OpenSUSE Not On VMware Fusion

Last night I decided to see how OpenSUSE installed on VMware Fusion. I figured it would be a good way to kill a couple hours while watching TV. No such luck. I managed to make it all the way through the install but it died in the final phase where it does the hardware scan. Restarting the VM in Failsafe mode allowed me to resume the installation but with the same result.

I’m not the only one who’s encountered the problem and this article indicates it’s a problem with the X-Windows software and the version 7.3 should fix the problem.

On the other hand, there’s an OpenSUSE appliances available for download and others have indicated it installs and runs successfully.

But at this point the night was over and I lost interest in getting OpenSUSE running. I may go back to it in the future. Next time I’ll be sure to update x-windows during the installation.

For the record, I was at the latest everything. VMware Fusion 1.1.1, running on OS X 10.5.2 and using an OpenSUSE 10.3 (64-bit) DVD image that I just downloaded.