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Old 07-16-2017, 12:51 PM   #1
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Linux Tails Greeter Loop


i want to boot tails 3.0.1 from usb, but after i chose language and region linux asks me again which language and region i want to have and that over and over. Does anybody has a solution for this problem?
actually linux tails 3.0.1 does boot in virtual box without any problems...

i already did update my bios (hp probook 4535s), enabled virtualization in my bios and created the bootable usb with universal usb, rufus and linuxlive usb creator. nothing helped. what else can i do?
if you follow this link you'll see it yourself:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zrg16e3wkf..._0188.mp4?dl=0
 
Old 07-16-2017, 02:09 PM   #2
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boot tails 3.0.1 from usb --- so I am guessing it is a boot off usb with it every time, so it keeps asking you the same questions every time and you're all like, wth - why does this thing not remember what I tell it, brain damage or what?

it is the nature of the beast. short term memory is not turned on. in other words it has no persistent set to it. it is never going to remember anything you tell it after you turn it off.

you'd have to set it all within it then created a new iso with all of that already set then burn it to a usb stick. unless tails got it set to be able to set persistent to it. which you'd have to go look at there docs to see.

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Old 07-16-2017, 03:21 PM   #3
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that doesn't help at all ... better explain how to set it all within it ...
 
Old 07-16-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
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that doesn't help at all ... better explain how to set it all within it ...
to set it all within it would require that you unzip it change the needed files then zip it back into an iso then use that new iso with all of your personal information in it instead of the other one.

What is persistence?

it might be a nice little project for you to get your hands dirty on. I'd say you'd learn a lot by tackling that one.

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Old 07-16-2017, 04:10 PM   #5
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even though i do not have any persistent storage yet it should start ... why doesn't it?
 
Old 07-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #6
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if you still have it on a usb stick or dvd and are using that to boot into it (it being its system) then it will always lose whatever changes you do with it, including any information it asks you every time you boot again . hence what you are calling a loop.

Or did I miss understand the situation?
 
Old 07-16-2017, 07:07 PM   #7
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The iso9660 file system is "read-only". It's made for CD/DVD, which need that. When you put an .iso on a USB drive, it still is read only. It loads the working system into ram memory. Nothing ever gets written to the USB drive, because it's a read only filesystem.

Persistence is the ability of a USB drive with an iso file system to accept writes, so the next time you boot it it will remember changes that you made. If you do a bit of research I am sure you'll figure it out.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 01:46 AM   #8
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are you able to proceed to next step after selecting Language and Region? or it keeps asking same after selecting?
 
Old 07-17-2017, 04:10 AM   #9
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are you able to proceed to next step after selecting Language and Region? or it keeps asking same after selecting?
It keeps asking the user to select Language and Region. You can see it in the video posted above.

The problem seems to be with the installer itself. It is not a Tails system installed on another USB.

You see, Tails tells you to boot its USB installer, where it asks for Language, ..., then it is installed on another USB, which has apparently has persistence. But according to the video it seems to be the installer itself which is broken.

I suggest you send your video to these guys: https://tails.boum.org/support/talk/index.en.html

All the best.
 
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looks like i have a segmentation fault. as you can see in the screenshot. i will send it to: https://tails.boum.org/support/talk/index.en.html
thanks aragorn2101
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:13 AM   #11
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https://tails.boum.org/install/clone/index.en.html

oh this is puppy linux -- dirivitie?

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