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1. Download Whonix ™ Whonix old logo.png XFCE for Windows Windows logo - 2012.svg.png, MacOS Rsz osx.png and Linux Tux.png FREE


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Info This release introduces unified ova downloads. Rather than separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™ ova downloads, there is now only a single Whonix ova which includes both Whonix virtual machines (VMs), Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™. [1] [2] [3]

Version: 15.0.0.4.9

Whonix
Anonymous Download
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OpenPGP Signature ( sha512 , sig )

Yes [4] - -
Crypto key.png Verify images using this Signing Key Yes [4] -


Verify the Whonix ™ Images

It is important to check the integrity of the downloaded virtual machine images to ensure that neither a man-in-the-middle attack or file corruption occurred (see Download Security).

Ambox warning pn.svg.png Warning:

Do not continue if verification fails! This risks using infected or erroneous files! The whole point of verification is to confirm file integrity.

Whonix virtual machine images are cryptographically signed by Whonix developer Patrick Schleizer using OpenPGP. [6]

If you know how to use an OpenPGP key, download the Whonix Signing Key and the Whonix signatures straight away.

Otherwise, use the following instructions:

Download Whonix ™ XFCE

Windows logo - 2012.svg.png Windows (optional): Simple, fast → Whonix ™ Whonix old logo.png Windows Installer

2. Install VirtualBox Virtualbox logo.png

  • Linux Tux.png: please press expand on the right side.

Hosts using a non-Debian OS:

Install VirtualBox as per the normal mechanism for your Linux distribution.

Debian hosts:

These instructions are for Debian buster, which is recommended. Other Debian releases might work, but this is untested. In that case, replace buster with the actual codename your release.

Note: this applies to Whonix ™ 15. Later Whonix ™ versions may use a codename different to buster.

Package virtualbox should be installed from Debian unstable (codename: sid). This is non-ideal but required since VirtualBox in unavailable in Debian buster / buster-backports at the time of writing. It has risks such as bricking the apt package manager. Therefore users should make sure to have their backup and restore process functional. Alternativly you could install from Oracle Repository but this comes with different risks.

1. On the host.

Open a terminal.

2. Add Debian stable codename buster to the apt-conf default-release.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'APT::Default-Release buster;' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease"

3. Add Debian sid to Debian apt sources.

[7]

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb http://http.debian.net/debian sid main contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list"

4. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

5. Install the selected software.

sudo apt-get install virtualbox/sid linux-headers-$(uname -r)

The procedure is now complete.

6. Undo.

On occasion it is necessary to undo this configuration, for example when upgrading from Debian buster to bullseye. [8] To proceed, run.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list

3. Import Whonix ™ Whonix old logo.png into VirtualBox Virtualbox logo.png

For Whonix ™ VirtualBox import instructions, please press on expand on the right.

Start VirtualBox
Open The virtualbox1.png

Click on Filethen choose Import Appliance...
Select Import Applience2.png

Navigate and select Whonix ™ image and press next
Select whonix image and press next3.png

Do NOT change anything! Just click on Import
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Then press Agree
Press agree5.png

Wait until Whonix-Gateway.ova has been imported
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Repeat the import step also for Whonix-Workstation.ova
Do the same for whonix workstation7.png

Now start both Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™
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Miscellaneous

There are also Video Tutorials.

If you still need help, please check the Support page.

For command line import instructions, see footnote. [9]

4. Start Whonix ™

Starting Whonix ™ is simple.

Start VirtualBoxDouble-click the Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™.

5. VirtualBox Screen Resolution Bug

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If the display presents like the image on the right-hand side, then you are affected by a screen resolution bug which only occurs in the XFCE version of Whonix in VirtualBox. To correct the resolution, apply the following workaround.

  1. Maximize the window.
  2. VirtualBox VM WindowsViewVirtual Screen 1Choose any, resize to another resolution
  3. VirtualBox VM WindowsViewAuto-resize Guest Display
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First time user?

Whonix default admin password is: changeme Whonix default username: user
Whonix default password: changeme

Whonix first time users warning Warning:

  • If you do not know what metadata or a man-in-the-middle attack is.
  • If you think nobody can eavesdrop on your communications because you are using Tor.
  • If you have no idea how Whonix works.

Then read the Design and Goals, Whonix ™ and Tor Limitations and Tips on Remaining Anonymous pages to decide whether Whonix is the right tool for you based on its limitations.

Footnotes and Experimental Spectre / Meltdown Defenses

Please press on expand on the right.

VirtualBox Stable Version | VirtualBox Testers Only Version

Testers only! For more information please press on expand on the right.

