I have created a Window VM (4GB RAM and 40GB hard disk) and installed it with ISO. Everything worked fine, installed the one application I need for my work, everything was great. Now I wanted to import the backup via USB and it does not work. When I insert a USB stick then on devices comes an error message:
“Attaching device (USB-Device) to Windows is failed: Qubes Error - Domain Windows qrexec not connected”.
Okay, now I have moved all devices with the name “USB controller” to “Devices always connected to this ube” in the settings of the VM. That were 3 pieces.
When I have activated this, an error message comes up when I start the VM with: “Got empty response from qubesd. See journalctl in dom0 for details”.
The VM stops with a yellow dot and I can’t start or stop it, nothing works.
Question to the “advanced”, what can I do so that my Windows Qube takes my USB stick and I can work with the data?
I don’t know why there is no installer on the virtual CD. Do I need the Windows Tools at all? Since my USB works now, printer works I have already tested, would still have to test scanner but if all that works do I still need to install the tools? If so why does it not work?
Only if you need additional Qubes OS integration features in WIndows like clipboard/file sender/receiver between VMs:
Why you can’t easily install QWT right now? It’s because of security concerns as described in your link to QSB-091 so users are notified of possible issues and don’t blindly install it without being aware of it.
okay, thank you. Since I don’t need these options, I’ll leave my Windows VM as it is.
I would like to thank you for your quick help, this gives me the opportunity to learn how to use Qubes even as a beginner and foreign speaker. Thank you