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Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM? [message #10246] Wed, 13 March 2019 13:12 Go to next message
Joe Smith
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Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM?

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Re: Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM? [message #10272 is a reply to message #10246] Wed, 13 March 2019 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
unman
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On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 06:12:42AM -0700, Joe Smith wrote:
> Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM?
>

Slow, but not unusable.
Restrict the amount allocated to dom0 by setting boot parameters
appropriately.
Restrict the amount allocated to system qubes - you can set these pretty
low and restrict maxmem.

Of course, you wont be able to run *lots* of qubes at the same time, and
undoubtedly you'll feel some pain sometimes, but for ordinary use it
will be fine.
I have an old x230 with HDD and 8GB and it's perfectly serviceable: I'm
using it right now and currently have 13 qubes open, and am building Qubes in one.
I ditched Whonix and replaced it with a TorVM, and can do pretty much
all I want. (disposableVMs can feel somewhat slow to start so I always
have one open in advance to ease the pain.)

Of course, your needs (and pain threshold) may differ from mine

unman


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Re: Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM? [message #10330 is a reply to message #10246] Wed, 13 March 2019 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Laprise
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On 3/13/19 9:12 AM, Joe Smith wrote:
> Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM?

The HDD is the main problem with this setup; I wouldn't recommend it.

Otherwise, restricting VM memory settings does make 8GB very usable. I
recommend 1500MB for dom0, 300MB for each service VM (sys-net,
sys-firewall, etc) and 700-2000MB as a rule of thumb for each appVM
depending on the apps needs.

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Re: Would Qubes OS run slow on a HDD with 8GB of RAM? [message #10381 is a reply to message #10330] Thu, 14 March 2019 00:11 Go to previous message
Joe Smith
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Thanks guys :)

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