I have recently prepared an OpenFOAM(r) Live USB image using SUSE Studio to try Studio functionalites, and I was really impressed by the ease of use, the clean interface and its capabilities. You find a detailed description of what I did in the slides I prepared. In the slides you will see how to build a personalized version of openSUSE, add OpenFOAM to it and complete the system with some CFD tools like NETGEN and enGrid. In the end, the system is tested in real time on SUSE Studio servers.
The compressed image (64 bit only at the moment) can be downloaded from here. After expanding it, you can write it on your USB pendrive with the command, given as root,
sudo dd if=/home/geeko/myappliance.raw of=/dev/sdb bs=4k
assuming the image is in /home/geeko and the destination device is /dev/sdb
Note that, at the moment, due to a problem in the live-installer, the live installer might not work properly. It should be fixed soon however.
A discussion on the OpenFOAM discussion board was started here.
Finally, thanks to Nat and FCastelli at Novell for the encouragment in preparing the presentation. You’re doing an awesome job with Studio!
Update – July 22nd – A Live-DVD ISO image (installable) is available here.
Update – July 28th – A live DVD ISO image with KDE 3.5 is available here.
Update – November 30th – Currently the images linked above are not available because I removed them from my SUSE Studio account. Soon (as in, as soon as openSUSE 11.2 will be available on SUSE Studio) I will prepare images with openSUSE 11.2 and make them available.
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