When using tails linux, I am having difficult configuring persistent storage. I run a VMWare VM, and boot off the tails iso, and I have a vmdk configured as attached to the machine. The vmdk volume is formatted ext3 and lives at
/dev/sda5p1. I'd like to use it to store things like public keys and email addresses so that I don't have to go pull them down every time I fire up the machine again. However, I cannot update the fstab on the iso, and when I go to Applications > System Tools > Configure Persistent Storage, the app complains that I don't have any usb media attached. The vmdk is scsi, of course.
Is there a way to configure tails with a persistent device? Yes, I am aware that tails is amnesiac, but I'd just like a way to store non-sensitive data so that I'm not starting up "stateless" every time.
The only workaround I've been able to think of is to have a tarball at an easily-typed/remembered url I can
(cd /tmp; wget -qO - http://foo | tar xvf - ) with. That's tedious, and not quite ideal.