# Build an ISO Hybrid Live Image¶

A Live ISO image is a system on a removable media, e.g CD/DVD or USB stick. Once built and deployed it boots off from this media without interferring with other system storage components. A useful pocket system for testing and demo and debugging purposes.

The following example shows how to build a live ISO image based on openSUSE Leap:

1. Make sure you have checked out the example image descriptions, see Example Appliance Descriptions.

2. Build the image with KIWI:

$sudo kiwi-ng --type iso system build \ --description kiwi-descriptions/suse/x86_64/suse-leap-42.3-JeOS \ --target-dir /tmp/myimage  Find the image with the suffix .iso below /tmp/myimage. 3. Test the live image with QEMU: $ qemu -cdrom LimeJeOS-Leap-42.3.x86_64-1.42.3.iso -m 4096


After the test was successful, the image is complete and ready to use. See Deploy ISO Image on an USB Stick and Deploy ISO Image as File on a FAT32 Formated USB Stick for further information.