I tried everything and scoured the whole interweb, with no luck. So here I am.
I am using a Dell laptop running Win 10. But I previously did all this stuff on a Mac running Mojave, with similar results.
I have been trying to create a functioning Tails OS Live on USB. I downloaded the 4.6 img file for USB from the Tails website and I validated the file. All good. I then used Etcher to Flash a USB key I have. The flashing completes successfully. The validation is also successful.
So, I turn off the PC. I reboot. I get “Operating System not found”.
I know for a fact that my laptop can boot with a USB, I have another USB with Tails and that loads fine. The problem with that USB is that I can’t create a Persistent volume on it. I tried creating the second USB via Tails Installer, but it never works. I still get the same “Operating system not found” with any USB I create via Tails Installer.
Any ideas on why Etcher is creating a USB that does not work? Is there anything specific I need to know?