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[[!meta title="GNOME Boxes"]]

[<span class="application">GNOME Boxes</span>](https://wiki.gnome.org/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.

[[!inline pages="doc/advanced_topics/virtualization.caution" raw="yes" sort="age"]]

<div class="note">

<p>The following instructions have been tested on Debian Jessie.</p>

</div>

Installation
============

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
================

<div class="caution">

<p>The shared clipboard of <span class="application">GNOME Boxes</span>
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.</p>

<p>We recommend you to disable the shared clipboard.</p>

</div>

To disable the shared clipboard:

  1. Choose
     <span class="menuchoice">
       <span class="guimenu">[[!img lib/open-menu.png alt="Menu" class="symbolic" link="no"]]</span>&nbsp;▸
       <span class="guisubmenu">Properties</span></span>.

  1. Deselect the <span class="guilabel">Share Clipboard</span> option.