I'm trying to install Qubes OS on my computer. I have just deleted the Ubuntu Partition in order to install it, but there's a problem with the storage configuration, and I need to find a suitable stage1 device. There's nothing I can do...

What should I be doing in such a case?

  • Is your disk not listed in device selection? Have you tried restarting installation? – Tomáš Pánik Jan 1 '17 at 18:56

If you can't see your local disk in device selection, you have most likely ran into partition table error.

Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 on Qubes installation screen to show console and type fdisk -l to list disk drives. Then you can fdisk /dev/sdX to select disk.

Now you can type fdisk commands

  • o makes a blank DOS partition table
  • w writes partition table to disk

Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F6 returns to install screen, or you can just reboot to see if your disk shows up.

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