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Bug #15598

Bug #10976: persistence.conf lost, recoverable by reconfiguring

Explain loss of persistence.conf in known issues

Added by sajolida 2 months ago. Updated 19 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Elevated
Assignee:
Category:
Persistence
Target version:
Start date:
05/09/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
End-user documentation
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Description

Here is the template answer from our help desk:

Do you have the option to enable persistence at Greeter?
https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/#index2h1

If so please do the following:

Boot Tails, enable your persistence at Greeter and then go to
Application -> Tails -> Configure persistent volume.

If it doesn't ask you for a passphrase, then don't change any of your
persistence settings, just click OK, reboot, and if you're lucky it
will be back.

It probably just is your persistence.conf file that disappeared. You
can check on that by going (when your persistence is enabled)
to /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked and see if your files are still
there.

Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #15411: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: Technical writing Confirmed 03/14/2018

History

#1 Updated by sajolida 2 months ago

  • Blocks Feature #15411: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: Technical writing added

#2 Updated by intrigeri 20 days ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.8 to Tails_3.9

#3 Updated by emmapeel 19 days ago

I just add a comment to bump this new feature 'in the name of helpdesk'[1], as I think this is very scary to users and potentially leads to lost information.

[1] https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/10976#note-34

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