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Questions tagged [tails]

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a live CD/USB distribution preconfigured so that everything is safely routed through Tor and leaves no trace on the local system.

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Tails without desktop

How can I get a version of Tails (Tails or TAILS?) without the desktop GUI environment installed? If I can't, then how can I manually uninstall the desktop?
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Is it possible to use a Bitcoin hardware wallet with Tails?

Is it possible to use a Bitcoin hardware wallet with the Electrum installed in Tails? It looks like there might be some libraries required for to access these devices over USB.
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Where Can I Download an Older Version of Tails?

I'm wondering if anyone can point me to where I can download an older version of Tails, since https://dl.amnesia.boum.org/obsolete no longer works, and neither does https://archive.org. Thanks for ...
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Can I use my second monitor as my primary on tails?

I have an all in one PC / desktop. It was knocked over and now has LCD lines and a ton of dead pixels on it. I can only see about half of the screen. The other monitor works fine when I'm using just ...
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How to delete encrypted partition on a USB drive using Tails?

It looks like I am in deep trouble. A day ago I created an encrypted partition on my USB using the Tails disk utility and set a pass phrase to "remember until I logout". When I rebooted and tried to ...
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SSH tunnel SOCKS5 or VPN after Tor with Tails

I am using Tails 1.2.2 as OS. I need to use anything to hide the fact I'm using Tor, so far I've tried socks5 with proxychains but the permission is denied when I check with curl. SSH tunnel are also ...
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My keyboard does not work in Tails 1.1.1, what could be causing it?

Keyboard does not work at all in Iceweasel, and in gpedit backspace and P keys do not work. Oddly enough, P seems to refresh the screen. What could be the issue? Tails is running off of a USB stick on ...
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Tails ISO Signature not Showing in Directory

Downloaded the cryptographic signature corresponding to the ISO image I want to verify, and saved it in the same folder as the ISO image: Started the cryptographic verification: `MacBook-Pro:ISO ...
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Python JSON fetching via Socks5 proxy on Tails

I am trying to fetch JSON data, via a Python3 script, on Tails. I would like to know that this code is secure and doesn't leak IP or any other stuff. I know that Tails is configured to block any ...
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How can I set the firewall rules on Iptables without them getting deleted?

I am sending command line commands to the Iptables. Once I set these rules I connect to my router. on connecting all the rules I just add is removed and only the original firewall rules that tails has ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Installing Tails on Verbatum Flash Drives

I am having trouble installing Tails 2.5 on a Verbatum 31 GB STORE-N-GO-070B6623D1E62053 USB flash drive. Whenever I try, the installation takes a very long time and fails. The dialog is: ...
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Why is Tails (2.5) Live O/S ignoring 'ExitNodes' in torrc?

is this a possible unreported bug in the tor browser 6.0.3 on tails 2.5 live? just for clarification, i experimented and added these commands: ExitNodes {CH} StrictNodes 1 either one by one ...
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Can I connect to a scanner/printer with a VM running tails?

If I'm running Tails 2.4 from a VM through Virtual Box which is running on Windows 10, am I able to connect my Lexmark 2600 Series printer to the Tails VM session? The Lexmark Series scanner/printer ...
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Windows 10 causing error on booting Tails from USB

I get an error that says "WARNING: No configuration file found" and my screen turns bright red and doesn't do anything. I disabled "Safe Boot" the Bios option, and it won't boot via USB. I am using ...
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What issue prevents Tails 2.3 starting from USB disk on iMac after Tails Installer installs to USB disk?

With version 1, Tails was working fine. With the release of version 2, Tails stopped working fine. Previously, with Tails v1, after Tails Installer installed to the same USB disk I'm using today on ...
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Tails 2.3 will not install on Windows 10

Downloaded Tails 2.2.1 a few weeks ago but just got around to installing on 9 May. Installed perfectly but got warning new version was available.(2.3) Downloaded 2.3 and made intermediary Tails which ...
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Blank desktop on booting Tails 2.2 via VM

I have downloaded Tails ISO tails-i386-2.2.iso and am attempting to boot via VirtualBox. I am promted to login or select more options, and on logging in a blank blue screen is displayed, possible a ...
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Error OpenSSH over TAILS

Does anybody have an idea what wrong am I doing? So short, I've just launched TAILS OS and trying to connect to VPS over openSSH. With command ssh -i /home/amnesia/Persistent/id_rsa root@11.11.11.11 ...
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Running Tails from USB without rebooting

I'm installing Tails on my USB drive and its working as expected. However, when I plug the USB on my colleague's PC, it's not recognizing. There's no firewall or any security limitation. I would like ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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Need help! no tails DVD boot up incomplete, something wrong?

im user of no-tails for a while. i downloaded the latest version of iso 2.0.1 - 13 Feb 2016, checked the SHA256 sum, its match. then burn it on blank DVD. i restart computer and press hotkey so it ...
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Tails 2.0 Issue script is running on shutdown

I recently downloaded tails 2.0. I verified the signature through Ubuntu. Through command line. It gave a positive verification. On shut down of the tails 2.0. The normal screen comes up where it say ...
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So I need to install a Persistent Tails on a USB Drive - The only PC I have cannot boot to USB - What can i do?

