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    Default No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    I recently attempted to install an Opensuse leap 42.3 installation on my new computer (Lenovo P51), and arrived at an issue. While the installation appeared to succeed without error, there is no grub menu available upon restart. Instead, it only opens up the Bios boot menu, and any choice of hard drive simply takes it back to the boot menu. However, if the installation medium is inserted and the boot hard drive option is selected, a grub with the Leap options are available, so it appears it installed correctly (though I couldn't access Windows). The USB appears to only boot in Legacy mode.

    My final partition customization appeared as (had to make a lot of adjustments because apparently it wanted to install on my usb instead of the free partition space)

    /dev/sda-465.76 GiB
    /dev/sda1-260.00 MiB- EFI boot-Fat
    /dev/sda2-16 MiB-Microsoft reserved
    /dev/sda3-300 GiB-HPFS/NTFS-NTFS-Windows
    /dev/sda4-4 GiB-swap-swap
    /dev/sda5-50 GiB-root-btrfs-/
    /dev/sda6-120 GiB-home-xfs-/home


    I'm assuming the issue has to do with UEFI, but I am not sure how to fix it

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    Are you sure you installed by booting the install media in EFI mode??

    You should have grub2-efi as boot code the EFI boot partition should be mounted as /boot/efi if secure boot is on that box should be checked

    If you see options along bottom of the installer first menu you booted in legacy mode

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    Hi
    Have to ask since it's a Lenovo system, you haven't installed Ub* 17.10 on it at some point?

    If so, you may want to see;
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/1...u_lenovo_bios/
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...7?comments=all
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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    I haven't installed Ubuntu at all on this computer; I just got it a few days ago.

    I haven't been able to install the software using UEFI. Setting the installation to "boot UEFI only" causes it to ignore the USB installer. Only when Secure Boot is disabled, and UEFI and Legacy possibilities are selected does the installation boot.

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    How did you create the install media?

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    I tried two methods. The first was created using the suse image creator from my old computer. The other was created on the windows boot of the new computer using Rufus, with the gpt uefi boot option

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    Image Creator should work but rufus may not depending on options.

    from Windows best to use

    https://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

    From Linux use dd or cp to copy the ISO direct to the device NOT a partition on the device

    I us cp like this as root

    cp pathtoiso /dev/sdX

    where sdX is the USB device. You can see where it is registered with fdisk -l

    You want a pure unmodified binary copy to the device

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    My other computer is not a UEFI computer. Would that be an issue when generating the installation media in linux?

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    Also, all USB ports are USB 3.0. I don't know if this would be an issue (as I read somewhere that some people were having trouble installing on a 3.0 port and had to use a 2.0 port)

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    Default Re: No boot option available after attempted 42.3 Leap install

    Quote Originally Posted by timpinen View Post
    My other computer is not a UEFI computer. Would that be an issue when generating the installation media in linux?
    No it is a pure binary copy to the device that works just about anything that does that will work

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