I’m having trouble creating a Live USB with the current 12.1 DVD disk image. I followed the official guide however the second drop down box remains blank and I’m unable to select my USB drive. I’ve tried to use other LinuxLive USB software but Suse fails to boot.
I’ve also tried booting from a CD but after I click installation I get an green OpenSuse Screen with logo and it fails to move from there. I’ve waited over an hour and there was still no change. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong?
On Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:46:02 +0000, GraceSuse wrote:
> I’ve also tried booting from a CD but after I click installation I get
> an green OpenSuse Screen with logo and it fails to move from there. I’ve
> waited over an hour and there was still no change. Does anyone know
> what I’m doing wrong?
Try hitting the escape key and see what messages show up on the screen.
It sounds like your system supports booting from USB (which was my first
thought - that maybe it didn’t). Are you sure there’s nothing wrong with
the flash drive itself? I have had flash drives go bad and behave
similarly to what you’re seeing.
Thank you both for replying, the USB drive works fine I have made Live USBs for Ubuntu and Fedora since being unable to make a Suse Live USB.
I have tried escape at the screen but will do so again. I will also try using the CD image to create the Live USB instead. I forgot to say that my BIOS does indeed support booting from USB drives.
Suse Image Writer still doesn’t see my drive the second drop box is just blank.
The bash script for SCLU will install dd_rescue and aria2c if not installed. It then will download the LiveCD for you if need be and will create the LiveUSB. No other steps are required. Instead of swimming upsream to get this task done, why not let my bash script do the dirty work for you? Anyway, it is just a suggestion and I hope you get the task done as you wish.
I’m sorry I’m a bit embarrassed but I didn’t understand everything you said. I’m still quite new to Linux having installed Ubuntu and Fedora with ease I got bored with the lack of customization so want to try OpenSuse. I’'ll be starting high school in the fall but until then I’m on my own and largely self taught.
Would you be so kind is to say that again with baby steps? Thank you for your help.
And then paste it into the terminal prompt and press the enter key. The bash script is actually called sclu will be downloaded and marked executable. Then, in the same terminal session just type in the command:
The applications dd_rescue and aria2c are required for the sclu script to function and will be installed using zypper (and require the root user password) if they are not installed. Once the script is working, it will download the selected ISO file and then allow you to create a LiveUSB.
Its worth a try and takes all of the guess work out of the process.