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  1. #21

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    Guys, I've got to go eat something before I collapse from hunger.

    Before I call it a day though, here is a thought.

    How do I know if this bootable pendrive is OK? May be it's not really OK?

    When I put it back into my old Dell and use Files GUI to look at it the error comes up:

    Unable to mount OpenSUSE LiveCD Gnome. Error mountingg: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    May it's a crappy PNY thumbdrive and imagewrite didn't really work?

  2. #22

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    Quote Originally Posted by wantstoknow View Post
    How do I know if this bootable pendrive is OK? May be it's not really OK?
    As I wrote: usually there is an option 'check installation media', which should as well be available to you,
    as you prepared the USB stick from a CD/DVD image, didn't you?

  3. #23

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    OK, this option appeared for older systems using legacy (or conventional non-UEFI boot).
    Sorry.

    Don't you get this option if you boot from the USB stick ?

  4. #24

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    Well, ratzi, I've followed the instructions on the "make LiveUSB Stick" page.
    I've done everything it said to be done.
    I mean the imagewrite showed the progress of "writing" and then just finished - no more progress bar.
    At which point I quit the imagewriter and pull out the pendrive.
    I've just did the same thing with another thumbdrive - same results - can't look at it.
    May be that's where the problem is.

  5. #25

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    Now to be sure the file name is openSUSE-12.2-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.
    When I run the imagewriter before writing it comes up with a message "this filesystem is already mounted and I don't write to mounted systems. Should I unmount it now?"
    OK, Cancel.
    I click OK and off it goes to write. The progress bar comes up. Goes from 1% to 100% and goes away. I do not see any options to check the checksum or anything like that.

  6. #26

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    Tried Brasero to see if I can mount the .iso image from the stick.
    No go.
    OpenSUSELiveCD does show up in the file view but clicking on it causes the same error message - can not mount...

  7. #27

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    One more thing and I am calling it a day, It's 21:40 here.

    After failing to mount the just created LiveUSB stick running the dmesg in the terminal gives this:

    HTML Code:
    dmesg | tail -30
    [11117.674624] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [11117.674629] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [11117.674632] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [11378.742958] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 8
    [11381.853219] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device number 9 using ehci_hcd
    [11381.970975] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=13fe, idProduct=3123
    [11381.970985] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [11381.970992] usb 2-1: Product: STORE N GO
    [11381.970997] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Verbatim
    [11381.971055] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 07960909DD780C7F
    [11381.972920] scsi11 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0
    [11383.001692] scsi 11:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Verbatim STORE N GO       5.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [11383.003304] sd 11:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [11383.439706] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] 3911680 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 GB/1.86 GiB)
    [11383.440374] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [11383.440384] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    [11383.440995] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [11383.441029] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [11383.445401] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [11383.445407] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [11383.467028]  sdb: sdb1
    [11383.469102] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [11383.469107] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [11383.469111] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [11383.734108] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    [11406.252969] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    [11418.604246] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    [11985.983251] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    [12234.478772] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    [12343.015429] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.

  8. #28

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    Talk to you guys tomorrow.
    Good night everyone.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantstoknow View Post
    Now to be sure the file name is openSUSE-12.2-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.
    When I run the imagewriter before writing it comes up with a message "this filesystem is already mounted and I don't write to mounted systems. Should I unmount it now?"
    OK, Cancel.
    I click OK and off it goes to write. The progress bar comes up. Goes from 1% to 100% and goes away. I do not see any options to check the checksum or anything like that.
    Of couse you can calculate a checksum of an image like 'openSUSE-12.2-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso' :
    Open a terminal in the folder this image is located in, and say md5sum openSUSE-12.2-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.
    The md5 checksum then calculated can be checked against the repective value given in the files ending by .md5 on
    http:// download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.2/iso/

  10. #30

    Default Re: Help with ASUS X501A, Windows 8, UEFI, no CD/DVD drive SuSE installation.

    I just read through all the posts again.

    I've a few ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by wantstoknow View Post
    I'm using an old Dell laptop with 12.1 (Asparagus) OpenSuSE on it to prepare the LiveUSB stick.
    Here's what worked.
    .....
    Perhaps you could try to boot from the LiveUSB stick on your old Dell laptop, instead of on your new ASUS laptop.
    Not in order to install or change anything on your old laptop, but just in order to see if that works.
    This would give valuable clues whether the CD image on the LiveUSB stick is intact !

    Quote Originally Posted by wantstoknow View Post
    Ok, guys.
    Answering malcolmlews' and ratzi' questions about the secure boot options.

    1). The "Security" screen has three sections. Passwords. I/O Interface Security. Secure Boot.

    2). All the password fields (admin, user, HDD, Master) are empty and their "status" is "NOT INSTALLED".

    3). I/O Interface security leads to another screen where more options for LAN, SD Card and USB interfaces control - lock/unlock. All are [Unlock] now.

    4). Remaining section wording:
    System Mode state User
    Secure Boot state Disabled
    Secure Boot Control [Disabled]
    Above point 4) in my eyes clearly indicates that secure boot in fact is disabled.
    Funny with windows 8 but fine.
    It further is indicated that *controlling* secure boot is disabled.
    Whatever that means, but I don't think that the last is an obstacle,
    as long as secure boot *itself* is disabled.
    Perhaps you could look up your manual (did you get one ?) to learn more on this last feature.

    And perhaps you could play around a bit with secure boot later on and report the results here.
    That would be very interesting !
    But don't do that now, try to get it booting and running first, so you know what you got.

    Next: in my eyes important:

    I probably interpret above point

    Quote Originally Posted by wantstoknow View Post
    3). I/O Interface security leads to another screen where more options for LAN, SD Card and USB interfaces control - lock/unlock. All are [Unlock] now.
    just in the opposite way as you seem to do.

    In my view this indicates that USB booting currently is disabled !
    The term 'unlock' here for me represents an action instead of a state,
    which gives an opposite meaning.
    To enable USB booting, I would click 'unlock' here.
    You could at least try that, without exposing yourself to any risk
    (you can always change this again by re-entering BIOS setup),
    and look if you then can boot from the USB stick on your new ASUS laptop.

    Good luck
    Mike

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