I've followed the instructions here:

Create a Live USB stick using Windows

I've managed to get the openSUSE loading screen up. One of the options is to install openSUSE the other is to boot from HDD, neither of which let me load it as a live usb.

This is the iso I downloaded, and the section below says:

How to Proceed

After having successfully downloaded the ISO image(s), create a bootable USB stick or burn the image(s) to a DVD (or a CD if the chosen image fits).

Which makes me think there isn't a separate iso for booting to a live USB.

As far as I remember, doing this with Linux Mint and Ubuntu you load straight into the OS and don't need to install it.

So how do I load a Live USB of openSUSE?

  • Which image did you download: the network installation image (which surely isn't usable live) or the DVD image (which it isn't clear to me whether it's usable as a live image)? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 30 '16 at 21:12
  • @Gilles the DVD version, which fits the instructions I read These instructions explain how to create a bootable USB stick to install openSUSE from the LiveCD isos or from the DVD – Pureferret Mar 30 '16 at 22:46
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    There is no official LiveCD for openSUSE Leap, although you can create one with SUSE studio or just use one of already existing like susestudio.com/a/fm2w15/leap-live – contemplator Mar 31 '16 at 20:26
  • @contemplator that would make a good answer – Pureferret Mar 31 '16 at 23:38

I have a simple way to make live USB :

--> download. LinuxLive USB Creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download

--> after installing it. Open it. There are 3 steps..

1)choose USB disk

2) select the ISO file / your Linux source

3) click on the thunder. Icon

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I think the version you have downloaded May not have live mode facility.

Try to download this one http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/openSUSE-13.2-GNOME-Live-x86_64.iso

  • Does this work with openSUSE? – Pureferret Mar 31 '16 at 7:56
  • Yeah. It will work. With OpenSUSE. – Praveen V S Mar 31 '16 at 8:00
  • Praveenvs, when I asked about it 'working' I was more concerned with after creating the live usb. Once I've done that, I get to a screen that says I can install it, but I don't want to install it I just want a Live USB. – Pureferret Mar 31 '16 at 18:23
  • Which version of. OpenSUSE you have. – Praveen V S Mar 31 '16 at 18:31
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    Try to download this one download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/… – Praveen V S Mar 31 '16 at 19:02

I suggest another method: First, head to https://rufus.akeo.ie/ and download it to your computer. Second, plugin your USB, open Rufus. Then, remember to choose "Create a bootable disk using image", choose the openSUSE iso file. Click start, then try to boot from USB again.

  • How is this different to what I've tried already? – Pureferret Mar 31 '16 at 7:57
  • I don't know what could be the exact cause. But to creat a Live USB for any Linux distro, I just use Linux Live USB Creator as @praveen-v-s mentioned, or Rufus or Unetbootin. – Gipfeli Apr 1 '16 at 17:08

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