You have been able to install Linux operating system on Windows 10 for a long time. But on the latest Windows 10 update, Microsoft has allowed OpenSUSE Linux to run on Windows 10 through the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature.
However, running OpenSUSE Linux on Windows 10 will not be a full-featured version of OpenSUSE . But it is still enough to satisfy individual users or programmers. Following the guide below will help you explore OpenSUSE Linux on Windows 10 so that you can easily compare these two operating systems.
How to Run OpenSUSE Linux on Windows 10
Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open the Windows Settings window, then select Update & Security
Step 2: Switch to the For developers tab then activate Developer mode
Step 3: On the Start Menu , type the keyword ” windows features ” to open the Turn Windows features on or off window, then activate Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) mode to launch OpenSUSE Linux on Windows 10
Step 4: The Windows Features window will ask you to restart your computer to complete your changes, before clicking Restart Now or backing up all the data and programs running on your computer
Step 5: Right-click on Start Menu select Command Prompt (Admin)
Step 6: Here you type 2 command lines bash and y respectively to download Ubuntu on Windows 10
Step 7: After the download is complete, the window asks you to create an account and password at 3 command lines Enter new UNIX username, Enter new UNIX password and Retype new UNIX password (retype password).
Step 8: The window will say Installation successfully! After successful installation
Step 9: After the installation is complete, go to the Start Menu you will see the Bash application on Ubuntu on Windows, launch that application to perform the update and run OpenSUSE on Windows 10.
Step 10: On the command line window, type sudo -i to run with root privileges.
Step 11: Continue to run the following 2 command lines in turn
apt-get upgrade and type Y to proceed with the update
Step 12: After the update is complete, proceed to download the OpenSUSE Docker file according to the command line:
wget -O openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz https://github.com/openSUSE/docker-containers-build/blob/openSUSE-42.2/docker/openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz?raw=true
Step 13: After downloading, continue to type the following 3 command lines in turn to proceed with the extraction
tar -C rootfs -Jxf openSUSE-42.2.tar.xz
Step 14: Turn off the Bash window on Ubuntu on Windows and open Command Prompt (Admin) from the Start Menu and type the following commands one by one:
rename rootfs rootfs.ubuntu
lxrun /setdefaultuser root
You can then run OpenSUSE on Windows 10 via Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Hopefully, this guide can help you explore Linux more easily than installing Linux on USB. Good luck !