How to make a customizable SuSe Boot DVD/USB?


I have successfully recompiled from source Linux 3.11 from within a SuSe 12.3 - Linux I followed the instructions from the excellent blog by debianized (

Now my question is, i do not want to install the rpm builded in the example into my current installation. I need know how do i create an iso file that i can burned on dvd or usb bootable from the builded kernel? Thanks.

A couple of thoughts come to mind.

  1. Put the RPM in a repository that you build somewhere, like on a home
    server or something, and then point SUSE Studio to that repository. Add
    the RPM from there then continue on your way building an appliance into
    ISO/USB/whatever format.

  2. Build your kernel within the Open Build Service (OBS) which is linked
    in very closely with SUSE Studio, and then add your RPM from your
    repository within OBS, so the same as #1 but using OBS instead of your own
    server. The downside is you need to get OBS to build your RPM for you,
    whereas #1 uses your existing RPM. The upside is you do not need your own

  3. In your appliance where you built the kernel install it (I know, you
    do not want to) and then build your ISO/UsB/etc. from there. Create a
    duplicate SUSE Studio project before doing this so you can “roll back” to
    your current, older-kernel version afterward.

Good luck.

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