[SOLVED] Setup USB Disk Image for Tailsguest

csuno

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Hey all, i'v found this old article: https://www.tobias-baeumer.de/virtueller-usb-stick-fuer-eine-kvm-in-proxmox/
-but this doesnt work on my setup. It just generates some install errors, when i try to install tails on disk virtual device

I try to setup a disk image and want the guest to think it is a usb drive.
With "normal" quemu (lib-virt) setup it was very easy.
Code:
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2' cache='writethrough'/>
      <source file='/path-to-VM-Disks/tails-usb.qcow2'/>
      <target dev='sda' bus='usb' removable='on'/>
      <shareable/>
      <boot order='1'/>
      <address type='usb' bus='0' port='1'/>
    </disk>
But with proxmox, i dpont find a easy solution.... so i have to ask for help ;)

Thanks
 

LnxBil

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Works also without a problem, yet you have to add is via the qemu monitor:

Code:
qm> drive_add 0 if=none,id=usbdisk1,file=/path/to/usb-disk-win10-virtio-0.1.126.raw,snapshot=on
OK

qm> device_add usb-storage,id=usbdisk1,drive=usbdisk1,removable=on
 

csuno

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you are right, i've test it again. With qemu monitor, and with "args" configuration... works both. Just the Tails installer is a bit tricky... but works now.

here my Conf:
Code:
args: -device piix3-usb-uhci,addr=0x18 -drive id=my_usb_disk,file=/my-zfs-pool/images/110/vm-110-disk-1.raw,if=none -device usb-storage,id=my_usb_disk,drive=my_usb_disk

Thanks for your testing.
 
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