I've downloaded TAILS and when I boot everything goes normally until it fully boots up, at which point it shows the desktop for a second and then says "Uh Oh! An error has occured" or something similar.

I've tried going to the other consoles with Ctrl+Alt+F4 and all of them ask for a username and password which I can't find after looking up and was never asked to enter. I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 10.


When booting tails i think there is option "more" where you can choose a root password for the session. Try to get a console and run dmesg.

  • You can select a root password but im not sure what the username is. I tried root which didnt work and other than that im not sure what to do. – fabtasticwill Apr 15 '16 at 0:30
  • @fabtasticwill root is the username for root. So if you have set a root password then you should use that with root. – Slckr Apr 15 '16 at 0:32
  • root doesnt work as a username with the password I selected. It just says login incorrect. – fabtasticwill Apr 15 '16 at 0:32
  • Maybe root is disabled, then you login with normal user and then "sudo -i" in a terminal. – Slckr Apr 15 '16 at 0:36
  • The issue is that I cant login – fabtasticwill Apr 15 '16 at 0:38

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