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Thread: Kali 2.0 can not boot (on usb with persistence mode)

  1. #1
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    Unhappy Kali 2.0 can not boot (on usb with persistence mode)

    I have just installed kali 2.0 on a usb key and setup persistence to keep my data.
    It was booting and I was able to access to the gui.
    I decided to run some commands to update kali:
    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade
    It works and after a
    Code:
    reboot
    , kali could not pass the boot sequence...
    It stopped there and continuously turn the screen on and off, always showing the same sequence:
    asus-kali-fail-boot.jpg
    The problem is that I could not even access to a kali root terminal with ALT+F2 because the screen turn off...

    The
    Code:
    apt-get update
    is the origin of the problem but I don't know which driver/lib/software is the cause of that problem...

    Thank you for your help

  2. #2
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    I have the SAME EXACT problem!!!
    I just posted a couple of hours before you
    https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...rly-2013-video

    How come we couldn't find anything similar on the web?

    btw, at least some info on your machine would be necessary for troubleshooting the disease.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by omnitrogen View Post
    I have just installed kali 2.0 on a usb key and setup persistence to keep my data.
    It was booting and I was able to access to the gui.
    I decided to run some commands to update kali:
    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade
    It works and after a
    Code:
    reboot
    , kali could not pass the boot sequence...
    It stopped there and continuously turn the screen on and off, always showing the same sequence:
    asus-kali-fail-boot.jpg
    The problem is that I could not even access to a kali root terminal with ALT+F2 because the screen turn off...

    The
    Code:
    apt-get update
    is the origin of the problem but I don't know which driver/lib/software is the cause of that problem...

    Thank you for your help
    It is not booting into sleep mode is it? Try pressing the power button once quickly, wait, press it again if nothing happens...never know, sounds like it is not the issue but worth a shot.

  4. #4
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    2016-Aug
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    I found a solution that worked for me.
    I bet after the completion of dist-upgrade it said something about not being able to upgrade gedit:
    Code:
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/gedit_3.20.2-2_amd64.deb
    Btw, here's a way to get into a working terminal

    From the boot menu, where you choose from live, persistence, etc
    go over persistence, press Tab, and add "single" at the end of the line of boot parameters you're presented with.
    If you don't see this boot menu (might be, depending on how you created the USB boot), just figure out a way to get into "single user mode"

    This way you should not get the problem and have a working command line prompt

    from there you can try
    HTML Code:
    apt-get -f install
    this tries to fix uninstalled packages

    or re-run update and dist-upgrade
    you should get the gedit problem

    What can you do?
    Start from zero.
    Either boot into live and redo the persistency procedure or create a new USB if you don't feel like risking the quicker method.
    BEFORE giving update and dist-upgrade, put gedit into hold
    Code:
    apt-mark hold gedit
    this will prevent apt to upgrade it

    Run
    HTML Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    worked for me. Been able to reboot just fine. Hope it works for you.
    There may be a more elegant way to fix this, this is what I came up with.
    Let me know if it worked

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