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Phlexus13
2016-03-15, 19:16
I am also having trouble installing Kali 2016.1 through my windows 7 laptop. I am using universal USB installer for the iso. I downloaded this http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-2016.1/kali-linux-2016.1-amd64.iso version but every time I try to complete it I get the following errors.137413751376 any advice would help greatly. PS. I have already tried the recommended win32 disk imager, but after I tried booting from it, it wouldn't work.

themadstork
2016-03-18, 16:56
Hello,

I'm currently awaiting my Linux Bible in the post, however for now was wondering if anyone can help me. I'm a complete beginner w/r/t Linux and I'm trying to boot Kali Linux from a USB. I've tried following the steps on the instructions, however have been unsuccessful. As an alternative I've created a disc image of the Kali ISO on the USB. When I look at the drive it says "Kali Live", however when I boot up it gives me no boot menu.

Can anyone spot from the limited information what I'm doing wrong? Would be grateful for any advice - have been trying different methods for a few days now.

Ben

Unitedthe_gees
2016-03-23, 18:24
I am trying to use Kali but it isn't working. i have put the ISO file onto many USB sticks and put them in a few computers. whenever i try to load it from the booting managment it doesn't let me and say's "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt". can someone help me please

questionasked1
2016-03-24, 01:16
1399

I can't seem to boot kali from a USB flash drive.. usually with other iso's i can just find usb flash drive and press enter and start up the operating system.

o4e
2016-03-30, 18:18
i have the same problem. I noticed that he is unable to read the /cdrom/dist/stable/Release file. I used the amd64 image.
I also tried to extract the Files from the ISO but it seems to be currupt and i had a sha1sum mismatch. I will now try to download again and hope that this will work.


I am also having trouble installing Kali 2016.1 through my windows 7 laptop. I am using universal USB installer for the iso. I downloaded this http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-2016.1/kali-linux-2016.1-amd64.iso version but every time I try to complete it I get the following errors.137413751376 any advice would help greatly. PS. I have already tried the recommended win32 disk imager, but after I tried booting from it, it wouldn't work.

Yes I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing you are and am having the exact same experience. I recognized that if I did a 'quick format' and selected NTFS I didn't get the same problem when I went through the process using pendrive. I formatted it to NTFS then clicked the 'format disk' option in linux pendrive.

o4e
2016-03-30, 18:37
Hello,

I'm currently awaiting my Linux Bible in the post, however for now was wondering if anyone can help me. I'm a complete beginner w/r/t Linux and I'm trying to boot Kali Linux from a USB. I've tried following the steps on the instructions, however have been unsuccessful. As an alternative I've created a disc image of the Kali ISO on the USB. When I look at the drive it says "Kali Live", however when I boot up it gives me no boot menu.

Can anyone spot from the limited information what I'm doing wrong? Would be grateful for any advice - have been trying different methods for a few days now.

Ben

Ok so you've created a disc image of the Kali ISO on the USB. I'm gathering that you simply saved the Kali ISO to the USB am I correct? If so, that is why it isn't working. You need to make your USB bootable. First, download a brand new ISO and save it to your computer. Second, right click on your USB and select 'format'. Do a 'quick format' of the USB to NTFS. Next, Download this software http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ and go through the installation process. You'll be asked what type of operating system you'd like to install. Select 'Kali Linux'. Next you'll need to navigate to the place on your computer where you downloaded the ISO. Next select the drive of your USB and click the 'format disk' check box. Once everything is filled in properly, hit 'create' and it will make a bootable Kali Linux USB.

I'm assuming you're running Windows so here's what you'll do next to get your computer to boot from the USB rather than your default drive. Depending on which version of Windows you use, the process is different for doing so. You'll need to google how to change the bios of the Windows OS you're using. Alternatively, 'search' your computer for 'bios', advanced system setting or something similar will pop up. Double click that, then indicate you'd like 'advanced start-up'. Then it will restart your computer, before it loads keep clicking F2, or F12 (it will depend on your version of OS) and you will be loaded into bios. From there you'll need to move your USB to the top of the list of your boot order, then disable UEFI, it will change to legacy after you save and exit. Once you do it will again restart your system. Click f12 before it loads then select your USB as the drive you'd like to boot into and it will do so. This instructions might be a little confusing so first attempt them then reply back with any questions I will help you.

buzz0
2016-03-30, 22:16
Hello all,
I've installed Kali Linux in a USB and I had no problem with the installation. However, it doesn't detect my wireless connection. I'm pretty new with Linux and I followed several tutorials to see how to solve this but I can't fix it. I have installed a previous version of Kali in a VM before and I never had this problem. Has anyone had the same problem? Maybe I should try to install another version? I hope that someone can help me with this. Thanks in advance!

youdass
2016-03-30, 22:34
which tool did you use to create a live usb?

Sartor55
2016-04-05, 13:19
HI guys, i've any problem with installing kali from USB. The problem is when i started with installing kali i have problem with the language that dosen't found in the .iso. have you any answer for that problem! thanks so much....

hthtrang93.5
2016-04-07, 07:52
good idea! hoang trang 93.5

youdass
2016-04-07, 14:48
HI guys, i've any problem with installing kali from USB. The problem is when i started with installing kali i have problem with the language that dosen't found in the .iso. have you any answer for that problem! thanks so much....

which you are using to create the live USB ?

ja55ee
2016-04-08, 05:56
Hi, I have this same issue with my '13 Mac. I used "Pendrivelinux USB installer".

Boots and works great but doesn't detect wireless on my mac, no issues when used in pc.

NIC is broadcom, brcm4360.

Cheers

mbk23
2016-04-10, 19:47
So I am getting an error message when I try to run live from USB. I am using an older Mac from 2009, is that the issue? I installed rEFInd but it still doesn't work. Should I mount the ISO onto a DVD? 1432

Gascogne
2016-04-18, 06:44
Problem with Macbook 12" at boot when trying to install with live usb.
Followed the guide and everything.


DHCP4: DHCP4 DriverBindingStart
Starting legacy loader
Using load option ‘USB’
Error: Not Found while loading legacy loader

Please make sure that you have the latest firmware update installed.

Luce_Yu
2016-04-20, 07:02
Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

Yes! I did $dd if=.... of .... bs=1M with my 8G usb stick~...
So I reboot my computer into Kali linux ...
Then I use $ apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to upgrade kali~
Finally the partition memory is not enough ....
I $fdisk -l it... and the partition only has 2.7 or 2.9G i forgot...
--------------------------------------
So what's the solution that if I install kali on usb ,and how could I upgrade it ?
I'm a newbie~ Plz teach me hard~!:p

Obi-Wan
2016-04-26, 15:54
Hello All,

I had to join the forums here because I am at a loss. I can usually always find my answers with Google, forums, etc. but, this is one of those rare times I am exhausted my search skills (or lack of maybe). I have been using a "prebuilt" Kali VB (VirtualBox) iso for a year or so now and love using Kali Linux but I decided I would create a Live USB to see if maybe I would have less driver issues than using Kali inside of VB in Win10 (which is dual-boot on a MacBook Pro). So, with all that being said, I guess I should be grateful I didn't have more issues.
Anyway, I seem to be one of the VERY few that have an issue with no network available on my Kali Live USB. The Live USB itself I have had no problems with, just the missing network or no "eth0" under ifconfig. So, because I am using a MacBook Pro, there of course is no ethernet port that I can plug into so that I can get my Broadcom wireless drivers installed onto the Live USB. I actually just ordered a "USB to ethernet hub" so that I can plug into if I need it in the future but it doesn't help me now. I am wondering if I can open the UUI thumb drive from my Mac or Win10 and insert the drivers I have downloaded from which I can access once inside of Kali? Or, if there is something I am missing, that may be right in front of my face... like, a command I haven't tried that will give me access to the network. I have tried "service network-manager start" and it does nothing. It may be simple but like I said, the prebuilt VB iso I've been using had everything set up already and now I am having to set it up on my own so I'm lost. Sorry for the long explanation and thanks for your time in advance.
~Obi-Wan

***EDIT***
- Since waiting for this post to "post", I have done some more searching and have found other commands to see if I can discover a resolution. I have attempted to edit /etc/network/interfaces in order to add (auto eth0) lines but that doesn't help. Additionally, when I reboot, the files are back to original and all of my edits are gone (yes, the edits were saved and I was in persistence). Another thing I have tried is entering "lspci -vvv |grep -A 10 -i net" and all of my MacBooks's Broadcom wireless card info is there. I just need to find a way to get Kali to see it or, well, activate it.

Bee1TO
2016-05-11, 17:09
after upgrade 2016.1 problems with aircrack-ng not showing any connected clients...wifite and reaver stuck on same pin so I decided fresh install of kali rolling .iso with unetbootin. Unetbootin would not display my downloaded .iso image no matter what dir it is in, I did not experience this issue with kali 2.0 so now i am stuck install kali 2.0 then upgrade or keep trying install .iso on usb ?

