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Thread: Installation to a USB stick using Suse Studio Image Writer

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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.

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

    You should jump onto 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
    up 1 day 18:46, 5 users, load average: 0.18, 0.27, 0.25
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 260.19.26

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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.

  3. #23

    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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