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Thread: How to make a persistent usb Kali2.0 flash drive

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    I've installed The Iso of Kali Linux 2016.2 on My 4 Gb usb, and using a second 8Gb usb with Live Kali Linux Iso installed on it i've performed this thread's procedures on The second 4gb usb.
    Then i've booted live persistence Kali linux from the 4Gb usb, created some leafpad file Then rebooted, But no change Seems To be persistent And all The Files created are lost.
    How do You suggest me To proceed?

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    To itanon

    Go to the below link. This link is designed for using two usb drives. Note the designations for the drives will have to be taken from what you see in gparted


    https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...stence+windows

    In closing a 4gb drive is pretty small. Suggest you install the persistence on the 8 gig drive.

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    Last edited by mmusket33; 2016-11-28 at 12:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmusket33 View Post
    To itanon

    Go to the below link. This link is designed for using two usb drives. Note the designations for the drives will have to be taken from what you see in gparted


    https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...stence+windows

    In closing a 4gb drive is pretty small. Suggest you install the persistence on the 8 gig drive.

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    First of all, thanks for the support.
    Actually I did follow that guide you linked in your post, the only differences were that I used a 4 GB fd, and the command
    mkdir -p /mnt/usb that didn't work for me, instead I used mkdir /mnt/usb (without -p).
    Nothing changed and still no persistence.
    Any others ideas?
    Last edited by itanon; 2016-11-30 at 04:53 PM.

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    We have made two persistent usb flash drives using these techniques within the last 48 hours so we know these techniques still work

    The most common error is you have used the wrong designation ie sda3 sdb sdc etc, or a 4 gig flash is too small or you misspelled persistence or one of the commands. When doing two flash drives it is easy to get the designations wrong. However we are only guessing.

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    For Kali 2016.2 I follow this guide to make the usb live successfully.

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    Hi All,

    I'm a newbie to Linux, but fairly accomplished with Windows. My goal is to maintain the windows installation I have on my laptop but to be able to boot to Kali from a usb, ideally with persistence.

    I'm trying to perform a Graphical install of Kali from a 8gb USB stick (formatted Fat32). I'm on a toshiba laptop and when i switch the boot sequence to load from the USB I'm presented with the Kali menu. I selected Graphical install and after selecting a few language options I have an error under "Load Installer Components From CD", the error reads "Failed to copy file from cd rom". Don't know if its relevant but my laptop doesn't have a cd rom drive. This seems a fairly common problem and so I've tried re inserting the usb drive, various mount commands but I don't really understand them and I've tried installing Kali light but get exactly the same problem.

    I have used a variety of tools to install the KAli ISO to my usb drive, rufus, win32diskimager and unetbootin - all have the same problem. I did notice that when using unetbootin that 7zip was reporting some errors when extracting files, not sure if this is significant (screenshot attached)

    extracterrorsmall.jpg

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    MTeams has never tested a amd install of kali live or persistence.

    However your screen shot shows you extracting with 7C. We are unsure why you are doing this? The graphical install is for a hard drive install but at the beginning you talk about persistent usb installs.

    We have used the steps provided in this tutorial on persistent usb install of kali-linux R2 with no problems within the last three days so read thru the instructions at the beginning of this thread carefully.

    In general let win32diskimager(W32) load the iso onto the flash drive. Just point W32 at the kali-linux iso file and at the flashdrive and when W32 is finished you will have a live version (ie no persistence). You will then need another linux operating system to setup the persistence. There is a tutorial for windows only users on how to do this in these forums.

    Write back here if you have any problems and someone on MTeams will help you work thru your problems.

    If you want to do a hard drive install and want a dual boot windows/kali linux we can give you our methods but there are several tutorials on the subject already and our methods may not work for Windows 8 and 10 users.

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    Last edited by mmusket33; 2016-12-23 at 04:00 AM.

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    Thanks for your detailed response. So clearly the first thing u am doing wrong is using the graphical install, I thought when attempting to run from a USB. I shall try live and see how I get on thank you. 7c is called by the tool I am using to transfer the iso to the USB drive. I shall use W32 as you suggest. Thanks again

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    I used Win32Imager and installed the iso onto a usb drive, I reboot and boot from the usb and am presented with the kali menu. I click "live" and I just get a beep and am returned to the menu, this happens when i select the other options as well such as live with persistence. There is an error that appears at the bottom of the screen but it disappears so quickly i can't read it. I'm afraid I'm pretty stuck.

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    Just tested and work great. thank you

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