openSuse 12.1 NET-install from USB drive


Before openSuse 12.1 have been released I have trying to create bootable pendrive with 11.4 net installer version. I eased it off after little complications, but today I’ll show you example of proper usb stick preparation without Linux installed or without downloading syslinux tools – as tutorial on suggest.

This tutorial is quite universal – I’ll show you how to behave with any „isolinux compatible” distribution. It works also with openSuse 12.2 NET-Install.

What do you need:

  • USB Pendrive with above 256MB space – depending on requirements of our distro
  • RMPrepUSB” toolkit, it’s on Hirens BootCD – I’ll use latest, 15.0 version
  • ISO file of our chosen distro
  • WinRAR, WinISO, Daemon Tools or anything else to extract iso file
  • (optional) Notepad++ or any „programmers” editor

So lets start.