I recently decided to try out openSUSE after spending two good years with k/ubuntu. I followed the tutorial posted here for creating a bootable USB disk for openSUSE:
However, whenever I try to start the computer from the flash drive, this is what happens (note: my computer IS able to boot from flash, so it's not a BIOS problems, and the openSUSE LiveUSB is formatted to FAT32 and has syslinux):
1- After the computer starts, I hit F12 to change the boot device and select USB Memory.
2- Syslinux 4.04 starts correctly, I enter: openSUSE_Live_KDE and hit return (as per the instructions shown on boot to pick an image to run from the flash disk)
3- Syslinux then loads the linux kernel and initrdud correctly, then starts spitting out lines of terminal-like code.
4- the last few lines it displays are:
Waiting for USB device(s) to appear.....
Failed to detect USB drive!
shellException: providing shell...
5- After that the computer completely stops responding.
I cannot use a LiveCD because the drive on my computer stopped working a while back, so I NEED to use the LiveUSB. I wanted to switch to openSUSE because I heard it's much more stable with KDE than Kubuntu, but I am discouraged now after not being able to even boot into it!
Any help is greatly appreciated.