I have installed OpenSUSE 15 on Acer Aspire ES1-132 (which is infamous for being reluctant to run anything but Windows 10) and now trying to boot it.
The only way I can achieve this so far is by first booting rEFInd from USB stick. It then allows me to select
EFI\opensuse\grubx64.efi and that boots just fine — OpenSUSE runs no problem.
Now I am trying to take USB stick out of the equation. Searching the web I found that placing whatever boot file as
EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi will trick the laptop to boot it. So what I did was:
- Create the
EFI/Microsoft/Bootfolder on the laptop's EFI partition
- Copy the contents of
EFI/bootfrom the rEFInd USB stick into that folder
And that kind-of works: rEFInd boots just like it does from USB stick! But there is a hitch: when I select to proceed with
EFI\opensuse\grubx64.efi, rEFInd freezes on this:
Starting grubx64.efi Using load options '' _
So it looks like just the fact that I booted rEFInd from
EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi makes it unable to boot Linux. Why so?
- rEFInd version 0.11.2
- Secure boot OFF in BIOS
- EFI revision 2.5