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    Default USB install problems

    Hello
    I am trying to copy the Open Suse 13.1 image to a usb drive using unetbooten. When it is finished it doesn't have the regular files on it, just some files called image0 and image1. If I open the image in an image mounting program, I can see the regular files and folders. The usb will not boot and just keeps trying to reboot. I am out of blank dvds so I haven't tried it with a dvd. Any suggestions?

    Bob

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    Default Re: USB install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by kd4dii View Post
    Hello
    I am trying to copy the Open Suse 13.1 image to a usb drive using unetbooten.
    Don't do that. Follow the guide on the download page. It suggests using Studio to copy. Any similar program that makes direct raw copies to the device should be fine.

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    On 2014-03-24 02:16, kd4dii wrote:
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    > Hello
    > I am trying to copy the Open Suse 13.1 image to a usb drive using
    > unetbooten.


    Why? That will never work. Just follow the published instructions on the
    opensuse official site.

    http://www.opensuse.org --> Click on "GET IT"

    http://software.opensuse.org/131/en --> which says:

    +++···················
    After having successfully downloaded the ISO image(s), create a bootable
    USB stick or burn the image(s) to a DVD (or a CD if the chosen image fits).

    More information on creating a bootable USB stick
    ···················++-

    which points to:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick

    which says:

    +++···················
    Warning Do not try to apply procedures found in internet for other
    distributions to convert the images into bootable sticks (unetbootin).
    Doing that will break the images. The openSUSE images are already
    prepared for being used directly on usb sticks, no further steps are needed.
    ···················++-

    So... it clearly says there NOT to use unetbootin. Why do people insist
    on using it, I wonder?

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    Hello
    I went to the links above and the only problem is that the image program is in an rpm. Am running Mint. I have Fedora on another partition and will try that. Hopefully that will work as I want to give Open suse a try. Thanks for the replys and have a good day.

    Bob

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    Default Re: USB install problems

    [QUOTE=kd4dii;2632665]I went to the links above and the only problem is that the image program is in an rpm. Am running Mint./QUOTE]

    You can use "dd" or "dd_rescue" (or is that "ddrescue" in Mint).
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    On 2014-03-24 18:56, kd4dii wrote:
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    > Hello
    > I went to the links above and the only problem is that the image
    > program is in an rpm.


    Well, that's one of the options. You can use plain "dd", even "cp".
    Sigh... I wrote instructions on the wiki for using "cp", but they have
    been removed.

    http://en.opensuse.org/index.php?***...73&oldid=62971

    See the "Linux Instructions" section.

    The section "Live USB stick with persistent file system", is obsolete,
    does not apply to 13.1. I thought it was decided to add a warning there.

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