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Old 08-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
SpartanNihilist
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Kali live usb issue: at the end of my rope.


OK so evidently you cannot use unetbootin to make a live USB for Kali. I have been running sudo dd which appeared to work. Now I'm getting a "missing isolinux.bin" error when I try to use the live USB.

I have never had the problems trying to get a simple live USB to work as I have this piece of trash. Probably because I could use unetbootin on it and it just worked. I formatted the USB to be compatible with everything: should I use ext2 ore something?

The USB is 16 gigs in case that matters.

Anyone have a clue about this? I am using ubutnu 12.4 LTS updated today.

TIA
 
Old 08-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Did you use the instructions at the Kali Linux page?

http://docs.kali.org/installation/ka...ve-usb-install

Did you mount the flash in Ubuntu and check to see if there is an isolinux.bin file?
 
Old 08-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yes. Except I saw the location of the USB during formatting and it was sbd1 or whatever. Otherwise I followed it exactly.

No I didn't check I assumed there wasn't.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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I checked it was there. I formatted and done everything over to similar result.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Did you do:
Code:
dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512k
Obviously with the actual name of the iso and using /dev/sdb rather than /dev/sdb1. It may not be sdb, that's just an example. It should be the drive without partition number, AFAIK. Maybe you did it that way?
 
  


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