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To start here is a link to the openSUSE community installation wiki:
Installation - openSUSE
More general forum installation suggestions follow from this post some of which is vital for new users to read and know.
MANY MANY thanks to those who have contributed to helping out new users to openSUSE.
NEW USERS - openSUSE Pre-installation - PLEASE READ
(all openSUSE versions)
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