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    Default Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    I'm not all that computer savvy so I would like to do this the correct way.

    After I install openSUSE, how do I go about removing Windows 7 and everything else on the PC.

    I've googled this but you can never tell what is legit these days.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    It would have been easier to install openSUSE and tell the installer to use the whole disk. That would have removed Windows and would have given you a nice, openSUSE only partitioning. Now "removing" Windows will give you one or more disk partitions for new usage. You can of course leave them unused, but when you want to recover that disk space you must make up your mind on how and where.

    You could start with using YaST > System > Boot loader and removing the boot entry of Windows there. Then you will not see it anymore in the GRUB boot list.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    Thanks for the reply!

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    ...and tell the installer to use the whole disk...
    How do I do that?

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    This is a bit difficult to explain becasue I then have to walk through an installation and I am not plannning one now.

    First, I must explain tthat I never use automatic installation, thus below is based on that.

    But after the first screens where you fill in several things, you get a list of the things that are going to happen. You can then click on any of those pargraphs to change them. One of the paragraphs is the partitioning. This is only a suggestion. Click on it. As said, I do not know exactly by hart, but there are a few options there like Expert and Change Partitioning. One of them leads to a new screen where you can choose one of your disks and check "use the whole disk" (or similar wording). Please try. It will then make a frsh partitioning suggestion with most probably three partitions (Swap of a few Gb, / of about 20Gb and the rest for /home).

    When in doubt, ask first here. As long as you do not go beyond that long list of paragraphs that are going to happen, nothing will be done to your system and you can always bail out.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    OK, that makes sense.

    Many thanks for the advice!

    I'll report back.

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    I put the openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso file on a thumb drive, rebooted but Windows came up.
    Burned the file onto a DVD and tried again, same result.

    This is Windows 7 Enterprise.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
    I put the openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso file on a thumb drive, rebooted but Windows came up.
    Burned the file onto a DVD and tried again, same result.

    This is Windows 7 Enterprise.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Hi,

    I don't know why you would want to erase a windows which you already seemed to have payed for,
    but that's your choice.

    With respect to the problems that you encounter:
    do you know if you boot in 'secure' boot mode?

    Then booting from USB or DVD may be disabled, by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    I don't know why you would want to erase a windows which you already seemed to have payed for,
    but that's your choice.
    I do this all the time. When they would sell the system without Windows , I would of course take it. But it is imho next to impossible to get your money back on telling them that you do not need Windows. And to me it is a rather stupid thing to use Windows with the only argument that I was forced to pay for it.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    Thanks for the replies.

    I changed the BIOS so that the first option for booting is now the USB.
    That made the PC look into the USB thumb drive for an OS.

    However, now I get the message:

    "Error loading operating system"

    I re-downloaded openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso file, copied it to the thumb drive and tried again but got the same result.

    (I will research "secure boot mode")

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Install openSUSE and remove Windows 7

    Saying "copy" is not precise enough. How did you copy?
    Henk van Velden

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