Commit a938d826 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Document both SYSLINUX and GRUB to add boot options

parent 0846815b
......@@ -8,11 +8,11 @@ functioning. The two ways of specifying startup options are the following:
<a id="boot_loader_menu"></a>
<a id="boot_menu"></a> <!-- for backward compatibility -->
Using the <span class="application">Boot Loader Menu</span>
===========================================================
Using the Boot Loader
=====================
The <span class="application">Boot Loader Menu</span> is the first screen to appear
when Tails starts.
The Boot Loader is the first screen that appears
when starting Tails.
<div class="tip">
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</div>
1. To add a boot option, press <span class="keycap">Tab</span> when the
<span class="application">Boot Loader Menu</span> appears. A list of boot options
Depending on the computer, the Boot Loader might be either *GRUB* or
*SYSLINUX*.
<a id="syslinux"></a>
Using *SYSLINUX*
----------------
This is how *SYSLINUX* looks like:
[[!img install/inc/screenshots/syslinux.png link="no" alt="Black screen ('SYSLINUX') with Tails
logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]]
If your boot loader looks differently, refer to our instructions on
adding a boot option [[using GRUB|startup_options#grub]] below.
To add a boot option in *SYSLINUX*:
1. Press **Tab** when *SYSLINUX* appears.
A list of boot options
appears at the bottom of the screen.
[[!img boot-menu-with-options.png link=no alt="Black screen with Tails
artwork. Boot Loader Menu with two options 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'.
At the bottom, a list of options ending with 'vsyscall=none quiet_'"]]
[[!img syslinux-with-options.png link="no" alt="SYSLINUX with
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
2. Press <span class="keycap">Space</span> and type the boot option that you
want to add.
3. If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the
other, and separate them by a <span class="keycap">Space</span>.
other and separate them by a <span class="keycap">Space</span>.
4. Press <span class="keycap">Enter</span> to start Tails.
<a id="grub"></a>
Using *GRUB*
------------
This is how GRUB looks like:
[[!img install/inc/screenshots/grub.png link="no" alt="Black screen ('GNU GRUB') with Tails
logo and 2 options: 'Tails' and 'Tails (Troubleshooting Mode)'."]]
If your boot loader looks differently, refer to our instructions on
adding a boot option [[using SYSLINUX|startup_options#syslinux]] above.
To add a boot option in *GRUB*:
1. Press **e** when GRUB appears.
A new screen appears with more options.
[[!img grub-with-options.png link="no" alt="GRUB with a list of
options starting with 'setparams Tails'"]]
1. Navigate with the arrows of the keyboard to the end of the line that
starts with <span class="code">linux</span>. The line is most likely
wrapped and displayed on several lines on the screen but it is a
single configuration line.
1. Type the boot option that you want to add.
1. If you want to add more than one boot option, type them one after the
other and separate them by a <span class="keycap">Space</span>.
4. Then press <span class="keycap">Enter</span> to start Tails.
1. Press **Ctrl+X** to start Tails.
<a id="greeter"></a>
<a id="tails_greeter"></a>
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