Hello, I’ve tried running a fresh install of Fedora Silverblue 36 by doing the following:
1.) downloaded the Fedora SB ISO from the website
2.) Used Fedora Media Writer to create the bootable disk
3.) Restarted my comptuer
The first time I did that, my computer showed me something about what was on the Sandisk 64 gb flash drive, which is Fedora Silverblue, said something about a shadow then the only option was to hit esc. to exit
Second time, it booted up and gave me the option of Fedora 34 or the Fedora 36 that I had upgraded to.
Two things at this point
1.) I did just upgrde to Fedora 36, so the listed versions of Fedora Sivlerblue in this menu made sense by having a couple w/ Fedora 34 and a couple with Fedora 36 - but this is obviously not the fresh install menu I was looking for
2.) I had added some difft. theme customizations based on a video I watched of someone making their GUI for Gnome look better, it seemed to work at first but then the icons get all messed up, things are shifted around and blah blah for the OS don’t function. I literally can’t search for software and at this juncture, I’ve reinstalled this OS so many times at this point that I might as well just start fro scratch again.
I like how one can roll back with Silverblue, and I need to get used to containers anyways, plus a numbe rof other things which is why I like silverblue. I do NOT like Silverblue because when I use Gnome Boxes on the system, it won’t recognize my flash drives anymore because the Flatpak doesn’t support that type of sharing.
All that to say, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Gen 8 and the hard drive is encrypted* I’m assuming this is why this particular re-install/fresh install is giving me a bit more trouble.
Any advise on how to use Virtual Machines with Silverblue would be great, because the container for Gnome Boxes isn’t great either; Sivlerblue doesn’t support VMWare; CoreOS seems like ti would’ve been absolutely perfect, but too late to the game so that’s out of the equation; from what I hear, Rocky Linux is mainly to beused solely as a Server based Linux distro, otherwise uses Gnome 3. If I use WorkStation, I’ll break it 10x more than Silverblue, so the compromise is working with a system that works against me but at least I can roll back = Silverblue.
any help on how to get this thing up and running with a fresh install w/ the above computer info. and fact that it’s encrypted at the hard drive would be fantastic. Someone had given me these instructions for WorkStation before, but I don’t tink the hard drive was encrypted at that point - so I’m just trying to figure out if anyone has any instructinos on what might be done here.