Bee1TO
2016-05-12, 20:22
I had same problem...reformat disk...copy iso but very beginning yow will see something about perserving data for mulit boots in ubunta... so just in case...10mb shoud do...boot to live...look for install kali in program dir...I had other issues though relating to unetbootin not finding kali .iso

Frovingslosh
2016-05-16, 06:00
Like others here I'm having issues with installing Kali (2016.1) to a flash drive. I've read through this thread but still don't know enough so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

First I followed the directions from http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install to use Win32-Disk-Imager to write to a flash drive under Windows. But Win32-Disk-Imager doesn't seem to find .ISO files when I point it at them. It can see .IMG files, but it ignores .ISO files!

So I tried firing up Kali from my Live DVD and doing an install to flash drive that way. The install seemed to be going well, but after the progress bar was about 75% complete (nearly an hour after I started the install), it aborted saying that the step in the install failed. There was no other info about what had gone wrong. I tried again and it failed again, only much faster this time.

I wanted to run Kali for the SDR programs (Software Defined Radio) that I heard were on it. It took a while to understand that these programs were not on the Live disc but had to be added after Kali was installed. Otherwise I would have been happy to start with the Live DVD and would not need to install to flash. No space on this system or clean way to add a second hard drive, so installing to flash seemed my best bet, but I'm not sure what my next step should be to try to get Kali installed.

I'm a pretty experienced computer user, but not a strong Linux user. If giving help, assume that I would benefit from clear and detailed instructions in navigating the Linux directory structure or making any edits in Linux if that turns out to be needed to get the install done. Thanks.

CinderCone
2016-05-20, 18:06
When I try to boot kali linux with a usb I either get a black screen or a messege saying "Secure Boot Violation [Invalid signature detected. Check secure boot policy in setup]".
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Amos
2016-05-23, 15:17
Hello guys, I'm trying to dualboot kali and win10 but after finishing the install of kali without an error I get an error when i choose to boot kali from the grub menu but i can boot win10. The error am getting is the following:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root= (did the system wait for the right device)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)

DrRobotnik
2016-06-07, 21:26
Win32Disk Imager, I believe works best with .img, so try UNetbootin for your .iso.

CertIntrovert
2016-06-14, 15:34
I am a Computer Information Systems college student. Very new to Kali as I have only watched someone demonstrate it's power briefly. I want a live USB to investigate it's tools and become familiar with the operating system. However, I have been very unsuccessful at creating a live USB. I am running windows 10 currently, I am booting in UEFI, and I tried recently to use Rufus to write to the USB. I have verified the checksums and they are all correct. Secure Boot is disabled but, I just can't seem to get it to work. I don't even get a boot from USB option when I F12 to boot options. If someone could help me out that would be greatly appreciated.

CertIntrovert
2016-06-14, 15:48
After using Win32DiskInstaller I get the message, "USB needs to be formatted before use" junk! I keep getting this message and when I try and boot. Computer doesn't even recognize a USB device to boot from. I am using UEFI and secure boot is disabled. I verified the checksums and everything matches. Please help, anyone!

geomaster39
2016-06-14, 17:56
Hello,

I've decided I've needed to join this forum after frustratingly following the instructions for Kali Linux USB install for OS X and unable to proceed with imaging the ISO file on a USB device. I type in "sudo dd if=kali-linux-______-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk_ bs=1m" in the Terminal, but then I am asked for a password. Nothing in the instructions given on website state there is a password. What Am i doing wrong?

rockdude668
2016-06-15, 13:29
Hello I have a toshiba satellite L850-I2011, I was hoping to dualboot windows 7 and kali linux 2016.1 rolling edition so, I followed the instructions on kali website and when i booted from usb to do the gparted thing it gave me an error gnome display manager dosen't work. I have an amd graphic card. So,I don't know what to do and i dont want to take risk because around a week ago I was trying to do the same thing and it formatted my local disk c as ext4 file so i had to format my hard drive than start over. Fortunately I recovered my data through DRW and I want to do it again

lmcthbe
2016-06-17, 12:16
Hello,

I got a frustrating issue with the latest iso (2016.01-kernel 4.5) when imaging to USB. I am not imaging the iso directly instead I install it in virtualbox vm. Configure it to my own need then convert it to raw and then imaging to USB using dd but booting failed where /sbin/init could not be found, it seems that the /dev/sda1 partition is mounting in a different mount point than / but I cannot figure out what is the issue. Could not find any clue with Google so I am asking forums for help. Anyone seen this issue already ?? Note when imaging the 2016.1 iso directly to USB in live or persistence it is fine and same procedure done with kali iso from end of last year (kernel 4.0) booted correctly also.

Socr
2016-06-23, 21:39
I was able to install Kali Linux live USB and set up a persistence partition. While doing the updates it seems to hang on an IPv6 addressconf netdevup saying the link is not ready. How can I fix this? It boots just fine still from the Kali live version and I have network connectivity.

DG_3265_CEH
2016-06-30, 15:12
toor is the default root password on these installs

DG_3265_CEH
2016-06-30, 15:18
I've done the USB install of 2016.1 on Windows and from in Kali Live, with and without persistence, it all works great.

Except, every install changes the partition size to 2.66GB, not enough room to run updates, it crashes every time. How do I expand this partition? I've tried GParted and it says that boot partition is not available, regardless if I'm booted to it, or another install. I've taken the USB to Win7 and Win10 and can't change the partition. If I wipe the USB and create new 10GB partition, the install process puts it back to 2.66.

How do I allow updates on a USB Live install if I can't expand this partition?

CODbackwards
2016-07-15, 10:16
Hi All

Just got a HP Chromebook 11-2200na which I'd like to use for Kali. I'm having issues with the Live USB boot though. The 11-2200na is a Celeron Processor but when trying to boot the Kali Linux 64 bit image, I just get 1 low beep. So i tried the Arm image for HP Chromebooks and on this I get a black screen but nothing happens.

When troubleshooting this if I do a sudo cgpt show /dev/sda on the intel image I get the warning below but if run the same command on an ARM image, everything looks ok. I've tried Win32Diskimager and dd to write the images. Both give me the same results. As a test, I installed Kali with Crouton and that works fine and incidently uses the AMD64 bit image. Unfortunately, Doing it this way. There isn't enough space to install all the tools that I want. I don't really want to overwrite ChromeOS as I quite like the option of just whipping out my Chromebook and being online in 10 seconds :-)


Warning
WARNING: Primary GPT header is invalid
WARNING: Secondary GPT header is invalid
ERROR: GptSanityCheck() returned 2: GPT_ERROR_INVALID_HEADERS

My questions are:
Has anyone managed to do a Live USB boot on a HP 11-2200na, if yes, was it straight forward?
What does 1 low beep mean?
I have enabled Dev mode, Enabled USB boot and changed the priority. Have I missed something in the process?

Starting to get frustrated with this now, although, I am learning more about Linux on the way.

Cheers

Wazyr
2016-07-15, 12:51
Hi, I was installing Kali via USB until I got to the partitioning part. I chose encrypted LVM and went on to get an error after the procedure quote " Partitions 1, 2, 5 on /dev/sdb have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the cjange, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partitions will remain in use..." what should I do?

Bee1TO
2016-07-24, 00:02
I have kali 2016.1 on live usb...and when I boot to usb there in no install option nor in programs, there use to be a install kali in menu but it is not there on kali 2016.1. I want to install kali to my hard drive ?

Bee1TO
2016-07-29, 21:26
I have installed three different versions of kali linux and each time is different.I downloaded iso then use unetbootin and live-install to copy iso to usb. Usb fires up and run kali fine but thre is no install option on boot. So last but not least i tried dd from command-line and that worked ! Now have a bootable usb with install option.

Armitage16
2016-07-31, 11:39
Thanks muts, for the Live USB Install explanation.

I've have been experiencing an installation problem with my Kali:

I downloaded the Win32DiskImager and the 64-bit ISO file , because i have a 64-bit, Windows 10 OS.

I have two questions for you:

1. Should i have used win32 for this, if i have a 64-bit operating system?

2. I'm receiving the following partition error:



Do you know anything about this? I have no idea what to do,

I have already tried re-downloading the ISO image and writing it to my SanDisk USB Drive,

but the error popped up again.

Sincerely,
Armitage16

heaven
2016-08-15, 03:36
Good day. I face with some problem. I have a 16GB Flash Drive USB 3.0. When I install Kali there is 4GB memory use and 11GB memory free (without file system). I use persistent encryption version and I can't to resize the partition. I need it because have no free space for upgrade and kali-linux-full install. I try Gpated and Acronis Disk Doctor. The problem was not solved. Can anybody help me? How to resize Kali linux image on the Flash Card.

Alpaguhan
2016-08-25, 11:47
Hi, I was installing Kali via USB until I got to the partitioning part. I chose encrypted LVM and went on to get an error after the procedure quote " Partitions 1, 2, 5 on /dev/sdb have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the cjange, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partitions will remain in use..." what should I do?
same problem here, help would be nice.

CaptainSlaymore
2016-09-04, 23:43
I am having a persistence problem. I went through the steps of creating the partition, formating it, mounting it, placing the .conf file everything without an error. The problem is, when i boot with persistence, there is no persistence. When i boot into kali normally, i get the persistence partition on my desktop, yet no persistence. Anyone know what i did wrong?

