Commit 612486f0 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Be more generic about 'modifying' boot options (#16926)

parent a065a1fc
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*For example*: *For example*:
- When starting Tails, add the <span class="command">toram</span> - When starting Tails, add the <span class="command">toram</span>
boot option. See our instructions on [[adding a boot option using boot option. See our instructions on [[modifying the boot options using
the Boot Loader|doc/advanced_topics/boot_options]]. the Boot Loader|doc/advanced_topics/boot_options]].
- To make the display work properly, [[add the following boot option using the - To make the display work properly, [[add the following boot option using the
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- [[!traillink Adding_boot_options_using_the_Boot_Loader|advanced_topics/boot_options]] - [[!traillink Modifying_the_boot_options_using_the_Boot_Loader|advanced_topics/boot_options]]
- [[!traillink Accessing_the_internal_hard_disk|advanced_topics/internal_hard_disk]] - [[!traillink Accessing_the_internal_hard_disk|advanced_topics/internal_hard_disk]]
- [[!traillink Protection_against_cold_boot_attacks|advanced_topics/cold_boot_attacks]] - [[!traillink Protection_against_cold_boot_attacks|advanced_topics/cold_boot_attacks]]
- [[!traillink Running_Tails_in_a_virtual_machine|advanced_topics/virtualization]] - [[!traillink Running_Tails_in_a_virtual_machine|advanced_topics/virtualization]]
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[[!meta title="Adding boot options using the Boot Loader"]] [[!meta title="Modifying the boot options using the Boot Loader"]]
The Boot Loader is the first screen that appears The Boot Loader is the first screen that appears
when starting Tails. when starting Tails.
You can use the Boot Loader to add *boot options*. Boot options are You can use the Boot Loader to modify the *boot options*. Boot options are
special parameters that can be useful to troubleshoot or work around special parameters that can be useful to troubleshoot or work around
hardware support problems. For example, our [[list of known issues with hardware support problems. For example, our [[list of known issues with
graphics cards|support/known_issues/graphics]] document boot options for graphics cards|support/known_issues/graphics]] document boot options for
...@@ -36,11 +36,11 @@ logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]] ...@@ -36,11 +36,11 @@ logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]]
<div class="note"> <div class="note">
<p>If your Boot Loader looks different, refer to our instructions below on <p>If your Boot Loader looks different, refer to our instructions below on
adding a boot option [[using GRUB|boot_options#grub]].</p> modifying the boot options [[using GRUB|boot_options#grub]].</p>
</div> </div>
To add a boot option in *SYSLINUX*: To modify the boot options in *SYSLINUX*:
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...@@ -52,13 +52,15 @@ To add a boot option in *SYSLINUX*: ...@@ -52,13 +52,15 @@ To add a boot option in *SYSLINUX*:
[[!img syslinux-with-options.png link="no" alt="SYSLINUX with [[!img syslinux-with-options.png link="no" alt="SYSLINUX with
a list of options starting with '/live/vmlinuz' at the bottom"]] a list of options starting with '/live/vmlinuz' at the bottom"]]
2. Press <span class="keycap">Space</span> and type the boot option that you 1. Modify the boot options as needed.
To add a boot option, press <span class="keycap">Space</span> and type the boot option that you
want to add. want to add.
3. If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the
other and separate them with a <span class="keycap">Space</span>. other and separate them with a <span class="keycap">Space</span>.
4. Press <span class="keycap">Enter</span> to start Tails. 1. Press <span class="keycap">Enter</span> to start Tails.
<a id="grub"></a> <a id="grub"></a>
...@@ -73,11 +75,11 @@ logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]] ...@@ -73,11 +75,11 @@ logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]]
<div class="note"> <div class="note">
<p>If your Boot Loader looks different, refer to our instructions on <p>If your Boot Loader looks different, refer to our instructions on
adding a boot option [[using SYSLINUX|boot_options#syslinux]] above.</p> modifying the boot options [[using SYSLINUX|boot_options#syslinux]] above.</p>
</div> </div>
To add a boot option in *GRUB*: To modify the boot options in *GRUB*:
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...@@ -88,14 +90,14 @@ To add a boot option in *GRUB*: ...@@ -88,14 +90,14 @@ To add a boot option in *GRUB*:
[[!img grub-with-options.png link="no" alt="GRUB with a list of [[!img grub-with-options.png link="no" alt="GRUB with a list of
options starting with 'setparams Tails'"]] options starting with 'setparams Tails'"]]
1. Navigate with the arrows of the keyboard to the end of the line that 1. Modify the boot options as needed.
starts with <span class="code">linux</span>. The line is most likely
To add a boot option, navigate with the arrows of the keyboard to the end of the line that
starts with <span class="code">linux</span> and type the boot option that you want to add. The line is most likely
wrapped and displayed on several lines on the screen but it is a wrapped and displayed on several lines on the screen but it is a
single configuration line. single configuration line.
1. Type the boot option that you want to add. If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the
1. If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the
other and separate them with a <span class="keycap">Space</span>. other and separate them with a <span class="keycap">Space</span>.
1. Press **Ctrl+X**, **F10**, or **Fn+F10** to start Tails. 1. Press **Ctrl+X**, **F10**, or **Fn+F10** to start Tails.
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