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Thread: OpenSUSE 13.1 installation issues

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    Oct 2013
    Morwell, Victoria, Australia

    Question OpenSUSE 13.1 installation issues

    On a ASUS F550E AMD Quad Core A6 5200 2.0GHz 8 GB RAM Laptop with Windows 8 pre installed I have installed openSUSE 13.1 in a dual configuration. OpenSUSE with 3 partitions, /, swap & /home. I established the partitions using Gparted and checked them with Windows Disk Manager. Interestingly Windows disk manager doesn´t show the MS reserve partition but Gparted does.
    During the installation of openSUSE 13.1 in the Booting settings it mentions the following:
    Partition number > 3 is being used for booting with GPT partition table.
    .Boot Loader Type: GRUB 2
    .Status Location: /dev/sda 7 (¨/¨)
    .Change Location:
    .Boot from MBR is disabled
    .Boot from ¨/¨ is enabled
    Q1. Are these Change Location settings for booting correct?

    The ´BIOS´ is an Aptio Setup Utility which has an Add New Boot Option:
    Type in distro name - OpenSUSE 13.1
    Select a file system - which includes BootX64.EFI
    Select a file to boot - chose <Boot> from <..>, <Microsoft>, <Boot> & <ASUS>
    Select a file to boot - BOOTX64.EFI
    Boot option file path - EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
    Please set Boot Option Name and File path - OK

    OpenSUSE 13.1 now appears in the Boot Option list BUT CDROM boot option has vanished!
    Saved setting and laptop reboots straight into W8!

    No sign of a boot selection page.

    Q2. Does that boot path above appear OK?

    Q3. What now to achieve selection of either OS to boot?

    So near, yet so far!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Morwell, Victoria, Australia

    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 installation issues

    Advise from ASUS is that this laptop is for Windows only,
    Have requested ASUS to update the UEFI firmware to accommodate an option for a Linux boot path or allow manual boot path input.

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