[qubes-users] Re: R4.0 drops USB data

2018-03-09 Thread Glen H
On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:55:56 AM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:12:59 AM UTC-5, Ed wrote:
> > On 03/07/2018 10:24 PM, Glen H wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I'm using R4 (having never used R3) and trying to get my scanner working 
> > > but it stops scanning a page half way through.  After debugging with the 
> > > author of the scanner software they say the program asks for 128 KBytes 
> > > of data and the first 256 bytes of this data is dropped (lost).
> > > 
> > > To fix this I've tried:
> > > 1) Turning off USB 3.0 in BIOS (unfortunately this isn't really an option 
> > > as all the external ports are disabled).  It doesn't revert back to USB 
> > > 2.0
> > > 2) Set the ports to USB 2.0 via setpci:
> > > 
> > > ```
> > > lspci -nn | grep USB | cut -d '[' -f3 | cut -d ']' -f1 | xargs -I@ setpci 
> > > -H1 -d @ d0.l=0
> > > ```
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately neither of those made a difference.  Using the 
> > > scanner/software in Windows on a different computer works.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I'm currently running a Qubes backup and then I'll try installing Ubuntu 
> > > and see if that works.  If so would seem to be related to Qubes.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone have any ideas?  My laptop is a Dell e7440 with the latest 
> > > BIOS.
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > Glen
> > > 
> > 
> > Are you passing the device through to another VM?
> > 
> > The USB pass-through method has given me issues in the past for devices 
> > that use a lot of bandwidth (webcams), though you are saying data is 
> > lost after only a few bytes, I still might be suspect of the USB 
> > passthrough system in qubes...
> > 
> > So if you ARE passing through you might want to try running the scanner 
> > software directly from sys-usb to see if you can eliminate the USB 
> > passthrough as a source of problems.
> > 
> > Ed
> 
> Hi, I'll do some more tests in the next few days but just to answer some 
> questions:
> 
> 1) I have USB devices assigned in sys-usb
> 
> 2) I use the devices panel widget to pass them to my AppVM.
>   - then it shows up as "Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f9:60a0 Brother Industries, 
> Ltd ADS-2000"
> 
> 3) The controller info from Dom0 is:
> 
> 00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC 
> [8086:9c31] (rev 04)
> 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 
> [8086:9c26] (rev 04)
> 
> I'll try testing in the debian-9 AppVM, test from sys-usb, and install Ubuntu 
> too once I have time.  One other thing I haven't investigated is "Configure 
> strict reset for PCI devices" but it is grayed out in sys-usb Devices tab.
> 
> Thanks for the help.
> 
> Glen

I ran some tests and the issue happens in sys-usb, Ubuntu (fresh install, no 
Qubes).  When I use Windows 7 on the same hardware it works.  So it looks like 
there is a driver issue with Linux.  I tried updating the USB controller in 
Windows and then switching back to Linux and the problem still exists.  So it 
seems the USB driver has an issue with reading data from my scanner.  Any 
recommendations for what I should do?

Thanks,

Glen 

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[qubes-users] Window manager border color in non-Qubes

2018-03-09 Thread Glen H
Hi,

I really like how Qubes colors window borders...so much so that I'm wondering 
if any window managers out there let you define a window color border for an 
xterm and then all child processes have the same window border color.  I'm 
talking about non-Qubes systems.  Right now I use Workspaces but many times I 
want to have windows in the same workspace but from two different setups (the 
files may have the same names so keeping them separate is confusing).

Glen

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[qubes-users] Re: R4.0 drops USB data

