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Qubes Download Install

The recommended approach is to use salt (wrapped by the command qubesctl in Qubes), as this one call automatically: [1]

  • Downloads both Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation TemplateVMs.
  • Configures sys-whonix and anon-whonix safely. [2]

In dom0, run:

sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix

For troubleshooting please see 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 was necessary for you!
  3. Sometimes the Qubes Community Templates repository must also be enabled by editing /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-templates.repo and setting enabled = 1 in the [qubes-templates-community] section. Please report if 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 was necessary for you!