Hello Qubes users,
I was wondering if someone can help me with the issues I am having while installing Qubes on my new build. Thanks in advance.
CPU: i5 10500
MOB: ASROCK ITX H410
RAM: 16 gb
DRIVE: NVME WD BLACK
After downloading and verifying the ISO, I burned it on to a USB (Kingston 8GB). I tried with etcher and also via dd:
sudo dd if=Qubes-RX-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdY status=progress bs=1048576 && sync
Both ways I get to the same error,
Xen is relinquishing VGA console and a black screen.
I started troubleshooting and the first step will be to modify the BOOTX64.cfg , removing noexitboot and mapbs. As indicated in UEFI Troubleshooting | Qubes OS
Here is where my issue starts, I am not able to modify the ISO or the burned USB, so I decided to edit the ISO image by copying the content locally and repacking it.
I am following the following steps:
1 Create a directory where I can copy the content and mount Qubes ISO
mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/Qubes-R4.0.4-x86_64.iso /mnt/
2 Copy the content of the ISO on the directory
tar cf - . | (cd /tmp/my_iso; tar xfp -)
3 Modify the ISO
4 Repack the ISO
mkisofs -o Qubes-R4.0.4-x86_64.iso -b isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -J -R -V "Qubes-R4.0.4-x86_64" .
5 Make it Bootable
I then take that ISO and burn it to the USB. The problem is my BIOS will not recognize it as bootable.
I was wondering if anyone else is having the same issue or could guide me on how to edit the BOOTX64.cfg file on the ISO directly.
Thanks in advance