SDB:Create a Live USB stick using macOS
tagline: From openSUSE
- Download the current ISO image of openSUSE Leap or Tumbleweed. The filename ends with ".iso".
- Download, install and start Etcher
- Select the OpenSuse .iso file you just downloaded using the "Select Image" button.
- Plug a USB drive into you computer, if it's the only drive connected to your computer, it will be automatically selected. If not, select it. Warning All data on the drive will be destroyed. The drive can be reformatted and used as a normal drive again after the setup is finished.
- Click "Flash". The process of burning can last from 1 to up to 30 minutes depending on your drive and on the iso file.
- Unplug the USB drive. It now contains a bootable openSUSE installation media.
Using Command Lines
Find Block Device
Plug-in your USB stick and find what "/dev/diskN" it is mapped to by opening Terminal (where "N" stands for "disk0", "disk1", "disk2" etc). To do so, please execute:
# diskutil list
This will print out the list of currently mapped devices/partitions. Find the USB using "NAME" column. Then note the corresponding /dev/diskN, where "N" is for index of your disk. For example:
/dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FAT32 2.0 GB disk0 1: USB2 2.0 GB disk0s1
In this case "/dev/disk2" is the one we want.
Unmount USB Stick
Unmount the USB stick
# diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN
Where /dev/diskN is the one you have found in previous step as per our example it would be "/dev/disk2".
Write ISO to USB
Write the content of the ISO file:
# sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m
/dev/rdiskN is the same disk you have found previously, with an r in front. r is for raw disk, as writing to /dev/rdisk2 is much faster than writing to /dev/disk2. You will be prompted for the administrator's password.