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Old 01-19-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
Chuck Smith
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Download and install openSuse


I have multiple computers to install Linux onto.

Some of my computers do not have DVD drives.

I want to boot Linux from C:, not the USB drive.

Do I download the ISO onto a C: drive.
Copy the image to the USB with the image mover.

My confusion is that this all seems to make a boot-able USB drive.

How do I install OpenSuse without having a DVD and end up booting from the C: drive?

Do I first have to boot from the USB?
 
Old 01-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #2
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Use UNetbootin to make a bootable usb flash drive installation media:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Then you boot from the flash drive and install OpenSuse to your internal hard drive.
 
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:42 AM   #3
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How do I install OpenSuse without having a DVD and end up booting from the C: drive?
That seems to indicate that all the systems you are referring to have a microsoft windows operating system, is that correct?
If it is, then your question would be how do I boot an iso from a windows partition which would probably get a better response at a microsoft support site or a windows forum.

Do all of the computers have usb ports? If they do, you can create a bootable flash drive, boot the computer with the flash drive in the port and install. I don't know what 'Image Mover' is so I don't know if that would work. Pendrivelinux and unetbootin can be used on a windows system to create a bootable flash drive of a Linux system and can be downloaded for free.
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I want to boot Linux from C:, not the USB drive.
Again, you seem to indicate you are using the windows bootloader so this is a windows support question. A default windows install will not boot a Linux system and as far as I know, won't recognize a Linux filesystem. Third party software is available to install on windows to boot a Linux system (EasyBCD) but I don't know if it works for an iso or an extracted iso. You might check on a network install if you have a lot of computers or if you are interested specifically in Opensuse, check their site and forums.

It is possible to boot a Linux iso either directly or extracted from an ntfs partition with the Linux Grub2 bootloader but you haven't indicated you have it available. You could put Grub2 on a flash drive and use it to boot a Linux iso from a windows ntfs partition but I haven't tried it with Opensuse. That would be a problem if you are not familiar with Linux or Grub2.

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Old 01-19-2015, 12:04 PM   #4
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I do not know if it still worked, but probably: http://linuxpoison.blogspot.se/2008/...-directly.html. Is this what you are looking for?
 
Old 01-19-2015, 04:04 PM   #5
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Chuck Smith
why not read the opensuse install instructions on installing from a usb
http://activedoc.opensuse.org/
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick
 
Old 01-19-2015, 08:16 PM   #6
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

"I want to boot Linux from C:" C drive here is windows. Without pre-installing some loader like Grub, you won't easily be able to do this. It could be done other ways.

OpenSuse has how to pages on making a usb. There are a few ways to create it but you seem to want an installer either full or network.

Also SuseStudio has ways to create a distro for your needs than can be copied in windows to usb with Studio image writer.

Don't forget you may be able to pxe to a server to install with.
 
  


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