MX372
2016-09-06, 20:20
Attempting to install 32 bit non-PAE Kali 2.0 (built using instructions on site for custom ISO) on an Acer Aspire One ZA3 (0751h) netbook, circa 2010. Put ISO on an 8gb thumb drive, and the Acer boots flawlessly to the thumb drive. However, usability is poor due to read/write speed of using "live" distro on USB 2.0, so I wanted to install to the internal HDD, which is currently a SATA II SSD (240gb). Install from USB seems to go without a hitch, but I get a few concerning messages and the install hangs with a "Started update UTMP about System RunLevel changes" or something like that. The first message I was concerned about was related to "failed to find cpu0 device node".

Why does it boot and work off USB, but after install it's broken? I'm assuming that the Atom Z520 does not support PAE, and that's why I'm using the i586 kernel custom live-build to try to install Kali on this machine.

To be honest, I might even be better off using LXLE or XFCE-based builds instead of Debian, for less resource usage, but if I can't get this to install then I'm not going to go thru the trouble of doing another live-build for LXLE/XFCE. BTW, I'm no Linux expert.....

Any advice? Thanks!

edward2005
2016-09-08, 10:23
partition should have a label "persistence",

in partition should be a text file "persistence.conf",

file should contain just one line "/ union" (just seven char without qwots)

random815
2016-09-09, 17:13
Hi, I am trying to boot kali from live usb according to the documentation article (I use Ubuntu). The dd command goes through well, but when I try to boot, the usb either doesn't show up in the UEFI menu at all, or it shows up but after selecting nothing happens (literally, there's nothing on the screen and it doesn't make any boot progress).

I tried different flash drives (16GB USB2.0 and 64GB USB3.0), different kali images (2016.1 and 2016.2, of course with verified sha1sum) and different blocksizes for dd (512k and 1024k), but nothing worked. I am able to boot other operating systems (Ubuntu for example) from live usb though. I also tried the Ubuntu live-usb-creator.

So, am I missing some point? Can I change anything else about the dd command to make it work? Do I need some UEFI settings for this? Thanks in advance!

theillusiveman
2016-10-07, 20:23
im following the directions on kali.org to create a persistant kali usb. heres what ive input as well as the output. note i have a 62gb flashdrive im running this on

root@kali:~# end=50gb
root@kali:~# read start _ < <(du -bcm kali-linux-4.6.0-kalil-amd64.iso | tail -1); echo $start parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary $start $end
du: cannot access 'kali-linux-4.6.0-kalil-amd64.iso': No such file or directory
0 parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary 0 50gb

Iftekhar Chowdhury
2016-10-28, 05:56
thank u so much..

rainnj
2016-11-07, 18:58
I am trying to make a Kali USB installer. Objective is to either install Kali on the Dell Laptop or run it from the USB.

Currently I have a mac operational and downloaded the .iso file. Got a 128 GB USB.

When I follow the steps from the article :
http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install

after the sudo command on mac terminal it asks for the password and "toor" or "changeme" does not work.

stuck here, if any one know the password or suggest any alternate steps to make a USB installer on mac which I can use on a Dell laptop.

cappinmcnasty
2016-11-15, 04:55
I attempted to install Kali from USB on Windows 10 UEFI. I turned off Secure Boot and Fast Boot. I put ISO on 32gb sandisk usb using Rufus (tried with all 3 options regarding efi). I am able to see the usb drive in boot screen but when I select it to boot to screen goes black for one second then it is back at the boot screen. I select it again and then it boots into Windows 10 even though I selected the usb. This happens with all attempts even downloading another separate copy of kali. I install to legacy boot and it installs just fine. What is wrong with my efi attempts? Need to be able to boot to both OS.

Sung
2016-11-21, 11:02
Do I need to download the ARM image and VMware image as in is it necessary?

Beeho
2016-12-18, 16:05
Hello guys, I got a problem can you help me ? I've just destroy 2 USB key by trying to make my kali .iso bootable with Win32DiskImager. I've got a USB key with 16Go, the software warn me that I can damage my stick , I press OK then I press Write and after my 16Go become a 3Go key ( Got the same issue with a 32Go Key) It seems that I can't make my stick bootable. Can someone help ?

Eric2100
2017-01-02, 03:08
Im also trying to create a bootable USB drive. Im using a PNY 64GB USB 3.0 and a Gorilla 64GB 2.0 drive. Ive downloaded the iso version of Kali 2016.2 onto a Systems76 laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using the dd command from the help page, http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install. Im getting this error message "dd: error writing '/dev/sbd': No space left on device." Ive checked the USB and it is showing that there is 64GB on both devices.

ON the other hand I was able to create a bootable USB using my MAC but when I try to boot from it it says there is no bootable media. I could really use some help.

I got this figured out, used a disk manager program and reset my USB to a Master Bootable and MS-DOS and now both have working copies of Kali.

50coder19735
2017-02-12, 19:10
Hello,

I just bought a new Lenovo N22 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz
4gb, 32GB eMMC

It had Windows 10 on it, but I bought this for Kali Linux only. I can run Kali live from my USB no problem. I also have installed Kali on my mac w/virtual box.

When I wiped the Lenovo and installed it, everything installed ok. But when I reboot it goes to the boot menu asking me which drive I want to boot from: The hard drive or Windows Boot Manager and of course neither of those work.

When I look at the hard drive in through linux terminal, it appears everything is there even GRUB. But for some reason GRUB is not kicking in.

I've restarted and reinstalled about a dozen times the last two days. Could grub be in the wrong location, am I partitioning the disk work or something??? I'm lost here. Any suggestions?

And by the way, windows 10 is gone and I have no way to get it back but I don't care... just FYI.

arist0v
2017-02-13, 13:21
first , i suggest you to burn supergrubdisk2 and try to boot using this one time boot menu. then you will be sure if kali is setted up correctly or not.
Then if yes once in kali edit the grub config to make it work(with supergrubdisk2 you can saw the code for the working input, so take a picture and reproduce it)

Robbie
2017-03-01, 14:05
Hellow guys. I have problem with keeping my config files when I make persistent bootable kali linux on my SDHC card. I was following many tutorials, but there is no persistance.conf file like in other tutorials. Should I try to make bootable USB stick? Is even possible to make bootable SDHC card where I can save my progress, configuration files and many others?
I hope that u understanded my problem.

Multinike100
2017-03-01, 15:00
I made a live USB using mac linux USB loader for my mackbook pro. And when I try boot from it, it does not show the boot menu where I get the option of installing it, instead it directly shows

"Welcome to Enterprise! - Version 0.3.1"
Available boot options:
Press the key corresponding to the number of the options that you want.

1)Boot Linux from ISO file
2)Modify Linux kernel boot options

Press any other key to reboot the system.

Lucas Ribeiro
2017-03-15, 00:40
In my case, I have looked at the tutorial and created the bootable USB stick using the specified command: dd if = kali-live.iso of =/dev/sdc bs = 512.

Restarted my computer and I boot from pendrive, he said that the translation into Portuguese was incomplete and in time to "load the data from the cd" (as he says also in Debian), said that "no kernel module was found".

I've done four or five downloads the ISO image. Did data analysis to see if it was corrupted. I recorded the pendrive by MS Windows. But nothing worked.
I've been trying for almost a week.

Grateful
Lucas Ribeiro

_defalt
2017-03-15, 12:26
In my case, I have looked at the tutorial and created the bootable USB stick using the specified command: dd if = kali-live.iso of =/dev/sdc bs = 512.

Restarted my computer and I boot from pendrive, he said that the translation into Portuguese was incomplete and in time to "load the data from the cd" (as he says also in Debian), said that "no kernel module was found".

I've done four or five downloads the ISO image. Did data analysis to see if it was corrupted. I recorded the pendrive by MS Windows. But nothing worked.
I've been trying for almost a week.

Grateful
Lucas Ribeiro
Create bootable USB through rufus.

Lucas Ribeiro
2017-03-15, 13:43
I tried... Gave the same!

sablepoint
2017-03-17, 20:18
Hello guys, I got a problem can you help me ? I've just destroy 2 USB key by trying to make my kali .iso bootable with Win32DiskImager. I've got a USB key with 16Go, the software warn me that I can damage my stick , I press OK then I press Write and after my 16Go become a 3Go key ( Got the same issue with a 32Go Key) It seems that I can't make my stick bootable. Can someone help ?

I had the same issue, my 8 gigs stick is now being indicated like a 2 gigs one.

slayman
2017-03-24, 19:37
Hey All just wanted to get some insight with a problem getting Kali Linux to boot up in persistent mode. I've gone through the direct website of Kali to setup a live USB using a SanDisk CZ48 32gb 3.0usb and the ISO seems to get on and I know that the persistent folder is made but when I boot into the persistent option from the boot menu screen I get a Kernel panic error ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x000000200 ] --- My computer then freezes and I have to power it off, after doing this the first couple of times it would boot in and I could work in the persistent mode but then it just stopped working and I would only get the kernel panic error. Don't have a different computer to check but my specs:
Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK, CPU Intel® Core™ i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2), OS-Type Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 64-bit, SSD 43.5gb(partition of my ubuntu) also have windows 10 partitioned as main part of :C drive.

I hope I posted enough info basically just keep getting Kernel panic error when booting into persistent version of Kali Linux and can't figure out if my laptop is not compatible or I just have some setting wrong.

