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Installing openSUSE LEAP-42.2 on two EFI PCs

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I installed openSUSE LEAP-42.2 on my Toshiba Z930 laptop, and also on my Core-i7 custom PC over the Christmas break. Both PCs use EFI and I am not very experienced with EFI, so I thought that this might be a good learning experience. The downside was I was doing this with a head cold (ie headache, mild-fever, stuff sinus, hacking cough ... etc .. which is not the smartest condition to be in when trying something new).

The Toshiba Z930 laptop installation experience was very smooth - and I have to say I learned nothing as it was so smooth (replacing an openSUSE-LEAP-42.1 install). Part of the 'problem' in not learning is my setup for this laptop is very simple, and hence the openSUSE installer 'guessed' correctly where I wanted everything installed wrt partitioning, and I was able to accept the openSUSE default settings. Hence everything 'just worked'.

My desktop was more of a challenge (replacing an openSUSE-13.2 install).

Now in both installation cases I was using a USB stick installation (I had previously placed the installation image on this USB stick). When booting from the USB stick on my PCs, I press F12 at the start of the boot which brings me a boot menu selection where I can select the USB stick. For the laptop, there was only one selection for the USB stick (which I selected) which worked fine.

But for the desktop PC, this was actually pretty confusing (for a person with a headcold). This PC has an Windows-7 install (that I have not booted to for over 1-year) and an openSUSE-13.2 install. The BIOS EFI boot selections I had were:

  • PD2: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB
  • P0: ST2000DM001-1CH164
  • P1: SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1022I
  • Windows Boot Manager (P1: SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1022I)
  • Windows Boot Manager (P1: SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1022I)
  • UEFI: ST2000DM001-1CH164
  • opensuse (P1: SanDisk SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1022I)
  • opensuse-secureboot (P1: SanDisk SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1022I))
  • UEFI: SanDisk Extreme 0001
  • SanDisk Extreme 0001
  • Enter Setup


Despite my head cold, it was clear to me the "SanDisk Extreme" was my USB stick, and I Initially selected the one that complicated my openSUSE boot (after the initial OS/applications install). I chose "SanDisk Extreme 0001" when I should have selected the one with "UEFI: SanDisk Extreme".

I mistakenly chose the 1st one, for my 1st two install attempts, when I should have chosen the second.

First (Failed) installation attempt on Desktop PC:

With regard to my first (failed) installation attempt with my desktop PC, I should note that my desktop PC has a GPT disk setup, and I did not like the openSUSE recommendation for carving up the PC. So I had the openSUSE installation partitioner conduct a rescan of the partitions, and I directed where I wanted the various partition mounts to go (I have separate partitions for /var and /tmp on this desktop PC that has a mix of an SSD and an older 2TB spinning HD). I did chose to mount the correct EFI partition under /boot/efi but I was not consistent. OpenSUSE offered me the "GRUB" installer by default (and did not offer the EFI-GRUB) and I mistakenly left the GRUB boot manager.

Of course YaST2 gave me a warning that this was not the correct approach:
Code:
YaST2

Warning: There is no partition of type bios_grub present.
Such a partition is recommended (required with Btrs) when Grub2 is
installed in the MBR of a GPT disk.  It must be unformatted and
approximately 1MB large.

Really use this setup ?
which I mistakenly ignored.

Then after choosing the OS executables/applications I wanted installed, there was a further warning in the boot section:
Code:
The installer will not modify the MBR of the disk.  Unless it already contains boot code, the BIOS won't be able to boot from the disk".
This was not a total surprise as I typically never install the openSUSE MBR on a disk, but I still had not clued in to the fact I chose the wrong grub for an EFI/GPT partitioning.

Fortunately using a USB the executable/application install to the 1st boot was very fast (~5-minutes) and of course the very 1st boot failed. It went to a black screen with the GRUB messages:
Code:
GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2

Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB 
lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists possible
device or file completions. 

grub>
I looked at this for a few seconds, and then the light penetrated my head cold and I realized I had chosen the wrong GRUB selection up boot.

