OpenSUSE Install :: How To Make Live Usb With Persistence
Mar 13, 2010
I am trying to make Liveusb with persistence i downloaded live gnome version which is in .iso format i also downloaded win32diskimager mentioned on this page Live USB stick - openSUSE but it only .img files i also tried unetbootin ,there is no option for 11.2 version my laptop doesn't have cd/dvd drive so to install on hardisk i have to do it by usb,so i thouht of going for live usb. are there any alternatives
I've completed the creation of a Live USB 9.10 install/configuration. I'm booting from a 16GB Flash USB now, with just about everything working, audio, video, wireless, etc. I'd like to remove some of the "live" features of the OS now, to make it more a bootable 9.10 full install. The first step, is to remove the auto-login feature of the live setup. I tried setting a password on the ubuntu user, but it still auto-logins.
I've tried using usb-creator to create a persistent live USB of Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit, but the program is useless. There's a bug in the program that greys out the options to enable persistence (see here for bug info). I tried workaround #4 listed in that link, but that didn't work either. When I selected another .iso which I moved to the /tmp directory as stated, the "Make Startup Disk" option then became greyed out as well. It'll make a bootable live USB but I need persistence. Is there a good way to do this without using that program And I tried Unetbootin twice, and it wouldn't boot the live system at all. After seeing the Ubuntu splash screen it just stalled at a black screen forever.
First things first, you will need:1GB or larger flash drive rEFIt (Link at the bottom) A linux installation, virtual machine, or live cdA Mac OS X installation/installation disk Administrator permissions gparted (comes on most linux live cd's) hfsplus/hfsprogs for hfs+ support in linux Alright Step one (in linux):Format your USB key with an MBR partiton table. Add an 8MB ext3 partition named "GRUB" for simplicity. Add a 16MB hfs+ partiton. Use the rest of your disk as FAT32. Step two (also in linux):Mount your ext3 GRUB partiton Open terminal and do "sudo grub-install --root-directory=<mountpoint> /dev/myusb", of couse replacing <mountpoint> with the mount point and myusb with the correct sdX. If you get an error saying that there is no bios boot partition (which you shouldn't), open gparted and select the grub partition and select the flag "bios_grub". Close GParted if it is open and reopen it.
Set the boot flag on the GRUB partition. Copy all of the contents of your live cd iso or cd (including the hidden folder ".disk") to your fat partiton. Skip the following steps in the step two if you don't want persistence In terminal create a zero'd out file called casper-rw in the fat partiton with "dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/LIVE/casper-rw". Replace the /media/LIVE with the mountpoint again.
Now type "mkfs.ext4 /path/to/casper-rw" and follow the instructions if there are any Step three (in mac):Open the rEFIt dmg and copy the "efi" folder to the hfs+ partiton. Locate the file called "enable.sh" in the efi folder Open a terminal and type "sudo " and then the path to the enable.sh. (You can find it by dragging the file into the terminal) Step four:Reboot your computer holding the option key Select rEFIt on your USB drive (If it doesn't appear take it out and plug it back in or boot all the way up and then reboot again) Select "Linux on HD" that has a picture of a flash drive on it. You will now be at the GRUB prompt, so type the following:
root (hd0,3) linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper persistent initrd /casper/initrd.lz boot
Of course take out the persistent part if you didn't use the persistence file. [URL]
I have created a Fedora 15 live usb using LiLi-Usb with a persistence file of 2048mb, on a 4gb flash drive. What I would like to know is two things, will this allow me to update Fedora 15 on the flash drive?, and later, if I chose to install to the hard drive, will the updates cross over?
why another slackish distro? Mine (will be) better than most Please try it before you criticize it It is quite unique in many ways I really did it to show how easily one can make their own 12.2 install into a live distro So, it is a proof-of-concept thing Desktop: My own JWM creation heavily based off Vector's JWM Display manager: Slim from Slackbuilds Packages: All pkg's are 12.2 slack, sbopkg's, and slapt-get/gslapt from Slacky, some others converted from absolute/salixos/source. I custom built the JWM desktop, systray-volume-control, and many from-scratch scripts.
