Could you tell me why was it able to get passed the 3 settings before the section on “SOFTWARE”? If the USB is bad and the ISO is corrupted, why did it even get to the installer
…because that part wasn’t corrupted?
and passed the verifying signature.
You did that before writing to the media.
What is the purpose of the “INSTALLATION SOURCE”?
It’s the one option not described by the installation guide. We might add a sentence to instruct the user not to change it unless they know what they are doing.
Is that where Qubes picks the ISO to start the actual installation from the USB ISO file?
The installation source is where the respective packages are retrieved from. This needs to be ‘local media’ (the one you created from the ISO).
What could it mean by the “This media is not good to install from.”
- file system errors
- not all repositories present
… basically the creation of the media via dd failed for some reason.
No Rufus for Linux Mint.
Yes, that’s a Windows program. I just mentioned it as an easy to user GUI to create the install media.
Are you a technical developer?
You are writing in the community forum, where Qubes OS users help each other. All available support options are enumerated on the website.
Nowhere in the documentation says to use Rufus. There are terminal commands to be used which are tedious.
Which documentation are you referring to? The installation guide on the website even contains screenshots of Rufus.
This is getting nowhere!
I agree. Maybe it is a language issue and I can certainly understand your frustration, but the attitude you show towards the community makes it less likely for others to feel the need to help you. We are all Qubes OS users trying to help each other.
My advice to you stands:
- recreate the install media (maybe with another USB stick)
- make sure it tests OK when starting from it
- install following the installation guide step by step
- report back if there is still an issue