Right now, I can’t boot on my Qubes installation. I’m a bit lost on what to do…
When trying to boot, I get this message in something that looks like a BIOS screen :
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: US5, 307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6,115,776 and US6, 327, 625
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.35 (06/14/10) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
The last time I used Qubes, everything was ok, I just putted some files on a USB key … maybe I upgraded some qubes ?
Right now I’m trying something from the documentation page called UEFI troubleshooting… but I don’t know where to start.
My problem is that, after entering the rescue shell, choosing option 1 and typing my passphrase, nothing is mounted. I’m not sure where I can get
/boot. I can mount
sda1contains a unique directory:
sda2contains several files and a
So, maybe the content of
sda1 is what is mounted under
/boot/efi/ ? I tried the procedure Installation finished but “Qubes” boot option is missing and xen.cfg is empty / Installation fails with “failed to set new efi boot target” in the previously mentionned page but after selecting the
Qubes option in
Boot menu, I go back to this same menu, nothing happens.
Of course, I could try to reinstall Qubes on the disk and restore everything, but I would like to resolve this problem.
I tried to search for a problem with the motherboard or the SSD disk but I think it’s quite okay. Except that, on the first boot, I saw that the BIOS had something strange because the date and time were completely wrong, so fixed it.
I tried to (re)enable/disable some options in the BIOS :
- UEFI Boot
- Launch CSM
- Secure Boot Control
But I don’t remember how it was before ! I tried to rescue the system with a Qubes USB key. I choose the option
1) Continue (to mount my installation). I can decrypt the
sda3 partition but then I get this message :
You don’t have any Linux partitions. Rebooting.
Please press ENTER to get a shell:
At first, I had no idea of what to do with this shell.
Some other things I tried :
- run a SMART test: everything is okay;
- decrypt and mount the data using a Tails system: it works;
- put another SSD (with Windows) in the computer: I got the same error, but then, after missing with UEFI parameters I successfully started this disk;
- install Qubes on another SSD: it works, I can boot on it;
So right now I think the hardware should be okay.