I want to use this dvd iso, and burn it to a thumb drive, and do an install on my server (without a DVD drive) with it:


However, when I've attempted to use the openSUSE examples, it's failed each time.

I format the 4GB thumb drive as Fat 16 and make sure the boot flag is set.

#fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 7974911 3986432 e W95 FAT16 (LBA)

However, after I cp -R -L the files from the mounted dvd .iso, and use mkbootdisk, it still fails to install.

I've checked my BIOS settings and it is set to boot from the thumb first.

Does anyone know of a clearcut guide for installing SLES 11 SP2 via a usb thumb drive?

Also, I've never done a net-install, and I was considering using that option.

Any help would be appreciated.