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    yuraivanov NNTP User

    Default install opensuse 11 from usb hdd

    Hello,

    I am trying to install OpenSuse11 from usb hdd, because my notebood doesn't have CD/DVD device.
    SuSE install from USB drive - openSUSE - I did everything like here.
    but this command just doesn't work.
    mksusebootdisk --v --32 --partition /dev/sdb1 /mnt/iso/
    It's working forever.
    I downloaded changed mksusebootdisk and make it executeable.
    What is the usual time of running this command?
    What could be wrong?
    Is there other way to make my usb hdd installation bootable?

    thanks,
    Yuri

  2. #2

    Default Re: install opensuse 11 from usb hdd

    I'm having the same problem. Does anyone know what the solution might be?

    I'm running SUSE 11, and didn't have this problem in SUSE 10.3

    Thanks

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    Default Re: install opensuse 11 from usb hdd

    Hi.

    I couldn't get mksusebootdisk to work, but the instructions for creating a bootable USB disk from Windows works:
    Installation without CD - openSUSE

    Julianna

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    argmin NNTP User

    Default Re: install opensuse 11 from usb hdd

    Its usually the "fsck -v" line in the mksusebootdisk that causes the script to hang. You can try running fsck -v <partition> independently (outside of the script) to see whether the output really makes sense.

    On some fsck versions adding "-n" to the line : " fsck -v" (i.e. replacing it with "fsck -n -v " ) can solve the problem. On my system that didn't work.

    If you know perl you can add lines like the following in the script to see whats going on:
    print " bpc=".$bpc." fatsize=".$fatsize."\n";

    Rest assured, the script would work. Whether you would be able to boot with it or not is a different question.

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    Default Re: install opensuse 11 from usb hdd

    Soo difficult, these things....
    Simplest way to install 11.2 from USB-stick?? - openSUSE Forums

    Why cant this script be included and called in a first run or so of the files of a "USB.iso", created just for use on flashmemories?


    I couldn't get mksusebootdisk to work, but the instructions for creating a bootable USB disk from Windows works
    I rest my case...

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