I’m able to install Debian 11 fine from an ISO - into a Standalone HVM. And yes, I really need this because I am running certain programs that need the full desktop experience.
This is not enough because I want file copy/move and clipboard integration too, so I continue… However after installing “sudo apt-get install qubes-core-agent” and rebooting, it fails to boot!
“parport_pc.956: Unable to set coherent dma mask: disabling DMA”
While installing qubes-core-agent, it prompts me whether I want to keep existing fstab or replace it with a new one. I tried both without success - but which option should I choose here really?
At VM boot after installing qubes-core-agent, a new GRUB “Xen Hypervisor” boot option becomes visible. I tried choosing this “Xen” and the old one, both without success. But which boot option should I choose really?
It sounds like this - running a full desktop Linux VM - within Qubes is not really a common use case, and not really “supported”. (As opposed to running a Windows, which is common and “supported”/documented.) Is that correct?
In this case, if literally nobody here can report success with this use case on Qubes 4.1, I’d rather just give up instead of trying to swim against the tide.
I might sadly be better off finding an online file/text sharing tool for my copy/paste and file copy purposes.
Is it somehow possible to go the other way around? Start with a normal Qubes AppVM and somehow “enhance” it into a full desktop experience (without having to bother with HVM/Standalone)?