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Thread: Need help with installing OpenSUSE 13.1 on pre-installed W8.1

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    Default Need help with installing OpenSUSE 13.1 on pre-installed W8.1

    Hi there,

    I'm new to linux and currently have a HP Pavillion G4 2203-tx with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I've tried to install OpenSUSE in dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 using a 8gb flash drive (created using Rufus) in UEFI. Everything was fine until the partitions scheme.

    My requirement:

    - keep W8.1 intact with UEFI and capability to boot (i'm using dreamspark version)

    - OpenSUSE get installed and co-exist happily with Windows.

    Steps i've made:

    fully updated w8.1 and all hardwares' drivers (BIOS included)

    My hard drive is a 750gb hdd. i've split it into 6 partitions, the first two are created with the installation of w8.1:

    - system reserved: 350mb
    - C holds the w8.1: 120gb
    -/boot partition for opensuse (ext4 formatted) : 20gb
    -/home partition for opensuse (ext4 formatted): 20gb
    -/swap partition for opensuse (linux swap formatted): 5gb (i've 4gb RAM)
    -the rest is left unformatted

    i've turned secure boot and hibernation of w8.1 off.

    The installation went perfect until the partitions scheme. i've mounted the linux partitions as their intended purpose but YaST kept telling me that i've not mounted an /efi partitions (FAT format) and said that the installation is going to crash fatally. It did.

    What i'm suppose to do with that /efi?

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    Default Re: Need help with installing OpenSUSE 13.1 on pre-installed W8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by confessorSUSE View Post
    I'm new to linux and currently have a HP Pavillion G4 2203-tx with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I've tried to install OpenSUSE in dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 using a 8gb flash drive (created using Rufus) in UEFI.
    I've tried using rufus with opensuse, but it did not work for me.

    You did not mention whether you were using the DVD install iso, or the live KDE iso or the live Gnome iso.

    Everything was fine until the partitions scheme.
    The partitioning section is fairly early. So you did not get very far.

    At this stage, we need to know more about your current disk partitioning.

    Boot your opensuse installer. If that came from a live iso (live KDE or live Gnome), then just boot into the live system and open a terminal. Then use "su" to become root. And run the command:

    Code:
    # gdisk -l /dev/sda
    Post the output here.

    If your opensuse installer came from the DVD iso, then it does not have the "gdisk" command. So boot it to rescue mode, login as root, and run the command:

    Code:
    # parted -l
    and post the output here.
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