Commit a028196f authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Document that sometimes, removing live-media=removable can help, and why it is...

Document that sometimes, removing live-media=removable can help, and why it is dangerous. Also list problematic USB sticks.
parent e4439a59
......@@ -75,3 +75,16 @@ then include them in a bug report to be sent:
- either using [[Whisperback|/doc/first_steps/bug_reporting]] if you
are able to start Tails from another media,
- either by [[sending us an email|/support/talk]]
Otherwise, try removing the `live-media=removable` parameter.
<div class="caution">
<strong>When doing so, if an adversary was able to install a fake
Tails on an internal hard disk, then you will likely be starting this
dangerous operating system instead of the real Tails you intended
to use.</strong>
</div>
If removing `live-media=removable` allows you to start Tails, please
report a bug as documented above. Then, we can improve the [[list of
problematic USB sticks|support/known_issues#problematic-usb-sticks]].
......@@ -77,6 +77,17 @@ installation process|doc/first_steps/manual_usb_installation/linux]].
Note, however, that this technique does not allow you to set up
a persistent volume.
<a id="problematic-usb-sticks"></a>
Problematic USB sticks
----------------------
The following USB sticks have issues starting Tails:
* SanDisk Cruzer Switch (USB 2.0, 32GB): requires removing the
`live-media=removable` boot parameter, which [[is
dangerous|doc/first_steps/bug_reporting/tails_does_not_start#entirely]].
Security issues
===============
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