Kicksecure for Qubes

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Kicksecure for Qubes

Distribution Morphing[edit]

In dom0.

1. Install debian-12 as per Qubes Debian Template which is unspecific to Kicksecure.

2. Clone Template debian-12 into template kicksecure-17.

3. Start the kicksecure-17 Template.

Inside the kicksecure-17 Template.

1. Follow the instructions Install Kicksecure inside Debian, choose meta package kicksecure-qubes-cli or kicksecure-qubes-gui.

2. Shutdown the Template.

3. Done.

Distribution morphing of Debian into Kicksecure is complete.

4. Change Template.

Optional: The user may change the Template for any App Qube from Debian to Kicksecure as per the usual Qubes way.

5. Create new app Qubes.

Optional: The user may create new App Qubes based on the kicksecure-17 Template as per the usual Qubes way.


There is no ready-made template yet.

Future: This wiki page will be updated once available.

It shouldn't be hard to fork into kicksecure-qubes-template. Please contribute to Kicksecure and Qubes OS by creating and maintaining a kicksecure-17 Qubes Template.

Support Status[edit]

How stable is this? Should be very stable. This is because Qubes-Whonix is based on Kicksecure.

The lead developer of Kicksecure is also a user of Qubes and using Kicksecure in Qubes.

Service VMs[edit]

At time of writing, Kicksecure is unsupported in Qubes service VMs such as sys-net, sys-firewall, sys-usb. [1]


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