Installing from USB Drive


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.


I have already tried burning the ISO to a CDR

Do you know how to do this?
Check point 4 in the first section
NEWBIES - Suse-11.0 Pre-installation – PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

Try the above FIRST

SuSE install from USB drive - openSUSE

I’m already aware of all that. I’ve done that already.

At the green boot install screen hit F3
select vesa

try again

Tried it.

It hangs up when it says “Mounting CD/DVD Drive”

have a look here
Installation Help - openSUSE

you may be better using the full dvd

look for errors in the boot text, it’s probably a hardware issue

try some of the boot options
use F1 for help in making choices