Re: [Tails-testers] Installing a Tails USB Image as Virtual …
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OK, so I'm trying to manually upgrade my Tails-3.16 USB image VM installation to Tails 4.0 in Virt-Manager (per the "New Version Available" pop-up during system startup). Your instructions say:
by cloning from another Tails(below)
a new Tails DVD
your virtual machine
I go to the "Upgrade your virtual machine" link, and it has the same instructions for setting up and installing a USB image as a new VM on a virtual USB device. There are no instructions on how to upgrade the existing installation, which, specifically (for the purposes of manually upgrading), accounts for how the existing persistence volume is to be preserved whilst upgrading the existing Tails (3.16) USB VM.
Bear in mind that Tails running in a Virt-Manager VM cannot access external USB sticks plugged into the host system.
This virtual USB encrypted persistence is the best stuff ever!! Now all my data files, Thunderbird settings and Tor Browser bookmarks are secured beneath two layers of encryption, using two different passphrases, on the same USB stick. This setup worksflawlessly
in a Virt-Manager VM, running in aLive,
Encrypted-Persistence installation of Parrot Security 4.5.1 as the host OS (on USB stick). Although conceptually daunting, your setup instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thanks much for your excellent work!
Thanks for your detailed and prompt reply. So, to clarify, if I'm running Tails within a Virt-Manager virtual machine instance, which is running within a Live, Encrpyted Persistence instance of Parrot Security (parrotsec.org), if I create a persistent Tails volume within that VM, then when I shut down the Tails VM (whether internally (normally). or by a "force off" command from Virt-Manager), the settings and data stored in Tail's persistent volume will be encrypted and preserved somewhere in the VM's storage, which is stored in the Encrypted Persistence storage of Parrot Security's host volume on it's USB stick, so that when I restart Parrot Security in a new, Live, Encrypted Persistence instance, and then restart Tails in a new VM instance within Virt-Manager, I will be able to recover my Tails settings and data previously stored in the Tails persistent volume?
Here is our discussion recapped from below:
Best wishes for your roll-out of Tails 3.12.