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Wondering about the flavours of Tumbleweed ISO images

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/28

The Tumbleweed ISO images have many flavours, none yet covered in a comprehensive list.

I found [WayBack] Get openSUSE , which only explains part of the puzzle:

  • Installation: x86_64, i586, aarch64, ppc64le (for DVD/NET)
  • Kubic x86_64 aarch64 (for DVD)
  • Live x86_64 i686 (for )

I do get the processor/architectures:

README files:

These all have the same content:

These ISO files are published automatically once a new snapshot finished.
They haven't seen any kind of testing before publishing, so download on your
own risk and cost.

Most of the time they work, but there are times when they are broken.

So visit (and edit if you reported a bug severe enough)

But I could not find a single page explaining the difference between all these (and why some of them are not prefixed with Tumbleweed):

flavour media name architectures: x86 architectures: ARM architectures: PowerPC architectures: Z Systems
openSUSE-Kubic DVD x86_64 aarch64
openSUSE-MicroOS DVD x86_64
openSUSE-Tumbleweed DVD i586, x86_64 aarch64 ppc64, ppc64le s390x
openSUSE-Tumbleweed-GNOME Live i686, x86_64
openSUSE-Tumbleweed-KDE Live i686, x86_64
openSUSE-Tumbleweed NET i586, x86_64 aarch64 ppc64, ppc64le s390x
openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Rescue CD i686, x86_64
openSUSE-Tumbleweed-XFCE Live i686, x86_64

I do not get why:

  • some have a media name (especially not DVD: all of them are iso files, right?)
  • the architecture lists is so different for most of them
  • the rescue image is not i586

I know there are also non-ISO images for instance for Raspberry Pi or pure ARM at

  • [WayBack] Index of /ports/armv6hl/tumbleweed/images/:
    • openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-JeOS-raspberrypi.armv6l-Current.raw.xz
    • openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-JeOS.armv6-rootfs.armv6l-Current.tar.xz
  • [WayBack] Index of /ports/armv7hl/tumbleweed/images/
    • Too long a list to fully categorise right now; limited categorisation:
    • Flavours seem to be E20/GNOME/JeOS/KDE/LXQT/X11/XFCE
    • Architectures seem to be a13olinuxino/a20olinuxinolime/a20olinuxinomicro/arndale/beagle/beaglebone/chromebook/cubieboard/cubietruck/cuboxi/efi/loco/midway/nanopineo/olinuxinolime/olinuxinolime2/panda/paz00/raspberry2/sabrelite/sinovoipbpimplus/socfpgade0nanosoc/udooneo/wga//              all armv7zl flavoured

Then there is

I have questions on these too (:

The JeOS question got answered

When originally writing this in 2019, I could not figure out what JeOS was.

Now I know it is supposed to be pronounced as juice and is meant to have “Just enough Operating System” to get a base system working:

For Raspberry Pi 2, this was the image to use mid 2020 via [Wayback] HCL:Raspberry Pi2 – openSUSE Wiki and [Wayback]

The OpenQA shows the global build state, but not specific to Raspberry Pi models: [Wayback]


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Need to do some catch up on “Transactional Server” from Open Suse

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/28

Transactional Server to me smiles like Microsoft data warehouse era, so seeing it in an OpenSuSE Tumbleweed install made me wonder: huh, DBMS?

So I likely need some catch up to do do on this:

Apparently “Transactional Server” is an installation type similar to “Server”, which can upgrade without touching a running system.

So how can the system then run with the updates applied?

The answer seems to be “reboot”.

This is contrary to a lot of update changes in the past (that seems to be towards “update the running system, even allow for live kernel patching” with optional before/after snapshots.

It immediately associates with “immutability”, and likely containers.

Hopefully I’m right, but I still have questions, like:

Until I have more time, these are on my reading list:


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Rebooting a Linux server unattended – twm’s blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/21

[WayBack] Rebooting a Linux server unattended – twm’s blog:

/sbin/shutdown -r now

Simple, but I keep forgetting where Linux has short/long command options and short/long verbs.


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On my list of things to figure out: how to force fsck with opensuse Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 3

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/11

Hopefully the below links will eventually get me further in figuring out how to force fsck with opensuse Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 3.

For now, I just reinstalled an SD card (my Mac didn’t support the file systems and I did not have time and equipment with me to mount it to another opensuse based device).


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Chromium/Chrome on opensuse Tumbleweed ARM notes

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/27

Somehow Firefox is available on ARM by default, but the crash recovery isn’t that awesome.

On my list of things to try is Chrome or Chromium. These links should help me find out if this is possible at all:

On Firefox crash recovery:


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