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    Just Joined! anandkumar44's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
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    How to install OpenSuse 11.4 KDE iso through USB

    I have downloaded the OpenSuse 11.4 iso. My problem is that my DVD drive is not working so I used suse image writer from the OpenSuse website to make a bootable usb but it hangs after the boot,please suggest me a way out from this as how to install it from the pen drive? I have presently
    Linux Mint 10 & Win7 installed as my OS.

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    I use UNetbootin and it works very good. It makes usb stick look like a cd or dvd boots with no problems as long as your bios is set to usb boot.

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    Tucson AZ
    I'm not familiar with the Suse image writer but more information on what happens exactly after you have set your usb to first boot priority in the BIOS and re-booted. Do you get a boot menu, a blinking cursor, a blank screen or...??

    I've also used unetbooting on a number of systems including Opensuse so if you can't get your current usb to work, you might try that.

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    Linux Newbie hans51's Avatar
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    May 2011
    since the full opensuse 11.4 iso installer is bootable ( must be bootable ) you may need to change your BIOS settings after booting up your machine change boot device to USB.
    later during early install opensuse install should show you all available drives/partitions to place actual install.
    That above would be the procedure I need on my HP elitebook 8740w and many other laptop models may need a bios selection for USB to be bootable.

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