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  1. #1
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    Not able to USB boot kali linux on laptop

    Hello,

    So i recently downloaded kali linux 2.0-amd64.iso ,i used UNetbootin to make kali boot-able but i kept getting error (SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 4.06-pre7 Copyright 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al).So i tried to use lastest win32 disk imager but it wouldn't read the iso file ,So i used the the older version and that worked .During the installation of Kali linux i got a error(Debootstrap error -failed to determine codename for release),So i abort the installation and now the laptop is not able to boot Kali Linux Plz help i am noob T_T.

    laptop :
    asus aspire one
    Intel Atom
    1 gb ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by intoxicated View Post
    Hello,

    So i recently downloaded kali linux 2.0-amd64.iso ,i used UNetbootin to make kali boot-able but i kept getting error (SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 4.06-pre7 Copyright 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al).So i tried to use lastest win32 disk imager but it wouldn't read the iso file ,So i used the the older version and that worked .During the installation of Kali linux i got a error(Debootstrap error -failed to determine codename for release),So i abort the installation and now the laptop is not able to boot Kali Linux Plz help i am noob T_T.

    laptop :
    asus aspire one
    Intel Atom
    1 gb ram
    All you have to do is scroll down in the installation menu ando hit execute a shell. Then mount your device be it USB or chrome to the /chrome ( mount /dev/Sr0 /cdrom)
    This will fix ur problem.

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    Like you, I was also trying to install Kali as a dualboot with windows on an Acer aspire one laptop and getting the same message as you.

    [quick answer]
    - remove any partitions you may have created and leave unallocated and free space to install Kali.
    - During the installation process, select "use largest contiguous free space"
    - and also "All files in one partition
    This should allow the installation process to proceed.


    I think the problem might be with the installation software.
    Prior to installation, I had already allocated and created a partition for Kali, as well as a Swap disk

    I tried during the installation process, to start the shell and mount the USB stick but that didn't solve the "failed to determine codename" problem.
    So what I did was stop the installation process, boot Kali in Live mode and using Gparted, I cleared the drive partition I was trying to install to.

    I think this is the problem that the installer was facing.
    Prior to installing Kali, I had already allocated and created the partitions, swap disk etc. and wanted to install Kali in a partition that I had already created for it.
    It seems that the installer didn't like this, because to solve it, I removed the partition and Linux swap disk, and installed it in "free" unallocated space and that worked.

  4. #4
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    I have a fix for this, I had this problem because the USB method never worked for me, so what I did, was grab a DVD-R and it worked like a charm! Hope I helped!

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