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Feature #15742

Test running Tails from an external hard disk

Added by sajolida about 1 year ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
Start date:
07/19/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Test
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Description

From Cybelle's June spreadsheet: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001871.html

If we want people to rely more on Tails it might be useful to some people to install Tails on a hard disk instead of a USB stick, to have more storage capacity, be faster, and more reliable.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #10731: Tails Installer should not allow installing on non-removable USB sticks Confirmed
Related to Tails - Feature #8422: Support running Tails from internal hard drives Confirmed 12/12/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable In Progress 06/30/2014
Blocks Tails - Feature #16080: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: User experience Confirmed 10/29/2018

History

#1 Updated by sajolida about 1 year ago

  • Blocks Feature #15392: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: User experience added

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 1 year ago

FTR I'm not aware of any technical reason that would prevent this from working :)

#3 Updated by sajolida 12 months ago

Next step: buy myself a new external hard disk case (my old one is giving USB protocol errors).

#4 Updated by sajolida 12 months ago

And recycle a small hard disk :)

#5 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to Feature #10731: Tails Installer should not allow installing on non-removable USB sticks added

#6 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to Feature #8422: Support running Tails from internal hard drives added

#7 Updated by sajolida 9 months ago

  • Blocks Feature #16080: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: User experience added

#8 Updated by sajolida 9 months ago

  • Blocks deleted (Feature #15392: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: User experience)

#9 Updated by sajolida 3 months ago

  • Subject changed from Test and document running Tails from an external hard disk to Test running Tails from an external hard disk
  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • Target version set to Tails_3.14

I finally got a chance to test this. I installed an USB image, got syslinux, and then the following error message:

(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I could read the Tails system partition and read it when plugging this disk in another Tails.

In other words: doesn't work :)

#10 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable added

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