Thanks

johann6956
2017-05-01, 07:06
Greetings! I made a bootable USB of 8GiB via a Blackarch and Xferience script using dd to create it, but once I installed the ISO image, which is the newest 17.1 x64 Mate, I see Kali listed on the screen with the rest of the three other partitions! I then click on Kali, but contrary to version 16.1 Rolling I get a shell screen which demands a login and password and also expecting commands instead of the GUI starting screen with all the programs and the Mate desktop environment! How do I get past this issue?
Respectfully,
johann6956

ioclaudio
2017-05-09, 15:11
Hi,
If I use this procedure (USB Live (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install)) to create an USB install is the file system on the USB pen encrypted?
If not, is there a way to have a bootable USB pen drive with Kali Linux?
Thank you

cld

Xnehaxixh
2017-05-20, 03:08
I think the setup should have a disk space check code as I didn't realize that it requires 20gb free space and I tried to install it in 10gb drive so it should say that this much space is not enough.

So just to warn users, something like this should be there.

bobbyl77
2017-05-23, 04:05
I am very new to Linux. as in this is my first install ever. I am trying to create a bootable usb. I have done everything correctly so far. When I boot with usb Linux starts and gives me the option to pick what system I want to use. I choose live system. After that my screen goes black with no blinking cursor in the top or anything on the screen at all. What do I do. please help. I am using a dell inspiron 11. Thank You

Demorak
2017-05-24, 11:22
Hello all,

I need your help. I'm trying to install Kali from a bootable usb. I have created a partition on my hard drive as you can see here (http://imgur.com/CwmtuxD). When I boot from the USB I don't get to a installation menu. I Get into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 menu. If I use the ls command I see the following directories:

(memdisk) (hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt5)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt4)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt3)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt2)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt1)
(hd2) (hd2,gpt1)

I think I have to select the hd2 hard drive? But how do I know for sure? Do you guys have any suggestions?

_defalt
2017-05-24, 14:03
Hello all,

I need your help. I'm trying to install Kali from a bootable usb. I have created a partition on my hard drive as you can see here (http://imgur.com/CwmtuxD). When I boot from the USB I don't get to a installation menu. I Get into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 menu. If I use the ls command I see the following directories:

(memdisk) (hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt5)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt4)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt3)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt2)
(hd1) (hd1,gpt1)
(hd2) (hd2,gpt1)

I think I have to select the hd2 hard drive? But how do I know for sure? Do you guys have any suggestions?

Show the picture of your screen.

Tea Gee
2017-06-02, 13:57
I'm having this same issue. I've got the USB set up for a Persistent Live install of Kali, however once I click on that option at the boot up menu, it runs some of the automated text and then the screen goes black and the monitor loses video feed. I'm using the 64 bit .iso and plan on trying the 32 bit version once I get off work. If anyone else can provide some information it would be greatly appreciated. I've also tried playing with BIOS settings but I can't seem to find one that makes a difference.

MattCode
2017-06-25, 22:06
Hello, unfortunately I am having a similar problem as these gentleman. I originally used tried using win32, but it would recognize my Kali ISO file. So i switched to YUMI, which is an amazing program. I downloaded Linux Mint , and Kali onto it. I successfully installed Mint onto one hard drive flawlessly. I successfully live booted Kali just to check it out. Now when i went to actually install Kali on my other ssd, everything works in graphical install up until it tries to recognize my 'cdrom'. It fails, I watched all the youtube videos on it and of course read around here on the forums. I went into the shell, tried to create a mkdir etc.. I finally got that method to work, then it gave me another error. back to square one. I also tried removing my usb and re inserting . That also failed. I have a feeling it is because of yumi. Is there a better live usb program, one that most people have work for them? Thank you in advance

_defalt
2017-06-26, 05:10
Try with rufus.

MattCode
2017-06-26, 09:48
Try with rufus.
Alright thats what I thought, Just wanted to make sure. Thanks bud

nebhao
2017-07-02, 05:33
Thanks you very much!

yiza
2017-07-11, 06:34
Hello,

I just installed kali-linux-kde on USB key with persistent data partition and I have two questions:

1) checksum
I followed this document to check that my iso image was ok: Verify the ISO Using the SHA256SUMS File https://docs.kali.org/introduction/download-official-kali-linux-images
Checksum ISO = checksum in file SHA256SUMS but I have the following message about signature from gpg for Windows:


gpg --verify SHA256SUMS.gpg SHA256SUMS
gpg: Signature made using RSA key ID 7D8D0BF6
gpg: Good signature from « Kali Linux Repository <devel@kali.org> » [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: 44C6 513A 8E4F B3D3 0875 F758 ED44 4FF0 7D8D 0BF6

Is it correct ?

2) when I boot on my USB key I see the following users "couchdbadmini..." and "root". Is it correct to have this "couchdbadmini..." user ?
I saw another post (20 of June) with this question but I'm not really convinced by the answer.

Thank you for your help!

Best regards
Yiza

tobiabocchi
2017-07-22, 20:21
i really like kali live, i have just a little problem with that, most of the times i use it with my surface pro 4 the only problem is that to make the typecover work i need to run
"apt-get upgrade" so my question is: is there a way i can have my usb to keep those drivers and not to delete them every time i turn off my kali live usb?

Jrussin
2017-07-27, 05:33
Having some issues installing on this machine. I've watched tutorials, read this thread, can't seem to figure it out.
After the install, I get an "ACPI error: could not enable powerbutton event", also says "trying to get vblank count for disabled" twice, then a "reg 00000000 save 00000000", then "kvm: disabled by bios", then "dell_smm_humon: unable to get SMM Dell signature"

It's just stuck on that screen.

Help please?

2619
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eshi2000
2017-08-02, 08:52
I'm trying to single boot. I finish the install and everything seems to work out fine, but when I press f10 on the startup and enter Boot theres not Kali Linux option. I go to the bios, disable fast boot and put the boot mode to legacy, also disable safe boot, but the kali linux boot just doesn't show up. Then I boot the live image from the USB drive and check the hard drive and Kali Linux is installed and all the boot files are there. I restart the computer and there is still no boot option.

_defalt
2017-08-02, 16:10
I'm trying to single boot. I finish the install and everything seems to work out fine, but when I press f10 on the startup and enter Boot theres not Kali Linux option. I go to the bios, disable fast boot and put the boot mode to legacy, also disable safe boot, but the kali linux boot just doesn't show up. Then I boot the live image from the USB drive and check the hard drive and Kali Linux is installed and all the boot files are there. I restart the computer and there is still no boot option.

Follow this thread to re-install grub: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?36601-UEFI-How-to-repair-kali-linux-grub-dual-boot-with-Windows-10

I want to see the screenshot of your f10 boot menu options and UEFI settings. Switch back to UEFI. LegacyBIOS is unnecessary.

WoodrawYoon
2017-08-07, 19:26
I think Etcher.io helps you install a liveusb

Hex-G
2017-08-16, 14:30
AABoyels posted a question but I see no answer for it... I am experiencing a similar problem. I followed the tutorial provided, but when I boot Kali it takes me to the boot menu... I actually wanted to run it live bit when I click on it it shows a loading message ( to quick for me to read ) and then nothing happens. I then tried installing it using all three installing options and I always get stuck at the step where it asks for a disk in the cdrom... Can someone please help me... It would be great if both problems could be solved...

benoki
2017-09-14, 13:53
Hi Folks,
I'm running a kali rolling 2017.1 with persistence from a USB key : ok ;
I try to get linux headers for 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 , but not available any more : ok
I do 'apt update' & 'apt dist-upgrade' ok
but - it stays in 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 and don't install the new 4.12 (where I could get linux-headers) .. :(

Any hint ?

please remember USB with persistence installed this way : https://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-persistence

df -h :
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 786M 9.1M 777M 2% /run
/dev/sdb1 2.5G 2.5G 0 100% /lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb1
/dev/loop0 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /lib/live/mount/overlay
/dev/sdb3 48G 12G 34G 26% /lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb3
overlay 48G 12G 34G 26% /
tmpfs 3.9G 28M 3.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 3.9G 140K 3.9G 1% /tmp
tmpfs 786M 16K 786M 1% /run/user/0
/dev/sdb2 684K 658K 26K 97% /media/root/Kali Live

Best regards,

_defalt
2017-09-14, 17:37
You are supposed to reboot your system after dist-upgrade.

benoki
2017-09-17, 08:31
Of course I did reboot :)

Maybe because of :
/dev/sdb1 2.5G 2.5G 0 100% /lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb1
/dev/loop0 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs

the new linux-image ins't installing ? Or I did miss a step somewehre..

this morning I did :

/usr/sbin/update-initramfs.orig.initramfs-tools -c -k 4.12.0-kali1-amd64

root@kali:~# ls -al /boot/
total 86219
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 Sep 18 06:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 Sep 18 06:34 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 194375 Aug 30 07:49 config-4.12.0-kali1-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 185931 Apr 4 09:13 config-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37216965 Sep 18 06:31 initrd.img-4.12.0-kali1-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35967854 Apr 16 04:49 initrd.img-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2947712 Aug 30 07:49 System.map-4.12.0-kali1-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3147698 Apr 4 09:13 System.map-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4401424 Aug 30 07:49 vmlinuz-4.12.0-kali1-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4146976 Apr 4 09:13 vmlinuz-4.9.0-kali3-amd64

good ;)

root@kali:~# ls -al /vmlinuz
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Sep 14 09:50 /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-4.12.0-kali1-amd64
root@kali:~# ls -al /initrd.img
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Sep 14 09:50 /initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-4.12.0-kali1-amd64

good :)

root@kali:~# uname -r
4.9.0-kali3-amd64

bad ! I'm lost ! :)

got it :

ls -al /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs/
..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 16 04:41 initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 16 04:41 initrd.img.old -> boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
...
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Apr 16 04:41 vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Apr 16 04:41 vmlinuz.old -> boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-kali3-amd64
..

file system is read only :(

any idea to perform kernel upgrade welcome ;)

RURon
2017-09-18, 17:30
Hello there!

