Jump to: navigation, search

Template:VM Settings Easy Common

Easiest, but least secure option. (#more security)

For Qubes-Whonix, click on expand on the right.

Create a new VM.

Set sys-whonix as your VMs NetVM.

For Non-Qubes-Whonix, click on expand on the right.

Download and use the default Whonix-Gateway.

Download and import it the same way you would do for Whonix-Default/Download-Version. No other changes required to Whonix-Gateway for this use case!

Set up a Whonix-Custom-Workstation.

There are currently two ways to set up a Whonix-Custom-Workstation. Either 1) manually create a VirtualBox VM (old, stable way); or 2) download and import Whonix-Custom-Workstation (experimental, testers-only).

If you want to manually create a VirtualBox VM (old, stable way), click on expand on the right.

Create a VirtualBox VM.

VirtualBox -> Machine -> New -> Next -> Enter Name (for example: myVM) -> Enter Operating System and Version -> Next -> define RAM -> Next -> create a new hdd (or not) -> Next -> disk format doesn't matter, VDI works fine however -> Next -> dynamically or fixed size is a matter of preference -> Next hdd size and location is a matter of preference -> Next -> Create

Switch VirtualBox VM settings.

Choose the newly created VM (for example: myVM) -> Settings -> System -> Motherboard -> Hardware Clock in UTC

System -> Motherboard -> Pointing Device -> PS/2 Mouse (required so that USB controller may be disabled)

System -> Processor -> Enable PAE/NX if available

Network -> Adapter 1 -> attached to Internal Network (Important!)

Network -> Adapter 1 -> Name (of Internal Network) (Important!): Whonix

(Note: It's Whonix, not whonix. Case sensitive. Capital W.)

USB -> uncheck Enable USB controller

-> OK

If you want to download and import Whonix-Custom-Workstation template (experimental, testers-only), click on expand on the right.

The idea behind this method is, that you do not have to manually create a new virtual machine. To simplify the process, you can just download and import a so called Whonix-Custom-Workstation. This has the advantage, that you have all security settings for the virtual machine, you cannot forget to apply any settings and it is easier.

Latest Whonix-Custom-Workstation Version: 9

Don't wonder, the version number for Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Default/Download-Version might be higher than the version for Whonix-Custom-Workstation. This is normal. [1]

Download, verify.


OpenPGP Signature


Rename the virtual machine to something else.[2] (VirtualBox -> Right click on VM -> Settings -> Name) (For example: myVM)

Please report in the forums if you used this and how it worked for you.

Start VM and Install Operating System.

Start the newly created VM (for example: myVM).

Insert the installation dvd.

You don't have to install updates while installing. You can do that right after installing, after the network has been set up.

username: user

computer name: host
  1. This is because redistributing a newer Whonix-Custom-Workstation is only worth the effort, if the settings for the virtual machine have changed. For example, these have not changed between Whonix 9 and Whonix 9.2. So Whonix-Custom-Workstation version 9 is up to date enough (because it comes with an empty virtual hard drive, so no software could be outdated).
  2. It would not be necessary to rename the VM at this point, but if users are told to rename it now, and later import another Whonix-Custom-Workstation, they won't run into any naming conflicts due to another VM using that name.