UEFI Boot Or Not To Boot?

Hello openSUSE peeps; I have installed both the tumbleweed and leap most recent versions several times with no success at getting it to boot afterwards without using the boot linux system in the menu for the installer on my usb stick.

Windows is installed on the 750 u.2 drive and openSUSE AND Solus are installed on the 2nd Samsung 850 EVO drive.

Windows boots no problem via F11 Boot Menu and so does Solus; I choose one or the other. I used rufus and universal usb and imageusb several times with every setting to get it to work. Some times the installer would crash or most times the install was only bootable through the usb installer. When I installed Solus, I noticed that it had something checked for it to place something in the nvme0n1 drive which is I assume how it is available in the F11 boot menu.

Any way for me to get openSUSE to show either in the UEFI/BIOS menu or the F11 boot menu?

Bios Settings I have tried include: legacy+UEFI, UEFI with Windows 10 whql support and without.

If I have it in legacy+UEFI I can choose the Samsung drive to boot first but it doesn’t; says no OS installed or something like that.

No overclocking.


  • MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor
  • 2x MSI 1080 Ti FE
  • 4x16gb Corsair Dominators 2667
  • Corsair 1200 PSU
  • INTEL 750 NVME U.2 800GB
  • 2xSAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB

Thanks in advance for any help you may provide; I have googled for help over the last week to no avail. :’(


Phoronix have successfully tested an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 with a MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM motherboard and a Linux 4.10 kernel: <https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-ryzen-1700&num=1>.
Phoronix have also published AMD Ryzen compatibility to various Linux kernels here: <https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ryzen-1800x-linux&num=2>
[HR][/HR]Tumbleweed is currently shipping with the 4.12.8 kernel – should be OK.

Leap 42.3 (kernel 4.4.79) will almost certainly NOT behave correctly with AMD Ryzen CPUs . . .
[HR][/HR]Which only leaves your chosen installation method.

  • Dumb question: during the openSUSE Tumbleweed installation, did you choose that the openSUSE GRUB2 Boot Loader shall search for multiple operating systems?

Help with respect to configuring GRUB2 for the multiple Operating System case, is here:<https://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/leap/startup/html/book.opensuse.startup/index.html>


Thank You So Very Much for posting all that information and links!

After pouring over most of the linked info and trying several things again along with I think up to 10 re-installs :beat-up: both tumbleweed and leap; I clicked on a link referenced at the bottom of one of the links you kindly provided.:\

In that link contained all the knowledge and wisdom of the universe :open_mouth: or just the simple instructions to not format existing efi/boot partition but just to simply mount it rotfl!

Since I am new to UEFI, I had no idea of what I was doing and installed like it was 2010.

All is glorious now and I Thank You from the bottom of my stomach which is way more important than a tough ol’ heart.

Nice to hear that, at the “bleeding edge” life continues . . . :slight_smile: