Autorun in Windows
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Ship what's needed to run Tails inside Windows without installing anything.
It's of limited usefulness:
- with administrator rights, one may simply install VirtualBox and run Tails in it
- without administrator credentials, a portable emulator won't have kernel-side acceleration support, so the result with be almost unbearably slow
=> so patches welcome, but we won't work on it ourselves.
QEMU for Windows¶
It's hard to find proper information about this online. QEMU's website leads us to a broken link.
The only piece of information I was able to find to reproduce such binaries from source is the patchset linked from the aforementioned page.
I could find no license information either.
autorun4linuxCD offers a graphical tool to reboot on the inserted Live CD or to boot it inside qemu. The Debian package seems dedicated to Debian Live:
- Debian package: autorun4linuxcd
git clone git://git.debian.org/git/debian-live/autorun4linuxcd.git
It seems the package should be installed on the build system, and the content of
/usr/lib/autorun4linuxcd/ copied at build time to the binary root of the built image.
Also, qemu for Windows should be installed in the binary image.
Incognito installs qemu for Windows at build time (
Supported by live-build in
scripts/build/lb_binary_win32-loader, packaged in Debian.
Shipping a Portable VirtualBox could be a nice alternative to QEMU.
There is also another version but I could find no license information nor source code. Moreover it seems it provides no support for a pre-configured launcher, but rather runs the VirtualBox configuration wizard.
Looks like this one needs administrator credentials.