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[liberationtech] Linux distribution on encrypted USB?

intrigeri intrigeri at
Wed Sep 11 12:44:50 PDT 2013


Moon Jones wrote (11 Sep 2013 19:20:30 GMT) :
> Yes. I did the same upgrade and it worked in an instant. I was so happy everything
> was ok. If I recall well, only three upgrades can be done, than I'll have to migrate
> the data by hand.

This (or something similar) will be correct once we deploy incremental
upgrades in the wild (presumably by the end of the year). Until then,
Tails does full system upgrades while preserving user persistent data;
so, there is no such limit yet.

> So I'm trying to avoid customising Tails for every day use.

This would be my advice in general, unless one has good understanding
of the Tails design (and of Debian, and of [...]) and can guess what
the actual consequences of a change would be. I suspect that having
one's changes merged into mainline Tails may be the best strategy,
when it's relevant.

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