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Thread: Trying to install OpenSuse Leap alongside a preexisting installation of Windows 10 as duelboot setup

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    Question Trying to install OpenSuse Leap alongside a preexisting installation of Windows 10 as duelboot setup

    I'm so lost on this...I did this many years ago with an old version of OpenSuse with Windows XP but I didn't realize how utterly rusty I am since then. I'm using my ole trusty ASUS ROG G751JY 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [2014 model]. I'm currently running the latest version of Windows 10 and I'm wanting to take advantage of the 256 GB SSD feature on my ASUS for OpenSuse so it can bootup as fast as my Windows 10.

    As further detail, I want to have my Data1 (E: drive reserved for everything Windows related as I want it as a secondary drive along with my OS (C: drive in Windows 10. I moved and cleared everything on my Data (D: and Data2 (F: drive so I could use them for my OpenSuse and I wanted the booting part of OpenSuse to be done by my SSD so it boots faster, but I'm at a complete lost how to do all this (especially the latter) when that setup from my OpenSuse boot comes on the screen and it seems so much more intimidating and daunting than I remember. Attached are some snapshots I took to help give a better idea of my current drive setup. They're from how my drives look in Windows, but I'll take photos a little later of how my system looks in the OpenSuse setup since I'm in a ****** hurry because of impatient people around me and I'll need to use my phone for it. As a new poster, I'm glad to be here and look forward to meeting and working with you all. Thanks for your time.

    [IMG]file:///C:/User/Desktop/drives1.JPG[/IMG]
    [IMG]CUsers\\Desktop\drives2[/IMG]


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    Smile Re: Trying to install OpenSuse Leap alongside a preexisting installation of Windows 10 as duelboot s

    Hi,
    I have installed openSUSE 42.3 on the last generation of notebook (Hp pavillon 15 8th Gen) and I have a very disgustedfrom the agreement between manufacter hardware and a famous software house. This is the primary problem, not he rust!

    Well, I advice to install in two mode a Linux with Windows 10 but first let me confirm that settings of the BIOS. Please make sure to disable of the Secure Boot from the Bios and if possible enable Legacy and CSM flag. Ok the only problem is the Secure Boot.

    As I said before the method to install a openSUSE is do NOT install a boot loader at first time. You follow every step normally for install a OS but the boot you need to leave. When the installation finish you have 2 possibility:
    1) modify the boot.ini of the Windows 10 and add a partition of the Linux (or else use a boot loader of the Windows 10) or boot at second time with a usb key of openSUSE and follow the step for booting linux installed on the Pc. The sequence in order after plug a key usb and boot you pc is: Others -> Boot Os installed. Do not confuse with Rescue System, you need to start a Linux installed on you Pc in the first time. When the Linux is ready, start Yast -> Boot Loader and now you install the Boot Loader with flag Grub2 with Efi. When the installation finish yuo can reboot the system and the bootloader it should work properly.

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