Due to space problems I was literally forced to delete whonix gateways disk.In my case the disk was Whonix-Gateway.qcow2
After that I simply downloaded whonix gateway for kvm again. I didnt do anything special, I extracted the .qcow2 file again started whonix gateway from kvm, and it simply worked again. I did once again all the start wizard of the first time to setup the gateway and it worked. For a few days.
Now due to power issues some day ago whonix gateway was interrupted during an update. However guess what: it was still working.
With sudo apt-get install -f / dpkg etc, I fixed up everything missed by the upgrade. No errors shown at all and everything was working.
Today the gateway stopped working. It was stuck at 80% of tor bootstrap. So, after rebooting and testing my connection 1000 times I said fuck it, i simply delete this qcow2 again and simply extract again the same file I used before.
And now whonix Gateway isnt working no more. Simply it gets stuck in tor bootstrap, at 5% and goes on and on. Doesnt move from 5%, simply it behaves like this new whonix gateway cant see the network.
I need someone to tell me how I can install again whonix gateway in KVM. Im migrating everything in a new OS, problem is that inside workstation I got some files I really need! And looks like internet is my only way out of there.
What I tried:
- Testing TOR on host: working perfectly
- Following again the installation steps in whonix wiki for KVM. I only get an error that tells me that whonix gateway already exists.
My original whonix gateway was actually whonix gateway 12. Now I have whonix gateway 13. And yes of course I verified the file after downloading it.
The list of files inside whonix’s folder:
Originally Whonix-Gateway.qcow2 was Whonix-Gateway126.96.36.199.4.qcow2 or something similar, I renamed it cause KVM didnt read the new qcow2 file.
First time I did it, it really worked. Downloaded whonix gateway again, extracted, renamed, and voila. Now I have no idea on how to proceed. Any help is appreciated, even a link explaining a similar problem