hi, i’m a windows user anyway i want to try to learn to use linux to do the same things. For the while, i’have just windows, 'cause i have just one usb key… then it s more easy to do under windows for me.
I tried Fedora with his live usb creator, it will more easy to see each distribution do the same thing, really. I change to opensuse for software compatibility… i don’t know how compile sources and want to learn step by step after have my operating system and software i need installed.
My problem is i can’t install opensuse on my usb key… i don’t why… i used unetbootin, my pc boot on my usb key. then i install on the usb key… i think and hope… Installation take sources by ftp server, not by an iso… 3-4 hours !!! then reboot and nothing…
it’s the same usb key i used with fedora… i tried after with fedora usbcreator… everything ok… can’t understand what happen.
Tks for your help… and sorry for errors, i’m french.
You will find Linux runs horribly slow on a USB stick, and running Linux on a USB stick will give a very bad and misleading impression as to the speed of Linux.
As of openSUSE-11.1, openSUSE was not designed for USB stick operation. However it is possible to install it on a stick. One way is the method outlined here: How to Install SUSE to a USB Flash Drive | USB Pen Drive Linux where you need to download a liveCD iso file, burn the file to CD, and then boot to the liveCD, and then install on to the USB stick from the liveCD.
When I tried it, I found the USB install worked, until I tried the " wget pendrivelinux.com/downloads/portablesuse.tar.gz ", and that broke the USB stick installation. It may be because I used a community KDE-4.3.2 CD for the installation, and not a SuSE-GmbH packaged KDE-4.1.3 CD.