Hey there! I was having difficulties installing the Qubes 4.1.1 release from my booted usb to an empty usb!
Here is a detail of the struggle:
It got so bad with troubleshooting that at one point I though about buying a pre-installed Qubes usb from ebay!
Now, I was thinking of buying a compatible laptop (from the list). If i were to do so, would their be little to no troubleshooting involved, rather than having to type multiple lines of code and working through everything? I was thinking it would be as smooth as this vid:
Also, will I ever need to use VMware or a virtual machine in the process? I have been seeing a lot of references in posts and videos!
if you want to test qubes in vmware you can choose laptop with intel proc. everything is work as expected. depends on your budget and workload, an old laptop like x230 or t430 is good, and <= 10th gen intel would run fine in stable repo.