I have an Eee PC with a dead Hdd. I brought it back to life by installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a 16GB SD card. It works 100% but is sluggish.Now I am wondering, from the standpoint of reducing SD card access and writes, would it have been better to create a Live Disc on the SD card with persistence options? What I am thinking is that a Live Disc is designed to run out of RAM, and would thus reduce the activity on the SD card. The only thing this netbook will get used for is the internet. It is a netbook, so the performance is limited, but as far as netbooks go, it is top of the line with dual core and discrete nvidia graphics.
how to make an ubuntu live USB that's bootable, without having to install qt? I've looked at the ubuntu guides on the matter but they either seem to be out of date, incomplete, or tell you to use unetbootit that requires qt. It seems silly to have to install hundreds of MB of qt on my tiny eeepc just to make a bootable usb.
I finally got this thing exactly how I want it with all sorts of tools,... I would like to know how to make a live install cd so I can share with others and put on other computers.. Like be a as clear and specific as you can.. should I leave the install file there on the main desktop too?
I am using this image of Debian: [URL]. But it doesn't matter what I do I fail to make it persistent. I have tried this: [URL] But there is no "grub" on my "install" drive, apparently is an outdated notion. I have tried this: [URL] (with conflicting info regarding the previous link). By booting with a knoppix USB with gparted. Doesn't matter if I leave the NTFS partition unnamed or call it home_rw, I get no persistence, even writing persistent while booting. I have tried also changing this (while in knoppix): [URL]. Basically adding the word "persistent" after "live" but it does not work. All changes I make disappear. What it the current way of getting persistence with this package?
I've been butting heads with a problem for about a week now. For a while I've been running a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) off a 4 GB Kingston DataTraveller Flash Drive. Using partimage, I've managed to install this Maverick Ubuntu and load it with Audio Stuff from UbuntuStudio....plus wineasio and some Windohs audio software, then save the images of the partition usb stick (win32 livecd partition and casper-rw persistence partition).I've also done the same thing with a linuxaudio distro called pure:dyne. I restore and use either according to my needs. Obviously 4GB isn't a lot of space....so over the holidays I went out and bought the 8GB version of the DataTraveller. Two weeks later I'm still trying to get things to work right.
The problem is that when I create the casper-rw partition and boot into Ubuntu things slow to a snail's pace. Ubuntu takes over 5 minutes to boot up. Installing anything with Synaptic or whatever takes 5x as long as with the 4GB version of the flash drive. Everything works rather well....although multitasking is laborious, if possible at all. At first I thought it was the usb-key itself. After returning it (twice) I realised this just wasn't the case. 3 different flash drives had performed exactly the same way. Googling around over the last few days I found I'm not the only one to come across this problem...but still no solution.
What makes things weirder is that today I installed pure:dyne on that same stick and it works perfectly...running as smoothly (almost) as from a normal harddrive. Weirder still is the fact that pure:dyne is built from ubuntu itself...the only difference (as far as the whole usb-creation business goes) is that the persistence file/partition is named "live-rw" instead of "casper-rw".
I'd settle for pure:dyne...except it's built on "lucid" not "maverick"....two of my 3 computers have graphics driver issues with pure:dyne and the soundcard support is spotty (which is strange for a distro specialising in audio production) and wine (and therefore vst/i support) is not nearly as good. If anyone has any clue what goes on here I'd be very interested. In the meantime I'll run pure:dyne on the one computer that likes it.
I'm trying to install from the Live CD. I read the sticky about needing a /boot and a / partition. I think that sticky applies to me but I'm not sure; once the Live CD loads, I click the "Install to Hard Drive" icon on the desktop. It thinks for awhile but ultimately doesn't display anything.What I'm not sure about is how exactly I go about making those partitions. My current HD is a Ubuntu system (Karmic Koala), and its network slowness has prompted me to try FC12. I've backed up everything already, I don't need to preserve anything on the existing drive.