I have a problem booting a KALI x64 iso (latest) on a new Notebook that only supports UEFI. When I boot it (disabled save boot), I only get a black screen with a white "-" or "_" sign in the bottom right corner -it is not blinking so I guess it is not a cursor.

When I replace the efi/boot/* files on the stick with files from another image which I can successfully boot, then this *.efi is executed and runs (though of course fails to further boot as other files are missing) - I just did this to check if the efi folder is scanned and contents executed by the UEFI.

So I think something is not working correctly with the bootx64.efi or what it wants to do.

I also tried various options in Rufus on Windows to copy the iso to the usb stick. Namely MBR/GPT FAT32/NTFS - I either dont get any booting at all or I get the same result (black screen with "-" in lower right corner).

I also tried copying another bootable ISO to the same stick - which works, so the stick itself is running fine as it is.

Any ideas what I can do to troubleshoot this?

Thanks for your input!

E.T.II
2017-09-25, 09:46
Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

can't seem to add persistence. OSX doesn't recognize the "du" listing it as an illegal option.

end=7gb
read start _ < <(du -bcm kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso | tail -1); echo $start
parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary $start $end

tau
2017-11-11, 17:27
I am also having an issue with the du command. I downloaded the current 2017.2 iso but the du command does not find the file.

UPDATE:
I found the solution to my problem here: https://docs.kali.org/kali-dojo/03-kali-linux-usb-persistence-encryption

chenbran
2017-11-16, 09:15
I am also having an issue with the du command. I downloaded the current 2017.2 iso but the du command does not find the file.

UPDATE:
I found the solution to my problem here: https://docs.kali.org/kali-dojo/03-kali-linux-usb-persistence-encryption

Thanks for the link!

Kali-for-good
2018-05-22, 09:40
Hi :)

I have a question, maybe a stupid question.

Is the architecture of the iso is important ?

I ask this question, because I have a Kali live USB AMD64 and it works perfectly on PCs with AMD but it's impossible to boot on PCs with Intel :p

Thank you :)

AMD64 is a instruction set..(and obviously it is made by AMD.)....but that does not mean it wont's run on 64-bit Intel processors......:)

pr0j3ct97
2018-05-25, 16:10
Hi, I plan to boot up Kali using a USB on my Windows 8.1 laptop (Lenovo B50-10) and was wondering on how I would boot back to Windows once I'm inside Kali, I know you would obviously go to the boot menu from the Windows side but what is the procedure to boot back to Windows from Kali?

joyc3
2018-07-09, 16:40
Using rufus did the trick for me, thanks for the recommendation.

raghavi
2018-07-28, 15:23
i was having a problem of installing kali linux in my windows 8
acer pc
i did usb dual boot using rufus 3.1
i did partition and restarted pc where i was getting an issue of grub rescue??

g33kRwanda
2018-07-29, 10:11
Hallo, depending on your needs i suppose you are using a windows machine and you want to install kali linux, so please if you app isn't performing so well i suggest you use another popular software for creating bootable USBs "UNetbootin"; you can download your vesion here:https://unetbootin.github.io/ and after installation please read this tutorial on how to use it and create a bootable USB:https://www.curvve.com/blog/guides/2011/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-flash-drive-with-unetbootin/ and skip step three if you have been successful in installing the UNetbootin software

albinvest11
2019-01-28, 20:29
Hello all,

I'm having an issue with installing Kali to unallocated space from USB to dualboot with my Windows machine. I get to the part to choose which drive I want to install Kali on, and it's only showing my USB drive. It doesn't show any of my Windows drives, even my unallocated drive doesn't show up. Does anyone know why, or be able to piint me in the right direction? I've been running Kali in a VM and love it so much that I want to install it permanently on a drive. I'm new to dual booting at this point...any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks

absojedi
2019-02-24, 13:08
Hi all
So, I'm trying to create a USB stick with persistance. I have a 32GB USB drive and following this https://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-persistence

Here is some additional info:
* I was able to successfully make the flash drive bootable. I haven't really tested it but I followed the process in the article related to the above one and when I type fdisk -l I get this:
Disk /dev/sdb: 30.3 GiB, 32505856000 bytes, 63488000 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xdb584c61

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 * 64 6691199 6691136 3.2G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 6691200 6692607 1408 704K 1 FAT12
[root@localhost kali-linux-2019-1-amd64-iso]# fdisk -l

With both sdb1 and sdb2 I suppose I'm OK.

Here is where I have troubles thou:
* I'm still on my Fedora, but inside the .iso directory
* I ran this (replacing kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso with kali-linux-2019.1-amd64.iso)
end=7gb
read start _ < <(du -bcm kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso | tail -1); echo $start
parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary $start $end
* I've got this: 3269 parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary 3269 7gb, but when I do fdisk -l I still have only db1 and db2

So I wonder if this process is outdated, should I actually do this after restart and USB boot and in general what am I doing wrong?
Thanks!

pretzel
2019-03-10, 12:14
I need your help.
Tried to install Kali 2019.1a on USB for dual boot with Macbook pro 2017.
From some reason during the boot the screen is scrambled and after Kali loads the cursor and keyboard are disabled. Connecting an external keyboard doesn't seem to work.
Any ideas?

pretzel
2019-03-10, 12:48
Answer: I found this related open issue: https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=5291

village_idiot
2019-03-11, 19:19
Yeah I've been having the same problem. Haven't seen a way around it. Anyone else have any ideas? It thinks its booting off a CD? not a usb?

Rufus and a couple of others seem to use their own method of creating a bootable flash.
I found if you DD the Kali ISO to the USB drive it does not hunt for the CD during the
installation to a hard disk.

Semvrij
2019-05-14, 17:05
I made a usb drive with rufus for x64 en x86 version but both gave the same problem.
When I boot the usb, I press enter to do the live startup. I see a black square for a second and then a lot of text. After that my screen turns black and nothing happends.?
What do I have to do to fix this?

tranduchien161
2019-06-07, 02:10
Thank you. I really need knowledge from this article.

dgrib
2019-06-29, 19:50
Hey guys, I just tried a persistent install on USB and followed all the directions for a persistent partition. Ive checked, and there is indeed an 11 gb persistence partition, so that all worked fine. The issue is that apt tries to put all of my updates, upgrades, and installs into the Kali Live partition, which is only 4 GB, and it runs out of space before I can even finish my first apt-get upgrade. How can I tell it to install all that stuff into the persistent partition that has plenty of space?

Jeet
2019-07-13, 09:20
Yup same here...what we have to do now?
did you got any solution ?

bitkas
2019-10-27, 16:53
hello,
when i burn the image to the USB, safely inject the USB and insert the USB again, i get a warning saying that the pen is corrupted and i need to format the USB.
Can anyone help me, please?
P.S: Im portuguese so excuse my english :)

_defalt
2019-10-30, 12:57
@bitkas It's probably because you are burning image in DD mode. Windows doesn't recognise the unformatted partition of kali live so it throws a warning. You can ignore it. Does it boot?

nsh
2019-11-29, 18:40
I would like to have Kali Live installed on USB, and then add an application to it (namely, KeepassX).
I thought I could install Kali Live to USB using the standard procedure (dd iso image), add the partition for the persistence, boot with persistence and then apt-get update && apt-get install keepassx .
Am I on the right track?

Scoundrel360X
2019-11-29, 22:22
I am trying to dual boot kali and i downloaded this ISO Kali Linux ASUS Chrombook (Minnie) (https://images.offensive-security.com/arm-images/kali-linux-2019.4-veyron.img.xz) on my 64gb usb thinking it should work on my ASUS chromebook C423 but i want to use a live usb or partion it if needed and dual boot cuz i don't want to override my chrome os and be able too switch back and forth between boots is there a suggested process can i use the ISO i downloaded for this device? and whats the tutorial? did i download the right ISO??? any help would be appreciated.

digitlrfyug
2019-11-30, 21:19
My advice for anyone wanting live boot or with persistence is that 1) you can burn the iso on USB via universal USB with windows if you want to go that route.. but to make the partition for persistence you need to be in Linux using gparted.. spent the better part of a day the other day trying multiple things as various attempts none worked until I came across a post where someone mentioned that.. tried it and boom it worked.. so use two USB with kali and load the one you want with persistence in gparted make the partition with format ext4 ... apply the partition .. and reboot in persistence with the newly partitioned USB and make the commands mkdir -p /mnt/kali etc ...
Mount /dev/sdba /mnt/kali
Echo ?/ union? > /mnt/kali/persistence.conf
umount /dev/sdba

Reboot make a test folder in desktop .. note when u umount the persistence drive should disappear if not hit the command again and reboot it should not be there any more.. make a test file or folder on desktop reboot and check if it?s there still or not..

