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opensuse on live usb stick

OpenSUSE Stick


Here is my 2nd try to migrate to OpenSUSE with my Laptop. My first try to migrate to OpenSUSE has make me disappointed, why? because proxy issues on OpenSUSE, so i got some trouble to get ‘uptodate’. On my 2nd try, i forced to use USB, because my optical drive was ‘gone’, hahaha.


After some googling days, attempts and a little frustating. Here is my way to make OpenSUSE Live USB on Windows, thx 4 people on openSUSE forum especialy Jefro, kiwi man and Lexar for creating an ‘unique’ tool.


Prepare some stuff

  1. OpenSUSE Live CD Image (i’m using OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE 64 bit, just in case :))

  3. SUSE studio image writer. Download here

  5. BootIt by Lexar, to make USB flash drive act as local drive. Download here

  7. Don’t forget, the USB Flash drive. I’m using kingston data traveller 1GB (as i’m using CD version), old but still badass =))



  1. Rename downloaded ISO to .raw extension, so SUSE studio image writer could read it.
  2. for example : openSUSE-11.4-KDE-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.raw

  3. Install Lexar USB utility

  5. Format the USB with Lexar USB utility (BootIt) Like mine : (my usb is drive F: dont forget to set active)

    bootit example use

    BootIt to create usb flash drive act as fix/local drive


  7. Install or just run imagewriter.exe (SUSE studio image writer) BUT DONT DO ANYTHINK, JUST LAUNCH the imagewriter


    SUSE studio image writer


  9. Format manually with windows WHILE imagewriter is still OPEN.

  11. Last, press Copy Button!


Enjoy, and happy Live USB with the green lizard =))