A question on installing to a usb pen drive.

I attempted to use unetbootin to install an 11.1 release to a thumb drive from a live cd image. I realize that this is out of the programs as advertised functionality. I noticed everything went well until it initialized the kiwi file system and then it failed. Is there any way to possibly rewrite/patch it to pass the boot device as an argument and set the “CD/DVD” path to whatever device it booted from (even if it is in the form of a symbolic link or something of the like)? Fedora has a tool specifically for this and I wasn’t aware of anything in the openSUSE tool kit that was similar, other than portable SUSE, but the results were less than stellar. My advanced apologies if this is one of those questions with an obvious answer I missed or a problem that has already been solve. Any info would be much appreciated.

I’m not familiar with unebootin, so can’t really help you there.

There was an article in the last openSUSE newsweekly specifically on a creating a LiveUSB stick with openSUSE 11.1, the direct link : How to Make openSUSE 11.1 LiveUSB | Spirit of Change

Combine it by searching this site for ‘liveusb’ - the first couple of hits should give extra useful info you might need.

As alternative Pendrive Linux also has a good guide and howto : How to Install SUSE to a USB Flash Drive | USB Pen Drive Linux
Have not tested it with 11.1 though…


Thank you for the information, it is greatly appreciated.