Installing 11.2 from USB memory stick

I’ve just looked at the instructions here for creating a bootable USB stick for installing oS.

The article mentions using the Live-CD. Does the DVD iso not work for this?

Hi
If you wanting to install from USB/SHDC look here;
http://en.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_from_USB_drive


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Thanks. I looked at that first but it said it was obsolete and pointed you to the link I posted in my first post.

I was thinking about doing this for the first time also. I’m downloading the dvd iso now to my usb stick.

Will it work if the usb stick is formatted with ext4?

Will it work if the iso is downloaded directly to the usb stick instead of copied like the directions say to do?

Hi
The only two requirements are grabbing the mkbootdisk (loop mount
your iso image and grab it) script and using dd…

Might be marked as obsolete because the wiki team are hard at work
cleaning up documentation?


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Needs to be FAT32 to boot. If you downloaded the net install and
follow the howto, shrink the partition and copy the iso over and point
to it when running the install.


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I downloaded the iso before I made the usb stick bootable. Will that make a difference?

Edit: Never mind. The download didn’t get saved to the usb stick.

Hi. I succesfully installed my openSUSE 11.2 x64 using malcolmlewis suggested how-to. Had some difficulties, but the Discussion link on the top of the site cleared them.

I am trying to make the same install, but i can’t seem to
find the mkbootdisk from this location
http://opensource.hqcodeshop.com/suse/mksusebootdisk

It seems that the link is down.

Is there a way to make a minimal install from
a kde live usb?

Hi
You need to grab it off the mounted iso image, it should be down in the
boot directory from memory, i386 for 32bit, x86_64 for 64bit.
Else here it is;
http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/boot/


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i did, grab it but it would not do the job, it said something
about the partition being a fat 32 and it wanted it to be fat 16.
But a fat 16 partition cannot contain the install dvd

Here is the exact message:

root@ubuntu:~# ./mkbootdisk --32 --partition /dev/sdb1 /mnt/dvd
disk /dev/sdb, partition /dev/sdb1
must be 16 bit FAT

Yeah, another example of how complicated things are here.
Here is my story…:
Simplest way to install 11.2 from USB-stick?? - openSUSE Forums