
/dev/sda1 : 1.46 GB
/dev/sda2 : 8.00 GB
/dev/sda3 : 5.00 GB

5) Create new user

Its time to create Anew user and password on your system, then hit Next.

6) Live installation settings

It shows all the information about your hardware and software configuration which is choosen by you in earlier steps, then hit Install.

7) Confirm Installation

It is asking you to confirm the configuration settings to install the openSUSE 13.1 on your system. If everything is fine,now hit Install.

8) Perform Installation

Performing openSUSE installation is going on in the system.It wrote new partition table, mounting the hard drive to corresponding mount point and copying installation files to hard disk and it will take a while to complete.

9) Installation got over

You have successfully installed your openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) and remove your installation media, then hit Reboot Now.

10) openSUSE 13.1 loading

openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) loading on your system.
loading in background.
Initiating system services.
Running automatic configuration
Loading network services.

11) openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) GNOME Desktop login screen

Press your username and it will ask you to enter your password.
Entering the user password.

12) openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) GNOME Desktop screen

openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) Desktop screen and play with new openSUSE.
openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) Desktop screen with Full menu view.
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Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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