Dual boot opensuse 12.3 and Windows 8 on a UEFI box

Reblogged from opensuse forum blogs

If you search around the Internet, you may find many reports of problems with dual booting Windows and linux in a UEFI environment. There are a number of pitfalls, and I have stumbled over several of those.

The aim of this post is to explain how to do it and avoid the pitfalls. This is based on my own experience, with the UEFI BIOS for a Dell Inspiron 660 (BIOS version A05). Other UEFI systems may behave differently, though the suggestions that I give should work with most of them.

Preliminaries

You can only do this with a 64 bit install. It won’t work with a 32 bit install. You need to be able to boot the install media in UEFI mode. You might have to experiment with that.

Continue reading here.

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About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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