So I am super new to the Qubes philosophy of isolation and the security models that come with it.
I am very interested in trying it out before I make the full switch. I know that I can just run it in a USB but I would prefer it on my actual computer.
Right now on my machine I use Windows 10 (mostly for work!). It came pre-installed from the OEM in the UEFI mode on the main internal SSD.
I went ahead and purchased an extra internal SSD and popped it into the internal 2.5" bay.
I am looking to install Qubes onto that new SSD. But I want to make sure that I can boot into my Windows 10 (which will be on the separate SSD that came with the machine) as well.
If I just go ahead and install Qubes in UEFI mode on this new SSD, would I just be able to boot back and forth between the two OSes (on the different hard drives) using the boot order selector. Or do I need to do something different during the installations?
The guides that I have read all talk about installing using legacy boot mode, so I am just super confused at this point.
Can someone explain me how to achieve this? Does anyone else have a similar setup?
I just don’t want to loose all my data on Windows during this install!