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Installation Guide (for Qubes 1.0 rc1)
Qubes 1.0 rc1 is scheduled to be released in the coming days. Stay tuned'''
Please see the Hardware Compatibility List page for more information on required and recommended hardware.
Download installer ISO
You can download the ISO and the digital signature for the ISO from here:
- FIXME (Coming soon!)
- FIXME (Coming soon!)
... or you might try to download the ISO via bit torrent:
See this page for more info about how to download and verify our GPG keys. Then, verify the downloaded ISO:
gpg -v <iso>.asc
Burning the ISO onto a DVD or USB stick
Once you verify this is an authentic ISO, you should burn it on a DVD.
If you prefer to use USB as a source for installation, then you just need to copy the ISO onto the USB device, e.g. using dd:
dd if=Qubes-R1-rc1-x86_64-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdX
Be sure to use a correct device as the target in the dd command above (instead of sdX)'''
Before proceeding with the installation, you are encouraged to first read all the information on this page, especially the Known Issues paragraph.
Then, when finally ready, boot your system from the installer DVD and follow the instructions on screen. The installer is very simple and asks very few questions -- it's actually easier to install Qubes right now than most other Linux distributions!
The installer loads Xen right at the beginning, so chances are high that if you can see the installer's graphical screen, Qubes will work on your system :)
Migrating from Qubes Beta 3
If you have Qubes Beta 3 currently installed on your system, you must reinstall from scratch, as we offer no direct upgrade option in the installer (sorry). However, we do offer tools for smooth migration of your AppVMs. In order to do that, please backup your AppVMs using the qvm-backup tool as usual. Then, after you install Qubes 1.0 rc1, you can restore them using qvm-backup-restore tool. However, because we have changed the default template in RC1, you should tell qvm-back-restore about that by passing --replace-template option:
qvm-backup-restore <backup_dir> --replace-template=fedora-15-x64:fedora-17-x64
Installing updates is very easy and can be done using the "Update" button in the Qubes Manager. Alternatively it can also be done from command prompt -- see the following for more details:
- For installing updates for Dom0 -- see instructions here.
- For installing updates for you domains (VMs) -- see instructions here.
- NVIDIA GPU will likely cause problems, especially if you use suspend-to-RAM. This mostly results from the general poor support for NVIDIA GPUs under Linux, which in turn is caused by the lack of open documentation for those GPUs. You might try to use the NVIDIA's proprietary driver (see the instructions here), which apparently helps a lot.
- Installer might not support some USB keyboards (#230). This seems to include all the Mac Book keyboards (most PC laptops have PS2 keyboards and are not affected).
- If you don't enable Composition (System Setting -> Desktop -> Enable desktop effects), which you really should do, then the KDE task bar might get somehow ugly (e.g. half of it might be black). This is some KDE bug that we don't plan to fix.
- User manuals are here. (Strongly recommended!)
- Developers documentation (normally not needed by users) is here
- If you don't find answer in the sources given above, write to the qubes-devel mailing list: