-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 On 2016-09-30 14:14, nishiwak...@gmail.com wrote: > Hi, > > Could a Qubes developer pay attention on this ticket, please ? > > I can't reinstall any other OS than Qubes on my HDD. When I put in a USB key, > it doesn't boot on it, it switches directly to the GRUB menu. >
You have to select your USB key as the first boot option in your BIOS menu. Alternatively, invoke the boot selection menu during boot, and choose your USB key. How to do this depends on your BIOS. > I am sure at 100% it comes from some sort of disk protection that Qubes put > on my disk. I am also sure that those USB keys would work on any other HDDs, > as they are properly burnt. > Qubes does not create or apply any "disk protection" of that sort. > I tried to reinstall Qubes without disk encryption. It didn't change the > outcome. > > How do I remove this disk block so I can use USB keys to install another OS > than Qubes ? If you want to make sure the disk is empty, you can simply zero-fill it, e.g., # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX where sdX is your disk. (Make sure not to select just a single partition on the disk, but rather the whole disk.) There are also other methods, like ATA Secure Erase (hdparm). Have a read: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Securely_wipe_disk - -- Andrew David Wong (Axon) Community Manager, Qubes OS https://www.qubes-os.org -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJX8AvxAAoJENtN07w5UDAwPh0P/j8kfG6mxNgaeR+4vp4d9Rzh 0PX5mIFKl84hZM7V1+AQ8cVVC4bp282FicDSNrlWiO8z8/U1Xza67Hpy0YFCxwvZ eQ0zrBXszV88/LGM9N74NOo+u4SE7P+vq7hDREnVPOanntpSXpo1M1ZvDiLdpU0C anl+Q6vBbV0aumqs8oxe1mvGpNXjPAghrB0qAkut8sYwahuXoy2l/Gfs9x9GuC4s 0QXm4Gw+dlgcKSADBx9Z5bd5UlE9I8L7ecXaqXElv/tGpocmh9K0WT7/zH2cDrVk Jk8R9fo0lyzUPu4Uw2rz7N93Namjwx1+FktAiurW/rfF9EotyBgBAorEJGvQVikG gaAuSjvPEGLPecZYx0VN/xw07LpzqdVWt7TpBlPst24BSowlm3+M7jk7Dlxpsp2J ZSzeF6XebzdF66z73iWpwoyK3ZQ0tyW1UAKkUAFgyyy5H0LItMsstovTm3MngZ+G AZloc7mCTM21wxd2dTzYXkYzj9xl/n82g9Btj9cMrw9eIH8ncOk16y0AoobIFIYT LMqqSkHbXHljI6KbT2o6kgOGgBQklsgoRZR7K9iknUzI1vO25v9RE0cAeNx5/S8J 2IoIkR7G95aC9wSE2QptRZ0CltbO6sXodlkgoP2rzkl7BZVZZRoFB38D+ul/L9bT 8EBPm7PKAwlt+2fhEvVf =fXAx -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/b9371c17-da5c-dfbe-7c30-ea27af16c136%40qubes-os.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.