So a simple rebooted the PC to the USB installation disk to re-install again. This was an easy decision to make as I had spent less than 20-minutes so far on the 1st failed attempt.


Second (failed) installation attempt on Desktop PC.

Again, when booting to the USB stick I was given the option :

  • UEFI: SanDisk Extreme 0001
  • SanDisk Extreme 0001


and again, with my headache warping my decision, I chose the wrong option (ie the one WITHOUT the UEFI). The installation program ran, and again I did a rescan of the partition area to chose my preferred hard drive partitioning/mount locations. Again I chose the /boot/efi mount (pointing to the correct partition) and thought I chose type "FAT" but likely I did not apply the correct File System (FS), for again I obtained the error :
Code:
YaST2

Warning: There is no partition of type bios_grub present.
Such a partition is recommended (required with Btrs) when Grub2 is
installed in the MBR of a GPT disk.  It must be unformatted and
approximately 1MB large.

Really use this setup ?
My head cold prevailed, and I mistakenly ignored this and proceeded.

This time, under the "Boot code options" I was careful to select under the "Boot loader" the option "GRUB2 for EFI". I also 'checked' the option "Enable Secure Boot support", and for the "Protective MBR flag" I selected "do not change". Of course having the correct settings here was a "mute point" due to my previous error during the partitioning, and as I suspect I did not chose the correct partition type for the EFI partition. So I obtained this warning BEFORE staring all the executables/applications were installed:
Code:
Unsupported combination of hardware platform x86_64 and bootloader grub2-efi
That puzzled, me as I know this hardware supports EFI. Underneath the above warning openSUSE installer had:
Code:
Boot Loader Type: GRUB2 EFI
Enable Secure boot yes
I decided to proceed with the install anyway, and less than 5-minutes later, after most of the executables/applications were installed, I obtained this YaST2 error:
Code:
YaST2

Error

Execution of command "[["/usr/sbin/shim-install","-config-file=/b0ot/grub2/grub.conf","--no-nvram","--removable"]]" failed.
Exit code: 1
Error output: Unrecognized option '--no-nvram'

OK
I selected OK, the PC then rebooted, and again it failed to boot properly, again taking me to the black screen Grub menu:
Code:
GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2

Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB 
lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists possible
device or file completions. 

grub>
I looked at this a bit longer on this occasion (maybe for about 30-seconds) and then decided to try another install attempt, this time being more careful.

3rd (successful) installation attempt

On this 3rd install attempt, after pressing F12 to obtain the PC's boot menu, I was again given the option for the USB stick :

  • UEFI: SanDisk Extreme 0001
  • SanDisk Extreme 0001


I decided to select the option this time called "UEFI: SanDisk Extreme 0001". My logic was perhaps that would store different information in NVRAM (or elsewhere) that the openSUSE installer would detect upon boot.

Again, I performed a rescan of the partitioning (as I was not happy with the partitioning), but this time the partition selection for the mounting of the /boot/efi was clearly a "FAT-EFI" which was not so obvious on my previous install.

For the boot code option settings I again chose:
Code:
Boot code options

Boot loader
GRUB2 for EFI
....
check - Enable Secure Boot support
Protective MBR flag
do not change
I obtained no dialog box nor red warnings in any place on this occasion , and the install went smooth, with executables/applications installed within 5-minutes, and a nice proper boot to openSUSE-42.2 (retaining a number of my older openSUSE-13.2 settings from the retained /home/oldcpu).

OVERALL TIME - 60-minutes for the 3-install attempts. And I think I learned something - despite the head cold.

Sometimes one needs to make mistakes to learn.

I will post the output of "inxi -F" for my Laptop and Desktop PCs in a subsequent post to this blog entry.

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Updated 04-Jan-2017 at 00:55 by oldcpu

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  1. oldcpu's Avatar
    I like the 3rd party program "inxi" as it provides a nice summary of information on a PC's GNU/Linux setup.

