help to install Xampp for Linux (Lampp) on a USB memory stick - (under linux)

hello dear community, good evening!

Hi, I need some help to install Xampp for Linux (Lampp) on a USB memory stick.

I did it without any problem with the Windows version (just unzip Xampp on the key and run the setup…) but with my Linux OS OpenSuse 11.4 I succeed to have Lampp working only if I install it on my /opt directory (as it is explained in the official installation guide).

I suppose it is just a problem of permissions, but I have no idea about how I’d have to un-tar and install the files in the right way. Or the Linux version works only if installed in the OS?

Please, let me know.
Thank you very much!
dilbert

**PS: **well the problem on linux os is, you have too run the xampp in the /opt/lampp directory! But afaik we can avoid it in 2 ways.

We can put the lampp directory directly on the stick and mount it into /opt. (Very inadvisable if in the /opt runs any other software)
Or create a symlink from your lampp-install on your stick to /opt/lampp

But how can i achieve this - how can i do this!? 
Can you give me some hints - for the commands in the shell

This is copied from apache friends - xampp for linux

http://www.apachefriends.org/img/afbullet.gif Step 2: Installation
After downloading simply type in the following commands:

  1. Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root: su

  2. Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt: tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt
    Warning: Please use only this command to install XAMPP. DON’T use any Microsoft Windows tools to extract the archive, it won’t work.
    Warning 2: already installed XAMPP versions get overwritten by this command.

That’s all. XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.http://www.apachefriends.org/img/afbullet.gif Step 3: StartTo start XAMPP simply call this command: /opt/lampp/lampp start
You should now see something like this on your screen:
Starting XAMPP 1.7.7…
LAMPP: Starting Apache…
LAMPP: Starting MySQL…
LAMPP started.

Ready. Apache and MySQL are running.
If you get any error messages please take a look at the http://www.apachefriends.org/en/img/link.gif Linux FAQ](http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-linux.html#start).
http://www.apachefriends.org/img/afbullet.gif Step 4: TestOK, that was easy but how can you check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL at your favourite web browser: http://localhost
Now you should see the start page of XAMPP containing some links to check the status of the installed software and some small programming examples.

hi therer - many many thanks

but if i am willing to put this onto a USB-stick - is this possible?

I want to have a ported application - -btw. MayBE this can be found among the ported apps

look forward to hear from you