I have prior experience installing ISO files to a USB drive. I am following the instructions on the OpenSUSE page. Currently installed system is Kubuntu 17.04, which I don’t seem to care for. I want to switch back to using OpenSUSE, since it’s much better, IMHO.
I have downloaded the following files:
Both downloaded ISO files verify as OK.
I used dd to install each to a separate USB drive using:
dd if=/usr/local/Files:_ISO/openSUSE-Leap-42.3-DVD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdc1 bs=4M status=progress
dd if=/usr/local/Files:_ISO/openSUSE-Leap-42.3-NET-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdc1 bs=4M status=progress
Install on the USB drives went slowly, but finished ok.
Problems - when I try to boot using using either, the system hangs with:
openSUSE-Leap-42.3-DVD-x86_64.iso: Prints this error message in upper-left corner of screen:
This is strange since I can mount and see the files got installed on the USB drive.
openSUSE-Leap-42.3-NET-x86_64.iso: Prints TWO flashing underbar symbols on the LOWER-left corner of the screen.
I’ve reformatted them several times, enabled the boot flag, and reinstalled using dd again. Still, the same exact problems are repeated.
Is there a way to verify the files as installed on the USB drives?
How can I go about diagnosing why I’m having these problems with the two USB drives? The drive with the DVD iso is newly purchased, the one with the NET iso is 2 years old, albeit has been reliable.