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Re: [opensuse] live usb dvd
  • From: lynn <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:47:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <200911201747.40524.lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 20 November 2009 12:47:17 Bogdan Cristea wrote:
On Friday 20 November 2009 13:37:26 lynn wrote:
I just want to use this command:
dd if=image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
for a dvd iso instead of a cd iso to create a bootable dvd on a usb
stick.on /dev/sd

I have done that recently, but it won't work unless your PC is able to see
the USB as a DVD. In order to create a bootable USB, after copying data,
you need to use mksusebootdisk. Try to search with Google for the detailed
procedure.

OK That's a good idea but Google only gives info for 11.1 Thinking again, it
still won't be any good for installation as so many netbooks and laptops use
Broadcom which is not available with openSUSE. It needs Packman repos which
have to be downloaded. I usually have to bring the laptop back to the office
and use an ethernet cable to get it installed. That's travel, time and a not
very satisfied client. I know kubuntu just works because it detects the
wireless driver from the CD. I wish openSUSE would do the same. It seems to
be something about licences. Thank you all so much for your input on which I
consider the only mailing which goes beyond hobbyists. Please end the thread.
L x
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