I just installed opensuse on a old pre-uefi laptop. it dual boots with windows7.
and I want to do it again on newer uefi toshiba L840d laptop. i tried twice last year to install kubuntu on the toshiba but i got only problems. the grub boot choice window doesn’t come at boot and it just boots straight into windows 8.1 or if try, into kubuntu, but no choice is given. plus i had other problems. Like this guy
can someone please give me directions to prepare my uefi laptop for installing opensuse??
As I recall, the trick was to copy the opensuse boot stuff to the directory “\EFI\Boot” in the EFI partition, and rename “shim.efi” there as “bootx64.efi”. That’s because the BIOS was using that way of booting. But again, you might have different problems.
Be sure you boot the install media in EFI mode. When done the install should be set up to install as EFI. Be sure that Windows is properly shut down 8.X has a fast boot mode an does a kind of hibernate. If you plan to use secure boot be sure to tick the box in the installer.
okay I just tried to install 64 bit opensuse on my laptop but i got a different install screen than i did when installed opensuse on my 32-bit laptop. there were 4 options. boot the live cd, the second was a variation of boot the live cd, the third was media check and the last boot from hard disk.
The first one worked, i didn’t try to second or third and the last gives an error. i didn’t get the install to hard drive option.
when i used image writer to make a live usb for the 32-bit usb, i couldn’t open it in windows, i got an error … but i was able to open the 64 bit usb and there was an EFI folder in it. I used image writer again, same thing happens again… there is only 4 MB visible on my 16gb usb. i’m going to try again and see what happens.
is used the 942mb kde live cd file… should i get the 4.7gb dvd file?
Okay, i tried with imageusb (write to ufd) and it didn’t work. i used partition software to clear the usb, format, and reinstall kde live cd 64 bit in there but i’m getting the same four options: boot from live cd, failsafe - boot from live cd, media check and boot from hard disk. the last two don’t work because of unknown file system. the first two are not what i want.
what happened to the install to hard disk option from the 32 bit file? now i can only use this a live usb. i need the install option.
Don’t you have an “Install” icon on the Live system’s desktop?
Maybe the LiveCD just doesn’t support installing on an UEFI system? (I’m not sure there though)
If you have an Internet connection (and it is working in the live system, i.e. you don’t need an additional driver), you could try the Netinstall ISO. That’s what I prefer to use.
It is only 150-200 MiB to download, but it fetches the packages it installs from the Internet of course during the installation.
i chose grub2-efi for bootloader and enabled secureboot option in setup.
Most things seem to be working including network. opensuse changes the sound level on screen when i push the keyboard buttons but the volume is the same. I have to use the alsa menu in the right side to actually raise lower volume. how to fix this?
I got in and 1-click installed flash and media codecs. i’m booted back into windows.
everything seems to be normal!!
thanks to all of you again because i got linux and windows working on my laptop after many previous tries!