1. Start GNOME Disks (also called Disks).

    For example, you can press the Super key, then type disk, then choose Disks.
    Choose Applications ▸ Utilities ▸ Disks.

    USB stick plugged in the computer USB stick plugged on the left
  2. Plug in the intermediary USB stick on which you want to install Tails.

    All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

    A new drive appears in the left pane. Click on it.

    USB image installed on USB stick USB image installed on USB stick on the left
  3. Click on the Menu button in the titlebar and choose Restore Disk Image….

    If your version of GNOME Disks is old it might have a System button instead. Click on the System button and choose Restore Disk Image….

  4. In the Restore Disk Image dialog, click on the file selector button.

    Choose the USB image that you downloaded earlier.

    Make sure that the USB image has an .img file extension.

    If the image has an .iso file extension, it is not the correct image. Please go back to the download step for installing from Linuxdownload step for upgrading from Tails.

  5. Click on the Start Restoring… button.

  6. In the confirmation dialog click Restore.

    Depending on your Linux distribution, you might be asked for your administration password.

    The installation takes a few minutes.

  7. After the installation is finished, click on the Eject button.