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
- OpenSUSE Live CD Image (i’m using OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE 64 bit, just in case :))
- SUSE studio image writer. Download here
- BootIt by Lexar, to make USB flash drive act as local drive. Download here
- Don’t forget, the USB Flash drive. I’m using kingston data traveller 1GB (as i’m using CD version), old but still badass =))
- Rename downloaded ISO to .raw extension, so SUSE studio image writer could read it.
- Install Lexar USB utility
- Format the USB with Lexar USB utility (BootIt) Like mine : (my usb is drive F: dont forget to set active)
- Install or just run imagewriter.exe (SUSE studio image writer) BUT DONT DO ANYTHINK, JUST LAUNCH the imagewriter
- Format manually with windows WHILE imagewriter is still OPEN.
- Last, press Copy Button!
for example : openSUSE-11.4-KDE-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.raw
Enjoy, and happy Live USB with the green lizard =))