PDA

View Full Version : Install via USB



tsmock77
06-May-2012, 01:59
How would I go about installing via USB?
I don't have access to DVD's.

What I have tried:
dd of=/path_to_iso_image if=/path_to_device
The script file recommended somewhere (can't remember where) on the install disk (either I went about it the wrong way, or it doesn't like partitions larger than 4 GB)

Other than that, I haven't found anything useful.

Note: If it requires a specific Linux distribution to work, just tell me (e.g., Fedora/OpenSUSE/Ubuntu).


Important System Information:
x86_64 Processor

malcolmlewis
06-May-2012, 02:33
How would I go about installing via USB?
I don't have access to DVD's.

What I have tried:
dd of=/path_to_iso_image if=/path_to_device
The script file recommended somewhere (can't remember where) on the
install disk (either I went about it the wrong way, or it doesn't like
partitions larger than 4 GB)

Other than that, I haven't found anything useful.

Note: If it requires a specific Linux distribution to work, just tell
me (e.g., Fedora/OpenSUSE/Ubuntu).


Important System Information:
x86_64 Processor



Hi
Not sure if the image is an iso hybrid ready one. If your wanting to do
that, you need to look at creating a bootable usb image on
http://susestudio.com

Have a read here;
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick

The section titled "Bootable USB from DVD or Net-install"

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) Kernel 3.1.10-1.9-desktop
up 23:22, 4 users, load average: 0.02, 0.03, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

tsmock77
06-May-2012, 14:59
I followed the opensuse link.
This time, instead of following the Linux instructions (like what I've done in the past), I followed the Windows instructions (on Linux).
Anyway, that worked.

The installation process was a little tricky though.

First, I was asked if the installation media was in the drive (options: ok, back). I hit back.
Second, I was asked where the installatation files where (CD/DVD, Network, Hard Drive), I chose Hard Drive and then the USB flash drive.
Install started (followed the instructions).

Post-install was also a little tricky (my network drivers were not in the 2.6 kernel but are in the 3.x series).

Now I'm trying to register.

Anyway, thanks.