A question about booting tails from a USB stick

So I have installed tails on a Kingston Data Traveler USB stick (I’m using the 2nd usb stick to boot tails).

When I press F12 to go to the boot menu I get 2 options when booting tails:

‘KingstonDataTraveler 3.0PMAP’ – Displays a completely black screen when the ‘tails will boot in 4 seconds’ screen
‘UEFI: KingstonDataTraveler 3.0PMAP, Partition 1’ – Displays screen with a kind of white backlight when the ‘tails will boot in 4 seconds’ screen

So is one less safe than the other…which one should I use?


I don’t know there is a difference. UEFI: Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. Basically using the new type of BIOS.

If you are concerned then as the Tails Devs themselves as I’m not sure there is a safety issue.

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Ok will do, thanks for your reply