Hello, is there a way to install OpenSUSE directly from the hard drive?
I found grml-rescue but it seems that it might be only for installing Debian-based distros.
I tried it and grub finds it, but it only leads me to a screen that says “Press any key to continue…” which leads me right back to grub.
unetbootin only offers / as the target drive, and I worry that it would damage my system.
I’m currently on Manjaro, and I have multiple physical disks that I can partition in any way.
I just need a way to install without usb because dd, cat and so on always kills all my flash drives after only a few tries, and my only flash drive is dead because I did that.
Check out this link, https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Expert_Installation. I’ve used this method, but using the Arch wiki as my reference. This looks like it’s a straight forward reference for openSUSE. The author has a link to a reference for setting up a btrfs system for Tumbleweed.
Thank you, but unless I am missing something this does not seem to be what I am looking for…
My problem is that I cannot get to the installation at all currently. I need my UEFI to somehow get me there without USB.
I tried to extract the files into a partition, but trying to boot from it leads me to a glitchy command prompt where I cannot write anything.
Using cat file.iso > /dev/nvme0n1p1 seemed to do the same thing.
I’m not sure if it would have helped, but I was able to solve the problem, thank you.
In my UEFI, I have a disk BBS preference setting, which is similar to boot priority but separate. I needed to set it to the disk I copied the installer on, because setting boot priority alone was not enough to boot into it properly.
This was for installing 32-bit Tumbleweed, but the same method works with Leap.
In this case, I used a USB flash drive. But a partition on the hard drive should work just as well. I unpacked the DVD iso to the partition. Direct copying of the iso won’t work here, you need the files. After that, I setup grub2 for booting via UEFI. I installed grub2 in the EFI partition.
Thank you, I did that yesterday and it worked but I was not certain if this had made any difference. So I didn’t speak about it. Doing that and changing the BSS priority along with boot priority worked for me yesterday. I wrote that I had been able to install it, but I don’t see a way to edit my first post or the title.
But basically, I was able to install openSUSE successfully. Thank you everyone.