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TAILS (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Debian-based Linux distribution focused on maximizing privacy and anonymity online. It is intended to be run "live" from a flash drive or disc. All internet traffic is routed through the Tor network and no traces of your activities are stored on the local machine.

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Tails OS +Multiple Bootable Installers(Windows,Linux,Mac)+ Storage on One USB

Determined to partition my usb with Tails, windows 7+10 or mac installers with yumi, and the remaining as normal usb storage for a mega dev usb. Any tips? I hid a partition using aomei partition and ...
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Change default GUI for Tails

I installed Tails from USB 1 to USB 2 and set up persistent volume on that usb. I used sudo apt-get install mate to install a new GUI for my tails, because I want to use it with tablet PC and GNOME is ...
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Whats the quick and secure way to use tor from linux?

I want to use tor for daily use. I know about tails os but I dont want to use an external os for tor. I want to use tor or tor browser on my already installed linux distro but with little more ...
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Excessive heat from laptop when running Tails OS (Linux), but not Windows

I recently got a laptop with a 4 core (8 thread) Intel i7 CPU, running Windows. Unless I'm really pushing it, it doesn't heat up very much. However when I installed Linux it began to heat up ...
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What is the Tails configuration for Ublock Origin on TOR?

I'd like to run TOR with Ublock Origin, but for various reasons I can't replace my whole OS with Tails. In order to not compromise the anonymity of my browser, I figure I can just configure UBO the ...
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Tails USB not showing up in UEFI boot menu

I'm trying to boot tails on my UEFI laptop (running Ubuntu), however it does not show up in the boot order menu, only my disk entrance does. Secure and Fast boot is disabled. Things I've tried: ...
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How to install guest additions on Tails?

I'm running tails on virtualbox and for the life of me i really cant install guest additions. I keep getting Could not mount the media/drive 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' ...
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Howto fix outdated backport repository in tails?

i have basically the same problem as Tails additional software unmet dependencies , but cant comment right now. I am running tails 3.12, live version, and adding additional software is not working ...
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My 64 GB USB drive became 7.99 GB after using Tails

My USB drive is PNY 64 GB. I have installed Tails on it and configured a persistent volume, but it was showing failed. So I shut down Tails and came back to Windows and formatted the USB drive again ...
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VirtualBox + Tails … types of Linux

I want to use Tails (version 3.7) on VirtualBox (version 5.2.12) And there are a lot of types of Linux you can choose: Linux x32 Linux x64 Fedora x32 Fedora x64 Ubuntu x32 Ubuntu x64 Debian x32 ...
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TAILS Virtual Machine Blank Screen On Boot

I've recently downloaded a copy of the TAILS 3.1 64-bit ISO image, burned it onto a disc and created a virtual machine through Oracle. At first glance, the virtual machine is running normally. The ...
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Failed to load ldlinux.c32

I have installed Linux Tails on my USB and I've been using it just fine until I upgraded it to new version. After I restarted my PC I got error: SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD 20150820 Copyright (C) 1994-2014 H....
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Custom-sized persistence storage for Tails on USB flash drive

I've been trying out tails on a USB flash drive. By default, when I create the persistence storage, it fills up the entire remaining space of the flash drive. This basically makes the flash drive ...
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Access old Windows files from Tails

I just installed Tails, but I can't seem to access my old Windows files. I'm prompted for the Windows admin password, but even when I enter the correct one it says it can't do it. My gut feeling is ...
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How do I permanently uninstall a virtual CD-Drive containing Tails?

So for a class assignment we had to install tails on our computer. It seems I've went some round about way and managed to install it as a virtual-cd drive. Only thing is I can't remove it. I've tried ...
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Boot from live Tails SD card on Mac OSX El Capitan

Goal: Boot into Tails from an SD card on a Macbook Air running El Capitan. Specs: Macbook Air, 8Gb RAM, i5, Running OSX 10.11 "El Capitan". Solutions tried and problems with each: Follow Tails ...
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Tails Installer fails with insufficient space error on a 64GB usb

I am trying to create a Tails Live USB via the Tails Installer on a 64GB usb key. I can successfully run Tails from a temporary USB key, but I run into trouble on the last step of Tails Installer >...
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Getting Exception: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused when running Minecraft.jar on TAILS linux

I am running Tails from an USB stick (because hard drive is broken) and when I try to run Minecraft I keep getting the same error. Should I specify any parameter when calling Java? How do I solve this?...
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Is it possible to install Tails OS on a hard disk drive and how?

I have an old laptop to spare and would like to know if it is possible to install Tails OS on a hard disk drive and how? I know it is meant to be a live system but I would like to have something ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Booting Linux off a SD Card

I have a work tablet/laptop that is currently running win8.1 i am interested in running Tails on this machine,how would i go about doing so ? how large should the sd Card be,since tails is 1gb,would a ...
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Directory Not Found Error

I am trying to verify tails and when I get to the command prompt portion of the verification some difficulties seem to have arose. Below is the script: noob@noob-System-Product-Name:~$ cd [/media/...
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Which version of OpenOffice does TAILS have?

I can't find this information anywhere. TAILS is based on DEBIAN which at some point switched from OpenOffice to LibreOffice. How do I know before I download 0.23 or 1.0rc1 on my slow connection ...
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Tails “clone” LiveUSB wont boot

I'll try to be as clear as possible. I did install Tails to a USB, then I cloned it over another USB and thats where the problems started. The "clone tails usb" won't start in my laptop. I did try ...
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Configuring persistent storage on Tails linux

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 ...