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Re: [tor-talk] Tails and a way to permanently install it on a removable media

02/20/2012 09:52 PM, Ian Strange:
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Runa A. Sandvik
>> I think this just makes a live Tail USB not an installed one.
> Yep.
> According to
> https://tails.boum.org/doc/encryption_and_privacy/your_data_wont_be_saved_unless_explicitely_asked/index.en.html
> "Future versions of Tails will propose a feature to save some files or
> configuration, but it is still being developped."[sic]
> Far be it from me to speak for the developers here, but it seems to me
> that the stated purpose of the project is to provide a live CD or live USB
> system, not provide an installation method.

You are correct. Our plan is to (optionally) make select parts of the
filesystem persistent [1] with the data saved on a second, encrypted
partition on the USB drive Tails is installed to. This is finally
planned for inclusion in the next major Tails release, which is
scheduled for release in late April.


[1] Examples: email/IM configurations, gpg/ssh/otr keyrings/configs, Tor
cache (for entry guards), a general data storage. For more, see:

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