Before you refer me to it, i have read this I would like to know how I can install TAILS as the primary (ideally the only, as I would like to wipe others) OS on a windows computer. I have access to computers other than the one I wish to run TAILS on, so i would be able to use them to handle pre-downoads/modifications etc.

I'm not too worried about disabling the amnesiac features, as files and changes can be saved into the persistent volume if required, only it doesn't happen automatically.



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This is a time consuming process because it was built on the basis of a Live Linux environment. I would suggest not trying to modify TAILS to be a persistent OS, but rather take an OS and apply the design and features following their documentation. Here I have not seen a way to simply port all the configuration and options to a persistent disk. Unless you someone with a lot of Linux OS development experience, I believe it may not be worth it.

If you don't heed that warning, here are the details of how TAILS is built. Building a Tails Image It is very resource intensive to build but a good way to start learning how it's put together.

I also wouldn't expect much help from the devs because the basis of their design hinges on it being a temporary environment and wouldn't be interested in supporting a fork.

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