Allow remembering boot options
A user asked to make Tails able to remember boot options, to avoid retyping them at each boot.
So here is the corresponding ticket
#5 Updated by sajolida over 2 years ago
I do this on my Tails but editing the syslinux menu file from another Tails. So an alternative would be to document this. It might not even require going on the command line.
Now, I'm not convinced it's worth it (and it might definitely be dangerous for people to do so) but I don't have much data regarding which boot options people have to enter each time these days (and whether we should instead put our energy in fixing the root cause that require people to edit boot options).
So, a bit like for #12474, I'm personally lacking information on which boot options are worth being documented. For example, seeing this only from very very far away it seems like people had to add many options related to graphics in the late days of the 2.x serie and the beta day of the 3.x serie but the final goal is to have graphics work for everybody out-of-box.
More info regarding boot option usage would be useful for this ticket as well as for #12474 and I think that it should be the responsability of help desk to clarify this as explained in #12474#note-11.
#6 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago
For example, seeing this only from very very far away it seems like people had to add many options related to graphics in the late days of the 2.x serie and the beta day of the 3.x serie but the final goal is to have graphics work for everybody out-of-box.
Absolutely! One concern of mine is that if we make it too easy to customize boot options forever in order to workaround such issues, we'll get less bugs reported (⇒ no chance we ever find+fix the root cause, no chance we add to the known issues page) and we'll never learn when the workaround is not needed anymore (⇒ no chance to clean up the known issues page). OTOH most such problems are out of our reach, pretty often we can't do anything about them but help the bug reporter report the bug upstream, which rarely happens.
#11 Updated by sajolida almost 2 years ago
- Status changed from Confirmed to Rejected
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For me it's not a feature for power users but as a feature to fix hardware compatibility issues. But as intrigeri said the cost is probably high and the benefits unclear, so let's reject this for now.