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Tails is a Linux live distribution preconfigured for privacy and anonimity.

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Why isn’t it possible to create VeraCrypt containers in Tails?

I know it’s possible to read them, but not create them and veracrypt isn’t installed by default. Curious to know why. Duck Duck Go’d like crazy.
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Trying to Build Tails OS from a Debian10 VM in Virtual, but getting KVM error

I added LINUX as a tag because I dont know if the KVM error is OS based, or if it is an error with general linux I am trying to overcome. Situation: Tails is a privacy based Linux Operating system. ...
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Linux Tails + KeePassXC File synchronization

I use Linux Tails and other Linux distributions, where I use KeePassXC. Unfortunately, it almost impossible to synchronize the KeePassX database file to the cloud in the Tails distribution. (this file ...
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Recover space from persistent storage by Tails OS?

I installed Tails in a USB stick and enabled persistent storage. The USB had 16GB of storage. Now I formatted the USB without freeing up the persistent storage and lost 10GB of space. I remember the ...
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Upgrading Tails

I've been having trouble upgrading Tails. Its been taking a really long time and seems to get stuck or not make any progress. I've also gotten an error message. Here is the ouput from activating the ...
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Weak WiFi signal on Macbook pro 2017 with dongle and airport on Kali Linux and Tails

I have installed Tails on my MacBook Pro 2017 using Live Usb and the wifi signal is very weak. I purchased a WiFi dongle thinking that it might solve the issue but unfortunately it is the same case ...
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Install Tails with persistent storage on VirtualBox

Tails OS is distributed either via .iso or .img file. The only .img can have persistent storage, but only .iso can be mounted to VirtualBox and properly booted. I would like to have VirtualBox Tails ...
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Using Remmina to connect RDP on Tails

I am trying to connect remmina to an RDP on tails distribution. I have created the persistent volume and saved latest remmina along with all dependency, and the RDP plugin. I thought it would be as ...
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Tails OS and Captcha

Using Tor through TailsOS and having trouble with reCaptcha. I have seen in other replies to just enable JS while filling out the captcha. Is there any other option, barring disabling all of my ...
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How do I access the network from the terminal in a Tails OS booted from USB with persistent storage and a WiFi connection?

I am trying to configure a usable coding environment on a tails-os usb boot stick with persistent storage. I've installed netbeans and composer, but I am unable to add plugins to netbeans, and I am ...
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Issue with NordVPN app installation in Linux Tails (Terminal)

I need to install NordVPN into Linux Tails. Followed the instructions to perform in a Terminal window for the normal NordVPN https://nordvpn.com/download/linux/ : sudo apt-get install /home/amnesia/...
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Permanently disable all networking in Tails OS?

I would like to use Tails OS to create a pseudo air-gapped system. The system has WiFi hardware still, but it is "unusable" in Tails due to lack of firmware. I would like to further ensure it remains ...
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Where to get PostScript printer driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 8210?

The Tails-developers have inserted a pretty nice PostScript printer driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 into Tails. I am strongly searching on where to get this driver, so I already installed the ...
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Boot Tails 3.7 ISO from USB with grub2

Made a USB to boot multiple ISOs with grub2 as described in Boot Multiple ISO from USB via Grub2 using Linux Works well for Linux Mint 18.3 Now trying to configure Tails 3.7 but not much luck Tried ...
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What is the difference between tails and a generic live cd distro? [closed]

I've been considering using Tails (an acronym for: the amnesic incognito live system) after some researches, basically, it's a linux distribution focused on security that wipes all your data after ...
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Is it possible to write on a mounted hard-drive that has Apple HFS/HFS+ file system

Running the latest Tails I have attached my hard-drive that got automatically mounted. However it seems only to be read-only. Is there a way to mount it in read/write ? Or is this not possible since ...
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Move file from Tails to MacOS without connecting to the Internet?

I have generated a file offline on Tails that I want to move to another OS without connecting to the Internet. It might have been better to use another Live OS in hindsight. I guessed that the best ...
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tails-installer package not found

I'm trying to install tails on an USB drive. Up to now I already verfied my tails .iso and I followed the instructions on this website to install it: https://tails.boum.org/install/expert/usb/index....
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Final tails installation question

I'm following these instructions on how to boot Tails on my Mac using a USB: https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/index.en.html I've downloaded the intermediary Tails on to my USB and can ...
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Is Tails moving to Gentoo?

