Re: [Tails-testers] Testing the 3.12 image

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Author: intrigeri
To: Phredo, Tails list for early testers, segfault
Subject: Re: [Tails-testers] Testing the 3.12 image

Phredo via Tails-testers:
> I dowloaded by bittorrent the image and used the Etcher portable app
> (in Windows 7 and my Dell Optiplex 7019) to burn to a 16gb flash
> drive. It booted up fine and I used the Tor Browser for several
> hours with no problem.

Thanks for reporting. So far this is good news.

> But, after closing Tails and trying to reboot the computer again into Tails, the computer booted instead into Windows. When I tried again, using the F12 key to pull up the boot menu, the menu showed no bootable USB drive. When I looked at the drive in another computer running Puppy Linux, the disk manager program (I forget the name of it) showed the partition seemingly intact with the "boot" option still checked.
> I then did the whole process again with exactly the same results: first time fine, but not able to boot up on subsequent tries.

Ouch. You're the second person who reports this exact problem. I was
not able to reproduce it myself. This seems to be a regression caused
by the new partitioning script. It would be really bad to release
a Tails that breaks the boot on computers that previously worked fine.

segfault, can you track this down? If you can I'll let you ask
whatever debugging info you need. If you lack time to fix this
in time for 3.12, please let me know and I'll try to find
another solution.

> Hope this helps!

It does, thank you.