This isn’t right, as is explained in the link I posted.
If the qube has virt-mode HVM, then you can use a native kernel by
setting kernel to “none” in GUI or qvm-prefs. Otherwise you can use one
of the dom0 provided kernels.
If the qube has virt-mode PVH, then you can use a native kernel by
setting kernel to “pvgrub2-pvh” in GUI or qvm-prefs. Normally they use
dom0 provided kernels but they need not.
If you don’t see that option they you have to install grub2-xen-pvh in
Unman thanks again for your input, it helps to understand all the options QubesOS offers.
The Manage Kernel page feels overwhelming and maybe it could use an update and new touch on the structure of all the available options given there, for example the > grub2-xen-pvh is not mentioned on the page.
I do understand now why the kernels are there even though i am not using them yet but might want to in some future use case.
I think we have covered this before. Here’s my take:
Using kernels provided by dom0 makes it easier to control and update
that part of the Qubes “infrastructure”.
(If it were necessary to patch the kernel in some way, then a single
update would be enough, rather than having to generate patched kernels
for Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch, Gentoo etc.)
It’s also far easier to troubleshoot problems if one knows that affected
qubes all share the same kernel.
And it’s consistent with the general Qubes approach, of providing a
reasonably simple backend to the process of creating and using qubes.
I never presume to speak for the Qubes team.
When I comment in the Forum or in the mailing lists I speak for myself.
Yes I’m aware, but unfortunately for me it is a matter of a principle. I just don’t like to be registered with majors like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, etc, so I don’t have an account on Github anymore. My note wasn’t an objection, it was rather an ascertaining.
Sorry I wasn’t clear enough. It’s not about anonymity at all. For me it would be like having Windows on the other partition or disk, hoping it wouldn’t mess up with my Qubes. It will. Sooner or later. Via Github, or inside my computer. Not a single experience with majors would give me a hope for the opposite.
It is all about plattforms. Microsoft bought Github in order to create revenue. Of course they have to create income for their employees and revenue for their shareholder. And of course it is convenient to have a platform for publishing FOSS and Github used to do a good job. But now it is time to move on. If we don’t it’ll end up worse than what has been done to science by companies like Elsevier: