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sharks
June 20th, 2008, 02:44 PM
I have Opensuse 11 iso file. i want to use opensuse without burning to cd. can i directly run opensuse 11 from hdd at next boot ?

the_doc
June 20th, 2008, 03:06 PM
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-to-mount-iso-image-under-linux.html

You can mount an ISO without burning a CD to access files etc, but if you want to run it as a LiveCD or install disk then you'll have to boot from it as a CD.

Sorivenul
July 11th, 2008, 05:02 PM
The second post was not entirely true. While you could run it from CD, it is not the only option. You could use the ISO to set up an OpenSUSE machine inside VirtualBox. Just my two cents.

VitaLiNux
July 11th, 2008, 05:05 PM
I have Opensuse 11 iso file. i want to use opensuse without burning to cd. can i directly run opensuse 11 from hdd at next boot ?

You can try it through a virtual machine. That's what I do. No need to burn a disc! Just create an OpenSuSe VM, mount the disc and ready to boot!

mriedel
July 11th, 2008, 05:05 PM
What about unpacking the ISO to a USB device or even a bootable partition and then boot from that?

In any way, if you want to install SuSE to your hard drive, you'll have to boot the ISO (normally done by burning it to a CD, then booting it).

VitaLiNux
July 11th, 2008, 05:10 PM
The second post was not entirely true. While you could run it from CD, it is not the only option. You could use the ISO to set up an OpenSUSE machine inside VirtualBox. Just my two cents.
I know what #2 means and he is right. You can mount a disk image just to access the files within. But If you need to physically try it at boot time you need to burn the image to a media disc.

philinux
July 11th, 2008, 05:17 PM
iso images are not meant to be unpacked. The other option instead of burning a cd is to use http://www.linux.com/feature/124684