I’m having the common issue outlined in the UEFI troubleshooting guide where, after loading what I believe is called the GRUB bootloader (black and white screen with “GNU GRUB version 2.04” at the top and 4 options to choose from) and selecting “Install Qubes OS R4.1.0” it briefly displays an underscore, then it hangs on a black screen. The troubleshooting document suggests editing BOOTX64.cfg, either in the ISO or on the installation media, but there is no file with that name in /EFI/BOOT/ in either of the two partitions. Both partitions contain the same two files in that directory, BOOTX64.EFI and grub.cfg, neither of which contain the lines of code the document mentions. This was reported in issue 7363 but it doesn’t look like anyone has submitted updated steps. Is there somewhere else to remove noexitboot and mapbs in R4.1.0? Is that even a relevant suggestion anymore?
I’m booting Qubes-R4.1.0-x86_64.iso, imaged with Rufus per the instructions, from an 8gb USB drive on a Lenovo Legion 5 15" Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. I’ve switched to what it calls “Discrete graphics” in the BIOS, meaning it’s using the ADM Radeon integrated graphics rather than the NVIDIA card. The same problem was reported with a Legion 5 in this thread and it mentions changing legacy and hybrid boot options, but my BIOS menu has no mention of either of those (or much of anything; it’s kind of terrible). The only options related to booting are Secure Boot (disabled), USB Boot (“Enable or disable boot for USB devices” so obviously that has to stay enabled), PXE Boot to LAN (adds a network boot option to the boot table), and IPv4 PXE First (option for the network boot).
Any suggestions are appreciated. I’ve wanted to play around with this OS for years but never had spare hardware.