I’m new to Qubes OS and Linux, and been trying to do my research and figure out the systems before asking questions but this one I just can’t figure out so I’d appreciate any pointers.
I’ve had difficulty mounting a 64GB FAT USB to an appVM. It successfully appears in the file GUI on sys-usb and I can access the files on the usb drive from there. It also appears in the terminal with the commands lsusb or lsblk.
However once I use the device widget to try and mount the USB to a VM, it won’t show appear on the file GUI of that VM. I get a popup notification saying Device () Connected and then almost immediately it says Device () Disconnected, and in that time i have not tried to access the drive or link it to an app or anything. It will appear briefly in the terminal when I type lsubs or lsblk, but its gone once I get the notification saying Device () Disconnected. If I go back to sys-usb, it doesn’t appear there either with lsusb or lsblk. The device widget marks it as mounted to the appVM still.
I’ve also tried with a 2gb macos journaled USB, and I don’t have this problem - I can use the devices widget to mount it to another VM and it will appear in the GUI normally.
Any pointers? It seems to disappear when I try passing it through to a VM, connects momentarily and then disconnects and no longer in sys-usb either.
Is it an issue with the USB format? With it’s size?