Suse does not want thier distro installed from and iso or by a single disk. I believe they intentionally made it difficult to raise the bar for support reasons etc.
The ISO file that is included with the downloadable distro from the suse site is a install jumpstart disk. You will notice that it is only 40 mb in size. Its purpose is to load a basic install program, and network drivers so that you can connect to the actual distrobution/install files by the following methods:
- a network share, such as a samba, ftp, nfs etc
- a local fat partition that already has the distro copied to it
If you have a spare windows box laying around, I would suggest getting the files on there and creating a basic windows share.... when you get to the install, select SMB as your install method and connect to the computer by its IP address.
if not, throw a 2nd hard drive into the computer you are trying to install, or create a 7 GB fat32 partition on your hard drive, and point the install to it.
does that make any sense?