Intel NUC11TNHi7...won't boot

OK, so I decided to buy new hardware since neither the installer, nor apparently something in the boot loader process can even see my SATA hardware on my previous box. (It works wonderfully off a USB drive.) (A whole 'other thread on that, I ended up punting; deciding to buy different hardware.)

I purchased an Intel NUC11TNHi7.

I installed the better of my two SSDs in it. (Made by copying a USB drive install to the SSD.)

The SSD will not boot once you get past the screen that invites you to select a normal boot or whatever the other option is; it locks up and I have to literally pull the plug to get it to work again.

The same is true of my USB install, and it is also true of the installation thumbdrive.

There aren’t a lot of options in the BIOS setup (Nothing whatsoever to do with legacy, for instance), and I’ve seen other threads give a short laundry list of things that should be set; most of which can’t be set in this system.

In other words, it works worse than my old system because even USB boot doesn’t work. I have no idea if QubesOS can see SATA devices because I can’t get it to boot at all.

It goes back to the store in a week if I can’t get it working…at which point I suppose I can get the Librem Mini, but I really don’t want to deal with them given the troubles they have delivering systems.

You can try latest Qubes ISO build with kernel-latest:


Install started successfully!

Maybe I’ll go back and see if it works on the old computer too.

Well, I was able to install. I got all sorts of stuff configured. I’m going to mark this one solved.

Nothing but mere software installation/configuration appears to stand in the way of me adopting this for daily use.

Thank you!

Hello. Are you still satisfied with Qubes on your NUC?

Pretty much so. I’m using it right now!

I don’t know that suspend works, but basically it never does on any system I ever use (I have a Windows 7 box that won’t stay in the suspended state no matter what I try, and prior linux boxes didn’t work either) so I don’t perceive it as a loss nor do I bother trying any more. I don’t think it worked with this the last time I tried it.

Thanks for your response. If I understand well, other then suspend everything else is smooth with the Qubes on your NUC? I’m asking because on they state that only Windows is supported…

That’s correct.

However note I had to take the bleeding edge build from the site in .fr back in late May to get it to boot.

I don’t even know if the current stable release would work. [Edit to clarify: I understand at some time the then-current stable release will contain everything that was in the bleeding edge version I used–I just don’t know when that will happen, perhaps it already has?]

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