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    Default How to make Bootable Usb?

    I am trying to change to a different Distro from OpenSUSE. How can I make my USB boot with the iso so I can install?

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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    It depends on the distro. I know Debian and OpenSUSE can boot if you merely manually copy the iso to the usb using dd. Remember to be sure of which device you dd to as it will wipe the data on it. One wrong letter will wipe the incorrect drive. Also note you have to dd to the drive itself and not the partition. Such as /dev/sdX (not /dev/sdX1). A simpler (but generally in my experience more problematic) option is to use Unetbootin.

    software.opensuse.org:
    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 01:56:03 +0000, Jfreed12 wrote:

    > I am trying to change to a different Distro from OpenSUSE. How can I
    > make my USB boot with the iso so I can install?


    Have a look at the isohybrid utility.

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    I am trying to install luninux.

    I cannot get UNetBootin to open. Which is one of the reasons I am changing from OpenSuse, I constantly have troubles opening programs.

    Where can I find this hybrid utility? I can't seem to find it..

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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    Just press alt+f2 and run:

    On kde: kdesu unetbootin
    On gnome: gnomesu unetbootin

    I did it just now and it was simple as pie. Also if you have issues installing it might be best to ask the developers and users themselves: Forum: Discussion | LuninuX OS

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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfreed12 View Post
    Where can I find this hybrid utility? I can't seem to find it..
    Install "syslinux" using the Yast software manager (or similar method).

    "isohybrid" will then be available at the command line.
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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 02:16:06 +0000, Jfreed12 wrote:

    > I cannot get UNetBootin to open. Which is one of the reasons I am
    > changing from OpenSuse, I constantly have troubles opening programs.


    You might ask about the problems you're having - rather than switching
    distributions, it may well be that your issue is easily resolved and that
    would save you having to go through a reinstallation.

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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 02:16:06 +0000, Jfreed12 wrote:

    > I cannot get UNetBootin to open. Which is one of the reasons I am
    > changing from OpenSuse, I constantly have troubles opening programs.


    You might ask about the problems you're having - rather than switching
    distributions, it may well be that your issue is easily resolved and that
    would save you having to go through a reinstallation.

    Jim
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    and reading your other thread, you will have the same problems in any Linux distribution, because you seem to think that Linux is Windows, which it is not.


    Seen grom the Desktop environment (KDE, Gnome or other), most applications you use are GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications (thos that create windows on your screen and do everything inside them). Those prgrams can be astarted from the main menu of the desktop.

    But the world is much bigger that the GUI. There are also strickt CLI (Command Line Intercae) applications. The are started by typing their file name in a character terminal (emulator). You can use Konsole in KDE and other ones in other Desktops for that. These applications will run in that terminal and will never open a window on your desktop. (But you can also start a GUI application from the CLI by typing it's filename, that is often done to see any error messages).

    And that is all Unix/Linux, thus going to another Linux distribution will not help.

    What will help in that other thread is naming the application you can not start instead of keeping that a secret, And a listing of the place where the application is with
    Code:
    ls -l
    and show us that it will not start by posting what you do, only then we can see error messages, etc. All between CODE tags: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/i...ags-guide.html
    Last edited by hcvv; 27-Jul-2012 at 04:01.
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    Default Re: How to make Bootable Usb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfreed12 View Post
    I am trying to change to a different Distro from OpenSUSE. How can I make my USB boot with the iso so I can install?
    Along with the other suggestions, I have an automated bash script that can make a bootable USB stick from a ISO file you can find here: S.C.L.U. - SuSE Create Live USB - Version 1.10 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

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