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Old 07-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Newbie wanting to use Tails Linux for the first time, needs help...


Greetings,
I am wanting to use Tails Linux for the first time. I have already downloaded the ISO image and also a cryptographic signature. I have read the instructions several times on their website already but they're not very clear on what to do with this signature. I opened the signature file and viewed it and it's a long string of jibberish. What am I supposed to do with it?

I already know how to burn an ISO image. I've just never used one of these signature things before.

Thanks
 
Old 07-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

there are explicit instructions on how to do this at:
https://tails.boum.org/download/index.en.html#index3h1
The procedure depends on what operation system you are using. Please see the link above, and follow the instructions for your OS/setup.

Cheers,

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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The signature file is supposed to look like gibberish. What you need to do is find what hash they used (md5, sha12[something], etc). Then find a utility to calculate the checksum of your ISO. If everything went the way it should, then the utility should produce the same piece of gibberish that is in the signature file.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 07-09-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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Which part of
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Otherwise, read our instructions to check the ISO image integrity:
didn't you understand ?.
The link for "other operatig systems" (i.e. non-Linux) looks dead, but for a Linux user all seems explained in detail.
 
Old 07-09-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
Which part of didn't you understand ?.
The link for "other operatig systems" (i.e. non-Linux) looks dead
The "Using other operating systems" link works for me, but it just expands the page in an ajaxy kind of way that I imagine might not work on all browsers.
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but for a Linux user all seems explained in detail.
Given the nature of the question I suspect the OP is not (yet) a Linux user.

Evo2.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:56 AM   #6
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The "Using other operating systems" link works for me, but it just expands the page in an ajaxy kind of way
Hmmm . .. went for a bike ride, and now it woks for me too ...
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Given the nature of the question I suspect the OP is not (yet) a Linux user.
I presumed someone who has been a member here that long would have a Linux system somewhere.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:59 AM   #7
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
Hmmm . .. went for a bike ride, and now it woks for me too ...
Bike rides fix many things :-)

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I presumed someone who has been a member here that long would have a Linux system somewhere.
Could be a desktop user on a system with a proper admin.

Cheers,

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