I am trying to install Qubes OS via an iso image on a USB stick. Version R4.0.4. I checked the release signing key and the hash value of the iso image. But the graphical installer keeps showing me a Debian11 logo, and says Debian11 everywhere. The official Qubes installation tutorial has photos in it indicating that it should say Qubes R.4.0.4 instead: https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/installation-guide/

While this is not strictly a technical problem, I wonder why this happens, and if it's safe to proceed with the installation.

Edit @KnutLarsen: That's very weird. Mine looked just like this: https://www.debugpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Debian-11-Installer.jpg And also after installation, it looks like a plain Debian11. Could it be that creating the installation stick with "Startup Disk Creator" is a problem?


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Now it worked: I created the installation stick with dd rather than Startup Disk Creator, and I chose a bigger USB stick. The former one had only 4GB while the iso image was bigger than 5GB, but Startup Disk Creator didn't inform me about it and exited with a 'success' message nevertheless.

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