Commit 7dcf685a authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Document how to start a UEFI-compatible Tails on Mac.

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[[!meta title="Start Tails"]]
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Now that you have a Tails device you can shutdown your computer and start using
Tails without altering your existing operating system.
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If you are using a USB stick or SD card
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If the computer is a PC, read [[these
instructions|start_tails#usb-pc]]. Else, if the computer is a Mac,
read [[these instructions|start_tails#usb-mac]]
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## PC
Shutdown the computer, plug your device and start the computer. You should see a
welcome screen prompting you to choose your language.
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If you have problems accessing the BIOS, try to read [pendrivelinux.com: How to
Access BIOS](http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-access-bios/).
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## Mac
Shutdown the computer, plug your device, start the computer and
immediately press the Alt key; hold it pressed until a boot menu
appears. In that boot menu, choose the entry that reads *Boot EFI* and
looks like a USB stick.
Then, Tails should start and you should see a welcome screen prompting
you to choose your language.
If this does not work, then you might need to install
[rEFInd](http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/).
Problems starting Tails?
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