Re: These Days...
"To clarify I had already tried out the iso in Virtual Box and it had worked fine, so the problem was in the burning process."
Can I enquire if you used the 'check installation media' option from the boot menu of the .iso. In my experience that shows up all flaky disks ( unless they are so bad that they don't boot ) Also - was the .iso checksum correct ?
My experiences over many years with OpenSUSE, installing on all sorts of machines is completely positive.