My hardware checks all the boxes mentioned in the Qubes website. It meets the minimum requirements as well the recommended requirements.
Laptop, no peripheras connected, Intel Core i5, Intel integrated graphics (no discrete graphics), full virtualization support with Intel VT-x with EPT and Intel VT-d, UEFi bios, 16GB DDD4 RAM, fast SSD storage . I Disable secure boot and hyper threading in bios.
This hardware checks all boxes in the hardware requirements. But the installation still is stuck early on in installation.
I flashed the USB drive using the dd command mentioned in the Qubes website. The hashes didn’t check a few times, until finally, I got a live USB whose content are same as those in the image ISO file checked by “diff -r” command. So the USB should be OK.
The installation starts and gives me a few options, defaulting to “Test the media and install Qubes”. After I select this, it advances a bit then is stuck in a message “ reached target basic system”.
I also selected other options, like “troubleshoot and install” or “Use latest kernel”. Depending on which option I choose, and which BIOS settings I enable, the installer progress a bit more or less, but is stuck at some point. The expected GUI windows never show up. The current last message is
nvme: I/O 5 QID 0 timeout, completion, polled
What am I missing with this beast of OS?strong text