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    Default Cannot install 11.3 from USB flash drive

    Was anybody successful in installation from a memory stick? I couldn't, I get a message at some stage of installation that repository was not found. A suggestion dialog comes up, but the installation (live) disk (the USB flash drive) is not listed there.


    I follow the instructions on
    SDB:Live USB stick - openSUSE
    where there is a part on installation using a DVD image.

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    Default Re: Cannot install 11.3 from USB flash drive

    You could also check out this Howto.

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    Default Still no success - no repository found

    I tried both instructions, none worked. The difference between your instructions and opensuse's documentation is that you say to add
    CD-ROM=hd(1,0) as a boot option at installation. Is this correct?

    I get the following message:


    Unable to create repository from URL 'hd://?device=/dev/sde1'
    Details: Empty destination URI:
    hd:///?device=/dev/sde1

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    Default Re: Still no success - no repository found

    Unfortunately it's not my Howto. I just made you aware of it. I guess it is correct for a DVD source, otherwise I can't think why the author would have included it.

    In a Howto thread, you can post follow up questions about the howto, but do not ask for help with new problems there. Authors normally look out for those questions, whereas he may not see this help thread.

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    Default Re: Still no success - no repository found

    Thanks.

    I edited the howto at

    SDB:Live USB stick - openSUSE

    adding that the howto does not work for opensuse 11.3 DVD images.

    Where is the place to post follow up questions about the howto? I see two places in this Forum, but they are read-only.

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    Default Re: Still no success - no repository found

    It's in the Unreviewed Howto & FAQ forum, but as you are logged in you can just use the link I gave you and it will take you there. Just add your post at the end of that thread.

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    Default Re: Still no success - no repository found

    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    It's in the Unreviewed Howto & FAQ forum, but as you are logged in you can just use the link I gave you and it will take you there. Just add your post at the end of that thread.
    Just seen that the Howto author now agrees with your failed attempt. He has now posted that the DVD method doesn't work for 11.3, and explained what went wrong with his testing.

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    Default Re: Still no success - no repository found

    the best way is to copy the .iso to a linux partition on a usb stick (or any partition except fat32 on your hdd) and then use the net.iso to do a hard drive install.
    If you have a working linux system you want to upgrade, try this:
    Stop Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO – LINUX For You Magazine

    I want to upgrade the install on my netbook and ran into the same problems. Since I have downloaded the dvd, I don't fancy using a live image and installing because it just downloads everything again.

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    Oh my god, This is such a fail... Nobody tested a single USB/SD install at all before release?

    Does anyone know why it fails and if there is an easier workaround.
    I've booted the Live install instead, but i have no way of getting the .ISO on there at the same time.... Grrrrrr.

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    Default Re: Cannot install 11.3 from USB flash drive

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 23:16:02 +0000, whych wrote:

    > the best way is to copy the .iso to a linux partition on a usb stick
    > (or any partition except fat32 on your hdd) and then use the net.iso to
    > do a hard drive install.
    > If you have a working linux system you want to upgrade, try this: 'Stop
    > Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO – LINUX For You
    > Magazine' (http://tinyurl.com/yeh5k5z)
    >
    > I want to upgrade the install on my netbook and ran into the same
    > problems. Since I have downloaded the dvd, I don't fancy using a live
    > image and installing because it just downloads everything again.


    That worked for me once I disconnected the network card - if the NIC was
    connected, it started downloading the install images from the 'net.

    Good tip!

    Jim



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