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Jags_FL
November 3rd, 2008, 04:52 PM
I'm trying to install openSUSE from Ubuntu 8.10 on another partition using UNetbootin thru downloaded openSUSE-11.1-Beta4-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso

On UNetbootin interface, in order to select the partition where I want to install openSUSE I have to select 'USB Drive' to get '/dev/sdb1'. If I select 'Hard Disk' under 'Type', I get only one option of '/' under 'Drive', and 'Show All Drives' becomes grayed out.

Provided path to downloaded openSUSE ISO under 'Diskimage' and upon hitting OK, UNetbootin generated 654 MB 'openSUSE-11.1-read-only.i686-2.7.0' file, boot folder & bunch of other files in /dev/sdb1.

Next I added two entries into Ubunu grub:

:::::
title Option# 1: /boot/i386/loader/linux
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/i386/loader/linux
initrd /boot/i386/loader/initrd

title Option# 2: /ubnkern
root (hd1,0)
kernel /ubnkern
initrd /ubninit
:::::

Rebooting with either option I get stuck at following:

:::::
Loading KIWI CD Boot-System....

Waiting for CD/DVD device(s) to appear...
Mounting CD/DVD drive
Couldn't find CD image configuration file
rebootException: error consoles at ALT-F3/F4
rebootException: reboot in 120 sec...
:::::

Many thanks, any help is greatly appreciated. - jags

Jags_FL
November 3rd, 2008, 07:18 PM
hi... anyone on installing downloaded .iso thru UNetbootin, please...

Many thanks.

sleepitoff
December 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Old thread, but did you ever figure out this problem? I'm trying to boot the OpenSUSE 11.1 LiveCD.iso with UNetbootin and I get the same error. At first thought it might be a problem with UNetbootin, but it works fine with other distros' liveCDs.

Eastisle
December 23rd, 2008, 07:23 PM
I'm having the same problem. It seems like openSUSE works differently than other livecds. The initrd of the live CD is programmed to call on the cd for files.

From http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick#How_to_create_a_bootable_openSUSE_1 1.0_USB_stick_from_a_running_openSUSE_system :


"Other than Ubuntu- and Fedora-type systems, the initrd on SUSE-type live CDs is not directly suitable for booting from a USB stick."

deusdies
January 5th, 2009, 02:53 AM
I figured something. The configuration file UNetbootin sets for installing is based on the fact that you're installing from a CD/DVD drive. I somewhere in the log saw "Could not find configuration at cdrom://" or something like that.

How I solved the problem? I burnt a live CD...

simplysimple
March 11th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Hello, just thought I would post the fix...

Once UNetbootin has finished writing all the files to the usb

Open the usb so that you can view all the files/folders

You are looking for two files...
config.isoclient and config.kde.isoclient or config.gnome.isoclient the second file depends on if you are installing kde or gnome openSUSE

Delete config.isoclient

Rename config.kde.isoclient or config.gnome.isoclient depending on which one you have to config.isoclient replacing the file you deleted

Now boot from the usb device and you should get passed the error during boot.

moomooranch
June 10th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Hello, just thought I would post the fix...

Delete config.isoclient

Rename config.kde.isoclient or config.gnome.isoclient depending on which one you have to config.isoclient replacing the file you deleted


THANK YOU!!! This worked perfectly :KS

manit
October 16th, 2009, 06:46 AM
Hi I am trying to boot openSUSE from iso extracted on hard disk partition.Can you post contents of
config.gnome.isoclient file alongwith its location.
Thank you.

mc.prtk
November 25th, 2009, 05:25 PM
will test it out...........

bit mad
November 25th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Hello, just thought I would post the fix...

Once UNetbootin has finished writing all the files to the usb

Open the usb so that you can view all the files/folders

You are looking for two files...
config.isoclient and config.kde.isoclient or config.gnome.isoclient the second file depends on if you are installing kde or gnome openSUSE

Delete config.isoclient

Rename config.kde.isoclient or config.gnome.isoclient depending on which one you have to config.isoclient replacing the file you deleted

Now boot from the usb device and you should get passed the error during boot.

I'd love to know where those config.kde/gnome.isoclient files come from, I've tried doing a USB key with openSUSE-11.2-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso and failed. Those files aren't in the ISO as far as I can see. :confused:

rajeshgheware
December 29th, 2010, 06:40 AM
I had this problem with openSuse 11.3 booting. I tried Unetbootin and also tried using initrtud (as a replacement of initrd since some users said this would work) but all in vein.

Finally, after spending couple of nights working on this problem, I got the solution and this is how simple it is:

1. Replaced my USB HDD with USB FDD (for some reason, booting fails with USB HDD)
2. Erased USB FDD (you can Ubuntu Startup disk creator if you wish)
3. Use this command (after su/sudo): dd if=/<iso or .raw file location> of=/dev/sdX bs=8MB

NOTE: /dev/sdX where in sdX, X is where your USB is mapped (check this using 'df -h' command). If you see /dev/sdb (and /dev/sdb1 ...), use /dev/sdb
4. Reboot your laptop/netbook (I used Samsung N148 netbook)

If this does not work for you, then let me know.

Regards,
Rajesh
http://rajeshg.info

rajeshgheware
December 29th, 2010, 06:55 AM
I had this problem with openSuse 11.3 booting. I tried Unetbootin and also tried using initrtud (as a replacement of initrd since some users said this would work) but all in vein.

Finally, after spending couple of nights working on this problem, I got the solution and this is how simple it is:

1. Replaced my USB HDD with USB FDD (for some reason, booting fails with USB HDD)
2. Erased USB FDD (you can use Ubuntu Startup disk creator to Erase the disk if you wish)
3. Use this command (after su/sudo): dd if=/<iso or .raw file location> of=/dev/sdX bs=8MB

NOTE: /dev/sdX where in sdX, X is where your USB is mapped (check this using 'df -h' command). If you see /dev/sdb (and /dev/sdb1 ...), use /dev/sdb
4. Reboot your laptop/netbook (I used Samsung N148 netbook)

If this does not work for you, then let me know.

Regards,
Rajesh Gheware
http://rajeshg.info

penguin1029
December 29th, 2010, 11:04 PM
I had this problem with openSuse 11.3 booting. I tried Unetbootin and also tried using initrtud (as a replacement of initrd since some users said this would work) but all in vein.

Finally, after spending couple of nights working on this problem, I got the solution and this is how simple it is:

1. Replaced my USB HDD with USB FDD (for some reason, booting fails with USB HDD)
2. Erased USB FDD (you can use Ubuntu Startup disk creator to Erase the disk if you wish)
3. Use this command (after su/sudo): dd if=/<iso or .raw file location> of=/dev/sdX bs=8MB

NOTE: /dev/sdX where in sdX, X is where your USB is mapped (check this using 'df -h' command). If you see /dev/sdb (and /dev/sdb1 ...), use /dev/sdb
4. Reboot your laptop/netbook (I used Samsung N148 netbook)

If this does not work for you, then let me know.

Regards,
Rajesh Gheware
http://rajeshg.info
Hello, i am having the same problem when i enter that code this happens

dd: unrecognized operand `of/dev/sdb1'
Try `dd --help' for more information.