For a portable QubesOS installation on a External USB 1TB highspeed (1000MBps write speed/1050MBps read speed) SSD, with a requirement to have two Luks encrypted partitions (QOS+Storage), what is the best configuration?
With my current internal 256GB Nvme QOS install, I only have 80GB free space, so am being cautious with the USB install. I want to store the backups right in the storage partition for both the USB install as well as the internal install. If Qubes crashes irretrievably, I must be able to install and recover in less time.
I am looking for mainly these things here:
- Can I install on one partition of the HDD while the other partition is used for storage?
- If yes, can/should one or both partitions be Luks encrypted before the install?
- If there is a need to extend the size of the install partition (hypothetically speaking) at a later date, will it be possible to increase the Luks encrypted install partition size by shrinking the Luks encrypted storage partition?
Please don’t give the security risk disclaimer; this portable will only be used on my uncompromised machines in different cities, and I understand the risks. Traveling light, is the goal.