OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Install - Live CD From Usb Stick

Jul 11, 2011

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"

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Feb 8, 2010

I've followed the instructions at Live USB stick - openSUSE for creating a bootable USB stick. I have attempted this with both a 32 bit and 64 bit image. Unfortunately my system will not boot up the stick - it just loads my hard disk as normal.

Background info
1. I have checked the iso images against the checksum and they are ok;
2. I have used the same images to create bootable CDs which work fine;
3. My machine IS capable of booting a USB stick - by copying syslinux onto the stick, the machine does see the stick
4. The order of boot in BIOS is stick first. Again, I have proven this works ok using a utility called USB Boot Tester.

I am unsure what to try next. I recall reading on this forum there was a problem booting from USB stick if the computer also had a CD drive. That was in an early version of LiveCD. Could the problem still be extant? I can't find the actual thread unfortunately otherwise I would link to it.

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I've been trying to figure out how to run/install openSUSE from a usb stick for several days. I downloaded the 11.4 .iso from distrowatch & used the following command in Linux Mint to put it on the usb stick.

Code:
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It gets to the loading screen and get stuck. It has a small bar going across, that never finishes. I've hit escape to try and get some info, but don't know what I'm looking for and it's too much to write down. I did notice there were several I/O errors. I did check the usb for defects and it returned ok, and the md5sum was correct.

I've also tried safe settings which takes me to a blueish/black screen and stays there. No ACPI starts to load and then drops to a shell.

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I'm new here, an Ubuntu user who would try Opensuse for a while. That is if I'm able to launch the thing !
I'd like to create a Live Usb Stick to test it and install it if I like it but it doesn't seem to work.

I tried the website method, using "Win32DiskImager.exe" but the program doesn't work for me (WinXP) : it looks like it's writing but when the "Done" message is prompted, I'm unable to access the usb key, Windows says it's not formatted. That doesn't look right...
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Jul 26, 2011

A few weeks ago I installed Fedora Linux 64-bit on my HP dv4-1428ca laptop which was running Windows 7. At that time I created a Live USB using the fedora-live usb tool and it booted fine. A couple days ago I decided to try out openSUSE, so I downloaded the 64-bit live-cd image and tried to create a live usb using the SUSEStudio ImageWrite provided in the documentation. The tool kept giving me an error message, so I decided to try unetbootin instead. However, when I tried to boot the live usb on my HP laptop, it presented me with the message.

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4GB Ram
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OK, a netbook have no DVD-drive so there is need for usb-stick if U dont have a working network and other connected machine with the iso-file for 11.2, or a quick reliable internetconnection and lot of time.

So, I found the new article about live-usb here:

Live USB stick - openSUSE.

My first question is: I have a well working stationry computer right now running SUSE 11.2, and I am thinkin of using a USB-stick together with these instructions in order to install 11.2 on my netbook (currently running a problematic 11.0 version):

Linux Instructions

1) Learn how your USB stick is recognized by the system:

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It will print out something like:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 13. Aug 10:04 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Kingston_DataTraveler_II+_5B751D8C1994-0:0 -> ../../sdx

Here /dev/sdx is used in the commands to shorten it, normally /dev/disk/by-id/.. is used directly to avoid overwriting of the hard disk.

2) Use this command to write (as root) the LiveCD iso to your USB stick. Be careful to replace /dev/sdx with the actual hard disk device learned from command above, and replace the name of the iso (if=openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso) with the actual name of the iso image you downloaded:

dd if=openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M

The live ISO is relying of a working network or internet connection I think, how can I as easy use the full DVD.iso that I already have?

Is there not a way to put also the DVD.iso on the USB, why use the live-option?

once long time ago I succeded the long way, described under section 2:

Live USB stick - openSUSE

I think....And I really would prefer not to have to go through that again.

As I said, I manged to install a fully working 11.2 on a nother computer, even if I first tried to upgrade from 11.1 (which kept a frezing mouse problem I had got recently), and on second try with re-installation instead, had the runlevel3 activated giving me only a black screen first, which I solved by writing a simple 5 on boot options (also something that really could be put out more obvious for us non-gurus out here).
Whith this I want to say that I really think Im not a total beginner.

Despite my "competence", I see big problems in this matter on such a particulary simple task as a installing SUSE from an USBstick on such a usual device as a netbook (Acer Aspire One) today.

I mean SUSE is supposed to be the easiest for us non-gurus, isnt it?

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Everything was fine till i started Firefox, the system froze. Now reboot -> start -> firefox --> freeze cycle continued. I got fed up.

I then downloaded google-chrome. Installed it (after updating a couple of drivers) . It worked flawless. I loaded it with graphics...still no problem. Then started firefox .. the system froze. I even disabled all KDE windows animation, set only one window pane, still there is a freeze.

I took my USB stick off and rebooted the system though live CD. I started firefox on boot, NO problems. Opened many many tabs. Still no problem.

So there is a SURE problem with USB + Firefox. I SUSPECT IT MORE DUE TO NETWORK ISSUES THAN GUI (DRIVER) ISSUE. If it were to be GUI driver issue firefox should have fozen both with CD and USB.

Mine is pentium duo processor machine with 2gb RAM (DDR2). Intel chipset for video. I checked the MD5 of downloaded ISO its matched the one on the site. So the iso image is flawless.

All the threads in this regard suspect the video drivers, but I ALSO suspect the network. May be there is a wait() state in the network driver that is holding the process for way too long causing the freeze. Somebody needs to check this up.

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