I created my flashdrive with the following command
dd if=openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-x86_64-Snapshot20160112-Media.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=1M && sync
My flashdrive is on /dev/sdf
The flashdrive booted correctly.
There are several problems that I encountered. One at the beginning was the keyboard selection. I chose Canada French, and got some gibberish.
Then, I have a popup to ask about cd, and many other choices, including a http link. I did not find any information or installation guide to help me choose from the options.
In the end I selected the entry with the http link.
At that point, it appeared to me that the DVD version of Tumbleweed was doing a network installation. I could not tell as the particular flashdrive I was using did not have a LED light. In any event, I am looking for an installation guide, if that is possible to find.
I have 4 Linux systems on my computer (one per each disk). Each has its own swap space, yet TW chose to list all the swap files, including the one it made for itself into the /etc/fstab It only showed the swaps by UUID value, so deciding which swaps to remove from the fstab is a post boot chore.
I am using KDE on TW. My other systems have xfce, Gnome, and Ubuntu. I have been using Google to locate an installation guide, but there is none. I have perused the release notes, but since TW is a rolling release, I doubt that these notes are up-to-date.
I did succeed once installed, from the command line to setup sudo, and subsequently run sudo localectl set-x11-keymap ca, us and sudo localectl set-keymap ca, us.
Can I consider TW or Leap 42-1 as being stable, given it has the same installation problems?