Hi guys, I need help, I have a problem with openSUSE 11.4. I went onto this website to download it and I used the Live KDE option, the download method is Direct Link and the type of computer option I put in is 32-bit PC and I’m trying to use it on VirtualBox (I’m leery of using the other download methods and I don’t really want to install it natively because if I put it on my regular computer and I want to delete it, it could screw up my regular Windows 7 part of my computer probably, so I just want to install it in VirtualBox. I hope to hear from you guys ASAP because I really want to use this because I used openSUSE 11.3 in school and I want to use it some more at home. Thanks everyone! :slight_smile:

In my opinion more stable is DVD than Live CD. Try to install it in a old pc or if you have a second HDD install it there and set grub for Dual booting.

stamostolias, thanks so much for the very quick reply. The only other computer I have in my house is my parents and they don’t want me to put Linux on it, I guess, for now. Is there any other thing I can do? I hope I’m not rattling your brain trying to figure it out what to do. Thank you! :slight_smile:

Second HDD?

Oh, I’m sorry, I must of forgot to read the rest of your post. This computer that I have here is a laptop, specifically a Toshiba Satellite L655-s5096, so does it have a second HDD? Also, does HDD mean Hard Disk Drive? I just want to be sure. Thanks.

Yeahhh it means Hard Drive Disc. You have only Windows there try to change philosophy and install openSUSE.:wink:

Thank you for confirming that HDD means Hard Drive Disc or Hard Disk Drive (I looked it up on answers to be sure) Thanks for looking up my laptop. :slight_smile: I appreciate that, I was going to tell you it had Windows on it. What do you mean by this?

try to change philosophy and install openSUSE.
Thank you.

I mean make format and erase windows.

Oh ok, thanks for telling me, I can’t really do that, I have A LOT of stuff on Windows that I can’t erase and I would just like to try to install openSUSE on VirtualBox. Again, I’m very sorry that I can’t erase Windows… :frowning:

There is a manual for virtual box
Oracle VM VirtualBox®

Just mount the .iso in the VM
Give it 1GB RAM
Away you go

Thank you caf4926, but how do I:

mount the .iso in the VM

I gave the “Base Memory” 1024MB = 1GB

So that should be good with the memory, thank you.

But how do I:

mount the .iso in the VM

In the settings for the cd/dvd
There is an option to use a mounted .iso

This is an old image from a older vbox version
ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

But it may help

Thank you very much caf4926, but the newest version of VirtualBox doesn’t have that option. I feel like I’m rattling your heads. Sorry if I am… :frowning:

On 03/30/2011 09:06 AM, stamostolias wrote:
> In my opinion more stable is DVD than Live CD.

there is absolutely no difference in the stability of a CD install, a
DVD install or a network install…

plus, he said he wants to use it in VBox and therefore he does not
even have to burn a disk…just feed the iso to VBox…

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P.S., under the newest version of VirtualBox, they have a “General” part, then a “Advanced” tab and it has a “Snapshots” folder and my location it is at is this:

C:\Users\User\VirtualBox VMs\openSUSE Linux\Logs

Then when I try to change it, the furthest it will let me go to is like the above location said, to Logs. What should I do? I appreciate all the help you all are doing. :slight_smile:

It does
Chapter 5. Virtual storage

Read the manual

Ok, thanks caf4926, what do you want me to do in the File menu? I went to “File- Virtual Media Manager” and the only options there under the “Hard Disks” tab are to release or refresh it. Under the “CD/DVD Images” the name there is “VBoxGuestAdditions.iso” and the only options there are also to release or refresh it. What should I do now? Thanks.

Navigate to the location of the openSUSE .iso in your file system

The only files I have in this location (C:\Users\User\VirtualBox VMs\openSUSE Linux) are: (P.S., the name of the file comes first, then the type)

openSUSE Linux-> VirtualBox Machine Definition (.vbox)
openSUSE Linux.vbox-prev-> VBOX-PREV File (.vbox-prev)
openSUSE Linux.vdi-> VDI File (.vdi)

Thanks and I hope this helps.