today, I tried to install OpenSuse 12.2 RC2 on Asus UX31A.
First I started the KDE Live CD and the system was running well. Afterwards, I tried to install the system (I deleted the Windows system on the machine). After reboot: nothing :(.
I haven’t tried. But the article you mentioned applies to 12.1, which setup doesn’t include grub2-efi. How about blanking the MBR and let the setup create the EFI partition? And make sure that your BIOS doesn’t switch to Legacy compatibility mode before booting!
thanks for the reply.
The OpenSuse 12.2 RC2 installation (from USB stick) does not detect EFI and does not suggest to create a partition.
How can I blank the MBR?
How can I enforce the Bios not to switch to “legacy compatibility mode”
P.S.: before my first installation the Bios showed a Windows system in the EFI Bios menu. After my installation trys its gone (that’s OK, because I don’t want it ;)). There is also a menu point to search for new EFI systems “launch EFI Shell from filesystem device” = “Attempts to launch EFI shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the availabe filesystem devices”)
In Addition I found in the Bios point where I can add new EFI boot options
That’s true. I also mentioned it in the article about 12.1. However if 12.2 setup offers to install grub2-efi, how can it be that it doesn’t boot in UEFI mode? It doesn’t make sense. Does it? Btw Ubuntu live CD also boots in UEFI.
If the device you boot from only includes MBR booting, then it is normal that your UEFI BIOS switches to legacy. Otherwise you might have to call the BIOS setup (every time before booting) and make sure that the UEFI device has boot priority.
Michael, you create : 200 MB VFAT (for some EFI stuff), 2 GB Swap, 16 GB root, — GB home and at the end of the install you choose Grub2-efi and it’s ok ? You format the first part (VFAT) ?