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    Default Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Hi!

    Stuck with a strange problem.
    Bought a new Lenovo p51 (ssd+hdd). Disabled Secure boot. Installed 42.3 from usb drive. All the default options (actually tried different options too). Install goes fine. But when i'm booting after install, screen just blinks black. Looks like it can find bootable disk.
    Weird thing, if i boot to USB installation stick, then choose Boot from HD, it boots fine o_O

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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Quote Originally Posted by virgi View Post
    Hi!

    Stuck with a strange problem.
    Bought a new Lenovo p51 (ssd+hdd). Disabled Secure boot. Installed 42.3 from usb drive. All the default options (actually tried different options too). Install goes fine. But when i'm booting after install, screen just blinks black. Looks like it can find bootable disk.
    Weird thing, if i boot to USB installation stick, then choose Boot from HD, it boots fine o_O
    Hi
    After you boot from USB is there an efi entry for openSUSE from the following output;
    Code:
    efibootmgr -v
    Check the boot order, it's not looking at the HDD or SSD first rather than (since your not using secureboot) grubx64.efi?

    Is this just a openSUSE install or dual/multiboot?
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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Code:
    EFI variables are not supported on this system.
    boot order in BIOS? Seems fine.
    in grub2 also the order is correct

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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Hi
    OK, so your Legacy booting not efi, or it's wanting efi and was installed in legacy mode?

    Can you post the output from;
    Code:
    lsblk
    fdisk -l
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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    no multiboot, clean install

    i'm also wondering about "Boot loader" option in Boot loader app. By default it is set to GRUB2, and if select GRUB2 for EFI it gives an error

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    i don't mind using efi. But if during installation i choose GRUB2 for EFI, i get an error that it's not supported for plaform x86_64 or something
    So BIOS is configured for legacy and efi, and i choose grub2 during install

    Code:
    sda       8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk 
    ├─sda1    8:1    0     7M  0 part 
    ├─sda2    8:2    0     2G  0 part [SWAP]
    ├─sda3    8:3    0    10G  0 part /var/lib/libvirt/images
    └─sda4    8:4    0 919.5G  0 part /home
    sdb       8:16   1   7.2G  0 disk 
    ├─sdb1    8:17   1   3.8M  0 part 
    └─sdb2    8:18   1   4.3G  0 part 
    nvme0n1 259:0    0 238.5G  0 disk
    Code:
    Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 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
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: F294EC00-4248-4047-830D-720A2011FB11
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: 78811DEE-A788-486E-B0B8-12366B99FEE1
    
    Device        Start        End    Sectors   Size Type
    /dev/sda1      2048      16383      14336     7M BIOS boot
    /dev/sda2     16384    4225023    4208640     2G Microsoft basic data
    /dev/sda3   4225024   25206783   20981760    10G Microsoft basic data
    /dev/sda4  25206784 1953523711 1928316928 919.5G Microsoft basic data
    
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 7.2 GiB, 7747397632 bytes, 15131636 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
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x1b681c50
    
    Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sdb1        4220   12031    7812  3.8M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
    /dev/sdb2  *    12032 9062399 9050368  4.3G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS

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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Hi
    10G is pretty small.... I would recommend 40GB if using btrfs, maybe get by with 20GB with ext4....

    Your disks are gpt (efi booting). I'm assuming sdb is the USB device? The ssd (nvme) is not being used at all...?

    If you set the boot flag on sda1 via fdisk, maybe it will spring into life....

    I would suggest you consider a fresh install, review your partitioning and go the efi route (can pre configure the disks via a USB bootable device)?
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    well, ive reinstalled it like 5 times today, tried different disks, different sizes (10gb is just a default size). I'm definitely missing something.
    What are the requirements for efi for partitions? Sorry, i'm nooby when it comes to grub and efi and all that stuff =(

    can pre configure the disks via a USB bootable device - what do you mean by that?

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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    It should have the correct defaults for EFI mode if you boot the installer in EFI mode

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    Default Re: Problems booting on Lenovo P51

    Quote Originally Posted by virgi View Post
    well, ive reinstalled it like 5 times today, tried different disks, different sizes (10gb is just a default size). I'm definitely missing something.
    What are the requirements for efi for partitions? Sorry, i'm nooby when it comes to grub and efi and all that stuff =(

    can pre configure the disks via a USB bootable device - what do you mean by that?
    Hi
    You can, but I wonder how you created the USB install device, what program did you use? You won't get anywhere until can get it to boot in UEFI mode....

    So I suggest you boot up again (and hopefully you have a spare USB device)? and install imagewriter via commandline or YaST software management;
    Code:
    zypper in imagewriter
    If you don't please advise.
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