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

    Quote Originally Posted by vilvonen View Post
    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.
    ...
    If you can help with boot parameters for openSUSE from grub shell it is highly appreciated.
    I now tried also:
    Code:
    grub > set prefix=(hd0, gpt1)/efi/boot/
    grub > set root=(hd0, gpt1)
    grub > insmod normal
    grub > normal
    which takes me to openSUSE grub menu.

    Selecting Installation gives:
    Code:
    error: can't find command `echo'.
    error: can't find command `linuxefi'.
    error: can't find command `echo'.
    error: can't find command `initrdefi'.
    
    Press any key to continue...
    which takes me back to openSUSE grub menu.

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

    Please show output of "set" command in grub command line.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    Please show output of "set" command in grub command line.
    Code:
    grub> set
    ?=0
    color_highlight=white/light-gray
    color_normal=light-gray/black
    feature_200_final=y
    feature_all_video_module=y
    feature_chainloader_bpb=y
    feature_default_font_path=y
    feature_menuentry_id=y
    feature_menuentry_options=y
    feature_ntldr=y
    feature_platform_search_hint=y
    gfxmode=auto
    gfxpayload=keep
    grub_cpu=i386
    grub_platform=efi
    lang=en_US
    locale_dir=(hd0,gpt1)/efi/boot//locale
    net_default_server=
    pager=
    prefix=(hd0,gpt1)/boot/x86_64/grub2-efi
    pxe_default_server=
    root=hd0,gpt1
    secondary_locale_dir=
    theme=(hd0,gpt1)/boot/x86_64/grub2-efi/themes/openSUSE/theme.txt
    with_gfx=1
    grub>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Some ways of preparing USB sticks break the EFI boot support. Make sure you follow the method in the opensuse Wiki.
    Can you please post a direct link and I'll re-review?

    One challenge with the instructions I found was that I don't have an openSUSE setup but Ubuntu and Windows.
    I decided to give Rufus GPT partitioning a try with openSUSE image because I found that USB stick preparation instructions for other than openSUSE system (Ubuntu) using dd if=/path/to/openSUSE.iso of=/dev/sdb resulted in msdos partitioning and I couldn't find GPT partitioning instructions from openSUSE Wiki.

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

    https://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick

    You must copy it to the device not a partition on the device ie /dev/sdX with NO number on the end

    If you copy to a partition then you get what ever partition that is there which is normally a FAT

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    https://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick

    You must copy it to the device not a partition on the device ie /dev/sdX with NO number on the end

    If you copy to a partition then you get what ever partition that is there which is normally a FAT
    Tried this also with another USB stick:
    Code:
     cp openSUSE-13.2-DVD-x86_64.iso /dev/sdb
    copied bootia32.efi under /EFI/BOOT on partition /dev/sdb1 that was created

    Booted to grub shell, got to grub menu with:
    Code:
    grub > set prefix=(hd0, msdos2)/efi/boot/
    grub > set root=(hd0, msdos2)
    grub > insmod normal
    grub > normal
    but it fails the same way:
    Code:
    error: can't find command `echo'.
    error: can't find command `linuxefi'.
    error: can't find command `echo'.
    error: can't find command `initrdefi'

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vilvonen View Post
    copied bootia32.efi under /EFI/BOOT on partition /dev/sdb1 that was created
    If this had any effect (and it apparently did), then your system is using 32-bit UEFI. The existing grub menu is intended for 64-bit grub2-efi, so it isn't a surprise that it doesn't work.

    To get the installer booted, you will need to handle the boot loader yourself. You can load the same kernel and "initrd", but you will need a 32-bit efi boot loader to manage that.

    I don't have any 32-bit UEFI hardware, so I have no way of experimenting with how to do this.
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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 13.2 with UEFI boot mode

    Quote Originally Posted by vilvonen View Post
    Code:
    grub_cpu=i386
    grub_platform=efi
    prefix=(hd0,gpt1)/boot/x86_64/grub2-efi
    You have 32 bit grub which of course cannot load modules built for 64 bit. You will need all other grub modules as well. If you have any other openSUSE installation you can
    • install grub2-i386-efi package
    • mount USB stick on /mnt
    • run "grub2-install --target i386-efi --boot-directory=/mnt --removable". This will install grub2 modules in /grub2 on USB stick and put executable image in /EFI/BOOT. Then you should be able to boot from this stick and manually start installation using "linuxefi /boot/x86_64/loader/linux", "initrdefi /boot/x86_64/loader/initrd", "boot".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    You have 32 bit grub which of course cannot load modules built for 64 bit.
    Thank you. Silly me - sometimes it's difficult to see obvious. I'll give 32-bit ISO a try.

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