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    Default No "install" option on welcome menu

    So, I've decided to install opensuse 13.1 side to side with my windows 8 on my new machine. After downloading the live KDE version and burning it to a DVD I booted from the DVD but the welcome menu (this one) does not have the option "install". Other options were present that offered running a test off the DVD and a media test, but nothing that indicated installation.

    I have an Acer Aspire V with an intel core i7, Nvidia GT 750M, 8 GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. It came with windows 8 64-bit pre-installed.

    Can anyone point out what went wrong here?

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    Default Re: No "install" option on welcome menu

    The options I'm getting are :

    openSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    Failsafe -- oepnSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    mediacheck
    Boot from Hard Disk


    that's it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killi View Post
    The options I'm getting are :

    openSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    Failsafe -- oepnSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    mediacheck
    Boot from Hard Disk


    that's it
    Select the first (should be the default, if I recall).

    Once you are booted into KDE, there will be an "install" icon on the desktop. Click that, though you might want to look around first.
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    Default Re: No "install" option on welcome menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Killi View Post
    The options I'm getting are :

    openSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    Failsafe -- oepnSUSE_13.1_KDE_Live
    mediacheck
    Boot from Hard Disk


    that's it
    An added comment.

    You probably have a UEFI box. The boot menu gives fewer options for UEFI than for a traditional legacy system.
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    Default Re: No "install" option on welcome menu

    On 2014-03-29 21:36, Killi wrote:
    >
    > So, I've decided to install opensuse 13.1 side to side with my windows 8
    > on my new machine. After downloading the live KDE version and burning it
    > to a DVD I booted from the DVD but the welcome menu ('this one'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/images/2/20/1...aller-list.png)) does
    > not have the option "install".


    The live KDE or Gnome versions are different than the full DVD version,
    or the NET install version. The install menu is missing. You have first
    to boot it, and then somewhere in the desktop or the menu there should
    be an option for install.

    The idea is that you try the live system first, and if you like it,
    click install.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: No "install" option on welcome menu

    Thanks guys!

    after installing, I restarted my machine expecting to find a boot manager to select an OS. Yet it automatically loaded Windows 8. How can I fix this?

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    Default Re: No "install" option on welcome menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Killi View Post
    Thanks guys!

    after installing, I restarted my machine expecting to find a boot manager to select an OS. Yet it automatically loaded Windows 8. How can I fix this?
    On my UEFI boxes, I can press F12 during boot, and get a BIOS screen to select which system boots. I gather that for HP systems, it is F9 rather than F12.

    Look around and see what is possible.

    Another thing to try:

    Boot the live KDE system. Get a terminal, and use "su" to become root. Then check the output from
    Code:
    # efibootmgr -v
    Post that output here (using code tags).

    That will tell us something about your install.
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