I’ve just heard about openSUSE Factory a few days ago, when openSUSE 13.2 Beta was posted on DistroWatch.
I downloaded and tried to install the Beta but failed with an error “Failed to find MBR identifier”. I did tried to download and run the live ISO of Factory Build and got the same error.
This time, I downloaded the current stable 13.1 KDE 64bit and tried to boot at it. I still got the same error: Failed to find MBR identifier.
My Laptop is ASUS-K55VD, with Windows 8.1 installed. I used to distro hop a lot trying to find a Linux distro to replace my current OS.
A few weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this laptop. All seems to work just fine until I tried to copy a video file (1.5Gb) from my laptop to a USB flash drive.
Copying a video file from laptop to USB flash drive on Ubuntu only takes a few minutes to complete but after that, I can’t unmount the flash drive. Removing it will result on a corrupted file on flash drive.
I tried downloading and installing again Linux Mint 17 and I got the same problem. Although, copying this time is much slower compared to that in Ubuntu but still it takes forever to unmount the drive and always ended up with a corrupt file.
The same USB drive works fine under Windows. File copy from windows to flash drive with speeds 2-3mb/s… While in Ubuntu, it’s almost 80mb/s. Under LM17, it’s around 10mb/s. File copy under windows doesn’t end up with a corrupt file.
This time, I wanted to try openSUSE and will try if I won’t have problems with copying large files from laptop to USB flash drive. I’m not sure if the problem is common to Linux distros that’s when I wanted to try it on openSUSE. My target was openSUSE Factory as I want to be updated as possible (rolling release).
But I’m stuck with boot problems under openSUSE