Anyone has questions feel free to shoot me a pm ... I?m no pro but I went through quite a bit of trials and errors myself this week I?m confident to help out as needed if needed.

-DigitlRFYUG

n1kk
2019-12-07, 07:02
is kali live install still available?

mahabad
2019-12-16, 21:46
Hi friands
I installed kali linux on hdd hard
After restart it returns to boot menu
When I click on the boot menu on the hard drive, it comes back on the boot menu
I installed kali 64 bit
Please help me

procala
2019-12-17, 15:16
So - I have installed CentOS, Ubuntu, and other kernels via a USB before, however I am trying to get Kali Linux on my laptop, and I can't get around the same error message.

When I hit 'F12' for the Boot Menu, I select USB Storage Device under LEGACY BOOT. (If I click on UEFI: Veratim, I get taken to the GNU menu).

Then I get the basic Kali Boot Menu
-> I go to Graphical Install (English, USA, American English), and then comes the hurdle.

I get a message on the DETECT AND MOUNT INSTALLATION MEDIA.

"Your installation couldn't be mounted. When installing from CD-ROM, this probably means that the disk was not in the drive. If so you can insert it and try again. Retry mounting installation media?"

Steps I've tried.
1. Unplugging, waiting, and plugging back in the USB drive.
2. Steps that are in this video on YouTube. https://www.***********************Up1lm-RbBe0

And yet still I have nothing.

Can anyone please assist?

procala
2019-12-17, 15:29
Lastly, when I try to install via Live (64), I am stuck at the following screen.


BusyBox v1.30.1 (Debian1:1.30.1-4) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

KrishJain
2019-12-18, 17:14
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Goncalvslipe10
2019-12-28, 15:57
I have a problem installing kali in uefi mode. It usually goes up live but when I click to install in any mode be graphic or text my video unconfigures all and I can not install. if i change the laptop bios to legacy i can install it normally. I would like to install it in uefi mode. in my uefi mode I already leave secure boot disabled.

miyabhai101
2020-01-13, 09:33
i have a problem booting from usb

i've downloaded amd64 kali linux and used the provided ls-creator then tried to boot ...after choosing usb key from boot menu instead it boots from the hdd (starting windows )
then i put default boot from usb tried again but nothing changed ( my current windows is a 64 bit and have a good rig ...an msi mobo z87...f that matter ) ....but then i took that usb stick and pluged it to another desktop (running 32 bit windows 7) and boot from usb WORKS smoothly so obviously the prob is in my computer but i dont know what the **** it is
i used my computer (64 bit) to download and create the usb
any help???ideas??


Damm even I am having a similar kind of issue, I have searched all over the internet and even have posted on number of threads on different forum, no solution seems to work. I am really frustrated, can anyone of you here help me resolve this issue, I am very much tired now.

miyabhai101
2020-01-13, 09:37
I have a problem installing kali in uefi mode. It usually goes up live but when I click to install in any mode be graphic or text my video unconfigures all and I can not install. if i change the laptop bios to legacy i can install it normally. I would like to install it in uefi mode. in my uefi mode I already leave secure boot disabled.


Damm even I am having a similar kind of issue, I have searched all over the internet and even have posted on number of threads on different forum, no solution seems to work. I am really frustrated, can anyone of you here help me resolve this issue, I am very much tired now.

v0id
2020-01-20, 20:15
Boys i am not able to open the link it says Acces Denied what do i do?

SimplyClueless
2020-01-21, 13:26
I've gone through the process of making and encrypted persistence drive so many different times on multiple USB drives and even on an SD card. I would usually give the persistence storage 13 or 27 gb of storage depending on the size of the drive (16gb or 32gb) yet about 3 minutes into apt-get update it tells me there is no space left on device, which is strage considering it is only downloading files that are a couple of mb in size. I did a test using the df command to see if my storage is actually being used or not and when I look at it, it shows that "/" and "run/live/persistence/sde3" use% is increasing every second or 2 with no sign of what might actually be using it. After a couple of minutes the drive would be completely full and I cant create folders or download anything using the terminal. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here, Please!

Zodiac13
2020-01-29, 21:23
Thanks, I used rufus to build a bootable live Kali Flash drive for use in my line of work.

longjidin
2020-02-04, 11:38
3827

in Rufus click the DD image mode don't use the ISO image mode

karharot
2020-02-06, 06:55
After some boots kali was beginning to asks a kali password.
I go to cli mode (ctrl+alt+F1) and change kali password without problems (sudo passwd kali). It's strange, because in login screen a system ask me it and in cli mode I cant that.
After change password I enter my new password and screen not crying, that my password isn't correct, but a login screen is beginning restarting itself after entering login/pass and ask me login and pass again. A similar one and after restart kali os.

Farmer98
2020-02-24, 17:16
Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.


Hello,


I'm happy to be a part of this forum. I have had some experience in the past with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but I would like to switch to Kali.


I tried to go to the above link but when I click it the page won't load. Is there another page that anyone could recommend or is there a PDF installation guide for Kali that someone could point me to?


I would be most appreciative for any help.


Thank you very much.

Mashatm1
2020-03-16, 05:40
hey guys,
i'm having a weird issue with the keyboard. the keyboard works fine when i boot Kali on my acer laptop, but doesn't work on my surface laptop 2 !! the mouse works fine, only the keyboard doesn't. any ideas?

malzaids
2020-03-19, 20:37
I cant download Kali Linux every time i try it just says even logged or if i get into the gui for graphical install it freezes at some point i tried everything and i looked everywhere no one seems to have this issue i need help i been battling with this for days now and i just cant seem to fix it can anyone help me.

Rukki
2020-03-25, 10:15
Hello,


I'm happy to be a part of this forum. I have had some experience in the past with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but I would like to switch to Kali.


I tried to go to the above link but when I click it the page won't load. Is there another page that anyone could recommend or is there a PDF installation guide for Kali that someone could point me to?


I would be most appreciative for any help.


Thank you very much.




+1

I would like to add to this,

the website says

Access Denied - Sucuri Website Firewall

alfred0809
2020-03-31, 18:39
Can someone point me to a online guide/manual that explains how to install Kali Linux on a USB drive with persistence? I've tried using this guide (https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/install-kali-live-usb-drive-with-persistence-optional-0162253/), but "Live USB Persistence" fails to boot up while doing the last steps (configuring the partition). Can someone look through the guide and confirm that the information on it is correct? I'm currently on Windows, by the way. VidMate app (https://vidmateapp.win) TeaTV apk (https://teatvapk.win) Shareit for PC (https://shareitapp.me/shareit-for-PC/)

Phantom_Rehan
2020-04-04, 09:47
So hey.. A fourteen year old trying to get acquainted with pentesting here.
I was experiencing an issue with bootable media. I have an SD card that I use for storing my files and apps from my Android Tab and decided to partition it to install Kali and use it. I created a partition roughly half the size of my SD card (which is 64 GB) for my files from my tab and created another partition for Kali. I then installed UNETBOOTIN on my Windows 10 laptop, and used it to create a bootable USB with the latest ISO. But when I reboot my laptop, I don't see my USB in the BIOS options.
How can I fix this?

collapsingvoid
2020-04-14, 01:30
Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well in these odd times.

I'm having trouble setting up persistence on my usb:

I installed Kali linux onto my 64gb usb, I partitioned 20gb for kali linux and the rest for persistence named "persistence" as ext4.

The commands I inputted into the Terminal:

fdisk -l

mkdir -p /mnt/portable/

mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/portable

Returns:
FUSE exfat 1.3.0
WARN: volume was not unmounted cleanly.

echo "/ union > /mnt/portable/persistence.conf

I went onto the desktop after this command, clicked the "places" tab, clicked 41GB VOLUME (no idea why it isn't called persistence) and double clicked persistence.conf

Back in the Terminal:

umount /dev/sdb2 && reboot

Rebooted Kali linux and none of the temporary folders are saved so clearly persistence failed.

Checked and read the Kali linux installation guide and typed in the terminal:

mkfs.ext3 -L persistence /dev/sdb2 (not sdb3).

This pops up:

/dev/sdb2 contains a exfat file system
Proceed anyway? (y,N)

I press y and continue and this pops up:

/dev/sdb2 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!

What am I doing wrong? I've been following many youtube videos which are all similar except some create the persistence within Kali linux.

Any help would be appreciated thank you.

Fintech_Guru
2020-05-07, 03:12
Good day muts,

I am new to all this, a total novice and just trying to understand all this technical vocabulary as best as I can

Firstly, I can't seem to access the link you have provided above. It is blocking my IP address for some reason. How do I resolve this issue?
Secondly, I have installed kali linux on my usb drive with etcher as instructed on the Kali install page. I would like to run the USB within the Virtual Workstation that I have installed on my laptop which runs on windows 10. Is there further instructions or a thread that discusses this topic? Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.

