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    Default Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    I have an ISO file that I need to make a bootable USB drive with... but I don't know of any apps native to openSUSE that can do this... can someone please tell me what I might use, and how?

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    Have a look at Live USB stick - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    Hi,

    dd method of copying an iso to a usb works well.

    If you want a gui, I recommend unetbootin (which is available as
    1-click-install).

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    I tried it with dd, which seemed to work... but when I try to boot using my usb drive, it says it can't find the OS... so something must have gone wrong whilst extracting the ISO. What could the problem be, and how can I fix it?

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    jwesleycooper wrote:
    > but when I try to boot using my usb drive, it says it can't find the OS


    have you set your BIOS to boot from the usb?

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    Yes, I selected the USB drive in question from the BIOS Boot Menu, and then I got the no OS message...

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    jwesleycooper wrote:
    > Yes, I selected the USB drive in question from the BIOS Boot Menu, and
    > then I got the no OS message...



    then you must not have follow the how-to-make-a-bootable-USB-stick
    directions closely enough!

    try again, it has worked for many many many:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    This what I suggest.

    Format the USB device to FAT32 (no real reason)
    You can do that in winders easily.

    Identify your usb device in Linux from fdisk -l
    lets say it's sdc

    Working from su terminal if you cd to the directory of your .iso the next step is easier because you can use TAB to auto complete.

    And lets say the .iso is called:
    openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0476-i686.iso

    So to dd the usb do this
    Code:
    dd if=openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0476-i686.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M;sync
    wait, it takes a while.
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    Question Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    Just tried it again, after re-formatting the drive as FAT32 in WinXP, but I'm still getting the same results; so here's what I did in the terminal:

    Code:
    jwesleycooper@linux-twom:~> su
    Password:
    linux-twom:/home/jwesleycooper # ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-03-09 20:16 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-FLASH_Drive_AU_USB20_OYTMN3G3S4GVEPNBWU94-0:0 -> ../../sdb
    linux-twom:/home/jwesleycooper # umount /dev/sdb
    linux-twom:/home/jwesleycooper # cd Download
    linux-twom:/home/jwesleycooper/Download # dd if=trinity_master_i386.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M;sync
    128+1 records in
    128+1 records out
    539813888 bytes (540 MB) copied, 82.2916 s, 6.6 MB/s
    linux-twom:/home/jwesleycooper/Download #
    Any idea what I might be doing wrong here, or why else this might be happening?

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    Default Re: Making a Bootable USB drive using an ISO file

    Quote Originally Posted by jwesleycooper
    Just tried it again, after re-formatting the drive as FAT32 in WinXP,
    but I'm still getting the same results; so here's what I did in the
    terminal:

    Any idea what I might be doing wrong here, or why else this might be
    happening?
    Hi
    Are you setting the boot flag on the device? What's the output from;
    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sdb
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