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@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@ dangerous|doc/first_steps/bug_reporting/tails_does_not_start#entirely]].
* SanDisk Cruzer USB 3.0 64GB
* SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB, 8GB, and 32GB
* SanDisk Cruzer Facet
+* SanDisk Cruzer Orbiter 32GB (hangs at installation time but boots fine afterwards)
* SanDisk Ultra 32 GB
SanDisk had begun the production of flash drives configured as fixed disk in
@@ -49,12 +50,16 @@ See also [[!tails_ticket 6397]].
When installing Tails, PNY USB sticks have problems with the constant write load
and are prone to failure.
+<a id="aegis"></a>
+### Aegis
+During the boot process, USB is briefly powered off, that causes Aegis hardware-encrypted USB sticks to lock down, and the PIN must be entered again (fast) in order to complete the boot.
### Other vendors
* Staples Relay USB 2.0 16GB, suffers from the same problem as [[some SanDisk USB sticks|known_issues#sandisk]].
-<a id="isohybrid-options"></a>
Acer Travelmate 8573T-254G50M
@@ -79,16 +84,16 @@ Compaq 615
You need to update the firmware to its latest version in order to start from a
device installed using Tails Installer.
-Dell Inc. Latitude E6430/0CPWYR
+Dell Inc. Latitude E6430 and E6230
Does not start on USB sticks created using Tails Installer.
-With BIOS versions A03 06/03/2012 (and A09 and A11)
+With BIOS versions A03 06/03/2012 (and A09, A11, and A12)
Error message: `Invalid partition table!`
-Workaround (at least with BIOS versions A09 and A11): just hit enter
+Workaround (at least with BIOS versions A09, A11, and A12): just hit enter
and it will continue with the boot.
This problem might be corrected in Tails 1.1 and newer: please report
@@ -123,6 +128,11 @@ Cannot start neither from USB nor from DVD. System crashes with a blank
screen and locked up keyboard. This problem might be corrected in
newer versions: please report your test results back to us.
+HP Compaq dc5750 Microtower
+Cannot start Tails 1.2.3 created using Tails Installer.
HP ProBook 4330s
@@ -168,7 +178,7 @@ Mac
* MacBook Air 3,2 (A1369 EMC 2392) freezes when booting Tails in
UEFI mode.
* MacBookPro (early 2011) fails to boot from DVD since Tails 1.1.
-* Mac Pro Tower and MacBook Pro 4,1 (both from early 2008) fail to boot from a USB stick created by
+* Mac Pro Tower and MacBook Pro 4,1 (both from early 2008) and MacBookPro late 2011 (8,2) fail to boot from a USB stick created by
Tails Installer.
<a id="chainloading"></a>
@@ -187,6 +197,26 @@ The following commands, run from the GRUB shell, might be helpful:
chainloader +1
+Other hardware issues
+<a id="bcm43224"></a>
+Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapter
+The Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network
+adapter is known to not be able to
+[[spoof its MAC address|doc/first_steps/startup_options/mac_spoofing]]. Tails
+enables MAC spoofing by default, and will disable any network adapter
+it fails to spoof. To make it work you must
+[[disable Tails' MAC spoofing feature|doc/first_steps/startup_options/mac_spoofing#disable]];
+please read the documentation carefully and make sure you understand
+the consequences before doing so.
+This network adapter can, for instance, be found in the MacBook Air
+4,1, 4,2, 5,1 and 5,2.
Security issues
@@ -253,11 +283,13 @@ This issue has been reported on the following hardware:
- Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
- Lenovo ThinkPad X61, only on emergency shutdown when pulling out the
USB stick
+ - Lenovo ThinkPad X220
- Toshiba Satellite C855D
- Dell Inc. Studio 1458
- Fujitsu Lifebook AH531/GFO, only on regular shutdown, emergency
shutdown works
- Samsung N150P
+ - Acer Aspire e1-572
<a id="fingerprint"></a>
@@ -311,17 +343,6 @@ Tails fails to connect to certain Wi-Fi networks
This might be related to the introduction of wireless regulation support
in Tails 0.13.
-VirtualBox guest modules are broken for 64-bit guests
-VirtualBox guest modules allow for additional features when using Tails as a
-VirtualBox guest: shared folders, resizable display, shared clipboard, etc.
-But due to [a bug in VirtualBox](, the
-resizable display and shared clipboard
-only work in Tails if the VirtualBox guest is configured to have a 32-bit
-processor. The shared folders work both on 32-bit and 64-bit guests.
Touchpad configurations
@@ -334,6 +355,13 @@ Touchpad configurations
synclient FingerLow=1;
synclient FingerHigh=1;
+Bluetooth devices don't work
+Bluetooth is not enabled in Tails for security reasons. To enable it
+anyway, see the documentation about
+[[wireless devices|doc/advanced_topics/wireless_devices]].
Tor Browser takes too long to shutdown