I wanted to do install over again, and try to see what I might have done that was unusual.
I was looking at downloading the latest Friday 4.1, then while I was looking at ISO’s, I realized that the 4.1 Beta I had tried to install was from July 11, 2021, and we are in September on 4.1 ISO’s. I used 9-24-2021 download.
I like the ISO I downloaded had on its first initial splash screen has an ISO number related to date. Thanks to Developers.
Verification of ISO, Perhaps some place in documentation. Warning that if we had been tricked into a fraudulent download of Qubes, that Verification would seem to work.
This whole problem seemed moot. I should download and install the latest Friday 4.1, and install that, see what errors occurred.
I set three passwords;
- For disk.
- For Root.
- For account.
All different. I say that because it was not obvious if the installer would allow- install to run - without -Root having a Password- .
At some point, I had error message,
Dom 0 Qubes OS Setup
Executing qubes configuration
and a second box with:
at the top [Dom0] Error
Qubes initial configuration failed. Login to system and check /var/log/salt/-
minion for details. You can retry configuration by calling ‘sudo qubesctl --all
state.highstate’ in dom0 (you will get detailed state there).
with OK below it.
When I got to restart, I did.
It was then I wondered if I should have already removed the install USB.
It came up with the first part of Install, asking about languages.
went through that, when I got to the point where it was going to re-partition, I thought I had gone far enough.
I pressed down on the power button, and realized that perhaps in a previous install I had put the computer in suspension, which is why it did not ask for disk Password, but asked for Account Password.
I realized this particular Alienware, had not just a graphics card, had what they call a Graphics -Amplifier, which is an extra charge item bolted onto the back of the laptop. Reason I mention this is because when Qubes is trying to do an initial install, this kind of thing might take up more time to install and something gets time limited out.
Notable is that when I put Qubes 4.0.4 on this computer, the screen appearance was not quite the appearance that Windows gave. Since the Windows 10 screen color and depth were so great. I felt I would keep this computer on Windows to watch movies.
In Qubes 4.1, looks like the screen appearance is excellent. Congratulations to Developers.
I pressed power button log enough to make sure it turned off, 'No Suspend."
Powering up I am asked for -Disk Password- then it shows account name, and asks for -Account Password-
I start -sys-network to get two little red terminal Icons, which show available WiFi connections. At this point using the Laptop internal WiFi.
Starting Disposable VM of Fedora -Firefox, takes about 19 seconds.
I did not spend a lot of time using Qubes. I have other computer projects to mess up. Thanks for replies. I hope I am clear with how I created mistakes in using Qubes.
Congratulations to Developers.