These experimental Spectre/Meltdown defenses are related to issues outlined in Firmware Security and Updates. Due to the huge performance penalty and unclear security benefits of applying these changes, it may not be worth the effort. The reason is VirtualBox is still likely vulnerable, even after:

  1. A host microcode upgrade.
  2. A host kernel upgrade.
  3. A VM kernel upgrade.
  4. A "not vulnerable" result from spectre-meltdown-checker run on the host.
  5. Installation of the latest VirtualBox version. [10]
  6. All Spectre/Meltdown-related VirtualBox settings are tuned for better security as documented below.

To learn more, see: VirtualBox 5.2.18 vulnerable to spectre/meltdown despite microcode being installed and the associated VirtualBox forum discussion. [11] Users must patiently wait for VirtualBox developers to fix this bug.

On the host. [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]

VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --ibpb-on-vm-entry on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --ibpb-on-vm-entry on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --ibpb-on-vm-exit on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --ibpb-on-vm-exit on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --l1d-flush-on-vm-entry on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --l1d-flush-on-vm-entry on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --l1d-flush-on-sched on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --l1d-flush-on-sched on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --spec-ctrl on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --spec-ctrl on
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Gateway" --nestedpaging off
VBoxManage modifyvm "Whonix-Workstation" --nestedpaging off

Info These steps must be repeated for every Whonix or non-Whonix VirtualBox VM, including multiple and custom VMs.

The above instructions only apply to the default VM names Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™. Therefore, if Multiple Whonix-Workstation ™s and/or Multiple Whonix-Gateway ™s are configured, then repeat these instructions using the relevant name/s.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-virtualbox-14-0-1-4-4-unified-ova-downloads-point-release/6996
  2. https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-kvm-14-0-1-4-4-unified-tar-gz-download-point-release/7061
  3. This change reduces the number of steps users are required to apply (one download instead of two). No functionality was lost. This improves usability, makes Whonix downloads more standardized compared to other software, and simplifies Whonix infrastructure maintenance work. The Whonix split VM design (separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™) remains unmodified.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 By using the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB). For an introduction, see Tor Browser. See also Hide Tor and Whonix from your ISP.
  5. It does not matter if the bulk download is done over an insecure channel if OpenPGP verification is used at the end.
  6. OpenPGP is a standard for data encryption that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication through the use of keys owned by its users.
  7. Or alternatively use the .onion mirror.
    sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian sid main contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list"
  8. Most often this step applies before attempting major Whonix ™ upgrades; upgrade instructions are also made available at that time (see stay tuned).
  9. For Linux: Read License Agreement.
    vboxmanage import Whonix-XFCE-15.0.0.0.6.ova --vsys 0 --eula show --vsys 1 --eula show
    vboxmanage import Whonix-XFCE-15.0.0.0.6.ova --vsys 0 --eula accept --vsys 1 --eula accept
  10. VirtualBox version 5.2.18 or above is required since only that version comes with Spectre/Meltdown defenses. See https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-vulerable-due-to-missing-processor-microcode-packages/5739/22.
  11. Also see the following Whonix forum discussion: Whonix vulerable due to missing processor microcode packages? spectre / meltdown / retpoline / L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF)
  12. --ibpb-on-vm-[enter|exit] on|off: Enables flushing of the indirect branch prediction buffers on every VM enter or exit respectively. This could be enabled by users overly worried about possible spectre attacks by the VM. Please note that these options may have sever impact on performance.
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html

    There is a mistake in the VirtualBox manual stating enter which does not work. It is actually entry.

  13. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html

    --l1d-flush-on-vm-enter on|off: Enables flushing of the level 1 data cache on VM enter. See Section 13.4.1, “CVE-2018-3646”.

  14. --l1d-flush-on-sched on|off: Enables flushing of the level 1 data cache on scheduling EMT for guest execution. See Section 13.4.1, “CVE-2018-3646”.
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html

  15. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch13.html#sec-rec-cve-2018-3646

    For users not concerned by this security issue, the default mitigation can be disabled using

    VBoxManage modifyvm name --l1d-flush-on-sched off

    Since we want to enable the security feature we set --l1d-flush-on-sched on.

  16. --spec-ctrl on|off: This setting enables/disables exposing speculation control interfaces to the guest, provided they are available on the host. Depending on the host CPU and workload, enabling speculation control may significantly reduce performance.
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html

  17. According to this VirtualBox ticket --spec-ctrl should be set to on.
  18. --nestedpaging on|off: If hardware virtualization is enabled, this additional setting enables or disables the use of the nested paging feature in the processor of your host system; see Section 10.7, “Nested paging and VPIDs” and Section 13.4.1, “CVE-2018-3646”.


