New here and I am excited to try OpenSUSE as I heard many good things. Anyway, I am running Windows 8 which cannot boot into anything right now, there is a missing file and I can’t get past there no matter what I do. So, I put OpenSUSE on an ISO and burn it to the disk from my PC and selected to boot from DVD. So it boots to DVD and brings me to a basic command prompt. Any ideas on how to get OpenSUSE installed on Windows 8? I have Toshiba Satellite laptop.
You boot from the DVD (did you check the downloaded ISO’s checksum?) and then you do not get to the menu where you can choose different things (amongst it Installation)? In that case you could have a graphics card problem. Please report back more detailed, also about your hardware, specialy the graphics card. People can most probably help you with that.
BTW, one does not install openSUSE “on Windows 8”. You either remove Windows 8 completely, or you install openSUSE alongside Windows 8 in a multi-boot configuration.
Thanks for the prompt response. The gfx card works fine, I was able to load into Windows, I screwed some file up trying to reload Windows and since the file is missing I can’t go into recovery. I can’t wipe my drive either. When I stick the Windows disk it acts like its loading Windows and doesn’t act as a boot disk.
I have more model information at home. If what I said doesn’t help, I will post model #.
I’ve installed Windows and Linux before, the problem is I can’t get back into Windows anymore due to the file that I screwed up.
I haven’t checked the sum on the ISO I downloaded.
Sorry for being confusing. No – I interrupted an install (stupidly) so Windows tries to recover but it can’t since its missing the file. I was running Windows 8.1 and no I can’t boot into SUSE. The boot disk I made boots to a simple command line.
I am still not getting you. All the talking about Windows I do not understand (my Windows knowledge is next to nothing.). But does it have anything to do with the problem you have with the openSUSE installation DVD? Not at all IMHO. So let us concentrate on your trial to boot from that installation DVD.
And please anwer the implicit question: did you check sumcheck the downloaded ISO?
The fact that your graphics card worked with Windos is again of almost no importance. We have to see if and how we get it working with openSUSE.
And we need a good description on what you see when you boot from that DVD. More precise then you did until now. We are not able to look over your shoulder, thus we depend on your description and the quality of it.
**Warning **Do not try to apply procedures found in internet for other distributions to convert the images into bootable sticks (unetbootin). Doing that will break the images. The openSUSE images are already prepared for being used directly on usb sticks, no further steps are needed.
I say, try to re-download the DVD, make sure you get the 64 bit full install image.
disable secure boot in the bios.
try booting to DVD. if all is correct you should be booting into screen offering the install.
two things to look out for:
if you have an nvidia video card you might having issues installing full desktop.
i might not be an issue on a new machine, but I did run into video issues on my old laptop.
if that happens just redo the install and choose other light desktop liek XFace or LXDE
install that, do the updates and make sure everything is working first.
than install the full desktop from the software manager.
worked for me.
also, I can highly recommend using BTRFS as default file system.
I am using it on my laptop now and on my new file server it is great.
> Sorry for being confusing. No – I interrupted an install (stupidly)
> so Windows tries to recover but it can’t since its missing the file.
> I was running Windows 8.1 and no I can’t boot into SUSE. The boot
> disk I made boots to a simple command line.
> Yes I am using EFI but I make changes in BIOs.
it could be a bit problematic to dual boot windows 8 and Linux because
of the secure boot.
Secure boot installation with windows 8 and either SLED or openSUSE has
not been an issue with me with my laptop hardware, HP 2000 and a HP
Now the UEFI implementation has some quirks, but as I don’t use windows
8 I just boot direct to either SLED or openSUSE, if I need to boot
windows I press the F9 key…
I see no need to disable secure boot when installing a multiboot system.
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