Timmy
2020-05-08, 23:50
Hello everyone,

I am facing issue regarding graphical installation on my GPT-UEFI computer. I have a 1TB HDD and 16GB ram. I've chosen to boot Kali Linux 2020.1a from my 16gb USB drive. I am currently not running any other operating system on the computer. But, I was running windows 10.

Anyways, everything seems to be going perfectly normal during the installation. But when I reach the "partition disks" part, errors begin to occur. First of all there are 5 partitions which look like the following:

1.0 TB sda:
> 1.0 MB Free Space
> #1 536.9 MB B
> #2 982.6 GB ext4
> #3 17.7GB F Swap Swap
> 728.6KB Free Space

I don't understand why there are so many partitions. And whenever I try the option to partition them automatically it fails at installation of base system.

When I try doing it manually it doesn't let me set bootable from "off" to "on". It's very frustrating as I've been trying to resolve this issue for the past 2 nights.

Help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Ashishkkumar
2020-06-05, 07:04
I have booted from live persistence. But I freeze after some time desktop shows approx 4-5 min. I have install update or upgrade both. But still it does not run successful. When I give poweroff command that freezes the desktop for an hrs until I press down shutdown button to force the shutdown . Can u tell me how can I fix this

merovingian
2020-06-24, 06:08
Is anyone running into the issue of KALI endless reboot on USB?
After Kali settles, it takes inly 2 min for it to restart again in the middle of anything. I found a quick patch to work it out by it is not a concrete solution. Somehow running the apt-get update/upgrade stops this issue, but has anyone found out if those applied upgrades can be already found in some kali dist available? I have used the latest dist. from the kali website and still. Btw using a Lenovo Legion. Thx

VEnTITYp
2020-06-24, 09:39
Thank You, This will be very helpful:)

pabriksukucadang
2020-06-26, 02:43
Great... Nice :)

Noobs420
2020-06-26, 03:48
You can't boot to it bc windows only sees the 1st partition on the drive... Google is your friend.

Noobs420
2020-06-26, 04:00
Hello everyone,

I am facing issue regarding graphical installation on my GPT-UEFI computer. I have a 1TB HDD and 16GB ram. I've chosen to boot Kali Linux 2020.1a from my 16gb USB drive. I am currently not running any other operating system on the computer. But, I was running windows 10.

Anyways, everything seems to be going perfectly normal during the installation. But when I reach the "partition disks" part, errors begin to occur. First of all there are 5 partitions which look like the following:

1.0 TB sda:
> 1.0 MB Free Space
> #1 536.9 MB B
> #2 982.6 GB ext4
> #3 17.7GB F Swap Swap
> 728.6KB Free Space

I don't understand why there are so many partitions. And whenever I try the option to partition them automatically it fails at installation of base system.

When I try doing it manually it doesn't let me set bootable from "off" to "on". It's very frustrating as I've been trying to resolve this issue for the past 2 nights.

Help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Looks like you have already added a swap partition, probably from trying to install kali previously.. Swap is your kali CPU space which is more than you even have in the first place. If i was you id go into windows and creat a partition of 50 or 75gs. Delete the swap space and merge it to your 50 to 75gs.

Then boot kali installer from usb install and when it comes to partition part, select biggest continuous free space and follow guide. You should only have a swap space of around 4gs. But make sure the initial swap swap file was infact from a previous failed kali install.

But honestly if you can't figure that out i would stick to using kali live with persistence. You won't be tech savy enough to benefit from having a dual boot version. Anything you would want to do you can do using kali live and at this point your just going to be learning how to use it anyways. That's just my 2 cents.

williamvivas
2020-06-28, 06:34
bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (es.ES-UTF-8)

In need help pleas..


REGIONAL SETTING doesnt work.

druid
2020-06-28, 09:11
you should download Rufus. its allows you to set partition for live persistence Kali.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/rufus.mirror/

Rocjo
2020-06-29, 02:33
install failed. Help!!!!

InsidderVulnera
2020-07-06, 11:40
Hello folks, I started to learn kali linux so i download kali linux 2020.2 live .iso and boot it on my 8gb flash drive, I want to run kali on usb persistence. I first boot the iso on rufus then partitioning half of my drive size persistence 4gb. In terminal I update kali on my flash drive "Sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y". I messed up something wrong because it takes longer the unpacking time, so i decided to stop by closing the terminal and "sudo reboot now", it leaves 1.6gb free space of my drive. Now can you give me advice about the capacity must be used in Live usb persistence? 8gb is not enough to do the job but im planning to boot again in a flash drive, but this time has a large volume space.

Noobs420
2020-07-07, 23:46
Hello folks, I started to learn kali linux so i download kali linux 2020.2 live .iso and boot it on my 8gb flash drive, I want to run kali on usb persistence. I first boot the iso on rufus then partitioning half of my drive size persistence 4gb. In terminal I update kali on my flash drive "Sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y". I messed up something wrong because it takes longer the unpacking time, so i decided to stop by closing the terminal and "sudo reboot now", it leaves 1.6gb free space of my drive. Now can you give me advice about the capacity must be used in Live usb persistence? 8gb is not enough to do the job but im planning to boot again in a flash drive, but this time has a large volume space.
There's no need to only use 4g. What you need to do after DLing live is make the rest of your free space persistence. So if kali live is 2.6g then you'll have roughly 5.4g left. And if using rufus you can leave that free space blank and no need to format. You'll do that in the steps using kali instruction. Then you can boot into kali live and follow instructions on kali documents page on making a persistent usb. It'll be step that starts with this, " Next, create an ext3 file system in the partition and label it persistence." But remember when doing it this way the free space you created using rufus probably won't be /dev/sdb3... I think it usually is sdb2. You'll have to look to make sure. Google how to see partitions using kali or something.

InsidderVulnera
2020-07-08, 15:10
Yeah isee. After that I must? "sudo apt update" OR "sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y"

JohnJM123
2020-07-08, 22:56
Hi all,

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this query.

I am trying to set up Kali Linux with persistence on a usb. I have had consistent success with booting it all up, as well as partitioning the drive. My issue is two fold. First, I?m still unclear on whether persistence is to be used on the live Kali Linux image, or on the installer. Second, on the live version, I made it through the mounting of the correct partition onto a new directory, and adding a persistence configuration file. It all works there. But when I unmount and reboot, voila, my stuff isn?t saved, the directory is gone. I also created a test nano file and it also wasn?t saved. Any thoughts? Thanks guys.

InsidderVulnera
2020-07-14, 14:39
I Try to update on my usb persistence. sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y. Its ridiculously take hours, "Progress: [12%] in 3 hours" Man should I interrupted this?

Tribian
2020-07-20, 10:54
Hi everyone :)
I want to use Kali Linux Live on my MacBook Pro (2018) with touchbar.
But after start Kali, my touchpud and keyboard don't work.
Help me please :rolleyes:

dhanushx012
2020-08-07, 13:52
I had the same issue until I used the newest version of unetbootin. mxplayer (https://get-mxplayer.in/) get-mxplayer.in (https://get-mxplayer.in/)

IamJamesWlater
2020-08-11, 05:48
When ever I try to boot into kali live persistence this happens and it does not boot into live persistence

https://imgur.com/t5n6Vmm
But I am able to boot into live mode

vabes
2020-08-16, 19:09
Hi Muts,

I am running Kali Linux Live from a bootable USB (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) r because when I tried using the installer version (kali-linux-2020.2-installer-i386.exe) the installation process would not go beyond the partitioning tool.... it seemed it did not "see", recognize my partitions or HD.... How can I fix this? My presumption is that I messed up the partitions of the HD in some way.... any way to fix it?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!!

Mrc.white
2020-08-16, 21:35
Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.



Hi muts!

Last night i start the instalation of Kali Linux 20 ( the latest version which was available last night) into my macbook pro 2012 from an usb disk

I want to mention i don?t know nothing about instalation procedures or how to use the sistem i just followed a youtube tutorial i?m new on this and i just want to start learning ethical hacking using kali linux

I know is gonna sound stupid but..:

Everything works fine till i get to the moment when i supposed to thick what tools i wanted to be installed in and after i thick all of them i couldn?t move the downd key to the ?continue? button anymore and i get stuck by 10 mins i couldn?t go back and my track pad was not working till i install the driver i suppose.

After those 10 mins past i decided ti start everything from the beginning thinking if i will force shut down the machine and i will open again into boot mode maybe i will be able this time to move into the ?continue? button and finish the instalation

When start my laptop it takes me straight to GRUB 2.04 version

I tried some fixing methods found on forums but nothing work probably because the instalation not been finished or forced intrerupted .

I am willing to pay for my mistake

I would really appreaciate and open for a reward if somebody will be able to offer a solution for my problem

And please be patient as i don?t know any type of terminologi / computer language

undersc0re
2020-08-18, 03:51
you should download Rufus. its allows you to set partition for live persistence Kali.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/rufus.mirror/

Agree, follow a good youtube tutorial for this using rufus and latest weekly kali image...they are updated...weekly lol. So easy to set up with persistence!

undersc0re
2020-08-18, 03:53
I Try to update on my usb persistence. sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y. Its ridiculously take hours, "Progress: [12%] in 3 hours" Man should I interrupted this?