2018-03-08 Thread Glen H
On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:12:59 AM UTC-5, Ed wrote:
> On 03/07/2018 10:24 PM, Glen H wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm using R4 (having never used R3) and trying to get my scanner working 
> > but it stops scanning a page half way through.  After debugging with the 
> > author of the scanner software they say the program asks for 128 KBytes of 
> > data and the first 256 bytes of this data is dropped (lost).
> > 
> > To fix this I've tried:
> > 1) Turning off USB 3.0 in BIOS (unfortunately this isn't really an option 
> > as all the external ports are disabled).  It doesn't revert back to USB 2.0
> > 2) Set the ports to USB 2.0 via setpci:
> > 
> > ```
> > lspci -nn | grep USB | cut -d '[' -f3 | cut -d ']' -f1 | xargs -I@ setpci 
> > -H1 -d @ d0.l=0
> > ```
> > 
> > Unfortunately neither of those made a difference.  Using the 
> > scanner/software in Windows on a different computer works.
> > 
> > 
> > I'm currently running a Qubes backup and then I'll try installing Ubuntu 
> > and see if that works.  If so would seem to be related to Qubes.
> > 
> > Does anyone have any ideas?  My laptop is a Dell e7440 with the latest BIOS.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Glen
> > 
> 
> Are you passing the device through to another VM?
> 
> The USB pass-through method has given me issues in the past for devices 
> that use a lot of bandwidth (webcams), though you are saying data is 
> lost after only a few bytes, I still might be suspect of the USB 
> passthrough system in qubes...
> 
> So if you ARE passing through you might want to try running the scanner 
> software directly from sys-usb to see if you can eliminate the USB 
> passthrough as a source of problems.
> 
> Ed

Hi, I'll do some more tests in the next few days but just to answer some 
questions:

1) I have USB devices assigned in sys-usb

2) I use the devices panel widget to pass them to my AppVM.
  - then it shows up as "Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f9:60a0 Brother Industries, 
Ltd ADS-2000"

3) The controller info from Dom0 is:

00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC 
[8086:9c31] (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 
[8086:9c26] (rev 04)

I'll try testing in the debian-9 AppVM, test from sys-usb, and install Ubuntu 
too once I have time.  One other thing I haven't investigated is "Configure 
strict reset for PCI devices" but it is grayed out in sys-usb Devices tab.

Thanks for the help.

Glen

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[qubes-users] R4.0 drops USB data

2018-03-07 Thread Glen H
Hi,

I'm using R4 (having never used R3) and trying to get my scanner working but it 
stops scanning a page half way through.  After debugging with the author of the 
scanner software they say the program asks for 128 KBytes of data and the first 
256 bytes of this data is dropped (lost).

To fix this I've tried:
1) Turning off USB 3.0 in BIOS (unfortunately this isn't really an option as 
all the external ports are disabled).  It doesn't revert back to USB 2.0
2) Set the ports to USB 2.0 via setpci:

```
lspci -nn | grep USB | cut -d '[' -f3 | cut -d ']' -f1 | xargs -I@ setpci -H1 
-d @ d0.l=0
```

Unfortunately neither of those made a difference.  Using the scanner/software 
in Windows on a different computer works.


I'm currently running a Qubes backup and then I'll try installing Ubuntu and 
see if that works.  If so would seem to be related to Qubes.

Does anyone have any ideas?  My laptop is a Dell e7440 with the latest BIOS.

Thanks,

Glen

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[qubes-users] repo qubes-dom0-current-testing broke copy between AppVM

2018-03-06 Thread Glen H
Hi,

I wanted to update from 4 RC4 to RC5 so I ran:

sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-current-testing

But that seems to have broken copy to another AppVM (from Nautilus).  Perhaps I 
need to update the templates too but I'm not sure if I should be syncing up to 
"qubes-dom0-current-testing" or "qubes-dom0-current", please clarify (I want to 
be on RC5).

For FYI, is there anyway to downgrade back to "qubes-dom0-current" (or whatever 
state I was in before I updated)?  

Thanks,

Glen

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[qubes-users] Re: QWT issues with USB device and copy to vm

2018-03-04 Thread Glen H
On Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:04:16 PM UTC-5, brenda...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:24:28 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> > 1) When I try to use Nautilus to move a file over to `win7` it seems to work
> > (even starting win7 if it isn't running already), but I can't find the 
> > folder
> > for where it is on the Windows side.  If I try copying to the win7 vm again 
> > I
> > get an error that the file already exists.  So it seems the copy is working 
> > but
> > I can't find the files on in Windows.
> 
> I had the same issue in V4.0RC4 & found the files in the following (not 
> usually indexed) location:   
>   C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Documents\QubesIncoming\ 
> 
> I haven't experimented with adjusting the qvm-prefs win7 default_user to a 
> windows account name to see if that "fixes" it.
> 
> Brendan

Hi Brendan,

That fixes issue 1.  I did `qvm-prefs win7 ` and now 
"QubesIncoming" is in my home directory.  Thanks.

