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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    no no no no

    Want to se the info from the drive you are installing to. I thought that is what you gave me but you gave me the USB info not the HD info. Arg

    Re image the USB it was OK it is the HD that is of interest not the USB
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   234441647   117220823+  ee  GPT

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    ok what is in that one partition? Here there is no EFI boot but that should not matter.

    Ubuntu?? and no swap???

    I'm stumped

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    On Wed 18 Feb 2015 05:56:01 PM CST, nrickert wrote:


    gogalthorp;2695620 Wrote:
    > Odd it does not appear to be GPT formatted. That may be where the
    > trouble is.


    That's normal. The opensuse install isos are using legacy MBR hybrid
    partition, with a partition type code of "ef" to indicate an EFI
    partition. That seems to work.

    As I recall, they used "GPT" for the 12.3 Beta, then changed to the
    current format after that. I think I know why. Once you use GPT
    partitioning on a drive, it leaves traces behind that makes it hard to
    use that drive for anything else.


    Hi
    No, with gdisk you use the option x (expert mode) then z for zap to
    turn it back. This removes the gpt and cleans out the mbr so fdisk can
    be used.

    I also note that users with trying to recover the usb
    devices can use wipefs -a (MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE CORRECT
    DEVICE!!!) /dev/sdX to clear out the pesky bit's left over as well,
    this will recover it back to normal.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    ok what is in that one partition? Here there is no EFI boot but that should not matter.

    Ubuntu?? and no swap???

    I'm stumped
    Actually the "fdisk" didn't show the partition table.
    Here is what "gdisk" shows:
    Code:
    GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8
    
    
    Partition table scan:
      MBR: protective
      BSD: not present
      APM: not present
      GPT: present
    
    
    Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
    
    
    Command (? for help): p
    Disk /dev/sda: 234441648 sectors, 111.8 GiB
    Logical sector size: 512 bytes
    Disk identifier (GUID): 177031A6-3DD3-461F-8979-C9F39A3323DD
    Partition table holds up to 128 entries
    First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 234441614
    Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
    Total free space is 2925 sectors (1.4 MiB)
    
    
    Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
       1            2048         1050623   512.0 MiB   EF00  
       2         1050624       217860095   103.4 GiB   8300  
       3       217860096       234440703   7.9 GiB     8200  
    
    
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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Got no clue. There is no reason that the USB would not boot in EFI mode that I can see. Did you try on another machine?? Something funky about the BIOS maybe but I have never seen this. It usually is that the poster has added some boot help to to iso which does not work with openSUSE.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    I just make it work by booting manually.
    On the grub terminal I did:

    Code:
    grub>set prefix=(hd0,1)/efi/boot/
    grub>set root=(hd0,1)
    grub>insmod normal
    grub>normal
    And the installation screen just popped up.
    I don't know whats the problem is, but the usb stick was ok for sure.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Quote Originally Posted by walter_white View Post
    Code:
    grub>set prefix=(hd0,1)/efi/boot/
    grub>set root=(hd0,1)
    grub>insmod normal
    grub>normal
    Your grub already loaded normal but for some reasons it did not find grub.cfg. Looks like prefix was wrong. Could you boot from USB stick and post output of "set" command? If it exceeds one screen, use "set pager=1" to make it pause at each full screen. It may need bug report.

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    I've got the same problem as OP with booting. I'd like to install openSUSE on Lenovo Miix2 which requires GPT partitioning and EFI boot. openSUSE ISOs (13.2 or the latest daily Tumbleweed) written to USB stick does not fulfill these requirements and I can't boot as far as to grub with openSUSE USB sticks.

    Earlier (last summer) I managed to boot GPT/EFI (secure boot disabled) with some Ubuntu images after changing the EFI bootloader following instructions from here and here to the point where live image was running and provided me with an option to install but did not recognize the internal mmc to finish the install so I gave up back then.

    Given the latest Lenovo news I could not care less for the Windows install on that machine anymore and I'd like to give openSUSE a go. What I'm going to do next is I'll try Rufus with openSUSE image(s) and update the EFI bootloader is required. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vilvonen View Post
    .. What I'm going to do next is I'll try Rufus with openSUSE image(s) and update the EFI bootloader is required. I'll let you know how it goes.
    With openSUSE Tumbleweed image written using Rufus and "GPT Partition scheme for UEFI computer" and placing paperWastage's bootia32.efi to /EFI/BOOT/ I get Lenovo Miix2 10" to boot to Grub shell. openSUSE 13.2 image failed with Rufus. Without /EFI/BOOT/bootia32.efi it fails to boot from USB stick and proceeds to Windows.

    Code:
                                                                                               GNU GRUB version 2.00
    
    Minimal BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file options.
    
    grub > ls
    (hd0) (hd0, gpt1) (hd1, gpt4) (hd1, gpt3) (hd1, gpt2) (hd1, gpt1)
    grub > ls (hd0, gpt1)
    archives.gz System Volume Information/ autorun.inf boot/ Changelog content content.asc content.key control.xml directory.yast docu/ efi/ gpg-pubkey-3dbdc284-53674dd4.asc gpg-pubkey-307e3d54-4be01a65.asc GPLv2.txt GPLv3.txt images/ index.gz license.tar.gz ls-lR.gz media.1/ openSUSE13_2_NET.exe openSUSE13_2_LOCAL.exe readme suse/ SuSEgo.ico syslinux.cfg
    grub > set root=(hd0, gpt1)
    If you can help with boot parameters for openSUSE from grub shell it is highly appreciated. What I'm looking for is something like (or other way to boot openSUSE from grub shell):

    Code:
    grub > linux /path/to/vmlinuz-x.y.z <kernel cmd_line params>
    grub > initrd /path/to/initrd/initrd.img-x.y.z
    grub > boot
    I tried
    Code:
    grub > linux /boot/x86_64/vmlinuz-xen
    grub > initrd /boot/x86_64/vmlinuz-xen
    grub > boot
    but it just got stuck without any errors.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Quote Originally Posted by vilvonen View Post
    I've got the same problem as OP with booting. I'd like to install openSUSE on Lenovo Miix2 which requires GPT partitioning and EFI boot. openSUSE ISOs (13.2 or the latest daily Tumbleweed) written to USB stick does not fulfill these requirements and I can't boot as far as to grub with openSUSE USB sticks.
    It is generally better to start your own thread. Often the problem turns out to be different.


    Opensuse 13.2 does support GPT partitioning and EFI boot. I've been installing that way on newer hardware (including a Lenovo TS140).



    Some ways of preparing USB sticks break the EFI boot support. Make sure you follow the method in the opensuse Wiki.


    I don't know much about Lenovo Miix2. A google search shows that it is a tablet. At least some tablets use 32-bit EFI. If that applies to your tablet, then you will have problems. Opensuse does not currently support 32-bit EFI. Nor do most other linux distros. There are some web pages on do-it-yourself workarounds. Note that if you can get your system installed and booting, it will be fine. What's missing for 32-bit EFI is adequate boot support. (There is a feature request for such support to be provided in the future).
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