Linode is one of my favorite VPS providers out there. One of the reasons why I like them is because they make it extremely easy to run openSUSE. This post is a quick tutorial on how to get you started.

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The first time you log in you will be presented with the different Linode plans. And the Location where your server will reside.

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I’ll choose the smallest plan

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Once you see your Linode listed, click on it’s name

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Now click on “Deploy an image”

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In there we will select openSUSE 13.2, the amount of space in disk. You can leave the defaults which will choose for the full disk size with a 256MB swap partition. Choose your password and click Deploy.

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This will take a bit but as soon as it’s done you will be able to Boot your machine.

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Finally click on the “Remote Access” tab so you can see different options to log into your machine.

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I personally like to ssh in from my favorite terminal app

ssh root@10.0.0.10

You will be welcomed by openSUSE with the following message:

Have a lot of fun...
linux:~ #

Now you can play with your new openSUSE 13.2 box. Enjoy!

BTW if you have never considered this Linux distro, here are 4 reasons why you will like it.