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    Default Re: Installation to a USB stick using Suse Studio Image Writer

    Opensuse ImageWriter Windows, Linux Live USB Creator (2.7), Unetbootin (502), Win32 Disk Imager, dd for Windows - none can create a Live of 11.4 that boots (KDE 64-bit in my case). There's either a blinking cursor or in the case of Unetbootin some continuously printing message of grafx something error.

    I also have Linux Mint 10 KDE installed on another machine, but don't know what tools it might have that would help me.
    So what is it with Windows (XP) and are there any Mint solutions?

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    It works and boots every time if you use the windows dd tools.
    It will create a persistent live usb after the 1st boot. (see my earlier post in this thread)
    @Tontti
    If you have another version/distro, just boot this and use dd to write the image to the usb stick.
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    You can just install to a USB stick and use it! I have a 64gig flash voyager, and plugged it in w/ no HDD's in my system, and installed to it. (regular install.. nothing special) Now I can plug it in anywhere and use it. (do a little research about running off a flash drive, or get one w/ a lifetime warranty)

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    I don't know why, but every other Linux distro I've tried boots just fine from USB, but OpenSUSE fails no matter what I try. I need the newest OpenSUSE with the new kernel, because I have a HP dc7700 and the NIC doesn't work in 64-bit kernel before 2.6.36.

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    Just tried to make the usb in Mint with dd, all went fine, but the stick still doesn't boot.

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    @Tonttu
    Let's get things clear:
    1. Are you trying to make a bootable live usb from the 64bit gnome or kde image,
    OR
    2. Are you trying to make a complete new installation to the usb stick.

    In the case of 1:
    Since you seem to already be able to create a ubuntu/fedora or whatever live usb, use that to create your live opensuse stick.
    (Since 11.3 or so, unetbootin et al don't work for opensuse.)
    the steps are:
    Download the live opensuse image to your system using win/linux or whatever.
    Boot from your working other live linux distro.
    Open a teminal and become root (su, sudo or whatever, depending on distro)
    Now type 'fdisk -l' (lowercase L) and check the output - you should get a listing of your discs attached to the systm: /dev/sd1, /dev/sdb, etc)
    Now insert your usb stick that you want to use for opensuse and do another fdisk.
    Note the new drive name (/dev/sdx)
    Now, still as root, cd to the place you downloaded the opensuse live image and type:
    dd if-openSUSE(rest-of-image-name).iso of=/dev/sdx (the sdx is the drive you identified for the usb stick)
    Sit back and wait. When it's done, you can boot from the new usb and it will ceate a persistent live disk on the first boot.

    As an aside, since it seems the only reason you want to use the live opensuse is for scanning pcs for viruses, etc, why not use one of the other distros that specialise only in system rescue/virus scans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whych View Post
    Now, still as root, cd to the place you downloaded the opensuse live image and type:
    dd if-openSUSE(rest-of-image-name).iso of=/dev/sdx (the sdx is the drive you identified for the usb stick)
    Sit back and wait. When it's done, you can boot from the new usb and it will ceate a persistent live disk on the first boot.

    As an aside, since it seems the only reason you want to use the live opensuse is for scanning pcs for viruses, etc, why not use one of the other distros that specialise only in system rescue/virus scans?
    Yes as I said I tried dd in Linux Mint, but it didn't give me a bootable usb. I am just hoping I could install OpenSUSE on my harddisk and I will now try burning a full DVD instead. As I said, the network doesn't work with the older kernels on my HP machine, I need a new major distro and OpenSUSE happened to be released at a convenient time. I will also install it to my pensioner neighbor's comp . Thanks for taking the time to write the advice.

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    Default Re: Installation to a USB stick using Suse Studio Image Writer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonttu View Post
    Just tried to make the usb in Mint with dd, all went fine, but the stick still doesn't boot.
    When you run fdisk -l, does the usb drive have a bootable flag? (there should be a * next to the disk name)?
    Also, have you checked the iso is not corrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whych View Post
    When you run fdisk -l, does the usb drive have a bootable flag? (there should be a * next to the disk name)?
    Also, have you checked the iso is not corrupt.
    Yes, it had the asterisk in "Boot". I downloaded with torrent, so I think corruption is out of the question.

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    Default Re: Installation to a USB stick using Suse Studio Image Writer

    Perhaps for your own peace of mind do a checksum on it and see if it's not corrupt.
    It should be:
    Gnome
    5f6d6d67c3e256b2513311f4ed650515 openSUSE-11.4-DVD-i586.iso
    or KDE
    0e3d683efa9f5500c55bd413eb13ba64 openSUSE-11.4-KDE-LiveCD-i686.iso
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