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Thread: Generic Linux Headres in Kali Linux

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    Generic Linux Headres in Kali Linux

    Hi!
    Some time ago i've tried a live Ubunutu 17.10 distro without knowing it has a bug which breaks BIOSes (bug here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1734147). Since that day i cannot save BIOS settings and i cannot use cds or usb sticks to boot in to other OS.
    On my pc i've already installed Windows and Kali Linux (dual-boot) .
    In order to fix that problem i should update my kernel version at 4.14.9, but Kali uses a custom kernel...
    my question is: Does update my kernel at version 4.14.9 using linux-generic-headers will break my kali machine? If yes, how can i solve this problem?

    Thanks!

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    Could you explain what the current situation is with kali and what the problem is?

    I don't see why updating the kernel, as long as it is done through packages (or if you know how to compile your own and deal with it properly):
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade

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    There is no problem with Kali, it works.
    But in order to fix my problem with the BIOS i have to install kernel at version 4.14.9, my question is: if i compile it my own and install will it break my kali machine?

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    I'd say at minimum you'll lose wireless packet injection capability, since the Kali kernel is patched for it.

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    Either wait for kali to update its kernel to your needed version or wait for the the new iso of ubuntu 17.10 which is going to be uploaded soon.

    I also don't think that kali can fix your firmware. The problem was created by the Intel SPI driver in ubuntu 17.10. The link you posted in your thread also has a fix. Do you have ubuntu installed?

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    I don't have Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu bricked my BIOS when I was trying it with a live usb.

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