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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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Please add I2P to the Whonix too, because sometime is really hard to connect Tor Circuit...

Patrick

6 months ago
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Not exactly what you're asking for, but may interest you: https://www....org/wiki/I2P

i2p integration development discussion:

https://foru...gration/4981

Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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The download of "Download Whonix-Workstation" presents fail when it is around 250MiB.

Patrick

6 months ago
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Could you try again please? Does this issue persist?

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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For me the download also stopped with a "fail" message at about 250MB, but a simple click on "retry" would start from where the download stopped, and it seems to work so far. (downloaded using tor browser, if that helps to identify the issue)

Patrick

6 months ago
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The inability of resuming downloads is a hassle indeed. However, cannot be fixed from the Whonix side.

The download restarting from zero is not a problem caused by the Whonix website. Download resumption is possible when using downloaders such as wget or curl with resume option.

Many browsers unfortunately still nowadays don't support resuming of downloads by default.

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Try using IDM, it downloads the zip file quite fast, 400 - 500KB/Sec and takes about an hour to do the job.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Cuando trato de iniciar ambos me sale el siguiente error:

Fallo al abrir una sesión para la máquina virtual Whonix-Gateway-XFCE.

VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Componente: ConsoleWrap

Interfaz: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

Patrick

6 months ago
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VirtualBox issue.

https://www...._in_the_BIOS.

Please enable VT-x in BIOS.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Fallo al abrir una sesión para la máquina virtual Whonix-Gateway-XFCE.

VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Componente: ConsoleWrap

Interfaz: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

Patrick

6 months ago
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VirtualBox issue.

https://www...._in_the_BIOS

Please enable VT-x in BIOS.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Hello. I'm having a problem with importing it to my virtual machine (Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, version 6.0.4). It says "Failed to import appliance C:\Users\*****\Whonix-Workstation-XFCE-14-0-1-8.ova." Anyone knows why? All help is appriciated.

//uYu

Patrick

6 months ago
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There may be an issue with the file download. The file may be corrupted. Please re-download.

Did you verify the downloaded file?

File verification recommended:

https://www....honix_images

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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1) Does Whonix requires VirtualBox 5.x or VirtualBox 6.x can be used too?

2) Do I need to remove VirtualBox Extensions Pack because it is not free? Does it dangerous to use it with Whonix?

Patrick

6 months ago
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1) yes

https://www....her_Versions

2) not required for Whonix. If you don't need, don't use. If you want to use it, up to you. Less is better.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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I am getting the following errors on both Linux and macOS systems: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Whonix-Workstation-XFCE.

The virtual machine 'Whonix-Workstation-XFCE' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap Interface: IMachine {5047460a-265d-4538-b23e-ddba5fb84976}

what do I do? thanks

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Are you running VirtualBox v. 5.2? If so install the newest Version 6.0.4

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Just wondering why is downloading Whonix so slow. Both the Gateway and Workstation files download sooo slow and I'm using a wired connection. It takes me well over an hour for each file to download.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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I'm just curious why is downloading the files so slow and why did my post not get posted to this website?

Patrick

6 months ago
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Dunno but looks like your comment went through.

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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if I install a gateway after my ISPs' SURFboard can I flash Whonix to that Gateway then connect to my router then connect to my network devices. would that create anonymity?

Patrick

6 months ago
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Whonix can't operate as router software at this point in time.

The closest to this is:

- Whonix RPi - https://www....al_Isolation

- https://www....ting_Systems

Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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I can't connect to whonix tor network tor our country

solution Turkey

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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The screen resolution workaround doesn't work. The other resolution, and the auto-resize are greyed out. Any suggestion?

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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I'm having problems with importing whonix into the virtual machine. The following error pops up: E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)

What can I do about it?

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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This is the same user writing. I wanted to add, that I am using the latest version of virtualbox and I trited to re-download whonix multiple times, but that didn't help. Looking forward for any help I can get.

Patrick

5 months ago
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Any more information in that error message?

The VirtualBox forum may have some suggestions.

try a web search

site:virtualbox.org "E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)"

A lot results.

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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I'm having troubles with importing whonix into the virtualbox. I recieve the following error every time: E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)

I've re-downloaded whonix multiple times, verified the images and even reinstalled virtualbox. What else can I do to resolve this issue?

Patrick

5 months ago
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Any more information in that error message?

The VirtualBox forum may have some suggestions.

try a web search

site:virtualbox.org "E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)"

A lot results.

