Installed 11.4 on friend’s Vista box in multiboot. Inserted the DVD while running Vista, got the option to install locally from w/in Windows, thought “I’ve never done it this way before, why not?”
Part way thru the install setup, the system froze, power button time.
On reboot, got a grub-like DOS looking screen with a title bar that says “Windows Boot Manager” – the screen gives the choice of
openSUSE 11.4 installer (local)
I chose the 11.4 install, and everything worked ok, the system is now up and running.
However, upon each boot, I first get the normal grub screen; if 11.4 is chosen, no probs, but when Windows is chosen, I get the same Windows Boot Manager dos screen as above, asking which OS you want, Windows or openSUSE 11.4 installer.
Would like to eliminate the Windows Boot Manager screen.
Aside 1: I assume the openSUSE folder in Windows C:\ is expendable?
Aside 2: Both 11.4 installs I have done so far have resulted in the Iggy splash screen being vertically fragmented. No big problem with that, just wondering if it’s a sign of other trouble?
I would say that we normally don’t recommend you install openSUSE from within Windows and that some say it does not work properly, though I think you were successful except for adding in an unneeded boot option to Windows Vista. If you boot from the openSUSE CD, you get all of the install options that you would need.
It’s an unfortunate fact that regardless of how we ask, and how often we ask for it to be removed, the install from within windows option remains.
If I’m reading this right you can boot to both linux and windows, if so you are lucky, someone should be by soon that can help tidy up the boot loader (I think this involves more of the windows boot loader etc. than I want to be involved in) good luck and try to avoid this type of install in the future.