> However, The VM Manager insists on at least 10 GB for each qube. Giving > up 100 GB with 75 GB empty (i.e. 15 % of total disk space) is steep. So my > question is: how can I create smaller images for my qubes?
This is thin provisioned on disk, not dedicated. So you could give each VM 100GB, but if you only put a 1MB file in there, it will only take up 1MB (+ the filesystem metadata overhead) on disk. > I'm also open to discussing the basic concept: is it worth trying to > keep, for example, Firefox and GIMP in separate qubes, or should I just > relax and use one fat TemplateVM with the union of all packages I need? I'm partial to small, medium, large approach to templates. The large one has everything, but never gets a network connection. I wouldn't recommend HVMs for what you are doing; you lose non-persistence of the root filesystem. -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/db55125c7db8e734ff0b366c46904e99.squirrel%40tt3j2x4k5ycaa5zt.onion. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.