LiveUSB desktop

In earlier post, I’m writing “How to build openSUSE LiveUSB with Kiwi” tutorial guide and thinking how to get same results with more easier tips. Another distro came with easy trick to make a bootable LiveUSB and I think openSUSE should be 😉 . Kiwi is a great tools for making openSUSE liveUSB, QEMU Image, VMWare Image, XEN Image and LiveCD Image but it would not fit with any situation.

I’ve search various topics and found some of them looks pretty interesting to try. After reviewing some tips, here is a tutorial guide to make openSUSE 11.0 LiveUSB with the easiest way :

BENEFIT

  1. Tutorial can be used on Linux or Windows
  2. Do not need to install openSUSE onto hard disk for making LiveUSB as it was with KIWI. Just download the LiveCD ISO image and a tools for make an extract of ISO content (7-zip on Windows and mount -o loop tips on Linux)
  3. Can used FAT 32 file system for interoperability (marketing hype 😉 ) and mobility of data. Flash disk could be accessing by various OS
  4. Simple, only need a few step
  5. Fast process, required a few minutes for copying ISO image and initrd process

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    1. I am using Grub to make bootable usb Drive. I have three partitions on USB key. Two are DOS partition of 60 MBs.
      1.First partition-syslinux configured for Offline Windows NT 2K XP password Administration
      2.Second Partition- Windwos 98 DOS systems for Ghost, Partition magic, DOS network boot
      3.Third Partition – the GRUB boot partition.
      I have copied OpenSuse11.1 to the third partition and followed all changes including initrdud. I get
      thfollowing error:
      cddev /dev/sda1: /dev/sdb1
      —> Mounting live boot drive …
      —> Couldn’t find Live image configuration file
      —> ShellException: providing shell …
      The Grub menu.lst contains
      title OpenSuse 11.1 Live
      root (hd0,2)
      kernel /boot/i386/loader/kernel root=/dev/sdb3 kiwidebug=1 ramdisk_size=512000 ramdisk_blocksize=4096 splash=silent showopts
      initrd /boot/i386/loader/initrdud
      Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

    2. I am using Grub to make bootable usb Drive. I have three partitions on USB key. Two are DOS partition of 60 MBs.
      1.First partition-syslinux configured for Offline Windows NT 2K XP password Administration
      2.Second Partition- Windwos 98 DOS systems for Ghost, Partition magic, DOS network boot
      3.Third Partition – the GRUB boot partition.
      I have copied OpenSuse11.1 to the third partition and followed all changes including initrdud. I get
      thfollowing error:
      cddev /dev/sda1: /dev/sdb1
      —> Mounting live boot drive …
      —> Couldn’t find Live image configuration file
      —> ShellException: providing shell …
      The Grub menu.lst contains
      title OpenSuse 11.1 Live
      root (hd0,2)
      kernel /boot/i386/loader/kernel root=/dev/sdb3 kiwidebug=1 ramdisk_size=512000 ramdisk_blocksize=4096 splash=silent showopts
      initrd /boot/i386/loader/initrdud
      Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

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