I'm looking for the easiest way to get FC12 installed. Should I fool with the partitions? I just download a different install CD i.e. a non-Live one? If so, which one? Do I need all 5 or so CD images? I don't have a DVD burner so downloading the DVD isn't an option. I'm comfortable working from a Linux command line once the system is working, but I don't have much experience "close to the metal" i.e. actually getting a system up and running.
I have a SONY PCG-R505TE laptop with an external CD/DVD, it connects via what I think is a PCMCIA card, the drive came with the laptop and functions fine. I currently have Windows XP running on this laptop, but it's very slow.I downloaded openSUSE-11.3-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso and sucessfully burned it to a CD.I have the laptop bios set to boot from CD, and it appears to be doing that no problem. When it boots I first see the welcome screen, then the openSUSE Installer, whether I select the Live (GNOME) option, or the Installation.. it loads the kernel, and then loads the KIWI boot systemit is on the third event, waiting for CD/DVD dvices to appear... that something seems to fail... I then see Failed to detect CD/DVD or USB drivethen a rebootexception and it reboots in 120 seconds.
I am trying to create an usb install from an gnome-live cd. All I have done is not working:
dd fedora liveusb-creator fusbi linuxlive usb creator unetbootin pendrive
All I can get are errors saying cang find kernel or error like that. I have used linux and windows environment. The iso I am using is fine, I am sure because I have instaled it on two pcs. Iso gnome-live >> usb (bootable to install)
I have a non-broadcast network (ad-hoc?) that I attempt to connect to via openSUSE 11.2 running off live USB. It does nothing. It never connects and when I view it with available networks it just shows the name and "insecure" (even though it's WPA2Personal) and no percentage.How do I get wireless to work?
I downloaded the live cd iso and installed it on usb using this command (while it was unmounted):ddif=open SUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M...I then restarted and it loads into a main openSUSE screen, I choose the "OpenSUSE 11.2" and it starts loading. Then it shows the progress abr under the gecko guy and it starts to load, that moves to a few diff. places on the screen and then it goes black. Any ideas?
I have done a big big mistake (I could beat myself up for that) with my netbook and now I am sitting here, not getting openSUSE installed on it.
I wanted to try another netbook linux and installed (more by accident than intentionally) Easy Peasy Linux. This system is not bad, but cannot work with the wireless adapter in my netbook. However, I then wanted to install openSUSE 11.4 again, which ran fine on the netbook. But the install always gets stuck in different stages and I donīt know why.
Sometimes a failure message comes up: "filesystem is read only, rebooting in 120 seconds", but I am not really sure if this is for the harddrive or the usb stick. In other occasions, the bootprocess until install gets stuck at "starting KDM". Nothing happens then... thats it.
I already have reformatted the usb stick and copied the openSUSE Live CD via Imagewriter on it again... no success.
So now I am really confused, because I donīt know if there is something wrong with the harddrive? Or is it the stick itself? How can I find this out?
If it is the harddrive, how can I at least refomat it? Remember: no CD or DVD drive, just USB stick...
How can I find out if the image on the stick is ok? I already tested the install media and it said: "checksum ok"
I am using an HCL k38 pdc laptop and I am unable to boot KDE live cd of opensuse 11.4. The system boots to a graphical screen where a progress bar is shown. the progress bar proceeds to about 90% and then my system hangs. ALl I can see on my screen is that graphical image with suse logo and progress bar. Though my mouse works and I can move it all around the desktop but if I try pressing any key (CAPS/NUM LOCK/SCROLL LOCK) i dont see any LED notification for that. this concludes that the system is hanged.
Key board has no issue as I can use it in Windows.
I tried to boot the lice cd in text mode and it worked very fine from there I installed the system on to my HDD in dual boot mode with windows XP. But after installation when I boot opensuse from HDD it stucks at the same position.
