Whonix Host Additions / Whonix Host Operating System
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May 29 2020
Indeed. The rest is tracked under component Whonix-Host.
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 188.8.131.52.6-developers-only
May 14 2020
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.
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 184.108.40.206.2-developers-only.
xfce4-power-manager is installed on Whonix-Host in 220.127.116.11.2-developers-only.
Fixed in 18.104.22.168.2-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 22.214.171.124.7:
Apr 20 2020
As of Whonix-Host 126.96.36.199.7 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?