I am having severe problems installing Opensuse 13.2 on an Hp Pavilion 15, model number HP 15 - e078ea. I have tried three times and failed to install it, both times with me having to revert back to a cloned drive.
What I am aiming for is to be able to dual boot Opensuse 13.2 and windows. The former to run some opensource engineering programs like OpenFoam, salome and code aster and then windows for a few games and general use. CAELinux isn’t an option as the install version of openfoam is too old and I need to use a function only available on OF2.3 (Or 2.4.x).
The first time I enabled legacy support to be able to boot the CD as recommended by HP… Total disaster as Opensuse failed to install after I tried to install it under eifi but I guess it installed under legacy. Either way the installation failed and left me with the message on turning my laptop of “Selected boot image did not authenticate press <Enter> to continue”. The laptop would not boot from CD, any other media or the BIOS. Back to the clone drive…
Attempt two, disabled secure boot, booted Opensuse CD by restarting Windows 8 by going into the charm menu, settings, pc settings, update and recovery, recovery advanced restart. This is the only way I have found of getting the Opensuse live CD to boot in EIFI mode. Everything appeared to install fine this time, but still “Selected boot image did not authenticate press <Enter> to continue”, I could however still load the Opensuse CD but not the BIOS.
This time in more detail, here are the steps I took on the last attempt:
Clone my old hard drive to my new SSD drive, this leave my old hard drive acting as a backup.
Shrink windows partition on new hard drive to leave free space on hard drive. (I have to disable hibernate, debug memory dump, the pagefile and system restore to do so.
Having shrunk the partition the windows recovery partition of my laptop is now useless.
Turn off and on again. Boot into Windows 8
Restart Windows 8 by going into the charm menu, settings, pc settings, update and recovery, recovery advanced restart. This is the only way I have found of getting the Opensuse live CD to boot in secure EIFI mode.
The Opensuse DVD image I am using is at the top of this page, 64bit PC:
- Follow through the install, partitions are setup according to:
I create an ext4 partition for the OS.
Everything installs fine, it says to restart so I do so.
Here is where the problem might be, instead of booting into a bootloader, the installation CD loads again.
Abort new installation, obviously it says installation failed.
Now when I start the laptop it says “Selected boot image did not authenticate press <Enter> to continue”. Upon pressing enter the laptop shuts down.
Or I can keep the Opensuse CD in and it will boot to the install disk. At this point I can check the partitions. The installation partitions are there, but the OS partition is NOT ext4, instead it is BTRFS for \home and something I have forgotten for root (or the other way round, I forgot to write it down in my frustration). I’d rather it didn’t do this after I selected to create an ext4 partition.
Does anyone have any idea what is happening? Or how I can go about fixing it? At the moment I am having to waste a lot of time trying to set things up for each install only for it to fail every time.
Thanks for any help.