Install Tails OS on USB key with persistence step by step

by Sep 28, 2020Linux, Security, Software0 comments

How to install and run Tails OS live with persistence on a USB key. Step by step easy to follow instructions.

Tails means: The Amnesic Incognito Live System


Popular Laptops boot hot keys:

  • Dell: Tap F12 when the Dell logo is displayed.
  • HP: Tap F9 when the HP logo is displayed.
  • Lenovo: Tap F12 when the Lenovo logo is displayed.
  • Toshiba: Tap F12 or F2 when the Toshiba logo appears.
  • Acer: Tap F12 as the Acer logo appears.
  • Other: Try tapping Esc, F1-12, or Enter during bootup.

Chapters: Tails OS persistent on USB key

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:16 Step 1: Download Tails and Rufus
  • 01:20 Step 2: Flash Tails to the USB key with Rufus
  • 03:18 Step 3: Start Tails and configure persistence
  • 08:40 Thanks and subscribe

Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur.

Warning: The USB key will be completely wiped


WIFI dongles that work with Tails OS

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