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    USB install issues

    Sorry for the noob question, but I started on Ubuntu a week ago, so I'm still learning.

    I'm not running as root.

    The USB is 8.0GB in size and was not mounted. I looked up the instructions and tried to follow them. I did copy the ISO to /HOME before I began. (It was inside downloads)

    This is as far as I got, please advise....

    bob@bob-desktop:~$ sudo dd bs=4M if=kali-linux-1.0.3-i386.iso of=/dev/sd
    [sudo] password for bob:
    dd: writing `/dev/sd': No space left on device
    124+0 records in
    123+0 records out
    517525504 bytes (518 MB) copied, 18.8254 s, 27.5 MB/s
    bob@bob-desktop:~$

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    if you type
    dmesg | tail
    after plugging your usb in, you should be presented with which special device it is. Such as sdb1 or sdc1, etc..
    you're essentially telling it to write to special device without telling it which special device. Make sense?

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    Ok, got it to write, but around 70% through the writing process, it failed.

    I checked the MD5 sum, it didn't match.

    Trying again.....

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    2 downloads..........MD5 checksum keeps failing....................

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    Try downloading the torrent rather than direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by WPAInsulter View Post
    Sorry for the noob question, but I started on Ubuntu a week ago, so I'm still learning.

    I'm not running as root.

    The USB is 8.0GB in size and was not mounted. I looked up the instructions and tried to follow them. I did copy the ISO to /HOME before I began. (It was inside downloads)

    This is as far as I got, please advise....

    bob@bob-desktop:~$ sudo dd bs=4M if=kali-linux-1.0.3-i386.iso of=/dev/sd
    [sudo] password for bob:
    dd: writing `/dev/sd': No space left on device
    124+0 records in
    123+0 records out
    517525504 bytes (518 MB) copied, 18.8254 s, 27.5 MB/s
    bob@bob-desktop:~$
    There is no such DEVICE as /dev/sd????????????? You need to specify the device: sda, sdb, sdc, depending on your hardware (hdd, 1 or more usb devices, etc)

    Use the fdisk -l and see what device is assign to your USB device (sdb, sdc, etc).
    or blkid
    or ls -la /dev/disk/by-uuid

    Locate your usb device and then use dd with the of=/dev/sdx, where x is the usb unit, but not sd...

    Luck.

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    I had better luck with the DVD method. I finally got my hands on a DVD burner. I can boot from the CD now.

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    maverik35 is on the money, you've specified a output device device that doesn't exist.

    Why are you setting the blocksize so huge? "bs=4M" why would you want any file that is created (even if it's only a few bytes) to occupy a 4MB space?

    Try following: http://docs.kali.org/installation/ka...ve-usb-install

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