Need help creating a live USB drive

I’m a fairly new Linux user. I’m currently running Ubuntu 13.10 but I’m thinking of trying openSUSE. Anyway, I want to create a live USB drive to do this. I read that unetbootin doesn’t work with openSUSE so I followed the command line directions here. After I created the live USB, I attempted to boot from it. I got to the boot options menu and selected the USB to boot from, but then Ubuntu booted up. I retried this about four different times with the same results. I went through my BIOS to see if some setting was off but everything looked fine. I really want to try openSUSE so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

what is your order of booting set up? probably cd/dvd then harddisk. the computer needs to boot from usb before the harddisk i think. never tried it but that’s what goes through my mind first. good luck

Welcome to opensuse! I always use commandline and dd (it’s in the guide You linked).
Have never failed to me.

When You boot, can You hit F10 or F12 or something to select bootdevice?

I have a blog on creating a LiveUSB from an already running copy of openSUSE here: S.C.L.U. - SuSE Create Live USB - Version 1.00 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

The trick is a link to a program that can do the same thing from Windows you can find here: Tools for OSForensics - ImageUSB - Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives

My blog has been updated to work from openSUSE 13.1 so if you have a Windows option, give my second link a try and good luck.

Thank You,