Porting SUSE to a LiveCD ISO

Hello all, first post so apologies if I break rules. Also kind of a Linux beginner.

I use a particular kind of licensed software for work, which is delivered on a SUSE LEAP 15.2 platform .iso which installs the operating system on the USB stick (instead of loading it into the RAM like most PE solutions).

There are a lot of problems operationally with this (can’t really use low r/w speed USBs, can’t remove the USB during operation, can’t configure preferred settings unless I repeat everything every time after creating the USB bootable, sometimes only one USB port available while needing 2, etc. etc.) which in my mind could “easily” be solved by porting the existing installation to a LiveCD .iso via (as far as I could find) methods like relinux, remastersys, and more - none of which are (transparently?) available for the SUSE platform.

Since this concerns licensed software I don’t think SUSE Studio is an option, if that method even is still operational.

Do any of you have any idea how I could get this to work?

Thanks for your time in advance.

Hi and welcome to the Forum :slight_smile:
Just use an image template and kiwi to build an image locally? Have a look at Studio Express: SUSE Studio Express

Hello Malcolm, thanks for the welcome and help!

Just so I get this right (as I said I’m a beginner); this way I can create an image of my existing installation? I was under the impression that SUSE Studio was more of a compiler of sorts.

If you want an image of your current installation, then look at using AutoYAST, you should be able to then create a new image based on that.

Have a play with SUSE Studio Express and the build service as well, then also look at kiwi-ng Building Linux System Appliances with KIWI Next Generation (KIWI NG) 9.25.12

Lots of different ways to build… review and see which one will fit the bill and then if hit issues post a new forum thread :wink:

Related question,
So can we install the same image of the operating system on a new machine with an image of my current machine? How does all of this Work?