KVM/Installation Screenshots



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Note that you are encouraged to read the official KVM guide and documentation first and only refer here if are still unsure about what to do. Please report any uncertainties about the official guide on the KVM support forum.

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virt-manager


sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/libvirt/TEMPLATE.qemu /etc/apparmor.d/libvirt/TEMPLATE.kvm


sudo addgroup "$(whoami)" libvirt


sudo addgroup "$(whoami)" kvm


sudo reboot


virsh -c qemu:///system net-autostart default
virsh -c qemu:///system net-start default


(For simplicity, you can copy and paste the following commands without changes, download and store Whonix's images in your home folder)

To get the qcow2 images please press on the link:-

If you are first time user it is very recommended to read this:-


tar -xvf ~/Whonix-Gateway-*.libvirt.xz
tar -xvf ~/Whonix-Workstation-*.libvirt.xz



virsh -c qemu:///system define Whonix-Gateway*.xml
virsh -c qemu:///system net-define Whonix_network*.xml
virsh -c qemu:///system net-autostart Whonix
virsh -c qemu:///system net-start Whonix
virsh -c qemu:///system define Whonix-Workstation*.xml


sudo mv Whonix-Gateway*.qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images/Whonix-Gateway.qcow2
sudo mv Whonix-Workstation*.qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images/Whonix-Workstation.qcow2


Start Menu -> Applications -> System -> Virtual Machine Manager

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click on Whonix-Gateway -> click open -> click the play symbol

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to take snapshots, please follow the instructions below:-

Manage VM snapshots - Creat new snapshot - choose any Name&Description you want - Finish

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to start the snapshot, please follow the instructions below:-

Right click on the created snapshot - Start snapshot - Yes


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