I am trying to install openSUSE on a Dell GX270 (P4 2.8, 1 gig ram, 160 GB HD. I would like to have a dual boot system with both Vista an Linux. Vista is already installed, and I have 2 partitions of about 75 GB.
I have already tried burning the ISO to a CDR and installing from the CD. It brought me to the first screen where it tells me to hit ENTER to install. Then nothing happens. I waited several minutes but the install process did not start.
I thought the ISO might be corrupted, but I had the same problem installing Ubuntu. I’m thinking that there’s something wrong with my CD drive. So instead, I want to save the ISO to a 4 gig USB drive and install from there. I’m not exactly sure how to do this though. It seems that most tutorials show you how to run Linux from a USB drive (which I’ve done before with Knoppix), but they don’t tell you how to install it.
Once the ISO is downloaded, do I simply save it onto the USB drive and boot from it when I restart? Or do I have to do something with the ISO just as I would if I was burning it to a CD?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.