Install whole system to an external SSD

I know, dumb topic, but is there any chance to install QubesOS to external medium, like SSD?

I’ve tried just about everything to make it bootable, but no success. It just do not boot from SSD, and after QubesOS installation to SSD the computer system I installed on is no more working. My install procedure:

  • burn QubesOS ISO to SSD/USB(using dd) and boot from it
  • plug another external SSD and install the system to it

Interesting is that the SSD boot works when I restart the QubesOS booted from SSD, but after shutdown it`s over and the machine operating system does not boot anymore.

What I need to achieve is to have a “standalone” QubesOS installation on SSD so that I can boot everywhere(on PC machines/notebooks of course :slight_smile: )

1 Like

Thank you very much for your response. This is first time anyone has ever replied to this problem(on different forums).
Another question is if I will need to modify the boot menu every time I plug the SSD to boot…:slight_smile:

I think you can use UEFI fallback bootloader path EFI\boot\bootx64.efi:

By copying files from qubes to boot directory and renaming them.

1 Like

Moved to User Support
Body is too similar to what you recently posted, again