I want to install 11.3 on a usb flash stick on a netbook.
the internal harddisk should be completely unaffected, meaning
when the usb stick is plugged in, bios should boot 11.3 from the stick
when the stick is not plugged in, bios should boot from the internal hard disk
I am unsure how the boot options in yast have to be set to achieve that.
I changed the order of the harddisks to /dev/sdb (=the usb stick) being the first.
I selected /dev/sdb3 (The root partition of the to-be-installed 11.3) as user defined root partition.
do I have to select “start from MBR” and/or “start from root partition”?
did I miss anything?
is there more to do to make the usb stick bootable?
ok, I probably made a mistake when mentioning yast.
I am not in a running opensuse system but within the installation process after booting from 11.3 installation dvd (that’s what I called “yast” - probably erroneously).
is it possible to proceed from that point with the installation dvd, or do I have to boot into opensuse and install the packages you mentioned?
that is exactly my question:
during this installation “as I want” I want to make sure that grub only writes to the usb stick and not to the internal harddisk.
how are the respective options to be set during the installation procedure?