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Thread: New laptop Dell Inspirion 5720 came with Win 8, thus UEFI. Can openSuse 12.1 (not 12.2) DVD boot and install with UEFI boot and grub2-efi?

  1. #11
    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: New laptop Dell Inspirion 5720 came with Win 8, thus UEFI. Can openSuse 12.1 (not 12.2) DVD boot and install with UEFI boot and grub2-efi?

    On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:02 GMT, kientux
    <kientux@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >You can install openSUSE in non-EFI mode and choose option install no
    >bootloader, then use a linux live CD to chroot in openSUSE system and
    >install EFI bootloader later, remember mount ESP in /boot/efi when
    >install openSUSE. But if you can boot DVD in EFI, it's a lot easier to
    >live


    That is the way i went. 12.1 boots but i would like to get Win7 back. And
    anything that can do that will also get Win8 back.

    ?-)

  2. #12
    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: New laptop Dell Inspirion 5720 came with Win 8, thus UEFI. Can openSuse 12.1 (not 12.2) DVD boot and install with UEFI boot and grub2-efi?

    On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:06:47 GMT, josephkk <joseph_barrett@sbcglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:02 GMT, kientux
    ><kientux@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>You can install openSUSE in non-EFI mode and choose option install no
    >>bootloader, then use a linux live CD to chroot in openSUSE system and
    >>install EFI bootloader later, remember mount ESP in /boot/efi when
    >>install openSUSE. But if you can boot DVD in EFI, it's a lot easier to
    >>live

    >
    >That is the way i went. 12.1 boots but i would like to get Win7 back. And
    >anything that can do that will also get Win8 back.
    >
    >?-)


    I seem to be having problems installing grub2-efi, i hope it is a
    transient issue with the repositories; the packages seem download ok but
    barf at install. Capturing the error presents problems as it occurs on
    the target machine (not this machine) that is not quite properly installed
    yet. It does not yet have much useful networking, guess i may have to try
    memory gum sticks.

    ?-((

  3. #13
    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: New laptop Dell Inspirion 5720 came with Win 8, thus UEFI. Can openSuse 12.1 (not 12.2) DVD boot and install with UEFI boot and grub2-efi?

    On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:18:19 GMT, josephkk <joseph_barrett@sbcglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:06:47 GMT, josephkk <joseph_barrett@sbcglobal.net>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:02 GMT, kientux
    >><kientux@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>You can install openSUSE in non-EFI mode and choose option install no
    >>>bootloader, then use a linux live CD to chroot in openSUSE system and
    >>>install EFI bootloader later, remember mount ESP in /boot/efi when
    >>>install openSUSE. But if you can boot DVD in EFI, it's a lot easier to
    >>>live

    >>
    >>That is the way i went. 12.1 boots but i would like to get Win7 back. And
    >>anything that can do that will also get Win8 back.
    >>
    >>?-)

    >
    >I seem to be having problems installing grub2-efi, i hope it is a
    >transient issue with the repositories; the packages seem download ok but
    >barf at install. Capturing the error presents problems as it occurs on
    >the target machine (not this machine) that is not quite properly installed
    >yet. It does not yet have much useful networking, guess i may have to try
    >memory gum sticks.
    >
    >?-((


    Well spit. I managed to bork the open suse so bad that not even a
    reinstall would get it to boot again. Restored old EFI partition and
    Win7&8 came right back. Reinstalled again, DL grub2 & grub2-efi. but
    can't seem to get Yast to change from elilo to grub2-efi. Don't
    understand why either.

    Not much fun on that EFI machine yet.

    ?-)

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