Whonix ™ on Unsupported Virtualization Platforms
Whonix ™ is available for:
In an ideal world, Whonix ™ would support all Virtualization Platforms. Theoretically it could be done using libvirt [archive]. Practically libvirt is out of question. libvirt-users Does libvirt abstract each and any vm specific command? [archive] Libvirt does not (yet) abstract some commands Whonix ™ depends on.
Other Virtualization Platforms
In theory, Whonix ™ could run inside any virtualizer, because its build scripts are very modular and extensible. In reality, Whonix ™ has no man power to test other virtualizers. As soon as contributors join the project and maintain support for other virtualizers, support for them can most likely be easily added.
Whonix ™ would need a contributor to support the other virtualization platform.
- Someone who runs those Test, LeakTests and tests from Protocol-Leak-Protection_and_Fingerprinting-Protection.
- Someone who otherwise looks around if everything is sane.
- Someone who creates, signs, uploads .ova images for the other virtualization platform (such as VMware, KVM, etc.).
Partially Finished Attempts
Moved to Dev/VirtualBox.
Why Use KVM Over VirtualBox?
time sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=64K conv=noerror,sync status=progress qubes ticket https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/5372 plus own ticket nobody has a solution how to get data out of qubes dd image undocumented how to get data out of qubes backup also undocumented questionmark dom0 upgrade risks making the system unbootabe backup required qubes internal backup not reliable past scrypt issue when restoring so without backup verification one would not know if it would actually be a sufficient backup takes very long time no automated verification hard to script since folder name is in VM verification of backup might actually fill up disk and thereby brick system dd based backup does not boot on same computer since it boots from internal rather than external disk removal of internal disk by BIOS not possible and physical removal is high effort dd based backup also does not boot on another notebook not sure if resoring back the dd backup would boot or what is missing snapshot_name="before-dev-upgrade" vboxmanage controlvm Whonix-Gateway-XFCE poweroff vboxmanage controlvm Whonix-Workstation-XFCE poweroff vboxmanage snapshot Whonix-Gateway-XFCE restore "$snapshot_name" vboxmanage snapshot Whonix-Workstation-XFCE restore "$snapshot_name"
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