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But this dual boot is not working for me.

why what's the specific problem?

 

are you having any problems with dual booting besides the wifi in suse?

like are you having problems logging into either os on start up, if so explain them and i'm sure there's a simple solution just finding it sometimes can be a hassle.

 

there really shouldn't be a need to keep re-installing suse for example.

 

personally as long as you can boot into both operating systems then i'd leave suse on there and just work on any linux issues when you feel like it, and when you don't just log into the windows os and use that.

 

as i said before though it's up to you but if you decide to try again sometime then we'll be here to try and help.

 

just for info any pc that came with windows i would always leave windows os and recovery partitions on there and just set up a dual boot system that way when it came time to sell or give the pc away i wouldn't need to spend hours restoring it to factory condition.

 

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It is all bloody wack. I went to reinstall Leap and the only partitioning option now is to whack the Windows drive. Now I will re-install Windows with the USB backup I made and start over from jump.

Wifi has been the main problem, but I've also had freezes and display glitches. And I couldn't do what you told me to in post #25 because the file wouldn't make, just error messages.

I'm starting over from scratch, wish me luck.

 

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It is all bloody wack.

that doesn't really tell us what issues you had that made you think you needed to reinstall both leap and windows.

 

i think you need to slow down and not get to click happy. :P

 

in my opinion there was no reason to re-install either leap or windows.

no idea why leap only offered you the chance to only install to windows partition but during leap install have you ever used the expert partitioning? in there you could see what partitions are on the drive and then just re-install leap to the partitions it's already used.

 

errors during make usually just mean missing dependencies, when i install suse i always add the patterns for

linux kernel development

kde development

base development

c/c++ development

 

then i usually find i have no problems when it comes to making my drivers.

 

don't be in such a rush and take notes, stop when unsure, post what you've done so far then carry on when you have an answer.

 

never used a laptop with uefi and windows 10 on it, so no experience with what problems windows 10 may cause when dual booting but i'm sure we can work any issues out just as long as you can be a bit more patient and post the problems before trying to fix them and starting from scratch all the time. ;)

 

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OK, T, my cooler head is prevailing right now, so we'll take this step-by-step.

The reason I reinstalled Win was because you should be able to access the Win partition through Linux if you run as root. This is the message I get:

 

An error occurred while accessing 'WINDOWS', the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /run/media/paulhut1964/WINDOWS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=100" "/dev/sda3" "/run/media/paulhut1964/WINDOWS"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda3': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
read-only with the 'ro' mount option.

So I figured I had to redo Windows.

Sometimes if I step away for a minute from Leap, the screen goes blank and then when I go to restore it with a move of the mouse, the display goes haywire and I have to cold reboot.

Since I can't access Windows, I can't access anything I copied to run commands you gave me.

 

I'm here on Linux right now, so I will run those commands you gave me for making the new driver. I'll let you know how it goes. Peace.

 

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The reason I reinstalled Win was because you should be able to access the Win partition through Linux if you run as root. This is the message I get:

the reason you can't access the windows partition when in linux i believe is because when you left the windows os it shuts down in such a way that makes booting windows again fast, (called fast startup.) it's a sort of hibernate and not a full shutdown of the os and locks the partition.

 

so the answer to that is to not use fast startup.

 

When you shut down a computer with Fast Startup enabled, Windows locks down the Windows hard disk. You won’t be able to access it from other operating systems if you have your computer configured to dual-boot. Even worse, if you boot into another OS and then access or change anything on the hard disk (or partition) that the hibernating Windows installation uses, it can cause corruption. If you’re dual booting, it’s best not to use Fast Startup or Hibernation at all.

http://www.howtogeek.com/243901/the-pros-and-cons-of-windows-10s-fast-startup-mode/

 

ok when that's done you shouldn't have any more problems booting either windows or leap, plus you should now be able to access the windows partition when in leap.

 

now onto the wifi driver.

did it make and install ok, did you add the options file?

lets see what results you get for each ant_sel option, so you run these commands.

sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=0
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"

we want something like this :- "Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm" where it shows the quality=70/70 for your ssid, then we know it works and your using the correct option for best wifi reception.

sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"

sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"

regardless of wifi strength first thing i'd do is a zypper -v up, to make sure default install is fully upto date with latest kernel, after that you will probably need to make the wifi driver again and test if it installed a new kernel.

