Very often people search for ways to get a bootable Linux pendrive. While there exists several methods and tools to make one; a less geeky way is using imagewriter. The latest LMDE already comes bundled with this nice piece of application and I guess the next edition of Linux Mint will include it too. If you’re running Ubuntu/Mint, you may install it from the repos.
apt-get install usb-imagewriter
For openSUSE/SLED it easier to install using YaST. Get it with one click from openSUSE Build Service.
And here’s how it looks.