Does QubesOS support Thinkpad W500?

Although I haven’t found the Thinkpad W500 listed on the Hardware Compatibility List, I thought I’d ask around here to see if anyone has ever tried installing and running Qubes on one just for confirmation.


You can probably install Qubes, but the max memory for the w500 is 8 GB, and there is also an issue with the old virtualization technology.

So basically I can but I really shouldn’t.

You can look up the X200 and T500 in the HCL most of them report issues with VT-d, It might not prevent you from installing Qubes OS, but it might prevent you from actually starting any qubes.

Anything older than the xx20/xx30 is probably not going to be useable, even if they are compatible they severely lack system resources.

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