    Here is the output of "inxi -F" for my Laptop with openSUSE-LEAP-42.2:
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-os1a Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite Z930 v: PT23LC-01300D
               Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Satellite Z930 v: Version A0 UEFI: TOSHIBA v: Version 6.80 date: 06/25/2013
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-3667U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1774 MHz 2: 2216 MHz 3: 1089 MHz 4: 2596 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@60.20hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-8-default
    Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: e8:e0:b7:73:c3:68
               Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 84:a6:c8:ad:ba:4c
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (32.1% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_THNSNF25 size: 256.1GB
               ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DT_HyperX_3.0 size: 64.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 9.0G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
               ID-2: /home size: 126G used: 75G (60%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 6.71GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 0:11 Memory: 686.4/5860.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5

    And here is the output of "inxi -F" for my Desktop with openSUSE LEAP-42.2:
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-gogk Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: Z87X-D3H
               Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z87X-D3H-CF v: x.x UEFI: American Megatrends v: F7 date: 08/02/2013
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3728 MHz 2: 3866 MHz 3: 3899 MHz 4: 3875 MHz 5: 3905 MHz 6: 3711 MHz
               7: 3725 MHz 8: 3700 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-3 Logitech HD Webcam C910 driver: USB Audio
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-8-default
    Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V driver: e1000e
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 94:de:80:ae:5b:77
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2256.5GB (64.5% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SD6SB1M2 size: 256.1GB
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 48G used: 8.6G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
               ID-2: /tmp size: 24G used: 45M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
               ID-3: /home size: 1.7T used: 1.3T (77%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
               ID-4: /var size: 24G used: 617M (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
               ID-5: swap-1 size: 17.83GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 0:38 Memory: 622.4/15935.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5
  2. oldcpu's Avatar
    This is the inxi from a non-EFI (non-GPT) openSUSE-42.2 install ... on an older core-i7 of mine. This installation, not having an EFI BIOS, was very basic and simple. Everything 'just worked' on this install.
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-u9up Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P6T DELUXE V2 v: Rev 1.xx BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1108 date: 09/21/2010
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 2668 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz 3: 1600 MHz 4: 1600 MHz 5: 1600 MHz 6: 1600 MHz
               7: 1600 MHz 8: 1600 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT200 [GeForce GTX 260]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,nv,vesa)
               Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA0 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    Audio:     Card Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-8-default
    Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
               IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:24:8c:7e:ee:38
               Card-2: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:24:8c:7e:ee:39
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (23.6% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST31500341AS size: 1500.3GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 9.4G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
               ID-2: /home size: 1.2T used: 315G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 6.82GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: 46.0C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 937 psu: 0 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0 sys-3: 0
    Info:      Processes: 219 Uptime: 0:04 Memory: 668.5/5956.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5
    The cpu is running a bit warm on this PC, and I need to take it aside and clean the fan and clean the heat sink.

    For comparison (with Tumbleweed) here is the inxi from a different partition on same PC - but running Tumbleweed instead:
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-c658 Kernel: 4.8.14-1-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.4
               Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed
    Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P6T DELUXE V2 v: Rev 1.xx BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1108 date: 09/21/2010
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 2668 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz 3: 1600 MHz 4: 1600 MHz 5: 1600 MHz 6: 1600 MHz
               7: 1600 MHz 8: 1600 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT200 [GeForce GTX 260]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,nv,vesa)
               Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA0 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.2
    Audio:     Card Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.14-1-default
    Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
               IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:24:8c:7e:ee:38
               Card-2: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:24:8c:7e:ee:39
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (1.3% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST31500341AS size: 1500.3GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 11G (77%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
               ID-2: /home size: 34G used: 2.0G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 6.82GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.5C mobo: 50.0C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1188 psu: 0 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0 sys-3: 0
    Info:      Processes: 221 Uptime: 0:07 Memory: 1148.2/5956.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5
    Again - CPU is running hot and I need to do something about that.
    Updated 26-Dec-2016 at 10:06 by oldcpu
  3. oldcpu's Avatar
    After running my Desktop core-i7 for a few days with openSUSE LEAP-42.2, I noted a number of times it seemed to 'freeze' for 5 seconds or so ... which I had not seen on openSUSE-13.2. Further while a boot is nominally less than 20-seconds, on a few occasions it sat for a couple of minutes with the 'light bulb" but no boot.

