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Offline fSociety

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Kali installation problem
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:39:49 PM »
Hi everyone, today I have a little problem.   :(

I buy a new laptop for working everywhere practice my pentest knowledges, and  learn how to use Kali Linux ( for myself one of the best pentest OS ).
The Laptop:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3551-laptop-ubuntu/pd

But sadly, Kali don't work on my laptop, and I don't know why ?
So, It is not my first kali installation ( laptop/computer/virtual machine ) and it is a really annoying.
So step by step my installation :
  • I create a bootable USB bar with amd64 kali linux 2.0 iso;
  • I boot with legacy mode in my USB bar;
  • I chose the graphique installation;
  • I chose the diffrent location/language/keyboard settings/hostname/no domain name;
  • First error with network : farmware missing, rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin So I download it in the official website and put it in the USB bar after restarting the installation process;
  • I chose a password;
  • I select all the HHD, and seperate with /home /var and /tmp;
  • I install the system without problemes;
  • I decided to don't use package mirror;
  • At the end I eject the USB bar when they tell me to eject the USB bar;
  • I let the laptop reboot.
But after the reboot I saw a really weird background boot image, like a bad zoom in the background photo.
I select to run Kali, And after few secondes and many command lignes, I see :
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3PPpih3oeTeOUVkUDBLYXdud3M
And few secondes later :
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3PPpih3oeTeNUJFTzQtWHBQSW8

From 2 weeks, I work on this problem, but I don't find how to solve it.
If someone know what was wrong ?

Best Regards.
fSociety.

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Re: Kali installation problem
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 01:30:37 PM »
    Hi everyone, today I have a little problem.   :(

    I buy a new laptop for working everywhere practice my pentest knowledges, and  learn how to use Kali Linux ( for myself one of the best pentest OS ).
    The Laptop:
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3551-laptop-ubuntu/pd

    But sadly, Kali don't work on my laptop, and I don't know why ?
    So, It is not my first kali installation ( laptop/computer/virtual machine ) and it is a really annoying.
    So step by step my installation :
    • I create a bootable USB bar with amd64 kali linux 2.0 iso;
    • I boot with legacy mode in my USB bar;
    • I chose the graphique installation;
    • I chose the diffrent location/language/keyboard settings/hostname/no domain name;
    First error with network : farmware missing, rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin So I download it in the official website and put it in the USB bar after restarting the installation process;
    • I chose a password;
    • I select all the HHD, and seperate with /home /var and /tmp;
    • I install the system without problemes;
    I decided to don't use package mirror
    • At the end I eject the USB bar when they tell me to eject the USB bar;
    • I let the laptop reboot.
    But after the reboot I saw a really weird background boot image, like a bad zoom in the background photo.
    I select to run Kali, And after few secondes and many command lignes, I see :
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3PPpih3oeTeOUVkUDBLYXdud3M
    And few secondes later :
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3PPpih3oeTeNUJFTzQtWHBQSW8

    From 2 weeks, I work on this problem, but I don't find how to solve it.
    If someone know what was wrong ?

    Best Regards.
    fSociety.

    Hi

    im glad you described the steps you toke for the installation.
    i highlighted in red where you got wrong.
    1) it is vital to connect kali to internet during HDD install. if you cant do it using wifi, you MUST connect via ethernet cable.
        if you dont have the cable then you need an external wifi card, of a common chipset , like , atheros, rt73, rtl8187.
    2) you must select a network mirror  so Kali can connect to it and get the necessary files, such as kernel, grub ecc......
        without these files, the will be no chance to get Kali fully installed.
    I ' ve been there with this identical problem , follow my advice and everything will work out well.

    Good luck
    « Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 01:33:32 PM by D4rk-50ld13r »
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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 05:30:44 PM »
    I'm not exactly sure if its vital that you need an internet connection during an install. I've had successful installs without internet with Kali, although every computer/laptop is different.
       Looks like a bad install regardless either caused by a bad download or a corrupt USB drive. I would try a fresh download and copy to USB and see how that goes.
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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 07:31:17 PM »
    You should actually be able to ignore those driver errors when installing. I've had a few kali 2.0 installs with my laptop where i get that error for both ethernet and wifi drivers, i choose continue, and it connects 5 seconds later. The drivers built into the iso should be able to handle your hardware. And with kali 2.0, i actually don't think it's that important to be connected during installation anyway. Just make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list file has the correct repo's after install. http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kali-linux-sources-list-repositories

    When you get those error screens on bootup, try pressing ctrl+alt+F1 to drop back into the console. If i had to guess, you're issue is your graphics driver cuz that's happened to me b4. You should be able to sort out your install from the console. Is your gpu nvidia? http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-nvidia-drivers-on-kali-linux. It can take a few weeks and a few tries to find the right driver/kernel combo for nvidia laptops, i speak from experience. The kali repo's have a few different options, and there's also the option of downloading the driver's .run file from nvidia website and installing from teh console screen.

    When you're in the console, typing 'journalctl -xn' should give you some idea where the error lies if it's not a graphics driver problem.
    Have you reformatted since you took those screenshots?

    Edit: Just noticed that you said a separate "/home" directory. In kali installlation, you're home directory gets installed to //root. 2 slashes.
    « Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 07:33:44 PM by Grey-Matter »

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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 01:01:49 AM »
    Hi
    All that you guys have suggested , was already taken into consideration , .
    the guy's problem is hardware, i ve been through similar situation with a recent laptop, old hardware dont seem to have problems running kali.
    He must connect to internet in order to have a smooth installation.
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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 01:35:22 AM »
    Sorry if it came off like i was tryin to correct ur post :P. I've just been through a bunch of installs since 2.0 came out and i've experienced alot of what he described. I've had that screen crash a few times and it was always the nvidia driver pretty much doing a perma-crash.

    Not long ago i had the installer tell me i was missing firmware for both my wifi hw and my eth hw 30 seconds before it received a dhcp lease from my router.

    The reason i said that about i don't think being connected is important, is cuz in the first weeks of 2.0 there were a bunch of common install issue's. And offsec's recommendation was not to use a mirror during the installation. That could be outdated info tho. I was under the impression that the whole rolling release update format of 2.0 made it not matter as much when stuff gets installed

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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 02:09:54 AM »
    Hi
    No, i didnt act like you guyz were correcting me at all :)
    My whole idea is, " based on experience" , since he was trying for 2 weeks to install Kali on that Dell Laptop and kept having the same issue !! why not try to install the OS while connected to internet, cause i know for sure, in case of missing firmware or drivers,
    Kali connects to Debian repositories to fetch the compatible firmwares/drivers.
    Pretty much what Windows does these days :)
    Trying a different solution wont hurt really :)
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    Re: Kali installation problem
    « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 03:59:17 AM »
    Nicely done man! Finally a little troubleshooting going on, fuck yea!!
    So, I downloaded the 64 bit os image to try and get what you're getting. Unfortunately, I wasnt able to get that problem.
    I would personally recommend doing it in virtual machines to make the learning a bit easier just in case you fubar your system beyond your knowledge of fixing it OR if you simply want to experiment with it. Remember, if you aint breaking shit...you aint learning :)
    So...I highly recommend Workstation/Fusion instead of Vbox. I just hate it with a passion. Vbox is free, but the others are not. Im tired of giving out keys to individuals that just throw away what I gift them and just resort back to vbox...multiple times, IM LOOKING AT YOU S3V3N!! So try it out...and if you like...come back to me when your trial is done. VM player is  free, however, you wont be able to snapshot n what not. You have options :)
    forgot to throw in the link for the downloads: https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/
    « Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 04:07:03 AM by ch3rn0byl »
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