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   Tails does not start entirely
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   The following section applies if the <span class="guilabel">Boot Tails</span> menu appears but not
   <span class="application">Tails Greeter</span> when starting Tails.
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   1. Restart the computer on the first USB stick.

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   1. In the <span class="guilabel">Boot Tails</span> menu, choose the <span class="guilabel">failsafe</span>
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   mode which might work better on some computers.

   1. If the <span class="guilabel">failsafe</span> mode does not work
   better, restart the computer again on the first USB stick.

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   1. In the <span class="guilabel">Boot Tails</span> menu, press
   <span class="keycap">TAB</span>. A command line with a list
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   of boot options appears at the bottom of the screen.

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      [[!img doc/first_steps/startup_options/boot-menu-with-options.png class="screenshot" link="no"]]
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   1. Press the <span class="keycap">Backspace</span> key several times to
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      remove the <span class="code">quiet</span> option from the command line.
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   1. Type `debug nosplash` to add these options to the command line.

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   1. To start Tails, press <span class="keycap">Enter</span>.
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   1. Hopefully, error messages now appear when starting Tails. You can
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      [[send them to our support team by email|support/talk]], for example by taking a
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      picture of the last screen and error messages.

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   1. If the error message is <span class="code">/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control
      turned off</span> followed by <span class="code">(initramfs)</span>, then try removing the
      <span class="code">live-media=removable</span> option from the boot command line.
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      If removing <span class="code">live-media=removable</span> allows you to start Tails, please
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      report the problem to our [[support team|support/talk]].
      This contributes to improving the [[list
      of problematic USB sticks|support/known_issues#problematic-usb-sticks]].
      Then try installing Tails on another USB stick.

   <div class="caution">
   <p>Removing the <span class="code">live-media=removable</span> option
   might be dangerous. If an adversary had access to the computer and
   installed a malicious Tails on an internal hard disk, the computer
   might start on the malicious Tails instead of on the USB stick.</p>
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