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Old 01-04-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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creating a rescue-usb stick with OpenSuse 13.2 ISO on the fly


hello dear Linux-experts,


today i create a rescue-system for the emergency-situation:

i am creating a little resque-usb for SUSE-DVD on USB-Stick


aimed: to create a litle Rescue-USB while using Suse-ISO DVD on a USB medium 1:1 copied

step 1. Suse-ISO download:

here: http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/o...-CD-x86_64.iso

step 2 copy the file onto a USB stick with the following command

Code:
dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=32k
where sdX=sdb or sdc is the USB stick


ready - now i can test the rescue-usb

Last edited by sayhello_to_the_world; 01-04-2015 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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hello dear Linux-experts,
today i create a rescue-system for the emergency-situation: i am creating a little resque-usb for SUSE-DVD on USB-Stick currently plan to create a litle Rescue-USB while using Suse-ISO DVD on a USB medium 1:1 copied

step 1. Suse-ISO download:

here: http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/o...-CD-x86_64.iso

step 2 copy the file onto a USB stick with the following command
Code:
dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=32k
where sdX=sdb or sdc is the USB stick ready - now i can test the rescue-usb
Not sure if there's a question here, or whether you've done this or not..you say you did create one, then said you plan to create one.

However, the openSUSE website has much information on doing this exact thing already, both with command-line tools and via GUI:
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB...mandline_tools
 
Old 01-04-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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personally i like the things on
"SystemRescueCD"
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage


but then I am lazy ,and do not want to reinvent the wheel
 
Old 01-04-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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hello dear TBone and JonVV

thx for the hints

did it -

Code:
linux-70ce:/home/martin # dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=32k
18925+0 Datensätze ein
18925+0 Datensätze aus
620134400 Bytes (620 MB) kopiert, 71,5018 s, 8,7 MB/s
linux-70ce:/home/martin #
runs like a charme
 
Old 01-04-2015, 02:39 PM   #5
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This whole thread was about a guy who has informed the forum that he's created a bootable usb stick
 
Old 01-17-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
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well


all the steps are the preliminary-tasks for installing a linux on a notebook that does not have any dvd-drive.

question is this the right way?

here some of the steps of what is the procedure to install OpenSuse linux from a USB flash drive

Acquire the correct OpenSuse installation files ('the ISO')
Put OpenSuse onto your USB flash drive
Configure the computer to boot from USB flash drive and boot from it

how to install opensuse to my internal drive (hard disk drive or solid state drive)


note: i plan to buy a subnetbook that has no CD or DVD-Drive.

which ways do we have to do a

a. fresh installation on a notebook
b. do do updates from time to time



love to hear from you

cheers
dilbertone


btw: i allready did some steps:


a. i allready have created a rescue-system for the emergency-situation:

i created a little resque-usb for SUSE-DVD on USB-Stick

a litle Rescue-USB while using Suse-ISO DVD on a USB medium 1:1 copied

step 1. Suse-ISO download:

here: http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/o...-CD-x86_64.iso

step 2 copy the file onto a USB stick with the following command

Code:
dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=32k
where sdX=sdb or sdc is the USB stick
ready - now i can test the rescue-usb - and the best thing: with that i can install opensuse linux on notebook that does not have any dvd-drive.




see more:

Code:
linux-70ce:/home/martin # dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=32k
18925+0 Datensätze ein
18925+0 Datensätze aus
620134400 Bytes (620 MB) kopiert, 71,5018 s, 8,7 MB/s
linux-70ce:/home/martin #

other ways to do this are the following:

a. "SystemRescueCD" - but this is the way with a CD
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage


and like Tbone said:
b. However, the openSUSE website has much information on doing this exact thing already,
both with command-line tools and via GUI:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB...mandline_tools

Last edited by sayhello_to_the_world; 01-17-2015 at 10:54 AM.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #7
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well
all the steps are the preliminary-tasks for installing a linux on a notebook that does not have any dvd-drive.
What "preliminary steps"??? You said in post #4 that you already DID everything. Which is it?
Quote:
question is this the right way?
And the answer is "You tell us". Again, this is like asking what is the 'best' way to partition a drive...there IS NO ANSWER. You do it according to the needs of YOUR SYSTEM, and what you're trying to do. Want to know if it's 'right'??? If it works, then YES, it's right.

