Open a Terminal in the Yast installer

Hello everyone.

Maybe a stupid question, but is there a way to access the terminal during the Yast installation process?
Like Ctrl-Alt-F2, F1 or F6?
I want to remove and delete the old efi and root partition before creating new partitions when installing Leap or Tumbleweed
Thanks Lizzy

Hello and welcome to the openSUSE forums.

Is there a problem when you do this with the installer expert partitioning? That is the place you can do to your liking.

Otherwise, when you want to remove partitions before starting the installation (which might be a good thing to do), you can use the install medium as stand alone rescue system (choice at the first screen when booting from it) and the use fdisk/gdisk, or even yast in ncurses mode ro remove them. Then reboot the installation medium and go for installing.

A third path I see is that, when I remember correct and it is still there, you could choose for a “use the whole disk” somewhere. That then will remove of course all existing partitions and not just the two you mention.

You can use CTRL-ALT-F2 for this.

And then CTRL-ALT-F7 to return to the installer screen.

Best to do that with the partitioner during install. Click on “Expert Partitioner” and set it use existing partitions (rather than the proposal)

Thank you this helps me.
Now i can start with a fresh boot partition.
Greetz Lizzy

@ hccv
I have several boot/efi partitions from an old fedora installation on the ssd and now want to remove them before starting a fresh openSUSE installation.
umount the affected partition, remove it and reboot.
And then start installing.

It is a bit vague description (one would need to know the disk layout to understand the implications I guess), but when this solution is OK for you, it is fine.

When i run sudo efibootmgr -v. I found several unneeded boot partitions wich i can remove, but not the efi boot partitions of the current OS…
I don´t want those partitions on a fresh install, this is why i want to remove this before installing openSUSE.

That is understandable and fine. My impression was that you succeeded in doing this.

Which is exactly what openSUSE installer does. It collects all information before starting actual installation and as already suggested you can use expert partitioner to perform almost arbitrary changes to disk layout.

While using terminal may work, installer environment is very limited and lacks many programs. Shell escape is provided mostly for the purpose of debugging installer, not to replace installer.

But whatever works for you.

Well most ditroś use a part of the current efi partition.
For example:
ls /boot/efi/EFI/
BOOT fedora opensuse