Hi all, Qubes noob here. I would like to set up an appVM to live exclusively on an external HDD (connected via USB).
In the documentation, right at the start, it says “These steps assume you have already created a separate volume group and thin pool (not thin volume) for your HDD.”. So, I followed the links on volume group and thin pool, but could not get those to work.
On the volume group documentation, it indicates the command to create a volume group
vg1 that contains physical volumes
vgcreate vg1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1. I checked the location of my external hdd
/dev/sda, but when I attempt to create the volume
sudo vgcreate vg1 /dev/sda on dom0 terminal I get the following error:
Device /dev/sda not found.
My first thought was to run the command on sys-usb (which I have as a disposableVM) as that is the VM to which the external drive is assigned to, but I got another error
sudo: vgcreate: command not found. So I went to the appVM template (fedora34) to install it and got another error:
unable to find a match: vgcreate. Which is weird as the documentation on volume groups is from Red Hat.
Has anyone been able to create an appVM on an external drive? If so, any tips on what I’ve done wrong, or better yet a nice noob friendly tutorial on how to do it?