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GeekoCFD text mode

Published by Alberto Passalacqua
Based on openSUSE 13.1 64-bit x86

“GeekoCFD text mode” is a live distribution based on openSUSE – 64 bit, whose purpose is to provide easy and immediate access to OpenFOAM®. The distribution consists of a base installation, which boots at runlevel 3 (text only with network), and provides direct access to a pre-built copy of OpenFOAM. Images are available in a variety of formats for both physical computers and virtual machines.

All trademarks belong to their respective owners. This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OPENFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks.


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Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes


Version 6.0.1 (Public release)

  • Updated version of OpenFOAM® 2.2.x (x > 2)
  • Upgraded packages according to openSUSE 13.1 release update repository

Main features

  • System
    o OpenSUSE 13.1– 64 bit
    o Kernel 3.11
    o gcc 4.8
  • Scientific software
    o OpenFOAM 2.2.x (x > 2)
    o gnuplot

Notes on past releases

  • GeekoCFD text-mode 6.0.1 is a major release, which obsoletes GeekoCFD text-mode 5.1.0. GeekoCFD text-mode 5.1.0 is now unsupported, and is not available anymore.


90 dependencies removed
447 dependencies updated
212 new dependencies
6 new files
2 new repositories
6 new software selections
2 repositories removed
3 software selections removed
Build configuration updated
Script configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: UTC
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Network: dhcp
Firewall: enabled


1 patterns, 654 packages
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Everyone's comments

Truth TTruth T,

please, how can I run or instal the the above media on my Linux system SUSE 12.1

please, help me

Alberto PassalacquaAlberto Passalacqua,

GeekoCFD Text Mode is a text-based Linux distribution based on openSUSE 12.1, thought to be used only to perform calculations on machines without a GUI (computing nodes or workstations). The installation can be performed by downloading the appropriate medium for your use-case, booting the system from it, and follow the guided procedure.

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