OpenSUSE liveCD 15 Leap KDE does not start

Hi, I downloaded openSUSE-Leap-15.0-KDE-Live-x86_64-Current.iso and started it under VirtualBox to try, but unfortunately it does not start KDE, but instead loads into terminal mode login prompt where I am able to login using root/no password.

How can I enable KDE in live CD?
Isn’t it supposed to be started by default?

My VM details:

$ VBoxManage showvminfo openSuse-15
Name: openSuse-15
Groups: /
Guest OS: openSUSE (64 bit)
UUID: 000bba3a-a2c6-4103-863b-65f5acbdd836
Hardware UUID: 000bba3a-a2c6-4103-863b-65f5acbdd836
Memory size: 3082MB
Page Fusion: off
VRAM size: 96MB
CPU exec cap: 100%
HPET: off
Chipset: piix3
Firmware: BIOS
Number of CPUs: 4
Synthetic Cpu: off
CPUID overrides: None
Boot menu mode: message and menu
Boot Device (1): DVD
Boot Device (2): Not Assigned
Boot Device (3): Not Assigned
Boot Device (4): Not Assigned
ACPI: on
PAE: off
Time offset: 0ms
Hardw. virt.ext: on
Hardw. virt.ext exclusive: off
Nested Paging: on
Large Pages: on
VT-x VPID: on
State: powered off (since 2018-05-25T22:43:42.116000000)
Monitor count: 1
3D Acceleration: on
2D Video Acceleration: off
Teleporter Enabled: off
Teleporter Port: 0
Teleporter Address:
Teleporter Password:
Tracing Enabled: off
Allow Tracing to Access VM: off
Tracing Configuration:
Autostart Enabled: off
Autostart Delay: 0
Storage Controller Name (0): IDE
Storage Controller Type (0): PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0): 2
Storage Controller Port Count (0): 2
Storage Controller Bootable (0): on
Storage Controller Name (1): SATA
Storage Controller Type (1): IntelAhci
Storage Controller Instance Number (1): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (1): 30
Storage Controller Port Count (1): 1
Storage Controller Bootable (1): on
IDE (0, 1): …\VirtualBox VMs\openSuse-15\suse15disk.vdi (UUID: 7644aacb-57c8-4b50-865b-cd2075d0e82a)
IDE (1, 1): …\Downloads\openSUSE-Leap-15.0-KDE-Live-x86_64-Snapshot17.8-Media.iso (UUID: 90b30b12-7724-4bfc-8e24-eae6eab29e1e)
NIC 1: MAC: 080027B00CE1, Attachment: NAT, Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny, Bandwidth group: none
NIC 1 Settings: MTU: 0, Socket (send: 64, receive: 64), TCP Window (send:64, receive: 64)
NIC 2: disabled
NIC 3: disabled
NIC 4: disabled
NIC 5: disabled
NIC 6: disabled
NIC 7: disabled
NIC 8: disabled
Pointing Device: USB Tablet
Keyboard Device: PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1: disabled
UART 2: disabled
LPT 1: disabled
LPT 2: disabled
Audio: enabled (Driver: DSOUND, Controller: AC97)
Clipboard Mode: Bidirectional
Drag’n’drop Mode: disabled
VRDE: disabled
USB: enabled
EHCI: disabled

USB Device Filters:


Available remote USB devices:


Currently Attached USB Devices:


Bandwidth groups: <none>

Shared folders: <none>

VRDE Connection: not active
Clients so far: 0


Configured memory balloon size: 0 MB

did you try it on real hardware not virtual one
as it is a live disk it won’t do anything to your system

No, I didn’t. It is inconvinient trying distro from USB stick or burning the whole CD for that. I just want to see how the latest release feels. This is the very first liveCD that does not work under VM.

I have just tried openSUSE-Tumbleweed-KDE-Live-x86_64-Snapshot20180523-Media.iso - and this works fine.

openSUSE-Leap-15.0-KDE-Live-x86_64-Snapshot17.8-Media.iso still boots into terminal text login mode.

I have/had the same problem - try this:
login: root

That should start KDE - There is not much of the usual applications on the live DVD though. I missed things like vncserver, libre-office, …