I have burnt a DVD with OpenSUSE 42.3 and verified it with Yast. I have shrunk the Windows 10 partitions to make space on the disks (M.2 SSD 256MB and 2TB HDD - with most for Suse). I have set it to boot the file: bootx64.efi and put this as priority. (UEFI Secure boot.) It can now boot the DVD and I can begin the installation but it fails early on with:
‘Your computer does not fulfill all the requirements for a graphical installation. There is either less than 96MB memory or the X server could not be started. As fallback, the text front-end of YaST2 will guide you though the installation. This front-end offers the same functionality as the graphical one, but the screens differ from those in the manual.’
Trying to continue gets: ‘Error Failed to set X11 keyboard to ‘english-us’’
Then: System Probing ’ Error No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!’
I have had many versions of Suse with several different computers and up to now I have had no problem installing a dual boot with Windows. Any suggestions what I might try next would be appreciated.
Secure boot is enabled. According to a filename search shim.efi is not on the DVD but shim-0.9-17.10.x86_64.rpm is. It was a bit of a learning curve to get it to boot the file bootx64.efi !
The graphics card is NVIDIA GTX 1060 and the graphics work OK in Windows and even initially when I load the DVD.
I used Windows, Disk Management, shrink volume to get some free space. The partitions are now:
Disk 0 - 398.05GB NTFS and 1464.84GB unallocated on the hard disk
Disk 1 - 500MB EFI System, 122.66GB NTFS OS (C), 99.71GB unallocated, 467MB Recovery, 13.96GB Recovery, 1.06GB Recovery, 16MB unallocated on the SSD.
Could you please try to install with “secureboot” switched off (in your UEFI)? If that succeeds you can always enable “secureboot” afterwards.
Another thing worth trying is to disable any “FastBoot”-options in your UEFI.
Does your machine have integrated intel graphic as well? If so, can you define in your UEFI how much memory the intel graphics may use and can you select in your UEFI which graphic card will be used on boot?
Switched off secure boot and tried booting bootx64.efi. It gets to the installation page but fails with black screen after. Incidentally, grub.efi gets the same response but with secure boot gave ‘Secure Boot Violation Invalid signature detected’ and didn’t reach the installation page. (‘Load Legacy Option Rom’ is enabled and ‘Attempt Legacy Boot’ is Disabled)
I can’t see any “FastBoot”-options in my UEFI. Might they be called something else?
(There are some advanced options that are enabled: ‘Intel (R) SpeedStep ™’, ‘Virtualization’, ‘VT for Direct I/O’, ‘Intel (R) Ready Mode Technology’. ‘SATA Operation’ is set for ‘RAID on’, ‘Deep Sleep Control’ is ‘Enabled in S4 and S5’ - is this all OK?)
Windows Device Manager, Display adapters, lists the Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 too. I can’t see any signs of graphics card settings in UEFI.
I do not have those options on my motherboard so i cant give you any advice based on facts.
However, as gogalthorp already proposed, i would disable RAID (probably that was the reason why the installation routine could not detect your drives) and switch off any “special” intel chipset options like “Intel (R) Ready Mode Technology” and “Intel (R) SpeedStep ™”. Disabling “Load Legacy Option Rom” might be worth a try as well. But that is all just guessing. Hopefully someone here uses the same motherboard and can give you better advice.
Turning SATA Operation to ‘AHCI’ stopped the DVD from booting and failed with Windows too. So SATA Operation is back with ‘RAID on’.
With Secure Boot enabled (and Load Legacy Option Rom disabled) I followed gogalthorp’s suggestion to add a space and nomodeset to the boot code. This is where I have progressed to having a graphical installation
Language and keyboard are as normal but the next screen is rather empty. Top right is the Network configuration button which finds the ethernet and seems to be OK. In the middle is just a button labelled ‘Configure iSCSI Disks’. This takes me to a page entitled ‘iSCSI Initiator Overview’. The ‘Service’ tab has a text box labelled with ‘Initiator Name’ and is preloaded with ‘iqn.2017-12.com.example:01:1ff0cefc9’. Next to it is a drop down box labelled ‘Offload Card’ with only one option - ‘default (Software)’. The second tab is ‘Connected Targets’ with ‘Interface’, ‘Portal Address’, ‘Target Name’, and ‘Start-Up’ at the top of the page and ‘Add’ at the bottom. I don’t know how to proceed from here.
I am hoping that I can put OpenSUSE and Swap on the SSD and home on the hard disk but cannot yet see these 2 drives.
Well, if Windows is installed using some RAID-level it might not be able to start in a non-RAID-mode?
I have no experience with RAID installations so i will not be able to support you on doing this.
My understanding of iSCSI is that it provides block-level access to storage devices by carrying SCSI commands over a TCP/IP networks. To me that looks like the installation routine is not detecting your local storage devices (SSD, HDD).
Can you access any of your local storage devices (SSD, HDD) with the openSUSE rescue system (from the installation DVD) ?
Just to check whether there is a chance to get any information about your storage devices. So no need to show the results here in detail. Just tell us if there was any information returned that deemed useful to you.
To give us a better understanding of your system the following information might help
# hwinfo --storage-ctrl
information on the disk controllers.
information on your hardware setup.
# dmidecode -t 0
information on your UEFI
I guess you recognized by now that i’m nearly lost. Is installing your PC from the very start (i.e. re-installing MS Windows) an option for you?
mentions the multiple card reader and USB - no SSD or HDD
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something flashed up but was quickly removed - no further info
this seems more interesting so I’ll quote some, it starts:
‘15: PCI 17.0: 0104 RAID bus controller’ missing some out - then:
'Hardware Class: storage
Model: “Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode]”
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 “Dell”
SubDevice: pci 0x07dc
Driver: “ahci” ’ missing some more - it ends:
‘Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ahci is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe ahci”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active =unknown’
mentions many things including:
‘00:17.0 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation SATA Controller [RAID mode]’
dmidecode -t 0
‘command not found’
I did take some photos of the screen so I can enlarge on the above if necessary - just say what you need.
If you are nearly lost then there’s no hope for me!
I just booted my openSUSE installation DVD on two different machines (SATA option in UEFI set to AHCI) and it worked fine. So i do not understand why your installation DVD will not boot when you change the SATA option in your UEFI from RAID to AHCI.
Where did you get the openSUSE .iso file from?
Did you verify it against the provided checksum?
Did you run the self check on the DVD?
tty1:rescue:~ # journalctl -b 0 -r -p 3
--Logs begin at Mon 2017-12-11 12:52:38 UTC, end at Mon 2017-12-11 12:52:53 UTC. --
Dec 11 12:52:38 rescue systemd-sysctl: Failed to open file '/boot/sysctl.conf-4.4.76-1-default', ignoring: No such file or directory
Dec 11 12:52:38 rescue udevd: specified group 'input' unknown
Dec 11 12:52:38 rescue nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (136000a1)
Dec 11 12:52:38 rescue udevd: specified group 'input' unknown
Since the new computer came with Windows 10 pre-installed and no disk for reinstallation I’m not really in a position to reinstall it.
I do have laptop with Windows 8 dual booting with OpenSuse and hardly ever use Windows but I’d rather keep the new version if I can.
In response to gogalthorp, I am trying to install from a DVD but had put a USB stick in to see if that would show up. I wasn’t trying to boot from USB and think that perhaps this is why it ‘does not look right’. Would booting from USB be a better option?