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Whonix LIVE - Testers Wanted!

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#1

Whonix VirtualBox/KVM Live-mode!

Whonix now has the option of booting into a live system . When live-mode is chosen, all write operations will go to RAM instead of the hard disk. The primary objective of live-mode is to prevent malware from gaining a persistent foothold and to return the system to its state prior to booting.

Ambox warning pn.svg.png\ 40x35 Live mode is not amnesic; in particular, memory forensics has not been taken into account!


System with low resources:

If Whonix is running on a system will low RAM it is recommended that all non-essential processes are shutdown on the host. This will free up memory for virtual machine allocation, if needed.


Configuration instructions for live-mode:

https://whonix.org/wiki/Whonix_Live#Live-mode_Configuration

Note: Live-mode is currently unsupported with Qubes-Whonix. In Qubes R4, Qubes DisposableVMs are a suitable alternative, as well as the Qubes Live USB.


Follow Whonix live-mode Development:

Thanks to @Algernon and everyone else who made live-mode possible.


Whonix live mode
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#2

This is what i wanted! Now i use qubes, but with this, i going from qubes to normal linux + kvm + whonix live-mode when its final. But for now its buggy. Sometimes whonix start with the login screen. And sometimes whonix is really slow with one cpu.


#3

Recently tested the Whonix live mode. Set my KVM virtual disks to read-only as per the setup instructions. Even downloaded a couple files. Rebooted into normal Whonix mode and as expected, the downloaded files are gone. Also tested bookmarking a site. Again as expected once I rebooted into normal Whonix mode, the bookmark was no longer there. Video and audio worked fine in Live mode. Using it felt no different than if I was in standard Whonix mode. I had both the Gateway and Workstation in Whonix Live modes together. No issues.