I think this issue is with Nvidea graphics card as when the system boots I see an error message that says that the RAM has an address conflict with VGA ROM.
How can I use opensuse. I have even tried ubuntu 10.10 but it also hangs while booting or after booting. So far I have been able to manage only Sabayon Linux working on this machine however the ubuntu 9.10 was working on this system and it also started behaving similarly after I upgraded it to ubuntu 10.04.
I downloaded the latest OpenSUSE LIVE CD and burnt it with Nero at 4x speed and there was no errors.
I booted the CD up and I hit Run Live CD, I come to errors
ID "1" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes ID "2" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes ID "3" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes ID "4" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes ID "5" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes ID "6" Respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes
I am not sure what to do as I want to use OpenSUSE,
I have made many attempts at getting the live CD to boot from a usb key with no success. I have read the various tutorials, including a kiwi method. There seems to be something missing.
What (and where) is the executable file that boots the system? I used the Imagewriter to create my key. It has a syslinux.conf file but I see no executable called syslinux. I see nothing in the boot folder that is executable either.
The tutorial that has the imagewriter method has little detail. The kiwi tutorial has exquisite detail but it applies to kiwi and I can't figure out how to "translate" it. There must be something very simple that I am missing. I tried this on 2 different machines and it failed 2 different ways.
I am currently running 11.2 on my PC and have been doing so since it was released with no problems. When I try and install from my DVD (MD5sum and media verified) all goes well until the installer gets to the "searching for linux partitions" bit and then it dies completely. I have tried installing from a KDE and GNOME live CD and they both boot cleanly and load a usable desktop in both cases with internet access and all my Windows and openSUSE 11.2 partitions visible and browsable.
When I try to install from either of these discs Yast2 gets loaded and then just dies. I am at a total loss as to how to progress any further. Incidentally Fedora 13 won't install either so I suspect it is a kernel issue as my hardware has not changed since I installed openSUSE 11.2. I have been using SUSE since 10.0 and have never has any problems installing before now.
I tried installing 11.4 from the live CD on a new motherboard (ASRock N68C-S UCC) and the very first screen (license agreement) comes out so garbled that I can not read anything from it. I tried to run rather then install from the live CD, with the same result.
Hitting F3 and changing the resolution to 800x600 still did not fix this. I find it surprising, because I would expect the installation process to use low quality graphics and therefore not be too bothered about the specifics of the graphics chipset (NVidia GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a in this case).For reference the machine has 1 GB ram.There is no such problem with the 11.3 live CD, which is what I ended up using. So no problem in terms of getting the PC up and running.
way to install applications onto a OpenSuse Live DVD. For example I want to install Sophos for Linux onto a Live DVD so that a disk less PC can be booted from CD and then used to scan other CDs or USB keys. The Sophos product is not distributed in RPM format and so SuSE Studio won't work.
ok after pouring over the internet for the last three days i give up and im asking for help i just did a live upgrade on my suse box taking it from 11.1 to 11.2 and fallowed all the steps in the doc it all went fine except after it was finished i can no longer access the internet
Code: dracula:~ # ping google.com ping: unknown host google.com dracula:~ # ping 184.108.40.206 PING 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=12.3 ms
so i know the internet will pass throw it but it will not reslove the hostnames in links ping or zypper
I have netbook and i have been trying to install OpenSUSE from USB the thing is installing from USB with Mint, I could install. I have been using FUSB, liveusb-creator3.9.2, unetbootin and Univeral-USB-Installer-v1.7.2 is there any other way to install OpenSUSE onto my Netbook which does not have CD/DVD-rom?
I'm trying to boot the KDE 11.3 Live CD and it hangs during the boot. With splash=off I see
Code: /etc/initscript: line 77: /etc/sysconfig/ulimit: Input/Output error then a bunch of different Id numbers, for example...
