Add a "Help" or README in the ISO image
From the UX session :
Quite often new user do not succeed booting Tails, and go from their normal system to the Tails usb stick looking for something.
We could add an “Help” file (html, rtf… ?) and reduce if it’s possible the number of other file at / to make it the most visible.
There will be this kind of insctructions :
- Maybe you wanted to boot Tails
- You failed
- You need to find the BIOS key you have to press on
- This are the main BIOS key
- You can use a search engine with the name of your computer and BIOS to find the good keys
- You can find the name of your computer often near your screen, or at the back of your laptop
- In this page (look if there is this kind of page on the internet) you will find other insctructions to find the name of your computer
- If you need help you can try to send us an email or here (we’ll have to do this list) you will find people in your city or country that could help you
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#1 Updated by sajolida 2014-07-07 09:19:08
> Quite often new user do not succeed booting Tails, and go from their normal system to the Tails usb stick looking for something.
Note that the Tails partition is flagged as “hidden” in GPT for security
reasons (avoid a bit to have the Tails partition being opened
automatically on untrusted operating systems).
Windows is not supposed to open it. And I don’t see it appearing in
Nautilus either. So I’m not sure that works… or maybe I misunderstood
where you wanted to put that file.
#7 Updated by sajolida 2015-02-23 10:59:50
- Status changed from Rejected to Confirmed
- Parent task set to
- QA Check changed from Info Needed to Dev Needed
Well… this file would still make sense for Windows users after using UUI, Mac users after doing a manual installation, and people burning DVDs. So that’s quite some people.
Let’s keep this open as a subtask for the web assistant.
Now marking as Dev Needed as what needs to be done is to write what to put in that file.
#9 Updated by tchou 2015-04-30 14:22:11
Which documentation are you talking about, is it a spaecific page ? I searched “fail” and/or “boot” in tails.boum.org and did not found any doc.
Maybe we need to do a specific page (or add this kink of words in to find it) and then copy it or make a link in this file.
#15 Updated by sajolida 2015-09-02 08:36:46
If you still want to work on this “at some point” you can keep it assigned to you. Then maybe set a “target version” in 2016 to clear your view. If you’re not willing to work on this yourself, then deassign it from you and put it as Low priority. BitingBird might then reject it as some point if there’s no activity on it for one year or so.