GNOME Boxes aims at providing a simple interface to create and use virtual machines for Linux with GNOME. GNOME Boxes does not allow to use a persistent volume.

Ejecutar Tails dentro de una máquina virtual tiene bastantes implicaciones de seguridad. Dependiendo en el sistema operativo base y tus necesidades de securidad, ejecutar Tails en una máquina virtual podría ser peligroso.

The following instructions have been tested on Debian Jessie.


To install GNOME Boxes in Debian or Ubuntu, execute the following command:

sudo apt install gnome-boxes

Running Tails from an ISO image

  1. Start GNOME Boxes.
  2. Click on the New button on the top of the window.
  3. In the Source Selection dialog, choose Select a file and browse for the ISO image that you want to start from.
  4. In the Review dialog, click on the Create button on the top of the window.

Shared clipboard

The shared clipboard of GNOME Boxes is enabled by default. This can allow sensitive data to be copied by mistake from the virtual machine onto the host operating system or vice versa.

We recommend you to disable the shared clipboard.

To disable the shared clipboard:

  1. Choose Menu ▸ Properties.

  2. Deselect the Share Clipboard option.