Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When installing opensuse 12.3 a partition for the bootloader should be specified. When I previously installed ubuntu for example I set the bootloader to be installed on the entire drive : e.g. sda (and not sda1 or sda2 which are partitions) I do not find this option in the suse installation.

The only option i have is to create a new partition which will have the mount point as /boot/efi ?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

So you want UEFI installation. Do not mix boot partition where GRUB resides, and EFI boot partition which is OS-independent. EFI partition is FAT32 only. You should carefully research this topic before continuing. For OpenSuse you must make a EFI partition of 100 Mb of FAT32, and, they recommend, a boot partition of 100Mb too, in EXT4. Althoug, you should be sure that your have booted your installation media in UEFI mode. And use grub2-efi bootloader. And HDD must have GPT partition table, not MBR. See? Better research it carefully prior to installation.

share|improve this answer
so ubuntu does not need an efi boot partition? – NiCU Mar 19 '13 at 15:26

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.