Sometimes, I play COD, battelfield series and/ or use autodesk’s architecture and autocad. Dual booting qubes and windows 10 wasn’t actually said to be a good idea. So, I ditched windows 10, cause I need qubes.
And if I boot the two OSs, I wanna boot them on two storage devices. Windows on internal HDD and qubes on SanDisk 500GB SSD USB-C, USB 3.1, for PC & Mac & IP55 Rated. So, when I run windows, there’s no way to access qubes partitions.
But If I do manage to run qubes OS on my USB 3.1 ssd, will I still be able to connect and use my other USB storage devices, like; pen drives, wireless usb mouse(this one’s is a must). My laptop has only one USB controller, controlling 3 USB type A, and one USB type C ports. Here’s the pcie devices on my laptop;
As far as I am concerned if I boot qubes from a USB drive, it will not create any sys-usb appVM. And if I put a usb pen drive, it will directly connect to dom0 and be accessible in dom0 file manager. And it is said that “don’t connect USBs to dom0 directly”.
Probably worth mentioning that I can connect a NVMe SSD as well internally. That would give me one internal ssd and one internal hdd. But I don’t think there’s any switch to turn one off, when booting from the other one.