Successful installation on Windows 8.1 laptop

I have recently installed opensuse on a laptop with Windows 8.1, preserving the Windows. Was surprised how easy it went. I followed dayfinger’s and other manuals.

The opensuse installer correctly did all the steps, including mounting a Windows boot-related partition on /boot/efi.

I updated the BIOS before installation, and didn’t change anything else there. Secure booting is enabled.

Two problems were encountered later. An NTFS partition that I created to be shared with the two OSs was not being cleanly unmounted in Windows, because Windows was never actually shutting down. Instead, it was hibernating. In Linux, it was not possible to mount such a partition read-write. So, I had to disable hibernation in Windows.

See the other problem in the Hardware forum.

On Tue 21 Apr 2015 02:56:01 AM CDT, ZStefan wrote:

I have recently installed opensuse on a laptop with Windows 8.1,
preserving the Windows. Was surprised how easy it went. I followed
dayfinger’s and other manuals.

The opensuse installer correctly did all the steps, including mounting a
Windows boot-related partition on /boot/efi.

I updated the BIOS before installation, and didn’t change anything else
there. Secure booting is enabled.

Two problems were encountered later. An NTFS partition that I created to
be shared with the two OSs was not being cleanly unmounted in Windows,
because Windows was never actually shutting down. Instead, it was
hibernating. In Linux, it was not possible to mount such a partition
read-write. So, I had to disable hibernation in Windows.

See the other problem in the Hardware forum.

Hi
Better to do that, else you can if needed use the remove_hiberfile
mount option and it will mount rw.


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That’s because of Windows fast boot. You can turn that off, but still allow hibernation when you really want it (if you really want it).