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Hello,

The Whonix-Gateway is no more avialable to be downloaded?

(

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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After continueing installaton of Whonix-XFCE package, it seems both ( the gateway and XFCE ) are bundeled in the same package named : Whonix-XFCE

Patrick

5 months ago
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Indeed.

No functionality has been lost. Everything still possible just one download less. See also:

https://foru...release/6996

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Why is the download on sourceforge.net it used to be directly from this website is it safe sourceforge.net? I remember vaguely hearing issues with sourceforge.net in the past.

Thank you.

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Why don't you check the files with the OpenPGP signatures and OpenPGP key?

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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@Patrick I see, my predecessor can't.

You didn't provide the signature files and didn't provide a link to the public key.

Patrick

5 months ago
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Press `expand` then you'll see signing key and signature.

Patrick

5 months ago
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Why sourceforge for downloads: in short server issues + too much traffic.

(Traffic isn't free.)

Of course, this is a step back.

There might be a Whonix news in future addressing this. We also might find other solutions. Stay tuned.

https://www....i/Stay_Tuned

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Hello, I cannot use any snapshot anymore with VirtualBox 6, tried on Windows and Unbuntu. Here is the code error I get on both system:

Failed to load unit 'lsilogicsas' (VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_LITTLE).

Code d'erreur : NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

Any idea about that ?

Patrick

5 months ago
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Please check on virtualbox.org. Search for:

site:virtualbox.org VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_LITTLE

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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I faced the following problem: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Whonix-Gateway-XFCE.

WHvCapabilityCodeHypervisorPresent is FALSE! Make sure you have enabled the 'Windows Hypervisor Platform' feature. (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE).

VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

So, kindly how can I fix it? Plz help..

Patrick

5 months ago
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Please enable VT-x / virtualization in BIOS.

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Hello, i stop at 10% in anon connection wizard( bridge "meek-azure") in VirtualBox, and i find people in the internet said there is something wrong with bridge. But i can use tor browser in windows 10( bridge "meek-azure"). What should i do? Thanks for your reading.

Patrick

5 months ago
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Could you try type of bridge please?

See also:

https://www....wiki/Bridges

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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How do I download Whonix-Workstation.ova or Whonix-Gateway.ova ? I can only download Whonix-XFCE.ova .

Patrick

5 months ago
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That file contains both gateway, and workstation. Downloads are now unified.

Same functionality as before. See also:

https://foru...release/6996

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Hello, i have some problem with anon connection wizard. I stopped at 10%, and i find people in internet said there are something wrong with bridge. But i can use tor browser with same bridge(meek-azure). What should i do? And why? Thank you for your reading.

Patrick

5 months ago
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Could you try type of bridge please?

See also: https://www....wiki/Bridges

Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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@Patrick Thanks for your help. I have tried twice, but it didn't work. I think it because i try to connect by a chinese ip. And i don't how to get a usefull bridge. By the way, what is the different between whonix(VirtualBox) and tor browser(windows10)?

Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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I start up gateway, I am presented with a BIOS-looking interface to load into 'Whonix GNU/Linux' or an advanced version. When I select either, the VM turns to black.

Any help?

Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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Hey? Where is the gateway at?

Patrick

4 months ago
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This release introduces unified ova downloads. Rather than separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™ ova downloads, there is now only a single Whonix ova which includes both Whonix virtual machines (VMs), Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™.

> https://foru...release/6996

> This change reduces the number of steps users are required to apply (one download instead of two). No functionality was lost. This improves usability, makes Whonix downloads more standardized compared to other software, and simplifies Whonix infrastructure maintenance work. The Whonix split VM design (separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™) remains unmodified.

Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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1,6 GB and only 1 file ? is it something wrong with this ? i can't even use it there is error. I tried to unpack this after that i have 2 virtual disk i added both to virtual box but it not works system shuting down with errors and working unstable.

Patrick

4 months ago
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One file is expected.

This release introduces unified ova downloads. Rather than separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™ ova downloads, there is now only a single Whonix ova which includes both Whonix virtual machines (VMs), Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™.

This change reduces the number of steps users are required to apply (one download instead of two). No functionality was lost. This improves usability, makes Whonix downloads more standardized compared to other software, and simplifies Whonix infrastructure maintenance work. The Whonix split VM design (separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™) remains unmodified.

For other errors please post error messages in https://forums.whonix.org so we can help, note: DoNot#Post_Full_System_Logs_or_Configuration_Files

Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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What is the difference between the gateway and the workstation? I open both but that do the same thing?

