The proper way to create an HVM can be found here: https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/hvm/
HVMs should be created from the terminal in dom0. Open a terminal: $ qvm-create win7 --class StandaloneVM --property virt_mode=hvm --property kernel="" --property memory=4096 --property maxmem=4096 --property debug=True --label green 1. Your NetBSD-vm should have its netVM set as your default sys-firewall. And your sys-firewall should have its netVM set to sys-net. sys-net should then be connected to the internet using NetworkManager or your choice. After that you will start your NetBSD-vm with the boot-cd/iso file. $ qvm-start NetBSD-vm --cdrom=vault:/home/user/Downloads/NetBSD.iso If you start it twice, the second time you start it you should use the automatically created loop device. Otherwise, Qubes will continue to make new loop devices and kill your RAM. $ qvm-start NetBSD-vm --cdrom=dom0:loop1 2. 10Gb is the default for your root file system (rootfs) and 2Gb is default for your homedir. If you didnt change these on your own, then I assume that you would install /root to the 10Gb and /home to the 2Gb. Maybe you should also change the 10Gb to 15Gb? Or 20Gb? 3. Maybe it hangs and does weird things because you did not set all the settings with the terminal, as stated above? Be careful you do not install NetBSD to the wrong partition. Try this: Open a terminal in dom0. Type: $ sudo pvs $ sudo lvs One of these commands will list all of your virtual machines. Take note that any VM you have will list 3 VMs here. I installed kali recently and kali shows 3 different VMs instead of 2. I installed on the wrong one and now qubes is broken. You do not seem to have this problem. You could also change your VM to 0Gb for your private storage and 20Gb for your system storage and see NetBSD reflect that when you try to install. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/251db4ea-f4a0-48fb-8342-f415ff1f4e7d%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.