Commit 48342fb2 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers

Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/doc/5636-accessHD' (Closes: #5636).

parents d4b61000 43a37d98
......@@ -14,3 +14,51 @@ operating system.
You should save anything you want to keep for later access into a
separate device (other USB stick, other DVD or any device you would choose),
or use the [[persistence feature|first_steps/persistence]].
Accessing internal hard disks
<div class="caution">
<p>Accessing internal disks of the computer has security implications:
<li>You can leave traces of your activities in Tails on the hard disks.</li>
<li>If Tails is compromised, a malware could install itself on your usual operating system.</li>
<li>If an application in Tails is compromised, it could access private data on your disks and use it to de-anonymize you.</li>
To access internal hard disks:
1. When starting Tails, [[set up an administration password|doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password/]].
2. Open the *Nautilus* file manager.
3. Click on the hard disk of your choice in the left pane.
<div class="caution">
<p>If your usual operating system is in
hibernation, accessing it might corrupt your file system. Only access your disk
if your system was shut down properly.</p>
<div class="note">
<p>If your disks use LVM (Logical Volume Manager), you can start the
volume groups on the disks and mount logical volumes using
<span class="application">GNOME Disk Utility</span>.</p>
<p>If you have a GNU/Linux system on your disks, you can only access
files owned by the first user (<code>uid=1000</code>) on that system.</p>
<p>In all cases, you might encounter permissions problems. To bypass
permission limitations, you can run <span class="application">Nautilus</span>
with administration rights.</p>
......@@ -5,7 +5,8 @@ administration tasks.<br/>
For example:
- To install new programs and packages
- To access the internal hard disks of the computer
- To
[[access the internal hard disks of the computer|doc/encryption_and_privacy/your_data_wont_be_saved_unless_explicitly_asked]]
- To execute commands with <span class="command">sudo</span>
**By default, the administration password is disabled for better security.**
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