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    Question Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    I encountered the following problem when installing openSUSE 42.1 more than a year ago.
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ed-or-disabled

    Now, openSUSE 42.2 has been released, I decided to give it a try again thinking that those UEFI bugs should have been ironed out.


    Unfortunately, I am not able to install openSUSE 42.2 on my ThinkPad T450s still.
    With SecureBoot enabled, the same error message appears: "Image failed to verify with *ACCESS DENIED*. Press any key to continue."
    This is quite weird since openSUSE have signed SecureBoot certificate.


    With SecureBoot turned off, I got a total black screen with no error messages at all this time.
    I waited for a few minutes, then the laptop rebooted itself automatically.


    The installation USB drive was created by using SUSE Studio Imagewriter on another computer with openSUSE installed.


    What could be the problem?


    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by pootel View Post
    I am not able to install openSUSE 42.2 on my ThinkPad T450s still.

    We have a lot of thinkpad's but from x60 to x230.

    you have to try to copy your image of leap 42.2 by dd command

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    May be a video problem. blank screen problem . Also with secure boot you must boot and install in EFI mode. Also must check the secure boot box and some machine may not install but with it on but will work ok if you turn it on after install and you checked the box.

    AMD has dropped support for many older chip sets so may need to force radion driver

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by virex View Post
    We have a lot of thinkpad's but from x60 to x230.

    you have to try to copy your image of leap 42.2 by dd command
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Is there any difference between using dd and SUSE ImageWriter?

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    May be a video problem. blank screen problem . Also with secure boot you must boot and install in EFI mode. Also must check the secure boot box and some machine may not install but with it on but will work ok if you turn it on after install and you checked the box.

    AMD has dropped support for many older chip sets so may need to force radion driver
    Yes. I did boot the laptop in EFI mode.
    My laptop is using an integrated Intel HD5500 GPU, not discrete AMD/ATI graphics.

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Well thought that machine had AMD GPU.

    Any how try at the boot screen press e should bring up a text editor find the line starting linux or linuxefi go to the end of line (press end key) add a space and nomodeset.That will force use of a fall back driver that should get you installed and basically running do a update and perhaps the Intel driver starts working. If not let us know

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by pootel View Post
    Unfortunately, I am not able to install openSUSE 42.2 on my ThinkPad T450s still.
    With SecureBoot enabled, the same error message appears: "Image failed to verify with *ACCESS DENIED*. Press any key to continue."
    This is quite weird since openSUSE have signed SecureBoot certificate.
    I can comment on this part.

    I have a Lenovo ThinkServer TS140. As it initially came, I had to turn off secure-boot. By now, it works after some BIOS updates.

    The problem was that the opensuse "shim.efi" file is signed with two signatures. And the ThinkServer firmware would only deal with one signature. There's an opensuse Wiki page about secure-boot which says how to get around this problem. But maybe check if there is a BIOS update for your system.

    With SecureBoot turned off, I got a total black screen with no error messages at all this time.
    I waited for a few minutes, then the laptop rebooted itself automatically.
    Probably a video driver problem. If you can add "nomodeset" to the end of the boot line, you can probably boot the installer. Hit 'e' on the grub menu, and scroll down looking for the line that begins "linux" (or "linuxefi"). Scroll the the end of the line and append " nomodeset". Then hit F10 to continue booting.
    opensuse Leap 42.3 beta; KDE Plasma 5;
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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Well thought that machine had AMD GPU.

    Any how try at the boot screen press e should bring up a text editor find the line starting linux or linuxefi go to the end of line (press end key) add a space and nomodeset.That will force use of a fall back driver that should get you installed and basically running do a update and perhaps the Intel driver starts working. If not let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I can comment on this part.

    I have a Lenovo ThinkServer TS140. As it initially came, I had to turn off secure-boot. By now, it works after some BIOS updates.

    The problem was that the opensuse "shim.efi" file is signed with two signatures. And the ThinkServer firmware would only deal with one signature. There's an opensuse Wiki page about secure-boot which says how to get around this problem. But maybe check if there is a BIOS update for your system.


    Probably a video driver problem. If you can add "nomodeset" to the end of the boot line, you can probably boot the installer. Hit 'e' on the grub menu, and scroll down looking for the line that begins "linux" (or "linuxefi"). Scroll the the end of the line and append " nomodeset". Then hit F10 to continue booting.
    Thanks for suggestions from both of you.
    Yes. There are new BIOS updates available for my machine. I will try that later.
    For the video driver part, I got a total black screen after the POST sequence.
    The GRUB menu is not visible right now.
    Do I just press e at the total black screen and blindly type in all of the above mentioned commands?

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    No you must be able to see the text. Very odd not to at least get a boot screen not sure what the problem is there

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    Default Re: Unable to install openSUSE 42.2 from USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    No you must be able to see the text. Very odd not to at least get a boot screen not sure what the problem is there
    Yes. That is really weird.
    I will try to create the bootable USB drive with dd instead of SUSE ImageWriter this time.
    Perhaps it's not a display driver related issue.

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