I just built a PC for Qubes, and after the installation process went great, the computer just booted to the UEFI BIOS setup instead of Qubes. I found the troubleshooting section above that seems to apply, but I had a few extra questions as a new user. The problem seems to be that my BIOS does not recognize the Qubes partition as bootable.
Quick note, I am quite surprised that this system has this issue as I used identical motherboard and parts to certified hardware specifically this system trying to avoid problems like this one–
The Dasharo FidelisGuard Z690 is a desktop based on the MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 motherboard.
I have determined that I have a system that does not recognize the UEFI EFI that Qubes uses and ignores it as a boot option. I thought it might be the nvme, but installing ubuntu on it boots.
I can’t follow the troubleshooting instructions because from the rescue shell, even if it is decrypted with my passphrase or if I install Qubes without an encrypted LVM LUKS, it still says, “You have no Linux partitions”.
I can’t get to the /boot/efi/EFI/qubes because any partition I can mount using Ubuntu has an empty boot directory. I have tried the “How to mount a Qubes partition from another OS,” and still, I keep hitting a wall. I actually put a spinning disk in and installed Ubuntu on that, hoping I could get into the partitions I couldn’t get from the rescue shell, but I couldn’t find the pertinent boot folder.
Please keep in mind I still have never seen Qubes past the install screen, so I don’t know much about the partitioning and where to find what, and the troubleshooting doesn’t specify much in my case. Kinda pulling my hair out because I built this PC just for Qubes after my other system had hardware issues and couldn’t even get to the install screen.
Thanks in advance for any help at all. I hope I was descriptive enough, if more information would help just let me know. I really love the idea of this OS and would love to use it!
Edit: I can’t use CSM or Legacy boot mode because the integrated graphics mode does not allow it on my Intel chip, so I am stuck with UEFI mode.
nvme0n1p1 = EFI partition
nvme0n1p2 = ext4
nvme0n1p3 = lvm
Which of these partitions do I need to mount and change the EFI files on, and can it be done from the rescue shell somehow? I have tried following old posts to resolve this, and I am still not even sure this is my actual issue. Sorry for the long-winded post.
screenshot of my partitions after non-ecrypted LUKS installation: