I have just tried, in every which way, to install the latest qubes on this Dell without success. I will say that I have had qubes on this machine a few times in the past and with 16gb of RAM it has worked faultlessly. This latest version will install to the point where it reboots and gets near the end where it is configuring networks and it freezes. I have tried uefi and legacy but the result is the same. In the end I gave up.
Notwithstanding the great and valuable work done by the developers and maintainers of QUBES this latest version gives me grief every day. The not starting of sys-usb is sending me mental and this problem appears to be get getting more frequent and is now requiring reboots, sometimes more than one which is going to relegate qubes to being a curio that I use occasionally rather than as my daily which is not what the project wants I’m sure.
But I digress. Not being able to install it on this Dell is another irritation. I have the E6430 and a E6530 and both have run qubes brilliantly so this latest version is actually a regression. I did install it on my E6530 which is not where I wanted it, but it works.
If I come across as whingy I apologise, but the reality is that things like hours spent trying to install as outlined above, having to reboot this machine twice this morning to get sys-usb going is making qubes a system with overhead that I don’t have the luxury of accommodating. I hope that this sys-usb issue is fixable. The previous version of qubes was insanely stable on my Dells and two Lenovos. Just sayin’.