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authorsajolida <sajolida@pimienta.org>2015-06-11 14:46:54 +0000
committersajolida <sajolida@pimienta.org>2015-06-11 15:11:03 +0000
commitd8742790915fe9e8311fa0b78c53b232a9cb62c9 (patch)
treef916258f3b015204e35a58e780b94d5fdc827252
parentf2c874e20fd70506609a45cd722d109056ef5c90 (diff)
Rewrite configuration of persistent storage
-rw-r--r--wiki/src/blueprint/bootstrapping/assistant/windows.mdwn148
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diff --git a/wiki/src/blueprint/bootstrapping/assistant/windows.mdwn b/wiki/src/blueprint/bootstrapping/assistant/windows.mdwn
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--- a/wiki/src/blueprint/bootstrapping/assistant/windows.mdwn
+++ b/wiki/src/blueprint/bootstrapping/assistant/windows.mdwn
@@ -319,85 +319,63 @@ list on the bottom left of the screen.
Use the encrypted persistent storage (optional)
===============================================
-<div class="note">
-
-If you don't want to store any data in Tails you can stop following
-these instructions and start enjoying Tails right now.
-
-</div>
-
-You can create an *encrypted persistent storage* in the remaining free space on the
-flash memory to store:
+You can optionally create an *encrypted persistent storage* in the
+remaining free space on the second flash memory to store:
- Your personal files and working documents
- - The software packages that you download and install in Tails
- - The configuration of the programs you use
+ - Some of your settings
- Your encryption keys
-The files in the encrypted persistent storage:
-
- - Remain available across separate working sessions.
- - Are encrypted using a passphrase of your choice.
-
-The encrypted persistent storage is an encrypted partition protected by a
-passphrase of your choice. Once the encrypted persistent storage is
-created, you can choose whether to activate it or not each time you start Tails.
+The data in the encrypted persistent storage:
-Warnings about the encrypted persistent storage
------------------------------------------------
+ - Remains available across separate working sessions.
+ - Is encrypted using a passphrase of your choice.
-<a id="sensitive_documents"></a>
+Once the encrypted persistent storage is created, you can choose whether
+to activate it or not each time you start Tails.
-### Storing sensitive documents
-
-**The encrypted persistent storage is not hidden.** An attacker in possession of
-the flash memory can know that there is an encrypted persistent storage on it. Take into consideration
-that you can be forced or tricked to give out its passphrase.
+<div class="tip">
-<a id="overwriting_configurations"></a>
+If you don't want to store any data in Tails you can stop following
+these instructions and start enjoying Tails right now.
-### Overwriting configurations
+</div>
-The programs included in Tails are carefully configured with security in
-mind. If you use the encrypted persistent storage to overwrite the configuration
-of the programs included in Tails, it can break this security or render
-these programs unusable.
+<div class="caution">
-Furthermore, the anonymity of Tor and Tails relies on making it harder to
-distinguish one Tails user from another. <strong>Changing the default
-configurations can break your anonymity.</strong>
+<p><strong>The encrypted persistent storage is not hidden.</strong> An attacker in possession of
+the flash memory can know whether it has an encrypted persistent storage. Take into consideration
+that you can be forced or tricked to give out its passphrase.</p>
-<a id="minimum"></a>
+</div>
-### Use to the minimum
+<div class="caution">
-**Use the encrypted persistent storage only when necessary and to the minimum.** It is
-always possible to start Tails without activating the encrypted persistent storage. All the
+<p><strong>Use the encrypted persistent storage only when necessary and
+to the minimum.</strong>
+You can always start Tails without activating the encrypted persistent storage. All the
features of the encrypted persistent storage are optional and need to be explicitly
-activated. Only the files and folders that you specify are saved.
+activated. Only the files and folders that you specify are saved.</p>
-<a id="open_other_systems"></a>
+</div>
-### Opening the encrypted persistent storage from other operating systems
+<div class="caution">
-**It is possible to
+<p><strong>It is possible to
open the encrypted persistent storage from other operating systems, but it might break
-your security.**
+your security.</strong>
Other operating systems should probably not be trusted to handle
-sensitive information or leave no trace.
