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    Default Booting from USB... (how?)

    Hello
    Right now, I am downloading openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso

    I am wondering how can i copy it to my USB Flash drive (i have 16GB usb flash) and install it by booting from my Flash drive.. I know this is possible with Ubuntu but how about this?

    Hope you can help...

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    Default Re: Booting from USB... (how?)

    OK guys, i have found UNetbootin it says it works for openSuSE... will it work with this dvd iso that i'm downloading?

    UNetbootin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: Booting from USB... (how?)

    any ideas..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenZ
    any ideas..?
    Hi
    Have a look at the howtos
    openSUSE HOWTOs

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    Default Re: Booting from USB... (how?)

    Yes i've seen it just wanted to make sure if my method would work.. so it would, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenZ
    Yes i've seen it just wanted to make sure if my method would work.. so
    it would, right?
    Hi
    Looks like it would, but have never used that one sorry

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    Default Re: Booting from USB... (how?)

    QueenZ wrote:

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    > Yes i've seen it just wanted to make sure if my method would work.. so
    > it would, right?
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    Hello QueenZ,

    See my problem note in the following URL

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462578

    You can overcome the problem by looking in your device map (first must be
    disk not, usb stick) - it is under bootloader installation details.

    The device map you can find in yast2 bootloader -> bootloader installation
    details during the installation process. As described in the bug report you
    get after the initial error a possibility to correct the boot parameters
    and look then what the device map says and correct as needed

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    Default Re: Booting from USB... (how?)

    If the stick boots Ubuntu, probably it will work to boot the openSUSE installer as well. I would encourage you to look at not only the howto's but the several lengthy threads on this forum which deal with using such a device once installed. There are often issues with what the bios supports, how a bios boot setup will work between USB and internals drives, etc. You may save yourself a lot of time and possibly frusration taking a long at that information in advance.

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