I have a lot of experience with contemporary Linux, but no experience whatsoever with Qubes OS or Tails or the security-focused contemporary distributions. I'm just trying to make sense of what's out ...
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Can I Run virtual box inside Tails

I have a TailsOS Related Question: Can I run a virtual box inside tails? I would like to use VirtualBox to run some emulators on it. I tried to google it but it's always talking about tails inside a ...
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Can a 8GB USB drive run Linux? If yes, which type? [closed]

I have two USB drive and both are 8GB. But one is USB 3.0 with writing speed: 7.93mb/s and reading speed: 87.642mb/s, another is unknown (maybe 2.0) with writing speed: 6.764mb/s and reading speed: 16....
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Can't auto-update Tails

I booted up Tails 2.4 and was greeted with: Error while checking for upgrades Running upgrade manually in terminal reveals errors: amnesia@amnesia:~$ tails-upgrade-frontend-wrapper localuser:...
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How Secure Is Tails Encryption? [closed]

I know. Tails itself is a very secure operating system, but what about its drive encryption? I would like to encrypt my flash drive with the tails built in drive encryption. What does it use? AES-256?
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How to add Dvorak in Debian greeter of installation media CD/USB?

I want to contribute a patch to this feature request Consider adding Dvorak in the default keyboard layout option list in the greeter in Tails OS so I am thinking how to do it in Debian 8.7 first. I ...
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How can I change the screen resolution?

I'm running Tails. Can't use the settings menu to do it, there's only one option there and it's like 600x800 which is the problem, I think Can't figure out what the display name is for my monitor, ...
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How to install Docker on Tails

As far as I know, Tails is based on Debian. I tried to install Docker using the instruction for Debian. But it doesn't want to add the key amnesia@amnesia:~$ sudo apt-key adv \ > --...
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Creating a 4 partitions Linux/Windows USB drive

I want to create a single 16GB usb drive with the following: (A) 4GB FAT32 Partition usable in Windows (not installing Windows at all, just shared space) (B) 4GB Linux live distro (C) 4GB ext3 ...
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Problems with Tails

I'm new here so I don't know much things about DarkNet, Operating Systems and such. I am actually trying to install Tails, but I am having problems in the cloning part. Take a look on the error. ...
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Dual boot with persistence

I've just installed Kali-Linux 2016.1 and Tails using the YUMI multiboot installer but how do I make a persistence drive for both the OS to save all my settings. I've made a "casper-rw" persistence ...
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Hidden Unallocated Partition greyed out in Flash Drive after Linux Tails Installation [closed]

I recently installed Tails (Linux Distro) on my USB drive. I did it using an intermediary USB stick and i discovered when i installed the final Tails OS on the second USB drive that the size of the ...
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How to change grub boot menu on a (formerly) live linux system?

So I converted a usb live linux install (Tails) from USB to virtualbox using VBoxManage convertfromraw. For it to boot in virtualbox, I need to remove one thing from the boot commandline (live-media=...
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Does Tails OS have binary blobs in its kernel?

Or is the kernel 100% open source?
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Can't boot TAILS virtual nachine

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 ...
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Tails installer packages missing?

I asked this question on stackoverflow already, but someone pointed me to this community (that I didn't know about before) - so here it is again: I want to install Linux Tails. I already added ppa:...
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Is apparmor preventing the running of my application?

I have an application that runs on Ubuntu and used to run on Tails. But now with Tails 1.5 it does not run anymore on Tails. My application package is basically a directory containing the application,...
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Live USB - Tails tries to boot but ends up booting into Kali Linux

I have a bootable USB drive with Tails and Kali Linux on it, among others. Kali boots fine. However when I try to load Tails, it manages to get past the Tails loading screen but then the Kali logo ...
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Debian live : halt on usb eject?

The TAILS distribution contains this functionality: if you brutally remove the USB key from the machine, the system halts. Is it easy to add this functionality to a live-build procedure under Debian?
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Install wifi driver for Macbook 11.1 under Tails

I am having some troubles with the WIFI on my Macbook using Tails (USB). I encountered a problem similar once when setting up an Arch Linux USB system but I as able to find the necessary drivers and ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. /...
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Merging Kali with Tails

I want to get into Linux penetration testing, but still want to have the benefits from anonymous surfing. Is it possible to setup a good and 'secure' (Yes I know, TOR!=security, blabla) merge from ...
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Tails OS - Modifying boot options

When Tails OS boots, you can press tab to modify the startup options. Is there any way I can save an iso with these options already set? It's a real pain to have to press tab and set them up every ...