Patrick

4 months ago
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Whonix ™ consists of two VMs: the Whonix-Gateway ™ and the Whonix-Workstation ™. [2] The former runs Tor processes and acts as a gateway, while the latter runs user applications on a completely isolated network. The Whonix ™ design affords several benefits:

See Main_Page.

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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same question for me. Do i need to have the gateway open when i use the workstation or isn't that required?

Best regards

Patrick

3 months ago
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Gateway required for internet connection.

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Error relaunching VirtualBox VM process: 5 Command line: '60eaff78-4bdd-042d-2e72-669728efd737-suplib-3rdchild -- comment Whonix-Workstation-XFCE --startvm a364c296-237c-46a5-ac6e- c9e0deb1df83 --no-startvm-errormsgbox "--sup-hardening-log=C:\Users\****\VirtualBox VMs\Whonix-Worksation-XFCE\Logs\VBoxHardening.log" ' (rc=-104)

where: supR3HardenedWinRESpawn what: 5 VERR_INVALID_NAME (-104) -

Invalid (malformed) file/path name.

Patrick

3 months ago
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https://www....ticket/17640 says http://www.admon.cn needs to be uninstalled since incompatible with VirtualBox.

If that isn't the issue, did you try entering where: supR3HardenedWinRESpawn what: 5 VERR_INVALID_NAME (-104) - Invalid (malformed) file/path name. into an internet search engine?

Loikloik

3 months ago
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Do i need to standard update the gateway as well? Or i just leave it on and don't touch it while using workstation?

thanks in advance

Patrick

3 months ago
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Needed.

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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This is the error I am getting. The native API dll was not found (C:\Windows\system32\WinHvPlatform.dll) (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE). VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).

How do I fix this?

Patrick

3 months ago
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VirtualBox issue.

https://www...._in_the_BIOS

Please enable VT-x in BIOS.

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Gateway and workstation added in single VM OS ?

Patrick

28 days ago
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Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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i have old version 13 VM are separate ( gateway & Workstation). new version 14 ?

Patrick

28 days ago
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Still two VMs but only 1 download needed. Details here:

https://foru...release/6996

Anonymous user #1

27 days ago
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Can't you get the latest version? Privacy software needs to be up to date with correct configuration!

Anonymous user #1

18 days ago
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Hey P, is there any way to still run a CLI-Gateway with an XFCE-Workstation?

Patrick

17 days ago
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Can I combine Whonix-Gateway ™ CLI with Whonix-Workstation ™ XFCE? Yes!

https://foru...fce-yes/6308

Anonymous user #1

17 days ago
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Hi. I am still SOL with the single point of failure of downloading XFCE v15 VB ova file using a browser. This is not sensible. Hostile ISPs that want to disrupt users equipping themselves with surveillance evasion find it all too easy to damage and disrupt downloads; this has happened with other projects. Plenty of law abiding categories of users are affected by this besides myself

As a matter of urgency, please have a static page that lists torrent files. Enforcing high standard (secure only connections) permits such end users to take several shots at getting a compplte download with a high degree of confidence that the file will pass signature checks.

DPI equipped major ISPs are deliberately sending RST and garbage content injected into the Dowloads, playing games with various WiFi AP tricks to ensure that files are useless.

I wont ask again if nothing is done. This issue is well known.

Patrick

17 days ago
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Any positive examples where this is done better?

No, this is not well known. Citation required.

TLS/SSL ("secure") connections supported to whonix.org only. For an overview about everything related to whonix.org website security that is implemented, see Privacy Policy Technical Details.

Downloads are possible over TLS/SSL. OpenPGP / gpg signatures are being provided.

If the assumption is that a man-in-the-middle can tamper with downloads and ship malicious files, then man-in-the-middle could do the same and replace any torrent file with a different malicious torrent file.

Many users download over Tor, and torification of a torrent client is non-trivial for non-Whonix users.

Btw torrent files are being created, but not tested or advertised.

torrent: https://down....ova.torrent

signature: https://down....torrent.asc

Might even work.

Torrents were previously abolished since it is a feature that makes some geeks happy while at the same time confusing other users. This was announced here:

https://foru...wnloads/2099

Anonymous user #1

10 days ago
Score 0 You
needs su permissions to start tor wtf

Patrick

6 days ago
Score 0++

No, it doesn't.

Tor is automatically started by a systemd unit file provided by the tor package. It runs under user debian-tor. This is the Debian default.

Whonix is actually the "opposite" regarding su, see Root.

Anonymous user #1

one day 10 hours 59 minutes ago
Score 0 You
dumb idiot
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