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[Bug 939456] Tumbleweed installation USB key does not boot
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  • Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:16 +0000
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--- Comment #42 from H. Zeng <zhx@xxxxxxxxx> ---
I am here to add a little information on this.

I have encounter with this bug several times in the past a few months until I
find this bug report when I try to file a bug report on the problem I have. The
problem is detailed in this thread [1] in the openSUSE forum.

In summary, several points are listed as follows.

1. At least this bug affects the DVD ISO image of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots
of 20170308, 20170429, 20170505 and 20170510. I have tested all this snapshots
trying to find out why I cannot boot to install openSUSE with a USB stick made
with the ISO by using binary copy (the `dd` command). As a background, I tested
this USB stick on a Lenovo ThinkPad T470s under EFI boot mode with secure boot
ON and OFF. They all failed like this: after selecting the USB stick as boot
device in the EFI boot menu, the screen turns black for a second with no splash
of any text on it and then the EFI boot menu shows up again with the first
entry selected.

2. All of the ISOs of the snapshots mentioned above can be made into USB stick
using Rufus with ISO Image mode and these USB sticks can be used to install
openSUSE Tumbleweed successfully.

3. At least, the USB stick with snapshot 20170510 works on a relative new HP
Pavilion laptop (I forgot the specific model) under EFI boot mode with secure
boot ON. I can at least proceed to the options menu with one entry as

4. After doing a "mksusecd" with ISO of snapshot 20170510, then making the USB
stick with the new ISO image, the USB stick can be booted from on the Lenovo
ThinkPad T470s at least to the option selection menu screen. I proceeded
further with the "Rescue" option and it ran into an error of "*** signal 11
***" at the bottom left corner of the screen. After stalking on this screen for
about 1 or 2 minutes, the machine rebooted automatically. But I guess this is
another issue.

5. A similar USB stick made from GeckLinux static image with KDE can be booted
from on the Lenovo ThinkPad T470s to installation screen without any problem.

Hopefully this bug could be fixed with a relative high priority since it seems
that openSUSE Tumbleweed becomes more popular than before and many people tend
to use USB drive other than optical drive for installation and rescue nowadays.


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