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    Upgrading Kali Live USB

    Hi everyone!

    So a couple days ago I decided to run a dist-uprade on my Kali Live USB with encrypted persistence.

    Amongst those upgrades, there was a kernel upgrade. Unfortunately, when I rebooted, when Kali tried to open the persistence partition, I ended up with a Kernel Panic.
    After digging a bit, it turns out that the upgrade completely nuked my USB drive. I have around 70% of bad sectors, and it is impossible for me to format it (tried with GParted and windows) or do anything. It's dead.

    So I was wondering, is doing a dist-upgrade on a Kali live a bad idea or did I just have bad luck?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by frodomo; 2018-07-11 at 06:27. Reason: Formatting

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    I think you just had bad luck; possibly a dead/dying USB drive. I recently made a persistent Kali USB drive, so I haven't had to upgrade it yet.

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    Thanks for your reply. The USB drive was almost brand new that's why I was thinking it would be more about the upgrade. I'll just stick to a virtual machine for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodomo View Post
    Hi everyone!

    So a couple days ago I decided to run a dist-uprade on my Kali Live USB with encrypted persistence.

    Amongst those upgrades, there was a kernel upgrade. Unfortunately, when I rebooted, when Kali tried to open the persistence partition, I ended up with a Kernel Panic.
    After digging a bit, it turns out that the upgrade completely nuked my USB drive. I have around 70% of bad sectors, and it is impossible for me to format it (tried with GParted and windows) or do anything. It's dead.

    So I was wondering, is doing a dist-upgrade on a Kali live a bad idea or did I just have bad luck?

    Thanks!
    You tried to reformat it with diskpart in windows?
    easy to start; hard to finish

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    Yes. Windows just eject the drive after a while, saying that it has a defect

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