Glen

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[qubes-users] QWT issues with USB device and copy to vm

2018-03-04 Thread Glen H
Hi,

(Qubes 4 rc 4, fully updated dom0)

I installed the latest R3.2 QWT after doing a fresh install of Win 7 Pro and 
doing all the Win 7 OS updates.  That took about an hour and 8 reboots and I 
needed to expand my Windows drive from 25G to 35G using `qvm-volume extend 
win7:root 36g` and then using the disk management tool in windows to grow the 
volume.

Then I installed QWT by doing this:

```
# dom0:
qvm-start win7
# win7:
bcdedit /set testsigning on
# shutdown

# dom0:
qvm-start --cdrom=untrusted:/home/user/qubes-windows-tools.iso win7
# win7:
run .exe in attached CD-ROM to install QWT
shutdown

# dom0:
qvm-start win7
# win7:
finish QWT install, crashed
reboot in normal mode from crash
finish QWT install, this time completed
```

Issues:

1) When I try to use Nautilus to move a file over to `win7` it seems to work 
(even starting win7 if it isn't running already), but I can't find the folder 
for where it is on the Windows side.  If I try copying to the win7 vm again I 
get an error that the file already exists.  So it seems the copy is working but 
I can't find the files on in Windows.

2) When I use the device manager widget in the XFCE panel to associate my USB 
scanner with win7 it seems to freeze the widget and is unresponsive until I 
shutdown Windows.  The USB device doesn't appear in Windows either.  

Any ideas?

Glen

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Re: [qubes-users] Re: Migrating to second hard drive

2018-03-04 Thread Glen H
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:18:47 AM UTC-5, ThierryIT wrote:
> Le vendredi 2 mars 2018 11:26:03 UTC+2, Unman a écrit :
> > On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 04:10:24AM -, 'awokd' via qubes-users wrote:
> > > On Fri, March 2, 2018 3:38 am, Glen H wrote:
> > > > On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:37:26 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Hi,
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> My primary SSD is out of space and I have a second hard drive.  I've
> > > >> formatted it but not sure how to migrate my cubes to it.  Does anyone
> > > >> have any instructions for doing this?
> > > >>
> > > >> Ideally, I'd boot from my new hard drive and use original one to store
> > > >> my backups of my qubes.
> > > >>
> > > >> Thanks,
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Glen
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > I forgot to mention that I'm on Qubes 4 and I'm pretty knowledgeable
> > > > about Linux.
> > > 
> > > Make sure you do a backup first. You might be able to "cheat" and DD the
> > > small drive to the larger then expand, as long as you're comfortable with
> > > LVM. On the other hand, pulling the small drive, installing Qubes on the
> > > new, and restoring from backup wouldn't take that much longer.
> > 
> > If you cheat you'll have to fix grub if you're using it. I suspect it'll
> > be cleaner to take the second option and install 4.0 on the new drive
> > when it comes out.
> 
> What about doing a backup of all your VMs / template first.
> Doing a fresh install of Qubes on your new HDD.
> Restored your backuped VMs 
> 
> ?

I ended up doing a fresh install as I didn't have much in my Qubes anyways and 
I didn't have space for a backup.

Glen

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Re: [qubes-users] Adding AppMenus in Qubes 4

2018-03-03 Thread Glen H
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:02:15 PM UTC-5, awokd wrote:
> On Sat, March 3, 2018 4:23 pm, Glen H wrote:
> 
> >
> > I created a pull request to update the docs:
> >
> >
> > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-doc/pull/612
> 
> Haha I did too: https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-doc/pull/611
> 
> Wanted to see how it worked out for you before publicizing.
> 
> Thank you too, will check yours out as well.

I like your better.  I added a comment to yours.

Thanks.

