This one’s kinda tricky.
How many here know you can access the terminal (via CTRL+ALT+F2) while in Qubes Installer GUI?
I learned a good deal about how to use a Linux terminal and I’ve been thinking…
Is it possible to install any packages before I install the operating system itself?
Where am I coming from on this?
If anybody knows about random number generator devices, I’ve had my eyes set on one in particular called the Infinite Noise TRNG. https://www.crowdsupply.com/leetronics/infinite-noise-trng
It’s supposed to be the best of the best, basically (Check it out yourself).
However, it needs a driver to run it and, typically, you can’t do that until you install a Linux operating system if you don’t know anything about Linux beyond operating the graphical interface.
What I hope to do is access the terminal, once the installer GUI boots up,
then use commands to compile and install the software then I can use the TRNG to
write random bits to my storage drives before I encrypt them for installation - making for a much more secure full-disk encrypted install.
Of course, there’s the question.
Can I install packages and use them before actually installing the Qubes operating system?
I’ve done it before with other live-boot distros, I just wanna make sure if its possible with Qubes.