Kali template available

Hi, you are probably aware that we do have template build for Kali in R4.0 and R4.1 but we have built it for R4.1 only currently. I need to add generic documentation on it but currently I’m lacking of time.

This is a message for anyone who wants to test it and to give a feedback. First, ensure to have qubes-core-admin-linux-4.1.8. We had to increase default max bytes size to download the template because the template size is bigger than the others (standard kali with lot of packages by default). Then, you can download the template as usual in dom0: sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-templates-community-testing qubes-template-kali.

That should solve/supersede every issues/ways for creating Kali until now.

Thank you.

PS: Don’t forget there exist another fancy distro to try: Gentoo :smiley:


Hugely thanks to @fepitre
Gentoo rocks!!! :metal:
Kali rocks!!! :metal:
Qubes-contrib-repo rocks!!! :metal:
Also waiting for Arch template, it fails to build on fedora-32
and qubes-windows-tools :slight_smile:
So i recommended a premium workstation for this beast like a P series thinkpad with 4 ram slots and 6+ cores cpu.
(currently use 2-core cpu and 32gb ram, 14-15vm’s, without disposable sys-net and sys-usb)

Hi, I’m new to Qubes OS. How do I ensure that I have qubes-core-admin-linux-4.1.8 installed? Thanks

In dom0: rpm -q qubes-core-dom0-linux. You certainly need to enable Qubes current-testing repo. Please not this is only for testing Qubes R4.1 (not released).

based on that output I don’t think I have 4.1.8. How would I go about updating it? I didn’t see that I had any updates available for dom0.

Please read the post: we have built it for R4.1 only currently.

Thanks for building this. It’s handy to have a Kali instance well integrated with Qubes tools.

Some feedback: could the tor package be turned off by default? Currently `` starts on boot in all VMs, which is not something I expect of Kali.

Yes it’s possible. Do you mind to open an issue (with kali label) for that with eventually any other things to tune. That will help me to remember. Thank you.

I am brand spanking new to the Qubes-verse. How do I update to 4.0.27-1 to 4.1?

It’s not currently possible. 4.1 is still in development and can currently only be installed from early alpha builds (or you can compile it yourself).

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Derpy derp. Thanks for the reply, that makes perfect sense.

On the other hand, some people around here have had good experience running Q4.1, so if you are adventurous, go for it. But this is probably not the best place to start your Qubes journey. You can get the alpha ISO from here: Signed Q4.1 alpha iso

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how about installing Lineage OS, android-x86 and Bliss OS on Qubes ?
anyone know any experience about it ?

Please help me in the link below

Hey, thank you very much for the template and ur description.
Can you explain how to increase the default max bytes that I can download the template?
I don*t know which command I have to run in dom0 terminal.
thank you again:)