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    Default Re: How to: Dual-boot (preinstalled) Windows 8 and Linux - UEFI etc.

    Nice how to

    One thing though and maybe I missed it. but my understanding is that if you install with secure boot on you must tell the installer that secure boot is on. In your instructions I missed seeing that i the install part.

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    @DenverD:

    Thank you. I'll look into that. Actually, the original source of the text is already in ODT format ...


    @gogalthorp:

    Thank you. I think you missed it. If I understand you correctly, you'll find what you are missing in Part 5, item 9 third bullet. But I also take your hint - it could be made more visible - particularly due to its relative importance in getting the thing to work. If DenverD's suggestion works out, I'll make that point more visible.
    Thank you for reading and commenting.


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    An article or blog might be better suited for this. Also it should be in How To/FAQ Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_R View Post
    An article or blog might be better suited for this. Also it should be in How To/FAQ Forums
    OK. Thank you. How do we do that? Would that be both article/blog and how to/FAQ forum, or one of them? What do you all prefer?


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    dayfinger wrote:

    > - I decided to simply delete partition 5 and 6, and make them
    > available to OpenSUSE. I also tried to delete partition 2 (I could)
    > and move partition 3 onto partition 3 (I couldn't – at least, I
    > didn't find out how without much hazzle) so I kept partition 2 all the
    > same. Not much space wasted anyway. (Don't remove any partitions of
    > yours yet).
    >


    After going through the same drill, I would advise you to evaluate the
    amount of space devoted to W8. I had a huge (2tb) drive and W8 had nearly
    1.8 tb allocated ! I don't see myself using W8 for much so I used W* to
    shrink itself leaving me with 1.3 tb of free space.

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    dayfinger wrote:

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    > Jonathan_R;2564784 Wrote:
    >> An article or blog might be better suited for this. Also it should be in
    >> 'How To/FAQ Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/cwysmaq)

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    > OK. Thank you. How do we do that? Would that be both article/blog and
    > how to/FAQ forum, or one of them? What do you all prefer?
    >


    Either would be good but an initial exposure in a forum where you could
    collect comments and suggestions would be the better place to start. That
    way, specific experience with upgrading from older hardware to UEFI systems
    coud be included - that has been the far bigger challenge for me and has
    some sneaky little traps.

    Excellent information but putting it in a single article will really help.
    You have a lot of stuff scattered around in the smaller format and it's hard
    to get an overall picture here.

    Consider submitting it to the openSUSE Wiki - there are going to be a lot of
    folks involved in this exercise in the next few years. A lot current
    generation hardware is going to die with time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    .... After going through the same drill, I would advise you to evaluate the
    amount of space devoted to W8. I had a huge (2tb) drive and W8 had nearly
    1.8 tb allocated ! I don't see myself using W8 for much so I used W* to
    shrink itself leaving me with 1.3 tb of free space....
    It sounds to me like you made a reasonable decision. Everyone needs to make those decisions as fit them the best. I add more details about this in Part 4, Some more preparations, item 4. I guess I should move some of part 4's analysis into part 3 too, in order to keep the two descriptions of the same decision more consistent. I could also elaborate the disk-space allocation a little more, but as this thing is quite big as it is, I am also afraid that it will become too large for people to bother reading it. I'll look into it.

    Good luck with your installation! Thank you for reading and commenting.

    dayfinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    ... an initial exposure in a forum where you could
    collect comments and suggestions would be the better place to start.
    I agree, and that was part of what I initially thought I could do here, since the How-To forum is read-only. I have done it that way in other forums on other sites where editing your own articles was allowed. Having said that, I have also seen the effect that they want to avoid here by not allowing to edit old articles, and I have no difficulty in accepting that.

    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    ...That way, specific experience with upgrading from older hardware to UEFI systems
    coud be included - that has been the far bigger challenge for me and has some sneaky little traps.
    I agree with that too, but that would make the subject sooo much bigger, and - also - very computer vendor specific. Off the top of my head, that would necessitate an entirely different format than a forum like this. A wiki, as you suggest, sounds like a viable alternative for such a task.

    Quote Originally Posted by whonea View Post
    Excellent information but putting it in a single article will really help. You have a lot of stuff scattered around in the smaller format and it's hard to get an overall picture here.
    It was my intention to make things as easy to understand as I could make it, but I fail to see that making a single article of it (as opposed to parts as I made here) would make it much easier to digest. It is still a lot of info, and it will still span some pages (the original script was 6 A4 pages). On the other hand, I don't see that making it a single article would hurt in any way, either. But I also see that I could have been more consistent - and it would maybe help in getting the bigger picture if I had started off with a Contents stub. The more I think about it, and the more comments I get, the more potential for improvements I see .

    Thank you again for commenting.

    dayfinger

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    Default Re: How to: Dual-boot (preinstalled) Windows 8 and Linux - UEFI etc.

    Not all of the How To/FAQ Forums is read only. The Unreviewed How To and FAQ is designed for just such postings. As whonea said, the wiki is also an excellent place. As to a blog or article, send a PM to one of the admin of this board. Given this thread, they just might do it.
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