Installing without a disc

Hello all,

I have to apologize in advance, as I know there is probably a simple answer… I have been tasked with getting Linux on my laptop to start running numerical CFD codes within openfoam, and I downloaded the DVD ISO and then started to burn (all good so far!!) then my dvd drive crashed with an error, from then on I can not burn any data to disc. The lack of burning capabilities means the ISO i spend hours downloading, at a seemingly snail’s pace, is all for nothing… I don’t have a USB stick that is large enough to boot off, but I do have a partitioned harddrive. So what are my options to get Opensuse installed?

I appreciate any solutions.



Hi, a warm welcome here.

What you want can be done.

Use a USB-stick created from a NET install iso
Put the DVD iso on the harddisk
Boot from the USB-stick. In the bootmenu, you have an option to point to the install-media, point it to the DVD iso.

That’s about it in short. ATM I can’t simulate all this to give more precise instructions. If you need such, let me know.

On 2012-05-28 13:26, Chinny1984 wrote:

> I appreciate any solutions.


Look for the install without cd links (several). They are old, but I expect
they still work.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Cheers guys for the information, and i feel very welcomed indeed :)! I managed to install opensuse onto my laptop, but due to last time i installed linux on a laptop, was nearly 8 years ago, it was great to get decent help here.