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Re: [qubes-users] Adding AppMenus in Qubes 4

2018-03-03 Thread Glen H
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:31:51 AM UTC-5, awokd wrote:
> On Sat, March 3, 2018 12:42 pm, awokd wrote:
> > On Sat, March 3, 2018 5:55 am, Glen H wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I'm trying to follow the instructions here for adding app menus:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/managing-appvm-shortcuts/
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> But I can't get it to work. I noticed that only templateVMs have an
> >> "apps.templates" directory so I added a new vuescan.desktop file to my
> >> template's dir from Dom0
> >> (~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/fedora-26/apps.templates/vuescan.desktop
> >> )
> >>
> >
> > Can you try creating the shortcut in
> > ~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/vmname/apps instead? See
> > https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/dispvm-customization/#adding-arbitrary-progra
> > ms-to-disposable-vm-application-menu .
> 
> Looks like another option is to create the .desktop file inside the
> TemplateVM itself, under /usr/local/share/application and then run
> qvm-sync-appmenus against that template.
> 
> https://www.mail-archive.com/qubes-users@googlegroups.com/msg17553.html

Hi awokd,

Yes this worked.  I created in fedora-26 
`/usr/share/applications/vuescan.desktop`:

```
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Adwaita/256x256/devices/scanner.png
Name=VueScan
GenericName=Scanner
Comment=Scan Documents
Categories=Office;Scanning;
```

Note there are no %VMNAME variables now.  Then from dom0 I ran 
`qvm-sync-appmenus fedora-26` and then I could add VueScan from the Qubes 
Manager GUI.

I created a pull request to update the docs: 

https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-doc/pull/612

Please review and thanks for the help.

Glen

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Re: [qubes-users] Adding AppMenus in Qubes 4

2018-03-03 Thread Glen H
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:43:02 AM UTC-5, awokd wrote:
> On Sat, March 3, 2018 5:55 am, Glen H wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I'm trying to follow the instructions here for adding app menus:
> >
> >
> > https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/managing-appvm-shortcuts/
> >
> >
> > But I can't get it to work. I noticed that only templateVMs have an
> > "apps.templates" directory so I added a new vuescan.desktop file to my
> > template's dir from Dom0
> > (~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/fedora-26/apps.templates/vuescan.desktop)
> 
> Can you try creating the shortcut in
> ~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/vmname/apps instead? See
> https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/dispvm-customization/#adding-arbitrary-programs-to-disposable-vm-application-menu
> .

This doesn't work for me.  I did:

```
cp vuescan.desktop 
~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/vmname/apps/vmname-vuescan.desktop
qvm-sync-appmenus fedora-26
# also updated apps in Qubes Manager for vmname
```

> The "behind the scenes" section is just explaining how qvm-sync-appmenus
> works. It's not instructions on how to create a shortcut, but I can see
> why you might think them to be! Let me think on how to reword this or make
> it more clear.

I guess the difference with that page and what I'm trying to do is the page is 
written for someone who installed software via the package manager.  I'm 
installing software myself.  It make me think I need to put the .desktop file 
where the OS usually stores them and then it might be picked up.

Glen

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[qubes-users] Adding AppMenus in Qubes 4

2018-03-02 Thread Glen H
Hi,

I'm trying to follow the instructions here for adding app menus:

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/managing-appvm-shortcuts/

But I can't get it to work. I noticed that only templateVMs have an 
"apps.templates" directory so I added a new vuescan.desktop file to my 
template's dir from Dom0 
(~/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/fedora-26/apps.templates/vuescan.desktop) with 
the contents:

```
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
X-Qubes-VmName=%VMNAME%
Icon=%VMDIR%/apps.icons/vuescan.png
Name=%VMNAME%: VueScan
GenericName=%VMNAME%: Scanner
Comment=Scan Documents
Categories=Office;Scanning;X-Qubes-VM;
Exec=qvm-run -q -a --service -- %VMNAME% qubes.StartApp+vuescan
X-Qubes-DispvmExec=qvm-run -q -a --service --dispvm=%VMNAME% -- 
qubes.StartApp+vuescan
```

Then I run `qvm-sync-appmenus --verbose fedora-26` from Dom0 and it removes my 
appmenu:

```
(snip)
2018-03-03 00:51:02,911 [MainProcess receive.process_appmenus_templates:303] 
fedora-26: Updating eog
2018-03-03 00:51:03,108 [MainProcess receive.process_appmenus_templates:342] 
fedora-26: Removing vuescan.desktop
2018-03-03 00:51:03,114 [MainProcess __init__.appmenus_create:177] fedora-26: 
Creating appmenus
(snip)
```

See the second line.  Does anyone know how to add AppMenus in Qubes 4 (with 
recent update)?

