I bought this laptop nearly 1 year ago. It came with win8. Updated it to win 8.1.
I finally got around to install Opensuse. First, from win8, I shrunk a partition to create space for Linux,
as I had done in the past on win7 machines.
I downloaded the iso image for the 32 bit version and burned the DVD.
I put it in the laptop turned on, nothing, just booted win8. I found the boot options by
pressing F12. There are no options to select the booting device, only stuff to disable
UEFI. After trying a few things, I found this guide :
I did not back up win8 stuff but I did follow Part4, section4 (unselect “turn on fast…” etc.)
I then selected legacy mode (disable UEFI and secure booting). Laptop tried to boot from LAN. Pressing ESC
makes it stop and boot from DVD. Great! Suse install comes up. Follow through etc. Select packages etc. All looks ok.
I then get to the part 5, section 9 of the guide above : if I select the Booting Options there is ABSOLUTELY NO
MENTION of UEFI, it looks nothing like in the guide. I can only select GRUB, GRUB2 or LILO, no sign of UEFI awareness.
If I continue, the install proceeds, the machine reboots, but, if I select “boot from HD”, i get an error message that
there is nothing to boot from, if a I press a key, it re-loads the DVD iso. If I take off the DVD, I get the same message
and nothing to boot. If I re-activate UEFI secure booting, then win8 reboots, but Suse is nowhere to be seen.
No idea what to do next.