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Feature #10286

Boot options documentation: more options could be added

Added by emmapeel over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/27/2015
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
End-user documentation
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Description

We should add other options to the boot options section on our documentation, at

https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/#boot_menu

Currently, only I2P boot option is mentioned.

We could add

  • i915.modeset=0
  • rootpw=pass

(taken from https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/#switchable_graphics )

What do you think? and
Do you suggest any other?


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #12474: Document troubleshooting tips for more failure scenarios throughout installation assistant Rejected 12/05/2017
Related to Tails - Feature #12644: Allow remembering boot options Rejected 06/06/2017

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

We could add

  • i915.modeset=0
  • rootpw=pass

These are only useful for debugging, and the 2nd one is very dangerous, so keeping them on a debugging-specific page feels better to me: at least the second one must never be used during normal operation.

#2 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Agreed.

So yeah, this list only have one item but I guess that's they way it is until we find boot menu options that are relevant outside of debbuging and are not dangerous.

#3 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #12474: Document troubleshooting tips for more failure scenarios throughout installation assistant added

#4 Updated by sajolida almost 3 years ago

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