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    Issue Dual booting Kali, installer cannot detect network hardware

    PC:
    Lenovo Flex 15
    network card: Intel Dual band AC 8265
    CPU: i7-7500U Processor
    512gbs SSD

    I have seen many threads created about this issue, where the installer cannot identify the network card, due to missing firmware.
    I have tested adding exit 0 to /bin/check-missing-firmware
    I have added the firmware to the USB, yet the installer still doesn't recognize the card
    I have tried booting into the Live OS, and can connect to the internet from there.
    I saw many people installing Kali from the live OS, but that option doesn't seem to exist.
    I am booting from a USB, set up with the dd command.
    The installer cannot complete due to not being able to connect to a network.
    Any and all help is appreciated!

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    That adapter seems very recent and probably requires a recent kernel. Give a try to the weekly image: https://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_X View Post
    That adapter seems very recent and probably requires a recent kernel. Give a try to the weekly image: https://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly/
    Thanks for the tip!
    I will test this, and reply with my results
    also in the case that anyone wants the log files, I am happy to go and find them

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    It is not required to have internet connection during installation. Installer wants to connect itself with internet so it is trying to detect your network hardware. If it is not detecting it, you should chose Do not configure at this time. You really don't need internet at this time. Kali weekly image will give you the same error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_X View Post
    That adapter seems very recent and probably requires a recent kernel. Give a try to the weekly image: https://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly/
    This worked for me, thank you very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by _defalt View Post
    It is not required to have internet connection during installation. Installer wants to connect itself with internet so it is trying to detect your network hardware. If it is not detecting it, you should chose Do not configure at this time. You really don't need internet at this time. Kali weekly image will give you the same error.
    My installer never gave me the option to choose what to configure, and the weekly update ran just fine.
    Thanks for the tip though!

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