 

 

Sometimes if I step away for a minute from Leap, the screen goes blank and then when I go to restore it with a move of the mouse, the display goes haywire and I have to cold reboot.

sounds like a graphics driver problem, easy option for now is to turn off screen saver and any screen power saving options, then we'll work on that later.

 

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[email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"Nunzio"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
[email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1
[email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
ESSID:"Nunzio"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
[email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
[email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Device or resource busy

[email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
[email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
ESSID:"Nunzio"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
[email protected]:~

 

No good. Work on it more tomorrow.

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ok.

 

if possible make sure everything is up to date with leap and also add the packman repository.

 

how close to the wifi access point are you, don't forget the further away it is the weaker the signal is going to be anyway.

i'm in the same room as my router and why i got a 70/70 signal when i tested.

must admit though going by those results, it does seem to me like you don't have the new driver installed correctly yet.

 

also is everything else working ok now?

main concern is that you can boot into windows any time you like without problems and can also boot into leap when you feel like trying to sort through it's issues, so you don't feel the need to keep re-install things and starting from scratch any more.

 

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[email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
root's password:
[email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-24 dBm
ESSID:"Nunzio"
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-26 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-4A2D"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00"
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-2852"
Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-E7C6"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00"
ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00"
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-6B62"
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"06B402058472"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-9D1C-2.4"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"Colin2.4"
Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-D106-2.4"
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=48/70 Signal level=-62 dBm
ESSID:"HT_AP0"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-B3E2"
Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:"DizzyLion-guest"
Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
ESSID:"Mywifi"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
ESSID:"Triciamarie21"
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
ESSID:""
Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
ESSID:"cleopatty"
Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
ESSID:"HOME-7E1D-2.4"
[email protected]:~>

 

Does that look like success? Thank you very much, Terry! :b33r: :b33r: :b33r: :b33r: :b33r:

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P.S.> My router is "Nunzio", it's got the 70/70. No problem accessing Windows through Leap after disabling Fast Startup. Still getting those strings of errors on shutdown, but I've read it might be just something minor. Thanks again. :clap::b33r:

 

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5592857245"><imgsrc="http://www.speedtest.net/result/5592857245.png>

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wow you have a lot of wifi hot spots near you, think there's only 5 near me. and yes that looks perfect so assume everything is as good now in linux as it is in windows, regarding wifi. :clap:

 

 

Still getting those strings of errors on shutdown,

which os?

 

so things are working good now and you don't feel the need to look into anything else?

 

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no idea on what the errors are or if they are anything to worry about.

 

as to the root partition (what size is it anyway?), personally i wouldn't delete anything (way to easy to break something if you start deleting things.) and would look into expanding it if possible.

 

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Can't expand the root. Max size allowed in expert partitions or partitioner through YaST is 10 GB. My /home is well over 500 GB with nothing on it.

I did do 2 fresh installs without telling you. :mrgreen: First time I did zypper -v up the connection died in the middle of it. 2nd time it finished but then there was no room on / to install anything. Then I deleted stuff and killed NetworkManager somehow.

 

I think the errors are making /tmp humongous, so I open terminal and do rm -rf /tmp/* before every shutdown.

I'll just delete any games I don't use and Marble globe and hope for the best. I deleted Firefox and just roll with Chromium for my browser.

The router is on my new landlord's level above my living room, that's where I got the 70/70 with 94 to 100% signal. The bedroom gets between 68-76 % but that's good enough for me. Thanks, spot on as always, my friend.

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what i would try and do is, copy the contents of the /home folder (make sure it's the root home folder contents you copy across, in /home will be a folder for every user on the system and it's those user folders you need to copy.) to windows partition.

 

unmount and delete the home partition (assume / and home partitions are next to each other.) leaving free space, now you should be able to resize/expand the / partition into the free space, say 30 GB minimum, then create a new partition in the space left and mount it as home again, copy folders back from windows into home partition and that's it.

 

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my root partitions are 40GB in size if your wondering.

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Can't upload screenshot, I've gotta type again.

/dev/sda 931,51 GiB
/dev/sda1 260.00 MiB EFI Boot FAT /boot/efi
/dev/sda2 16.00 MiB Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3 343.49 GiB HPFS/NTFS NTFS WINDOWS /run/media/paulhut1964
/dev/sda4 980.00 MiB " " Windows RE Tools
/dev/sda5 15.65 GiB " " RECOVERY
/dev/sda6 2.00 GiB Linux swap swap swap
/dev/sda7 10.00 GiB Linux native Ext4 /
/dev/sda8 559.12 GiB " " /home
tmpfs 3.84 GiB TMPFS tmpfs /dev/shm
" " " " /run
" " " " /sys/fs/cgroup

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sorry been a bit lazy today so haven't got around to it yet, just started installing a windows os on a pc so i can dual boot it with leap to give you a step by step guide.

