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Chris
2014-09-13 04:39:34 UTC
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Hi,

isn't there a tails version that I can install in a virtual machine to
store my settings permanently?
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Christian
BitingBird
2014-09-13 05:27:32 UTC
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Post by Chris
Hi,
isn't there a tails version that I can install in a virtual machine to
store my settings permanently?
It's the same version. See
https://tails.boum.org/doc/advanced_topics/virtualization/index.en.html

Cheers,
Chris
2014-09-13 06:20:18 UTC
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Post by BitingBird
It's the same version. See
https://tails.boum.org/doc/advanced_topics/virtualization/index.en.html
Of course, I can run tails in a VM but my question was about making
settings permanent and I think this isn't possible. At least the linked
page says nothing about that.

It's just a suggestion. I don't want to setup screen resolution and so
on every time I start the VM.

Nevertheless, thank you for your reply.
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Christian
intrigeri
2014-09-13 15:59:32 UTC
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Hi,
Post by Chris
Of course, I can run tails in a VM but my question was about making
settings permanent and I think this isn't possible.
Using a virtualization system that supports emulating USB removable
devices (e.g. QEMU, e.g. libvirt/QEMU), it is possible to use the
regular Tails persistence features.
Post by Chris
It's just a suggestion. I don't want to setup screen resolution and
so on every time I start the VM.
This is not supported by Tails persistence currently. In some
virtualization environment, the resolution in Tails is set
automatically to something sensible. Isn't it the case with yours?
If so, what virtualization software are you using?

(Not clear to me what "and so on" means, also :)

Cheers,
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intrigeri
Chris
2014-09-14 15:14:16 UTC
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Hi,
Post by intrigeri
This is not supported by Tails persistence currently. In some
virtualization environment, the resolution in Tails is set
automatically to something sensible. Isn't it the case with yours?
If so, what virtualization software are you using?
(Not clear to me what "and so on" means, also :)
well, I'm setting the resolution manually now. Furthermore, I plugged in
an USB flash drive to copy websites. That's working better than other
Linux distributions with Tor Browser Bundle like Ubuntu.
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Christian
s***@public.gmane.org
2014-09-14 18:42:26 UTC
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Post by intrigeri
Post by Chris
Of course, I can run tails in a VM but my question was about making
settings permanent and I think this isn't possible.
Using a virtualization system that supports emulating USB removable
devices (e.g. QEMU, e.g. libvirt/QEMU), it is possible to use the
regular Tails persistence features.
I would love to have detailed instructions on how to do that (and be
able to use it myself!...). I tried to do this a couple of weeks ago but
failed.
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sajolida
intrigeri
2014-10-07 13:27:37 UTC
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Hi,
Post by s***@public.gmane.org
Post by intrigeri
Using a virtualization system that supports emulating USB removable
devices (e.g. QEMU, e.g. libvirt/QEMU), it is possible to use the
regular Tails persistence features.
I would love to have detailed instructions on how to do that (and be
able to use it myself!...). I tried to do this a couple of weeks ago but
failed.
I've been meaning to reply properly to this for too long, so here's,
attached, my currently working XML definition (sid's libvirt).

I think the only trick that's not available in Wheezy's virt-manager
(contrary to Jessie's one) to set this up is "removable='on'", but
IIRC it's properly documented.

What I usually do for installing/upgrading is:

1. connect the ISO I want as a DVD
2. start the VM
3. in the boot menu, choose the DVD
4. in the syslinux prompt, replace live-media=removable with
live-media=/dev/sr0
5. clone'n'{install,upgrade} onto the virtual USB device
6. shut down the VM
7. disconnect the ISO

Cheers,
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intrigeri

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