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Old 09-11-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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Kali linux 2.0 i386 on non-pae cpu hw config - how to install?


Hello guys,

I have an old laptop with 512mb of RAM and some 160gb hd, and a CPU Intel Pentium M @1400 Mhz and ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 as video controller and I want to experiment a little with Kali Linux but I can't install it because my CPU has not implemented in it pae extensions.

Any way, could someone tell me if I can install Kali Linux 2(I didn't found a non-pae distro) on my laptop?

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 09-11-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
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I have a non-pae toughbook I intend to use in the country-side for my client...AKA my sweet old mum. Non-PAE images should be hosted natively all it does is make things hard for older-hardware users!

I barely managed to build a non-pae image for 1.4 kali and upgrade it to 1.6...unfortunately updating it yesterday totally lobotomized my install so I need a fresh 2.0 image. It is something many people will want seeing as PAE sort of just kills anyone with older hardware...which is most people. Well - poor people. Regular people that hold onto old crap to repurpose it. I know it utilizes 3+GB of memory but older hardware doesn't need that much darn it!

Some background:
It's a creepy old cabin-in-the-woods deal but besides that it's really nice out there. She gets emails from Xfinity about her unruly internet usage but between her and her husband the two of them don't watch enough shows coughporncough in HD to kill 400gb of bandwidth every month - so I've figured it's her neighbors stealing her wifi. I'm installing my own router and intend to argue for 3 straight hours with Xfinity support until they disable the wireless features of their stock modem. That or I'm wrapping tinfoil around it. I will tell them that before they hang up on me.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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are you sure you want to put a OS that is meant for computer science MAJORS with about a MASTERS degree in CS and networks / network SECURITY

on a old almost antique 32 bit laptop


as in the target user for Kali would be able to write the install instructions -- from memory

step 1
register on the Kali forum
http://forums.kali.org/

but kali is NOT meant to be used by " new to linux" users
even the kali developers tell you NOT to use kali if you are new to linux

if you plan on using Kali
you might want to take the classes for USING that OS
https://www.offensive-security.com/



but if you MUST use a debian based OS on that old laptop

use Debian
debian 7.8 should ? run on that old hardware
 
Old 09-12-2015, 02:30 PM   #4
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See my post on your other thread.
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Now I try to understand why or how to install KALI Linux 2, on my laptop. It gives me next error:
"WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parameter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk! This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropiate for your CPU."

Now, I was running half a year ago Kali Linux 1 - Live cd, and I didn't have problems. How to avoid this problem so that I install latest Kali Linux 2 on my laptop - if possible, offcourse.

Thank you very much for answers at my previous questions.
Thank you in advance.
Why are you trying to install or use Kali? If you're not a security professional with some decent Linux knowledge you shouldn't even bother looking at Kali -- it is not designed for you:
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux
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As the distributions developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if youre unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.
If you can't even install it how the heck do you hope to be able to use it?

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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If you can't even install it how the heck do you hope to be able to use it?
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as in the target user for Kali would be able to write the install instructions -- from memory
I always wonder why people assume that being an (future) expert in network security automatically makes you an expert on all things Linux (this question isn't related to anything regarding networks at all), but maybe that's just me.

Anyways, this is how I would do it:
- Install a minimal Debian system (make sure that it really is the absolute minimum). I am not sure if Kali has already switched to Debian 8 as base, so it may be better to use Debian 7 here.
- Get the Kali kernel source package, use the default Kali configuration, except disabling PAE, compile and install it
- Change sources.list to the Kali repositories
- Upgrade the system, make sure that your custom kernel is used before rebooting
- Install what you need from the Kali repositories
- Use it
 
Old 09-14-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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I found a solution in their forum, the case of martialhax:http://docs.kali.org/development/liv...ustom-kali-iso and here: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...-dilemma/page2 and herehttp://docs.kali.org/development/liv...ustom-kali-iso

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Old 09-14-2015, 10:41 AM   #7
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Nice, I didn't know that they support Live-Build.
Please mark this thread as solved.
 
Old 10-28-2015, 02:08 PM   #8
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When you boot to Kali 2.0, select install option. Hit "tab" instead of "enter" and you will get a command line. At the end of the command line, type "forcepae -- forcepae" and then hit "enter". This should allow you to install on a Pentium M processor.
 
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:28 PM   #9
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When you boot to Kali 2.0, select install option. Hit "tab" instead of "enter" and you will get a command line. At the end of the command line, type "forcepae -- forcepae" and then hit "enter". This should allow you to install on a Pentium M processor.
Thanks! Easy solution, and worked like a charm..

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