    I was suspicious of the graphic driver as I had read there could be some hiccups with the Intel driver and the content of the current issue of LEAP-42.2. There is a good thread here on openSUSE forums on some hiccups some have seen with the Intel driver.

    Now recall my Desktop PC :
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu
    And here is the output of "inxi -F" for my Desktop with openSUSE LEAP-42.2:
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-gogk Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    ...
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3728 MHz 2: 3866 MHz 3: 3899 MHz 4: 3875 MHz 5: 3905 MHz 6: 3711 MHz
               7: 3725 MHz 8: 3700 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    ....
    It should have snappy performance under LEAP-42.2. So I followed the advice in the thread linked above. First I confirmed I was using the i915 driver with my desktop, running the following in a konsole as a regular user:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep 'VGA\|3D\|Display' -A3
    The confirmed the i915 driver. Then per the noted thread , with root permissions I created the file : /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf where I adopted the glamor solution with this content in that file:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
            Identifier "Xorg Modesetting Driver "
            Driver "modesetting"
    EndSection
    I saved that, rebooted, and tested and I have to say my desktop after a short test is running much better (more snappy with the graphics). It also boots a bit quicker, closer to what I had with openSUSE-13.2. I watch this over the coming weeks and see how it performs.

    I did not try the "UXA" approach (also documented in the thread above) although I could have. In the case of the UXA approach the content to use in the "20-intel.conf" file instead would have been:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
       Driver      "intel"
       Option      "AccelMethod"  "uxa"
    EndSection
    I have also applied the 'glamor' approach to my Toshiba laptop which is using the "i915" driver, although I don't think it necessary for my laptop as I have not observed any of the 'freezes' with the laptop that I saw on the desktop.

    If anyone has comments/difficult with your Intel driver, please do not reply to this blog entry, but rather post in the above noted thread.

    Thanks - and if you use openSUSE-Leap-42.2 I hope you enjoy using it like I am currently enjoying.
  4. oldcpu's Avatar
    I installed LEAP-42.2 on my wife's Lenovo X220 laptop. There is not much to say other than thus far everything seems to just work. I have not thou - tried out all the function keys yet. I do note the brightness up/down function key works ok.

    Here is the inxi output
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-aa7h Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 4286CTO v: ThinkPad X220
               Mobo: LENOVO model: 4286CTO UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8DET70WW (1.40 ) date: 05/14/2015
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 41.4 Wh 98.9% condition: 41.9/44.0 Wh (95%)
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 1530 MHz 2: 1320 MHz 3: 807 MHz 4: 1894 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-8-default
    Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: f0:de:f1:7e:f4:97
               Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: a0:88:b4:d3:3f:38
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (49.3% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: HITACHI_HTS54322 size: 250.1GB                                                                  
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 8.5G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6                                                            
               ID-2: /home size: 28G used: 4.4G (17%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7                                                        
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.16GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5                                                   
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: N/A                                                                             
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1912                                                                                        
    Info:      Processes: 156 Uptime: 0:06 Memory: 556.0/3833.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5                                   
    kob@linux-aa
  5. oldcpu's Avatar
    I installed openSUSE-42.2 on my wife's desktop. Installation was very smooth. This PC is EFI capable but the EFI is disabled in the BIOS. inxi -F output :
    Code:
    System:    Host: linux-ftyo Kernel: 4.4.36-8-default x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2
    Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P7H55-M v: Rev X.0x BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1002 date: 08/09/2010
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 860 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 2801 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1333 MHz 4: 1200 MHz 5: 1200 MHz 6: 1333 MHz
               7: 1200 MHz 8: 1200 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,nv,vesa)
               Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-8-default
    Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 20:cf:30:ac:00:0c
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (41.1% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sdb model: Hitachi_HDS72105 size: 500.1GB
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST3500630A size: 500.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 8.6G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb6
               ID-2: /home size: 201G used: 119G (63%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb7
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: 30.0C gpu: 39.0
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1298 sys-1: 1875
    Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 0:37 Memory: 929.6/5931.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5