Thanks,

Glen

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[qubes-users] Re: Migrating to second hard drive

2018-03-01 Thread Glen H
On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:37:26 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> My primary SSD is out of space and I have a second hard drive.  I've 
> formatted it but not sure how to migrate my cubes to it.  Does anyone have 
> any instructions for doing this?  
> 
> Ideally, I'd boot from my new hard drive and use original one to store my 
> backups of my qubes.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Glen

I forgot to mention that I'm on Qubes 4 and I'm pretty knowledgeable about 
Linux.

Glen

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[qubes-users] Migrating to second hard drive

2018-03-01 Thread Glen H
Hi,

My primary SSD is out of space and I have a second hard drive.  I've formatted 
it but not sure how to migrate my cubes to it.  Does anyone have any 
instructions for doing this?  

Ideally, I'd boot from my new hard drive and use original one to store my 
backups of my qubes.

Thanks,

Glen

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[qubes-users] Re: Installing Win7 on a Dell

2018-02-19 Thread Glen H
On Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:05:09 AM UTC-5, Yuraeitha wrote:
> On Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6:08:44 AM UTC+1, Glen H wrote:
> > On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:59:24 AM UTC-5, Daniel Moerner wrote:
> > > On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:06:03 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > 
> > > > I'm a new user and am trying to get Win7 Pro x64 installed in Qubes 
> > > > 4rc4.  I have a Dell e7440 and it doesn't come with a Windows .iso.  
> > > > Before I installed Qubes I used the Dell recovery tool to create a 
> > > > recovery usb disk for Win7 to re-install the OS but I'm not sure if 
> > > > this is usable to install with Qubes.
> > > > 
> > > > I tried following the instructions on the Qubes website by creating a 
> > > > new Qube without a template but I could not change it from PVM to HVM.  
> > > > Then when I tried booting from the USB recovery disk it would load up a 
> > > > terminal and then exit after 10 seconds.
> > > > 
> > > > When I try to boot the recovery USB disk from the main BIOS it boots up 
> > > > fine.  Does anyone have any tips for installing Win7 in Qubes 4?
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > 
> > > > Glen
> > > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Check out these two issues:
> > > Installing Windows 7: https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3592
> > > Installing Qubes Windows Tools: 
> > > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3585
> > > 
> > > The two problems you describe in the post seem to be the following:
> > > 1. Use qvm-prefs to set the virt_mode to hvm; the GUI doesn't work.
> > > 2. Make sure you set the video-model to cirrus for install.
> > > 
> > > Best,
> > > Daniel
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Thanks for the tips Daniel.  I'm stuck at not being able to boot from the 
> > usb disk.  I am doing:
> > 
> > ```
> > qvm-create --class StandaloneVM --label red win7new
> > qvm-prefs win7new virt_mode hvm
> > qvm-prefs win7new memory 4000
> > qvm-prefs win7new maxmem 4000
> > qvm-prefs win7new kernel ''
> > qvm-volume extend win7new:root 25g
> > qvm-prefs win7new debug True
> > qvm-features win7new video-model cirrus
> > 
> > # Then attach usb drive to untrusted, but all of these fail to boot:
> > 
> > qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda win7new
> > qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda1 win7new
> > qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda win7new
> > qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda1 win7new
> > ```
> > 
> > I'm not sure whether to use the whole drive (no name) or the first 
> > partition (named DELLRESTORE)...but I tried both.
> > 
> > I get the error message in the win7new terminal:
> > 
> > ```
> > SeaBIOS (version ...)
> > Machine UUID ...
> > Booting from Hard Disk...
> > Boot failed: not a bootable disk
> > 
> > Booting from Floppy...
> > Boot failed: could not read the boot disk
> > 
> > No bootable device.
> > ```
> > 
> > So it seems that it doesn't recognize the USB drive as bootable even though 
> > I can boot it from the main BIOS (in legacy mode).  
> > 
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Glen
> 
> First, welcome to the Qubes community! :)
> 
> A few things first, starting to use Qubes can be a bit overwhelming, but 
> you'll get the hang of it over time if you keep using it. For starters, look 
> here in the command you use "untrusted:sda" which is something Qubes 
> exclusive and you therefore had no chance knowing this. Untrusted, is a word 
> that needs replacing for whichever untrusted AppVM you're using to hold your 
> USB or SATA controllers. It's called untrusted because dom0 is trusted, and 
> you need to use an less untrusted domain that doesn't compromise your more 
> trusted domain, dom0. This is a bit tricky for new users to catch on, on, as 
> it's ambiguity for new users, at best. To solve this, then you first need to 
> figure out where your controller is located. If you have no sys-usb or 
> similar, then it's likely still in dom0. It's insecure to keep this in the 
> secure dom0 domain, but mostly you should be fine for some time yet if you're 
> not a high target profile, and never leave your computer unattended in public 
> or near people you don't trust with your life. Still, having it in dom0 is 
> still more secure than not using Qubes. Just keep in mind you eventually want 
> to migrate away from using d

