Install Tails OS on USB key with persistence step by step

by Sep 28, 2020Linux, Security, Software0 comments

Install Tails OS on USB key with persistence step by step

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


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