Installation Media - Intel 64-bit (x86_64)
|Leap 42.2||Size||Download Method||Checksum|
|DVD/USB Stick||4.7GB||Direct Link | BitTorrent | Metalink | Pick Mirror||SHA256|
|Network CD/USB Stick||85MB||Direct Link | Metalink | Pick Mirror||SHA256|
openSUSE Leap is also available on other architectures, such as AArch64 (aka ARMv8) and PPC64.
Get openSUSE Leap for other architectures.
Choosing Which Media to Download
The DVD/USB Stick is typically recommended as it contains most of the packages available in the distribution and does not require a network connection during the installation.
The Network CD/USB Stick is recommended for users who have limited bandwidth on their internet connections, as it will only download the packages they choose to install, which is likely to be significantly less than 4.7GB.
Easy Ways to Switch to openSUSE Leap
If you’re already running openSUSE you can upgrade by booting from the DVD/USB and choosing upgrade, or carry out an ‘Online Upgrade’ in a few commands. Online Upgrade Instructions.
|From an older version or other Linux distro||From Windows||From OS X|
|How to burn a DVD on Linux.||How to burn a DVD on Windows.||How to burn a DVD on OS X.|
|How to create a bootable USB stick on Linux.||How to create a Bootable USB stick on Windows.||How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X.|
|openSUSE Startup Guide||Release Notes||License||Full Documentation|
Verify Your Download Before Use
Many applications can verify the checksum of a download. To verify your download can be important as it verifies you really have got the ISO file you wanted to download and not some broken version. You could verify the file in the process of downloading. For example a checksum (SHA256) will be used automatically if you choose Metalink in the field above and use the add-on DownThemAll! in Firefox.
For each ISO, we offer a checksum file with the corresponding SHA256 sum.
For extra security, you can use GPG to verify who signed those .sha256 files.
It should be 22C0 7BA5 3417 8CD0 2EFE 22AA B88B 2FD4 3DBD C284
For more help verifying your download please read Checksums Help
Recommended System Requirements
- 2 Ghz dual core processor or better
- 2 GB system memory
- Over 40GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or USB port for the installation media
- Internet access is helpful, and required for the Network Installer