Installation of Whonix ™ on USB
Yes, Whonix ™ can be used on USB.
- Select a suitable host operating system,
- install it on USB,
- install a supported virtualizer,
- finally install Whonix ™.
At this time, Whonix ™ does not provide a USB creator / image.
There are a number of online guides explaining how to install Linux on a USB [archive]. These instructions can be followed to create a live Whonix ™ USB, with the exception that both a supported virtualizer and Whonix ™ must also be installed on the external media.
A higher level of security is attained by installing the host operating system(s) required for Whonix ™ on a dedicated, (encrypted), external disk(s) like a USB flash drive, FireWire or eSATA device:
- Using external media reduces the risk of other operating system(s) infecting the Whonix ™ host operating system.
- When Whonix ™ disk(s) are not in use, they can either be removed or hidden.
Whonix-Host Operating System Live ISO, Whonix-Host Installer. Community contributions are most welcome.
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