Skip navigation

For some reason, my Macbook Pro Late 2011 8,3 will not show the TailsGreeter. All I get is a blank screen that if I hit enter, will then boot to the desktop.

It’s a pain in the ass, however there isn’t much of a point to Tails unless I can save some session data.
I was able to create my persiatnce volumne, I just can’t activate it because I do not physically see the TailsGretter screen.

So the answer is to hit tab in Grub and edit the boot command line from ‘nopersistance’ to ‘persistance’, and add rootpw= and hit enter.

Once booted into X, open a terminal and type:
su // and enter your password from the boot command line
/sbin/cryptsetup luksOpen --tries 1 /dev/sdb2 TailsData_unlocked
/usr/local/sbin/live-persist activate /dev/mapper/TailsData_unlocked

You might need to change /dev/sdb2 to whatever you persistance volume was created under.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *