Kicksecure ™ for KVM with Xfce

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This is the KVM flavor of the Kicksecure ™ project - a hardened and security centric version of Debian optimized for virtualized environments and clearnet usage.


Much of the warnings and use case instructions from the Kicksecure ™ edition, such as running the OS headlessly or using shared folders, are applicable.

For more details about Kicksecure ™, check Kicksecure ™ pages.

Support tickets should be forwarded to the KVM

Build from Scratch[edit]

Advanced users are encouraged to build Kicksecure ™ images for high security assurance.

Download Kicksecure ™[edit]

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Verify the Kicksecure ™ Images[edit]

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Use tar to decompress the archive.

tar -xvf Kicksecure*.libvirt.xz

Do not use unxz! Extract the images using tar.

Importing Kicksecure ™ VM Template[edit]

The supplied XML files serve as a description for libvirt and define the properties of a Kicksecure ™ VM and the networking it should have.

1. Kicksecure ™ works with the network named default out of the box.

2. Import the Kicksecure ™ image.

virsh -c qemu:///system define Kicksecure*.xml

Moving the Kicksecure ™ Image File[edit]

The XML files are configured to point to the default storage location of /var/lib/libvirt/images. The following steps move the images there so the machines can boot.

Note: Changing the default location may cause conflicts with SELinux, which will prevent the machines from booting.

It is recommended to move the image file instead of copying it.

sudo mv Kicksecure*.qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images/Kicksecure.qcow2


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