[qubes-users] Re: Installing Win7 on a Dell

2018-02-18 Thread Glen H
On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:59:24 AM UTC-5, Daniel Moerner wrote:
> On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:06:03 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm a new user and am trying to get Win7 Pro x64 installed in Qubes 4rc4.  
> > I have a Dell e7440 and it doesn't come with a Windows .iso.  Before I 
> > installed Qubes I used the Dell recovery tool to create a recovery usb disk 
> > for Win7 to re-install the OS but I'm not sure if this is usable to install 
> > with Qubes.
> > 
> > I tried following the instructions on the Qubes website by creating a new 
> > Qube without a template but I could not change it from PVM to HVM.  Then 
> > when I tried booting from the USB recovery disk it would load up a terminal 
> > and then exit after 10 seconds.
> > 
> > When I try to boot the recovery USB disk from the main BIOS it boots up 
> > fine.  Does anyone have any tips for installing Win7 in Qubes 4?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Glen
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Check out these two issues:
> Installing Windows 7: https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3592
> Installing Qubes Windows Tools: 
> https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3585
> 
> The two problems you describe in the post seem to be the following:
> 1. Use qvm-prefs to set the virt_mode to hvm; the GUI doesn't work.
> 2. Make sure you set the video-model to cirrus for install.
> 
> Best,
> Daniel

Hi,

Thanks for the tips Daniel.  I'm stuck at not being able to boot from the usb 
disk.  I am doing:

```
qvm-create --class StandaloneVM --label red win7new
qvm-prefs win7new virt_mode hvm
qvm-prefs win7new memory 4000
qvm-prefs win7new maxmem 4000
qvm-prefs win7new kernel ''
qvm-volume extend win7new:root 25g
qvm-prefs win7new debug True
qvm-features win7new video-model cirrus

# Then attach usb drive to untrusted, but all of these fail to boot:

qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda win7new
qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda1 win7new
qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda win7new
qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda1 win7new
```

I'm not sure whether to use the whole drive (no name) or the first partition 
(named DELLRESTORE)...but I tried both.

I get the error message in the win7new terminal:

```
SeaBIOS (version ...)
Machine UUID ...
Booting from Hard Disk...
Boot failed: not a bootable disk

Booting from Floppy...
Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

No bootable device.
```

So it seems that it doesn't recognize the USB drive as bootable even though I 
can boot it from the main BIOS (in legacy mode).  

Any help would be appreciated.

Glen

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[qubes-users] Installing Win7 on a Dell

2018-02-17 Thread Glen H
Hi,

I'm a new user and am trying to get Win7 Pro x64 installed in Qubes 4rc4.  I 
have a Dell e7440 and it doesn't come with a Windows .iso.  Before I installed 
Qubes I used the Dell recovery tool to create a recovery usb disk for Win7 to 
re-install the OS but I'm not sure if this is usable to install with Qubes.

I tried following the instructions on the Qubes website by creating a new Qube 
without a template but I could not change it from PVM to HVM.  Then when I 
tried booting from the USB recovery disk it would load up a terminal and then 
exit after 10 seconds.

When I try to boot the recovery USB disk from the main BIOS it boots up fine.  
Does anyone have any tips for installing Win7 in Qubes 4?

Thanks,

Glen  

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