Code: INIT Id 4 respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes and finally a few lines starting with a number (for example [100.676357]) and ending with
Code: [100.676357] lost page write due to I/O error on loop 0 and then it just loops between the respawn and write errors, as far as I can tell.
My system has a 1.8Hz processor, 1G of RAM and an integrated nVidea GeForce 6150 card, and I'm dual booting sidux and XP. I've checksummed the ISO file. I tried first with a 1G USB drive (Transferring the ISO via dd as per the openSUSE instructions) and then with a CD (burned at the lowest speed). I also tried the CD on a Gateway laptop running just XP and got the same errors. Boot parameters I tried were noapic, pci=nomsi, acpi=off, with no difference.
Recently I have strange problem in my notebook HP2230s. I cannot boot from KDE 4.4 Live cd. I also try LXDE openSUSE 11.2 live cd, same result. I verify the MD5 and all the iso download is ok. I try the same cd to another laptop, Dell ATG, it works flawlessly.
So I thought there is a problem with my laptop BIOS. I download the new BIOS from HP and install it but the problem persist.
I have another live cd image that I made using susestudio, no problem with this one. I can boot it as live cd in my notebook.
When trying to run the Live version of OpenSuSE 11.0 from a CD, I can run from the command line, only. No graphics at all. No error messages. Tried some of the other suggested fixes on other threads, but nothing worked. The machine in an old HP OmniBook.
What I really want to do is reformat the HDD and install OpenSuSE on it, but the machine has no DVD drive, so I downloaded an iso image of the live version of 11.0 and burned a bootable CD. It boots, but I can get no X-Window, or the KDE desktop. I'd really like to convert this old machine from Windows 98 to Linux, but seem to have hit a brick wall.
I've just downloaded and burned openSUSE-LXDE-11.4 and i tried to boot on the live cd but it's impossible. After loading kernel, 2 or 3 minutes later, this message is displayed and the pc reboots:
waiting for /usb device scan to complete waiting for CD/DVD device(s) to appear waiting for USB device scan to complete failed to detect CD/DVD or USB drive! reboot exception: error consoles at Alt-F3/F4 reboot exception: reboot in 120sec
I'm working on making a system in suse studio, but I can't get into the GUI through normal means (as in using the live DVD) because it gives me a console. When i type "startx" i get an error based on signal 11 (or something)
I type kdm, and nothing happens. What should I do?
(p.s, this is with the USB raw image "burned" on. The DVD needs me to use no APIC)
I've created a live and persistent USB boot of OpenSUSE 11.2 KDE according to the howto. It boots and works fine for about 5 minutes and then hangs. Only the mouse will move but I can't click on anything and it never comes back.
I tried most of the methods using a graphical interface to create a live USB through a 64-bit dvd image to install opensuse 11.2 including unetbootin, Win32DiskImager, Mandriva's Seed... Everything failed, so I'm left with the option to do it through the command prompt. There is a dd tool for Windows, and I got the command line instructions in the Live USB page. One thing I don't understand is that how is insert my path of the iso image for this command in Windows: # dd if=/path/to/iso/openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M;sync; Should I replace the bit # dd if=/path/to/iso/openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso, with like something like # dd if= CDownloadsOpensuse11.2x-64.iso?
I downloaded openSUSE 11.3 to my MacBookPro, whose disk drive has been broken for some time now. I want to install to new msi cr610 laptop that shipped WITHOUT windows. I could order the box with an install disk and printed manual, but if there's any way of creating a bootable USB stick from the download I did to my mac, that would be great.
I installed lxde from a live cd and can't boot into anything. At first, when I rebooted, the computer went to grub>, so I used grub commands to find the grub menu lst. It was in (hd0,5). So I made that the root and grub said it was successful. I rebooted, now I get error 25. Was I supposed to enable one of the boot options in the setup? The setup showed two boot options, MBR and root (I think), both disabled. I just clicked continue. Did I mess up the install setup?