having troubles installing from iso without burning a DVD

I’m trying to install OpenSuse 11.2 from iso image without burning it in a DVD… because I don’t have a CD or DVD drive.
I’m using Windows Vista.

firstly I mounted the dvd image … but thought that was wrong because when rebooting instillation won’t find the image… is that true?
so, I extracted it and >>

I opened openSUSE11_2_LOCAL.exe… and then reboot… got two choices (Vista or install OpenSuse) and selected install OpenSuse but my screen went “out of range” !!

any help please.

If you had a flash drive handy you could always got this route:

Live USB stick - openSUSE

ok, I’ll do it when I get back to my pc.
After I boot from the flash disk, what should I do next to install OpenSuse in my harddisk**?** sorry but I’m a beginner.

thanks, your reply is helpful.

Please take a look at our HOW-To area and read our stickies …
New User How To/FAQ (read only) - openSUSE Forums

… we set that up specifically for new users.

Hardeemz wrote:
> After I boot from the flash disk, what should I do next to install
> OpenSuse in my harddisk*?*

BEFORE you boot from the flash:

-backup all existing data/drives

-make sure your backup can be restored to the drive


before you attempt an install READ and understand all of
the information in “How to Proceed” below the “Download” button on
http://software.opensuse.org/112/en page…especially helpful is the
step by step walk though of how the install will proceed…to see what
YOUR install will be like first select (above on that page) the type
of computer, and DVD/CD whatever because the different disks have
slightly different install routines…and THEN click on and read the
“Step-by-step installation guide”

THEN, your you are ready to install (if you followed all previously
read info–like, defrag your Windows FIRST, backup first, etc) becuase
your just asked “after I boot from the flash disk, what should I do
next to install” is fully answered…

and, the install routine will normally survey your machine, and
suggest a way to perform an install resulting in a dual boot…or if
there is no current system installed, it won’t dual boot…

after install you can go back to and click on “Official openSUSE 11.2
Start-Up guide”

other questions?


I tried using unetbootin and by using Win32DiskImager on the Live USB stick site on opensuse:Live USB stick - openSUSE without any sucess on 64-bit Windows 7. It appears to me there are some bugs in these graphical tools because recently I installed 64-bit Windows 7 through the same USB key with a great sucess. I’m a bit puzzled because I used Linux a couple for quite a while when it was still Red Hat Linux 9 and Fedora Core 1, Core 2 and Core 3. I want to something quite and easy to get opensuse 11.2 installed on my notebook through a bootable live USB stick; And I’m surprised that it’s really that complicated and troublesome. I should study the command line option with the dd tool in Windows. I could see it’s quite a widespread problem among the users, I would suggest both of those programs above are really buggy.