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Ambox warning pn.svg.png Before you execute the call in this section, keep in mind it can take a long time to execute. It is dependent on your internet connection. The time it will take can range from a few minutes, to twenty or more. It will take longer over Tor. No progress indicator is shown. Do not interrupt the salt process once it has started or this can lead to an unstable system. [1]

The following qubesctl command [2] will:

  • Download both Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™ TemplateVMs.
  • Configure sys-whonix and anon-whonix safely. [3]

In dom0, run.

sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix

For troubleshooting please see the footnotes. [4] [5] [6]

  1. add salt download progress indicator
  2. If an error message appears stating that qubesctl does not exist or the command is not recognized, then it is necessary to enable the testing repository and install salt.
    sudo qubes-dom0-update --best --allowerasing --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-current-testing qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines
    Please report if this step was necessary for you!
  3. Sometimes the Qubes Community Templates repository must also be enabled by editing Qubes dom0 repository definition files.

    In dom0.

    1) Open file /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-templates.repo with root rights.

    sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-templates.repo

    2) In section [qubes-templates-community] set

    enabled = 1

    3) Save.

    Please report if step this was necessary for you!

  4. If qubesctl still does not work, try shutting down Qubes OS and rebooting the machine. Please report if this step was necessary for you!