+sensitive information or leave no trace.</p>
-Create the encrypted persistent storage
----------------------------------------
-
-Choose
-<span class="menuchoice">
- <span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
- <span class="guisubmenu">Tails</span>&nbsp;▸
- <span class="guimenuitem">Configure persistent volume</span></span> to
-start the *Persistence Assistant*.
+</div>
-The assistant proposes to create an encrypted persistent volume on
-the flash memory.
+1. Choose
+ <span class="menuchoice">
+ <span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
+ <span class="guisubmenu">Tails</span>&nbsp;▸
+ <span class="guimenuitem">Configure persistent volume</span></span> to
+ start the *Persistence Assistant*. The assistant proposes to create
+ an encrypted persistent volume on the flash memory.
1. Specify a passphrase of your choice in both the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> and <span class="guilabel">Verify
@@ -407,51 +385,47 @@ Passphrase</span> text boxes.
3. Wait for the creation to finish.
-<div class="bug">
+ <div class="bug">
-<strong>If the creation is interrupted before it finishes</strong>, you might not
-be able to start Tails from this flash memory anymore. This can happen if you
-close the window of the assistant or unplug the flash memory during the creation of
-the encrypted persistent storage. [[Delete|first_steps/reset]] and
-[[reinstall|first_steps/installation]] Tails to fix this issue.
+ <strong>If the creation is interrupted before it finishes</strong>, you might not
+ be able to start Tails from this flash memory anymore. This can happen if you
+ close the window of the assistant or unplug the flash memory during the creation of
+ the encrypted persistent storage. Reinstall the final Tails from the
+ temporary Tails to fix this issue.
-</div>
+ </div>
-The assistant shows a list of the possible persistence features. Each
-feature corresponds to a set a files to be saved in the encrypted persistent
-storage.
+4. The assistant shows a list of the possible persistence features. Each
+ feature corresponds to a set a files to be saved in the encrypted
+ persistent storage.
-For the time being, we recommend you to only activate the **Personal
-Data** persistence feature. You can modify the configuration of the
-encrypted persistent storage later according to your needs.
+ For the time being, we recommend you to only activate the **Personal
+ Data** persistence feature. You can modify the configuration of the
+ encrypted persistent storage later according to your needs.
-Refer to our documentation on [[configuring the encrypted persistent
-storage|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure]] to learn more about the
-other persistence features.
+ Refer to our documentation on [[configuring the encrypted persistent
+ storage|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure]] to learn more about
+ the other persistence features.
-Enable the encrypted persistence storage
-----------------------------------------
+5. Click **Save**.
-1. Shut down the computer and restart on the second flash memory.
+1. Shut down the computer and restart on the final Tails.
-1. In *Tails Greeter*, select your preferred language in the drop-down
-list on the bottom left of the screen.
+1. In *Tails Greeter*:
-1. In the
-<span class="guilabel">Use persistence?</span> dialog of [[Tails
-Greeter|startup_options#tails_greeter]], choose <span class="guilabel">Yes</span> to
+ - Select your preferred language in the drop-down list on the bottom left of the screen.
+ - In the <span class="guilabel">Use persistence?</span> section, choose <span class="guilabel">Yes</span> to
enable the encrypted persistent storage for the current working session.
-
-2. Enter the passphrase of the persistent volume in the
+ - Enter the passphrase of the persistent volume in the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> text box.</span>
-
-3. If you select the <span class="guilabel">Read-Only</span> check box, the
+ - If you select the <span class="guilabel">Read-Only</span> check box, the
content of encrypted persistent storage is available and you can modify
it but the changes are not be saved.
+ - Click **Login**.
-1. Click **Login**.
+1. After 15&ndash;30 seconds, the Tails desktop appears.
-You can now save your personal files and working documents in the
+1. You can now save your personal files and working documents in the
**Persistent** folder. To open the **Persistent** folder choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Places</span>&nbsp;▸