Indeed. The rest is tracked under component Whonix-Host.
May 29 2020
Should we close this ticket since Whonix-Host is precisely a "usb stick with whonix installed and ready to boot", already available as an ISO image, even if still in early stage?
May 28 2020
May 17 2020
Yes, worth it. I guess lots of people are going to try Whonix-Host inside a virtual machine before considering installation on real hardware. That's why I even would like to have ability to run Whonix-Host inside VirtualBox.
Please post new tickets in forums as per:
May 16 2020
But forgot to add sudo install_package_list+=" debug-misc "...
May 15 2020
Just built 18.104.22.168.6-developers-only
Great! Will try to build tomorrow and report back... asap :)
Please add your build commands to Whonix wiki Dev/Whonix-Host, then I can add suggestion there how to improve these.
Not sure what you mean here?
That's probably because of T950. You'd need to remove both:
I see. But I won't lose time trying to debug this particular build, I will just try a new one and see if the problem persists. Had some problems with lack of space on the VM I am building with, maybe related. Not worth debugging if it's a one time thing. We'll see.
May 14 2020
Done, as well as further additions.
Seems I have quite a flexible notion of "asap" :)...
May 13 2020
Added upload access also just now. Please try upload image.
Done. Waiting for approval. Still uncompleted, will add instruction step by step.
I also wanted to add some pictures but I think I don't have sufficient rights...
Yes, by all means. Please do.
Generally, most non-controversial (and this one certainly is) wiki edits can be done without prior asking.
Glad that you liked it!
If you don't mind, I can already start modifying the Wiki page:
Warning: Whonix-Host is experimental software and still in early development. It is currently still lacking some core features, such as persistent installation in EFI mode or a working firewall on the Host, and is not yet ready for production, nor intended for end-users, only developers. Please see https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-host-developers-only-preview-version-15-0-1-2-7-released/9360 for more information on its development state. Help welcome.
What is Whonix-Host?
Whonix-Host is a complete Operating System provided by Whonix developers specifically designed to run Whonix virtual machines ("Whonix-Gateway" and "Whonix-Workstation").
Apr 28 2020
Apr 23 2020
Works fine in 22.214.171.124.2-developers-only.
xfce4-power-manager is installed on Whonix-Host in 126.96.36.199.2-developers-only.
Fixed in 188.8.131.52.2-developers-only.
Great news! I am rebuilding the whole package Host+gw+ws now, excited to test it out! Will report asap.
echo "options overlay metacopy=on" > /etc/modprobe.d/overlay.conf update-initramfs -u
Apr 21 2020
That would be OK but this is not my preferred solution. Reason: an unclean shutdown in Whonix installed persistent mode would with a subsequent boot into live mode would result in a failed reboot into Whonix installed live mode.
Awesome analysis and description!
Likely fixed in next build already. Updated, relevant code is here:
Excellent work. Thanks for researching this!
Some progress made as of Whonix-Host 184.108.40.206.7:
As of Whonix-Host 220.127.116.11.7 each environment (Host, gw, ws) has its own background color.
Should we close this ticket?
Do we need more tests or can we close this ticket?
Apr 16 2020
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Apr 10 2020
All tests done in KVM with 4 logical host CPUs, but I would expect to have similar (if not better) results on real hardware.
Mar 30 2020
 There is currently no trigger (systemd unit file) to execute /usr/lib/whonix-libvirt/persistent-mode-to-read-write.
Mar 29 2020
Mar 28 2020
Mar 27 2020
Included since Whonix 18.104.22.168.8-developers-only.
Mar 26 2020
As of 22.214.171.124.7, the following behavior is observed:
Mar 22 2020
These tests are fully independent.
Ok, so you want me to:
- boot a Whonix-Host ISO
- Install on HDD
- Reboot on Whonix-Host ISO, do some stuff, shutdown
- See if HDD has been modified (why would it be?)
Whonix Live ISO runs without an HDD.
I am not sure what you want to test here? Please precise.
This ticket was written at a time when there was only grub-live. I.e. install Whonix on hardware (or Debian + grub live). Boot in live mode. Test if that works. If yes, take an hdd image. Boot again into live mode. Then take another hdd image. Compare these hdd images. Do they 100% match or are there differences? Differences: something wrong. No differences: that would be nice.
Do you mean: starting an installed version in live-mode (not tested, not supported yes) or starting a Whonix-Host iso file?
Sub pages or sub chapters of 1 wiki page?
Mar 21 2020
We actually ended up using Whonix KVM and placing images to:
Mar 17 2020
This ticket is only useful if we go for T909. I will update the ticket descriptions now.
Do you know how to run calamares hook scripts? I think I saw this before but I can't find it anymore. Or we have to invent our own mini calamares module similar to how package calamares-settings-debian invented new calamares modules?
That sounds good!
I don't know. Not implemented yet. Currently installed (persistent) Whonix-Host does not have live-boot option.