Asking such things is like saying "What's the best color?"
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here some of the steps of what is the procedure to install OpenSuse linux from a USB flash drive

Acquire the correct OpenSuse installation files ('the ISO')
Put OpenSuse onto your USB flash drive
Configure the computer to boot from USB flash drive and boot from it
And these steps are IDENTICAL to what ANYONE would do to load it on ANY type of system.
Quote:
how to install opensuse to my internal drive (hard disk drive or solid state drive)
How did you load openSUSE to start with??? Or any other version of Linux or Windows? You boot from the CD/DVD/USB drive, and follow the installer instructions.
Quote:
note: i plan to buy a subnetbook that has no CD or DVD-Drive.
..which STILL doesn't matter, since if it boots from USB, that's all you need to do. Booting from a USB stick is no different than booting from a USB connected DVD drive or other device.
Quote:
which ways do we have to do a

a. fresh installation on a notebook
You boot and follow the installer, just like you do for ANYTHING ELSE
Quote:
b. do do updates from time to time
You do it through the online repositories, just like you do NOW.

Not sure what the point to these questions are...you already know these things, since you say you've been using Linux for a while now. If you have, you obviously already KNOW how to load it, and with your numerous other threads, already know about the online repositories.
Quote:
btw: i allready did some steps:

a. i allready have created a rescue-system for the emergency-situation: i created a little resque-usb for SUSE-DVD on USB-Stick a litle Rescue-USB while using Suse-ISO DVD on a USB medium 1:1 copied

step 1. Suse-ISO download:
step 2 copy the file onto a USB stick with the following command
Code:
dd if=openSUSE-13.2-Rescue-CD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=32k
where sdX=sdb or sdc is the USB stick
ready - now i can test the rescue-usb - and the best thing: with that i can install opensuse linux on notebook that does not have any dvd-drive.
Right...which is what you were told before, and directed to, and said you already DID. And if you have a netbook, are you SURE the 64 bit version will work??
Quote:
other ways to do this are the following:
a. "SystemRescueCD" - but this is the way with a CD
...which you can STILL use, since external, USB CD and DVD drives are cheap and common.
Quote:
b. However, the openSUSE website has much information on doing this exact thing already, both with command-line tools and via GUI:
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB...mandline_tools
....which are the instructions you really should follow, since they're updated by the people who WRITE openSUSE.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 10:55 AM   #8
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hello dear TBone

as allways - many thanks for your engaged replies

well: do not mix up two things

- two weeks before i had to create a rescue-usb-stick with opensuse linux 13.2
(this was aimed for a total other thing - i had to do that for a friend of mine)


i created the stick - and this was quiet no problem. AND AFTER CREATING THAT i wanted to share the experience with you.... and the users here on this place. for me. konwledge creation has to do with sharing ... one of my basic philosophy...

note: this rescue stick worked well - i tested it.
But i did not do anything than testing. So this stick was not used in other tasks.


- at the moment i am thinkin about buyin a new notebook. and for that i had remembered the rescue stick. And i tried to find out how to do a INSTALLATION orm such a rescue stick - which i never never ever did.


So - i added these thoughts and musings here in this thread. nothing more nothing less...

sorry for doing that - sorry for sharing ideas and thoughts.


have a great day
 
Old 01-18-2015, 02:14 PM   #9
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well: do not mix up two things

- two weeks before i had to create a rescue-usb-stick with opensuse linux 13.2 (this was aimed for a total other thing - i had to do that for a friend of mine) i created the stick - and this was quiet no problem. AND AFTER CREATING THAT i wanted to share the experience with you.... and the users here on this place. for me. konwledge creation has to do with sharing ... one of my basic philosophy...

note: this rescue stick worked well - i tested it. But i did not do anything than testing. So this stick was not used in other tasks.
And I'm STILL not understanding this thread at ALL. If you already created a bootable USB stick, then you obviously already KNOW how to do it and that it works.

Also, we wouldn't mix things up if you had bothered to tell us what you were doing and that these WERE two different things.
Quote:
- at the moment i am thinkin about buyin a new notebook. and for that i had remembered the rescue stick. And i tried to find out how to do a INSTALLATION orm such a rescue stick - which i never never ever did.
...which takes us back to post #2, where you were handed a link to the openSUSE site, which TELLS YOU how to do it. Again, bootable USB is NO DIFFERENT than booting from CD/DVD (either internal or external). You boot from it, and do the installation...follow the prompts. This should be VERY plain.
Quote:
So - i added these thoughts and musings here in this thread. nothing more nothing less...sorry for doing that - sorry for sharing ideas and thoughts.
...except you asked several very obvious questions like:
  • is this the right way?
  • how to install opensuse to my internal drive (hard disk drive or solid state drive)
  • which ways do we have to do a
    a. fresh installation on a notebook
    b. do do updates from time to time
then re-posted the link to the openSUSE site which you were given before. You're asking questions that you very obviously know the answers to...since you SAY you've loaded openSUSE in the past. If you did, you already KNOW how to perform an installation and how to boot your system...if you'd like to 'share your knowledge', then post your correct, completed write up in "Success Stories"
 
  


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