I have a usb drive that I need to install Tails on. I can install Tails via Virtualbox using the ISO (which i verified) but the problem is that I have to boot into the USB to configure Tails ...
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Tails Graphics/driver help

New to Tails and would appreciate some assistance. I currently have a Geforce GTX 970 with a 1920 X 1080 monitor (primary) connected via DVI-D and a old 1024 X 768 VGA connected using a DVI-I adapter....
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Tor Tails on persistent volume usb: Tor not starting

I'm running Tail latest version on a persistent usb, everything worked well last night. But today the clock is not syncing and no message for "tor is ready" appears... no access to Tor. I tried a ...
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Tor browser doesnt launch on tail

Got live Tail installed on my usb device,run it and when all thing get started (tor conection etc etc) when i try to run tor browser, nothing !
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Will the Underwritten method for using TAILS work?

I have read THIS and THIS and I would also like to use tails as my primary OS. Before I go any further, please understand that this is mainly and academic exercise. So im not too bothered about the ...
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Tor in Java using silvertunnel-ng

I'm using silvertunnel-ng package, I managed to get the example provided here working. but when I change the link to facebook or google pages, I get empty response. I'm not quite sure what am I doing ...
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I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes

I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes. The chat is hosted by mibbit.com I've tried using free online proxies from within Tor (Tails) but that doesn't seem ...
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Burp Suite on Tails

I'm trying to set up Burp Suite on Tails, however, it seens that the port 127.0.0.1:8080 is not being open by Burp Suite. Does anyone here already installed and used Burp Suite successfuly on Tails? ...
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Tails behind IPCop

Are there any known unintended consequences (reduction in anonymity, etc.) when using a firewall (IPCop) between Tails and my ISP? (I don't think so, but...) Unless I have misconfigured IpCop, I am ...
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Where do I find more information about using Claws Mail combined with Tails and OpenPGP?

Where do I find more information about using Claws Mail combined with Tails and OpenPGP? There is only a detailed howto for Pidgin available on the Tails website. But for Claws Mail, one can find ...
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Is it possible to pick up a bios malware or virus switching from Tails 3.10 to tails 3.11?

I've been using tails for 3-4 years. Seems to get harder to just use the 'update' option. So when you I into the various options, use 2 usb sticks, burn to a dvd, for windows, for ubuntu, for other ...
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Make settings in Tails greeting screen persist?

I need to manually configure 3 different options on the greetings screen every time I boot Tails OS. Can these be made to persist?
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Tails 3.10.1: Can't boot Tails from 1st USB Drive - Caught in a loop

Hi. I'm a newbie to Tails and this is my first post here. Initially, I got the whole process to work, where I cloned Tails to the second USB drive. I have since upgraded to 3.10.1, upgraded UUI to 1....
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booting intermediary usb

I am trying to install tails 3.10.1 I am following the tails documentation. I used dd to copy the iso to usb. When I boot the usb I get this error: file 'normal.mod' not found and it shows the rescue ...
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Is there a fix for graphics issues in tails (NVIDIA)?

So I recently upgraded to an RTX 2080 and Tails doesn't seem to like my card. I can boot successfully but the resolution is set to 680x400 and I can't choose a different resolution. The resolution so ...
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usb not mounting when on tails 13.10.1

I use Tails 3.10.1 on a USB stick with persistent storage. With prior versions of tails I've been able to use this OS & plug in another USB to copy files to/from persistent. Now I find that I'm ...
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Trouble with obsf4

So I am using most current version of tails and had been using obsf4 with no problems. Recently I have been unable to connect using them but can without. Here are some snippets from the log: 11/5/18,...
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2nd tails usb will not install

No problem getting the 1st tails usb to work - however the 2nd usb will not work with the tails installer... This is what i do: Boot from usb one - go into tails after setting admin password - open ...
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Accessing Tor through TAILS

I downloaded and installed tails w/universal installer last night and re-downloaded everything again tonight. Everything works fine running tails os from that 2nd usb... until I try to open the Tor ...
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TAILS install: bigger than expected? (8,6GB???)

Today I've installed TAILS from an old 8gb usb stick to my new 128gb Sandisk Ultra Fit. The only use for the Sandisk before the install was to test the experimental tails from mid-july (wanted to see ...
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Intermediary tails won't boot on my mac

I'm a computer noob and i'm trying to install tails on my macbook air using the 2 usb and command line method. I got to the dd if=tails.iso of=device bs=16m && sync part and it said permission ...
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Can i run tails on federal probation-monitored system without detection?

I am a first-post noob with the great fortune of being on US federal probation, who is soon getting internet access, with unknown computer monitoring software installed on it. I have to purchase a ...
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How can one install an emulator in tails e.g genymotion?

I just started trying out tails and I stubled across the additional software to persistance feature. Can one be kind enough to give me details on how to install an emulator like genymotion to ...
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why dosen't curl download?

Using Tails 3.8 stable Hi everybody I tried to use Curl from the terminal to download the gpg keys for the fedora.org site. Per thier instructions at https://labs.fedoraproject.org/en/verify This ...
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Is torsocks command necessary for sensitive connections in Tails?

It is well known that Tails makes all the connections from our computers through Tor, but when in case we really fear DNS leaks, should we care and use the torsocks command in Tails "torsocks xxx" or "...
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Tails extend internet to network

I'm a newbie. I don't know what I don't know. I have a machine running Tails with internet via WiFi, and I want to extend internet (tor) from that machine to other(s) via the ethernet interface. I ...
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NoScipt settings (ABE and Javascript links)

I'm curious about a few options in NoScript and how they affect Tor security. One is Enable ABE (Application Boundaries Enforcer). This is unticked by default in TAILS, but it sounds like it would ...