I have installed openSUSE many times with no issues. However, an acquaintance asked me to install 13.1 for them. I could not do it and got stumped.
I apologize in advance. I do not have the Toshiba laptop with me. I do not remember exactly the error message.
They have a Toshiba laptop with a pirated copy of Win 7. It appeared everything was going to go until somewhere around the partitioning screen there was a message that said “installation will fail”, and did. I could not get past the partitioning portion. I usually just click on through and let the installation work itself out and I have never had an issue. Until now. It all stopped and and gave the fail message. I even tried to use the whole hard drive. Still same message.
The acquaintance does not care if Windows is on it the machine, but I am glad I did not destroy his working computer. Fortunately Win 7 still booted up. I simply did not have the time to hang out at his house and research the issue.
It appears as if Win 7 was hogging the whole hard drive or something, and not allowing the install to go through.
I have printed Caf4926 13.1 installation guide for when I go back, and have a Partition Magic DVD (although I barely understand it).
Again, I am sorry I am so vague here. I do not have the laptop with me and told him I will try again sometime. Any ideas, posts, or guides that will get me through this and explain why it is not installing and how to get 13.1 to take. I am still very new in a lot of ways and I am not being successful in search terms within the forum to get better explanations, etc.
I appreciate any directives to follow, knowing I can not test the suggestions until later. Thank You.