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Bug #10187

FAQ: Do I need a USB stick dedicated to Tails? / Can I have another live distribution on my Tails USB stick?

Added by sajolida about 4 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
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Category:
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Target version:
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Start date:
09/13/2015
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% Done:

0%

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End-user documentation
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Description

I'm not sure how to phrase this, but on a Tails USB stick you can only have Tails and use it with Tails. This will be explained a bit and implied in the Installation Assistant but I feel like it's a common question or misunderstanding (see #10177 for example). What do support people think?

If we add an FAQ for that we could mention that have USB stick dedicated to Tails is actually safe as it makes it harder for other OSes to fool around with your sensitive stuff.

History

#1 Updated by emmapeel about 4 years ago

We don't really know what other distributions will do while booted, and what I find most bothering is that also you cannot have a Persistent Volume neither (I guess multiboot cannot be done with the Tails installer...)

#2 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Assignee deleted (BitingBird)

It would be great to have this, but I'm not going to work on it.

#3 Updated by u over 2 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Downgrading priority. I don't think it's neede to document this personally.

#4 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

People keep asking this kind of question, so maybe we should document it.

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