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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 ...
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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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    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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    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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