I just started using Qubes a couple months ago and I fell in love with it. I am fairly new to Linux so please bare with me. So far the community has been very nice and helpful and i appreciate it.
I have a dell xps 15 i7 nVida graphics card. This laptop does not have legacy mode option and i do not know how to fix that. my previous Qubes installation was also a headache but I had legacy (and no Nvidia just onboard intel graphics). This XPS 15 is giving me a hard time.
When i boot from USB like 5 seconds of the installation goes and it stops at “XEN…” and goes black after that. Im guessing it has something to do with the nvidia so i read that i should add "
nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau video=vesa:off to kernel by pressing tab to edit bootx64.cfg file. Well the installation doesnt let me get there, the screen goes black before i can press tab or ctrl-a ctrl-t nothing works. So then i tried editing the .cfg file through my host OS Kali and no matter how i tried i cannot save the .cfg file. It says “read only”. i cant even like delete and replace the file.
So i created a Qubes folder in my Grub and copied all the files in EFI and did the noveau…etc replacements above.
XPS 15 BIOS setup page i am able to select boot sequence and i select my installation usb. “file system name” i select the USB. “file name” i select the .bootx64.efi from my grub which has edited info. stil lsame problem…
i am trying to maybe download qubes on my other laptop that i have successfully downloaded qubes on before. install qubes on other laptop SSD then remove SSd and insert into my Dell XPS 15? i tried doing this with external hdd and connected via usb and i was getting emergency mode anacut or initrams command line. something about ueid not matching.
someone please help me this is getting frustrating!!