Hello, world! Long time listener, first time caller.
I’m using Qubes on a very beefy machine but which unfortunately cannot boot from NVMe due to the lack of a NVMe EFI driver. (Yes, I know this can often be hacked into place and reflashed, but I’d really rather not go there.) The machine has a small USB flash drive inserted (which will never be removed when the machine is running) and an NVMe drive in a PCIe slot.
I installed R4.2.0 (non-RC) with custom (non-Blivet) partitioning, placing /boot and /boot/efi on two separate partitions on the USB drive, and the LUKS volume with LVM etc on the NVMe.
Installation went perfectly, and the box came up as expected upon rebooting at the end of installation. That said, the template installation step was resulting in a Python exception because it ran out of space. This is probably a bug, no? (Debian, Fedora, and Whonix templates were all selected, and I set the default to
I then enabled
sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.usb-keyboard and rebooted.
If it makes a difference, I installed with
sys-usb are disposable and running on a clone of
debian-12-minimal with the requisite packages installed.
I notice now that the boot drive, being USB, is attached to
sys-usb and thus
dom0 cannot see it… and thus likely can’t update it either. This will prevent kernel (and grub) updates from being applied, no?
How should I proceed?
Thanks in advance!