No duel boot setup:

I would like to install opensuse 12.3 on a usb drive connected to a windows 8 system on the C: drive, but no duel boot, only boot this os when the usb drive is connected. will the install DVD allow me to do this ?
i know it can be done by unhooking C: drive during installation. I hope i don’t have to go through that .

On Wed 14 Aug 2013 02:46:04 PM CDT, jack508 wrote:

I would like to install opensuse 12.3 on a usb drive connected
to a windows 8 system on the C: drive, but no duel boot, only boot this
os when the usb drive is connected. will the install DVD allow me to do
this ?
i know it can be done by unhooking C: drive during installation. I hope
i don’t have to go through that .

Hi
You are better off to jump on SUSE Studio and create a persistent image
to copy to the USB device so you don’t even need to install, plus you
can add the applications you like before building.

http://susestudio.com


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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On 2013-08-14, jack508 <jack508@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> I would like to install opensuse 12.3 on a usb drive connected
> to a windows 8 system on the C: drive, but no duel boot, only boot this
> os when the usb drive is connected. will the install DVD allow me to do
> this ?
> i know it can be done by unhooking C: drive during installation. I hope
> i don’t have to go through that .
>

I wouldn’t recommend it, but it can be done via the Live CD/DVD:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-suse-flash-drive-install/

Please, people, don’t use exaggerated font sizes. It will cause readers to wonder about your sanity.

I’ve been thinking of trying what you want to do. I’m pretty sure that it is workable. But you would have to do some work yourself.

Your Windows 8 box is probably using UEFI firmware. The installer will want to create a NVRAM entry to boot. But that is not what you want for a removable USB. So you would need to change the way it boots, after the install.

Unless and until I try this myself, I think I should leave it at that.