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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonttu
    whych;2302486 Wrote:
    >
    > 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.

    Hi
    The LiveCD's are hybrid iso images as well, probably why it's not
    working for you.

    You should jump onto http://susestudio.com and build your own, here you
    can create all sorts of different images, eg preload iso image to just
    install (an OEM version sort of deal), vmware images etc.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    up 1 day 18:46, 5 users, load average: 0.18, 0.27, 0.25
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    Default Re: Installation to a USB stick using Suse Studio Image Writer

    Using image writer is actually the simplest method. In the box where it asks for the file name type in *.* and hit enter. All your files will show up. Choose your .iso file and click "Write". I have done it on a couple different usb drives with no issues. That is using image writer for windows. The thing that took the longest for me was the iso download. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Installation to a USB stick using dd from other linux distro

    don't overthink it
    i tried to dd to /dev/sdb1 b/c that's what I thought was my usb stick
    but it's just /dev/sdb, using the 1 made it unbootable,
    sudo fdisk -l showed /dev/sdb1 as bootable,
    but you want /dev/sdb to be bootable
    maybe that will help someone

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