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    Question installing from vm live to usb "fails"?

    I used a vm and booted to a kali live via the .iso . the usb was seen in the kali live. I then tried using the dd command to make a bootable usb. the usb doesn't boot, and upon inspection I only have a kali.iso on the usb. is this the expected result from dd?

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    It sounds like you only copied the .iso to the usb. When the USB is made the contents of the iso should be extracted to the usb. What command did you use when using dd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charonsecurity View Post
    It sounds like you only copied the .iso to the usb. When the USB is made the contents of the iso should be extracted to the usb. What command did you use when using dd?

    from the documentation:
    dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512k

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    Did you formatted the USB to FAT32?

    You can have a bad USB stick or some sectors in it...

    Try to check bad blocks in USB stick: badblocks -s -v /dev/"your usb stick"

    Use the fdisk -l and see where is located at.

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