You should save important files and just re-do kali with new weekly image...so much faster and easier. Then you can install and update stuff Right after without errors and of course you’re kernel will be upgraded!!

ehssandannouf
2020-08-20, 09:37
I tried to download, but an access denied error message appears, may I know why is that I was blocked:

----------The message was:
Title: Access Denied - Sucuri Website Firewall

Body:
If you are the site owner (or you manage this site), please whitelist your IP or if you think this block is an error please open a support ticket (https://support.sucuri.net/?utm_source=firewall_block) and make sure to include the block details (displayed in the box below), so we can assist you in troubleshooting the issue.

BoneMaster
2020-09-12, 14:46
Hey i am a beginner. I want to use older version of kali (2018.2) for my usb bootable device but i cant find where to download 2018.2 live iso file.. Please somebody provide me link or steps to download.Any help would be appericated. forgive my grammar.

Hafiz
2020-09-13, 05:00
i have installed kali linux using this method .but when i try to boot it from my hdd its showing that firmware is missing. can anyone help me..my device is acer one 10

EMber241
2020-10-01, 04:57
Hello everyone.

I tried installing a live ISO on a USB stick to not compromise the rest of my files, however, it went a bit wrong.
The problem is that I ran the installation file and after rebooting my computer (following the steps it instructed me), it showed me a dual boot screen as shown in the attached image.
If I select the second option, it detects the second OS as Windows, and gives me back a bunch of errors
4295
The text that appears after I select the second option is the following:
"
Windows could not be initiated. It is possible that a recent change of hardware or software might be the cause. To solve the problem:
1. Insert the disc of installation of Windows and reboot the system
2. Choose the configuration of language and click on "next"
3. Click on "repair pc"
If you do not have this disc, contact the administrator of the system or the manufacturer of the computer to get help.
File: \g2lr.mbr
State: 0xc000007b
Info: The application or operating system cannot be loaded because there is a missing file or it is corrupted.

"
These are rough translations; the original message is in Spanish.

If someone is able to help me either complete the installation or help me delete Linux completely so my system does not dual boot every time it will be very appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

xhack88
2020-10-14, 10:27
can i use etcher to burn the iso to usb ? and will that setup the persistence partition ?

LucasEBG
2020-10-14, 20:16
simple question. . . Is it possible to update my Kali Linux Live from a bootable USB (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) from the ISO? since I don't have a great download speed and I lower the ISO with Torrent.

R3C0NDB
2020-10-22, 01:13
Question: I have no idea what is going wrong.... I have downloaded Kali Live iso (2020.3) numerous times have verified it. Flash it to USB using Etcher with no problem (multiple USB's to make sure it wasn't the USB). My problem is when I go to dual boot it says the USB device is locked for security reasons; it will not load Kali live at all and just defaults back to my primary OS (Mint). What am i doing wrong?

soy
2020-10-24, 17:22
unable download document ip block


Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

mikahawkins
2020-11-20, 09:22
I installed kali linux using bootable USB and still when I restarted Win 10 opened. Anybody faced this issue?

Bdeford123
2020-12-08, 03:35
Booting and installing Kali from a USB stick is our favorite and fastest method of getting up and running. In order to do this, we first need to image the Kali ISO on to a USB drive.

To read the full document, check our Kali Linux Live USB install (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

Can you help me make a usb that can do this?

tanuagarwal1955
2020-12-13, 06:55
Thank you for the live install of USB in linux, I'm facing some trouble but now it's working fine I follow these steps.

ncsercs
2020-12-26, 00:59
Using 2020.4 on a USB flash drive that I boot into system boots and works fine.....

EXCEPT

Not recognized by system - "Realtek 8812BU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB"


Where can I find and load the drivers for this device?


Thanks!

nu11secur1ty
2021-01-02, 18:06
The link ;) https://www.kali.org/docs/usb/kali-linux-live-usb-install/

Film
2021-01-06, 11:35
I'm getting "Access Denied - Sucuri Website Firewall" as well. Something about needing to be whitelisted to access the article.

hungarianpendragon
2021-01-19, 15:17
I have tried to put into use the KALI on macbook air 2020 and my keyboard and mouse did not function at all, therefore I could not claim your elevating service&nbsp;<br>Unless to attach usb external hardwares ?<br>Is there solution for that, I just wanna use it as a normal macbook as it is<br><br>I know apple is hostile on linux softwares, but I am sure there is solution for this in the long run<img src="images/smilies/cool.png" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" smilieid="6" class="inlineimg"><br><br>kind regards<br>&nbsp;<br>G Oszlar<br>

hakimullah
2021-01-24, 08:21
i fromatted my laptop(windows 10) with usb drive(kali linux2020.4). the format had some problems and after format GUI was not opening. i was only able to access Command prompt(terminal). did so many things to resolve it but couldn'y. finally i decided to format it again with USB drive(same kali linux). but now i am unable to boot.44624463

outofstep314
2021-01-29, 18:01
System: Pop!_OS 20.10
Kali ISO: kali-linux-2020.4-live-amd64.iso

I am running into some issues trying to flash Kali to a USB drive with persistence, and I was hoping someone on here might be able to point me to where I'm messing up.

1) I go through the flashing process using Etcher.
2) Etcher completes validation but then posts an error that the flash failed.
3) I boot to Kali but when prompted for credentials the defaults listed on the kali webpage don't work.
4) I wipe the usb drive, flash again using Etcher but skip validation.
5) I boot to Kali and don't get a prompt for credentials. I'm taken straight to the desktop and things appear to work.
6) I follow the instructions on the persistence page (https://www.kali.org/docs/usb/kali-linux-live-usb-persistence/), but get the following error when I run the command parted /dev/sdb mkpart primary ${start}MiB $end
Information: You may need to update /etc/fstab.

Any thoughts about what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance!

whiskerburn
2021-02-10, 04:16
Does your BIOS have "Secure boot" on or off?

alexaben
2021-02-16, 07:43
thank you so much for sharing us

captainjack98
2021-03-01, 16:55
Good evening sir I have installed kali linux 2021.1 on first boot kali logo appeared and after that blank screen ,
though tried with emergency login struck because root account locked and it did not even boot into graphical ui . Just booting into complete black screen and no keys working clt+alt+f1/f2 .. etc .
I suppose the issue with default display manager which i selected gdm3 and ( Note i have selected xfce gnome kde plasma)

arkyu
2021-03-10, 02:41
I have issues with installing through USB. I got stuck in the page where you can select Graphical Install, Live Install etc... and the keyboard isn't working. I just downloaded Kali Linux 2021.1

arkyu
2021-03-10, 16:32
Hi, I'm fairly new to Kali. I just downloaded the Kali 2021.1 then created a bootable usb disk. Tried loading it up but when I reach to the installation screen where it shows the option "Graphical Install" etc... my keyboard won't work. It seems that it stuck. I am using a USB gaming keyboard. Can anyone help? Thanks!

congty2cs
2021-04-01, 02:33
Thank you very much :))

congty2cs
2021-04-01, 02:36
Hi nu1secur1ty
I installed kali linux on hdd hard on your link
After restart it returns to boot menu
When I click on the boot menu on the hard drive, it comes back on the boot menu
Please help me

carolynperry
2021-04-03, 10:09
when I try to install from the USB, the installer complains that I don't have the disc in the DVD drive. Well, of course I don't--it should come from the USB drive. And I can't get past that step. Anyone having the same problem? vidmate (https://get-vidmateapp.com) mobdro (https://get-mobdroapk.com)

nast-e
2021-04-12, 19:20
hi, i'm trying to install kali from the USB live version amd-64 and when i launch it it does that https://www.***********************w1GuuQsJTr8 . I have an installer .iso amd-64 too and it does not do that. But i can't install kali with it because it says my drive is not a proper ubuntu drive installer. I can't find anyone who has the same problem and no ideas as where to start looking.

PS: sorry for bad english

anularcitadni
2021-04-27, 09:32
Good for you explication. Thank you

mithun
2021-04-30, 06:15
I'm trying to install Kali from a Live USB, but I've got an issue. The USB Drive will boot to a Live version flawlessly, but when I try to install from the USB, the installer complains that I don't have the disc in the DVD drive. Well, of course I don't--it should come from the USB drive. And I can't get past that step. Anyone having the same problem?




raply :- 1. open ssh (shall) type blkid than ls than ls cdrom/ than mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 cdrom/ than ls cdrom/ than exit go to select language the Enter and again lEnter
your use will be run and you can install linux

4ellovekkk
2021-09-24, 10:08
Hello everyone. I've got troubles with running live usb. I downloaded the latest version of kali linux live for apple m1 processor, then i made bootable USB flash using terminal and guides from developers of kali. But when I tried to boot from flash bootloader just doesn't show my usb in list of bootable disks. What should I do?
(P.s. Sorry about my bad English)

steev
2021-09-26, 18:06
Hello everyone. I've got troubles with running live usb. I downloaded the latest version of kali linux live for apple m1 processor, then i made bootable USB flash using terminal and guides from developers of kali. But when I tried to boot from flash bootloader just doesn't show my usb in list of bootable disks. What should I do?
(P.s. Sorry about my bad English)
The M1 does not support booting from a USB device just yet. There is still quite a bit of kernel work before Linux will be booting properly without user intervention.