 

the guide will be a choice of 2 options, first choice and probably easiest will be using a live usb/cd/dvd, 2nd choice will be more complicated and will mean booting into level 3 and logging in as root because it's not possible to unmount /home when logged in as your user i believe, will know more when i start testing after getting everything setup.

 

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It's cool, no rush. I'm busy with life things now, starting new job Monday, gotta get up before 9 tomorrow to get car inspected (PA sucks, car was good til 2020 in NJ). I miss the Disks app that I had before the update I did. At least I have Linux up now, I can print (got my Flyers sked up on the wall), and I've still got Windows if I need to use it. All is cool so far, I'll check back in to see your plan some time later. Maybe I can fix things on my own, but I'll wait for your guidance. Spot-on Terry should be your name. :b33r::b33r::b33r:

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can you make a live usb/cd/dvd? i think it might be easier for you if you can.

 

if yes, but you need a live iso, then you can download the suse 13.2 kde 64bit live iso from here :- http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/

just find it and click on it and save file.

or click on this direct link :- http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/openSUSE-13.2-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso

 

i use imagewriter in suse to then put the iso onto a usb so it's bootable, but there are other programs/ways to do it.

 

:b33r:

 

I miss the Disks app that I had before the update I did.

what disks app? in what os?

 

and congrats and good luck in your new job. :clap:

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sorry been so long in getting back to you kurt, but after spending hrs trying different ways to resize a root partition and being able to log back in again after, i think you'll be better off just doing a clean install but with a bigger root partition to start with. :rofl3:

 

anyway to cut a very very long story short, it is possible but it's also very convoluted.

 

i finally succeeded by first logging in as root in run level 3, umount /home, resize it to minimum or size you want to add to root, create a new partition in empty space, dd /home across to new partition, mount new partition as home, delete old home. then reboot to a live cd so i could finally resize the root partition to use the free space left from when i deleted the old home partition.

 

that was the only way i found i could resize things and still be able to boot into the desktop again after, don't know what the problem was doing things any other way but first i thought it might be a uuid issue in fstab but mounting partitions by label never fixed it, so i assume it must have been a permission issue copying the user folder back caused (even though i did try and set the folders permissions back to username and user group) any whatever the issues were i think using dd fixed that problem.

 

upto you but if you want to try it anyway instead of doing a clean install i'll give detailed instructions on how i did it, but i can't guarantee they'll work for you even though i don't see why not. :mrgreen:

 

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thinking about it, i don't think i tried dd when i just used a live cd to do everything, so might give that a try in a bit which if it works should make things a bit easier than the way i finally did it.

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OK, I did enlarge / through a clean install. But now I can't get over 50% signal no matter what I try. I paid for Norton, guess it's Win 10 and Norton for me.

I've followed every tip you've given me. Don't know why I can't fix this.

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first install leap with patterns :- base development, kde development and linux kernel development, it will add other patterns too.

next update leap with zypper up

next add any repo's like packman and libdvdcss

update again with zypper dup.

go into yast and set it to use network manager.

(seeing how you've just done a clean install, just make sure those patterns and repo's are installed, and everything is upto date.)

 

then follow instructions in previous post to clone the git repo and install the driver.

create and add the rtl8723be.conf file with whatever options you found worked to /etc/modprobe.d/ folder.

reboot and test.

 

if no joy then we'll need to try and figure out why if you want or you can stick to using windows, your choice.

 

one thing you can do though is create a text file and copy everything you do into it so while following the instructions to install and test the driver, copy each and every command and it's output into it as you go along, that way we can see what if any errors occurred which should help figure out why it's not working now when it did before.

 

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For real, it's over. I give you many thanks for all your assistance. I must give Nigel a shout out, and Bruce who first turned me on to Linux back in the day.

I do the things that are suggested but it never works. I always get that message (a, r, i) because the connection craps out in the middle of any update I try.

Enough is enough. Maybe this laptop hates Linux. F it then. I'll run Win 10 on this, maybe I'll buy another one someday to try Leap on, but no more on this one.

 

Thanks, Terry, you're always spot on. Must be my lappy or the Wifi here that defeats me. Peace.

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