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Old 10-04-2015, 11:31 PM   #16
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Were you able to install Terminator or Tilda?

Have you set the goal of becoming a Certified Professional for Digital Forensics, Reverse Engineering or Penetration Testing?
If so you could work for Red Hat and get additional Certification.
Hi

Terminator didn't load at all and I am reinstalling kali know and will try to download tilda if the basic terminal doesn't work.

Thanks for your suggestions.


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Old 10-04-2015, 11:32 PM   #17
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I installed Kali Linux several months ago and there was a terminal icon on the upper left of the Desktop as well as the drop down Applications menu from which I am sure you can also find the terminal. I don't have it installed any longer as I didn't really have any use for it but if you don't see this on your Desktop, something is seriously wrong with your install. The link below has a number of Desktop images which is what I saw when I had it installed.

http://www.tecmint.com/download-kali...vd-iso-images/

If it works on the usb, why do you want to install it to a hard drive?

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Old 10-04-2015, 11:44 PM   #18
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Hi yancek

I have the icons on the desktop
But when I click on it the $_terminal on the top but nothing happens and then the icon disappears.

I need this for my ceh studies which I have just started.

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Old 10-04-2015, 11:48 PM   #19
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If you need it for studies, it would seem to me having it on a flash drive would certainly be more useful due to it's portability. I don't know what is causing the problem when you click the terminal icon. Have you tried searching through the Applications sub-menu for Terminal to see if that works?
 
Old 10-05-2015, 12:07 AM   #20
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Hi yancek
Yes and same problem

So I think I will run it off the USB if I can't get it working
 
Old 10-05-2015, 09:20 AM   #21
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There is also the option to use Kali with persistence if you haven't done that. See the link below.

http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kal...sb-persistence
 
Old 10-05-2015, 03:39 PM   #22
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Kali Linux is taught as a prerequisite for a ceh course of which I am currently in.
then i would drop that 400 level class and take the 200 and 300 level PREREQUISITE sophomore and junior classes you did not take for this Senior ( 4 th year) class

you are missing a lot of very basic knowledge that you should have learned in your freshman year
 
Old 10-05-2015, 09:09 PM   #23
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Hi John VV

I am doing a online course so there is NO prerequisites. I have been in the industry in and out since I finished school and I am NO spring chicken. I have a diploma in networking and appreciate useful comments to help me resolve the issue of not being able to access the terminal when I install the program to a hard drive.

I am also in Australia and we have a different schooling system and I am familiar with programming etc. So please help; Like I said this course is teaching me to use kali linux. I am not after a script or a click of a button solution etc. I know its hard work in the words of a fellow member on the kali forum (to paraphrase). Because windows assumes I'm a idiot, Linux demands i prove i am not.

You say I am missing basic knowledge? please inform me of what that is or where I should start. I have gone over the linux module which was a refresher for me, how to setup linux etc? As I am willing to learn being a disability pensioner I have plenty of time on my hands; hence the reason why I am studying to keep my mind active.

I am confused to why kali will work on a usb drive and not installed on a hard drive?

I am use to basic commands in linux,setting up partitions etc. So again please what basic knowledge am I missing. Linux is unique and was not taught at school and even in today's schools (in Australia).

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Scott
 
Old 10-06-2015, 12:34 AM   #24
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for the 3.1 Gig "kali-linux-2.0-amd64.iso"
you did use "dd" to put this LIVE iso on to a dvd -- as per the install guide
or
did you use a usb thumb drive
this iso is a hybrid image it is a LIVE image AND it is a install disk

so

did you select install or the LIVE boot

if install ( like the 4th option down on the list )
how did you install it ?
seeing as you have NEVER used this distro
( kali dose a lot of things rather DIFFERENTLY than other Debian based OS's )

i would RECOMMEND !!! use DEFAULT EVERYTHING!!
all on one partition
no seporate /home folder
and just use the DEFAULT "root" ONLY!!! set up
-- this is one of the things that Kali dose differently that other OS's
it uses JUST THE ROOT account so use EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!

log in as the root default account you set up during install
( the LIVE image should ask for [user=root] [password=toor] just like BT5 did years ago)

log in
on the very first boot apper will pop up a notice about UPDATES
install them
Warning:
there will be WARNINGS popping up about running a GUI login as root
( something you normally DO NOT DO -- EVER !!! - except for using KALI )
Kali is a single user OS -- root only so use EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!



update the system and reboot - yes back into the ROOT user

on the left vertical tool bar click the terminal icon and it will open
( under the iceweasel ( rebranded firefox) icon




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I am confused to why kali will work on a usb drive and not installed on a hard drive?
the real use of Kali is to "James bond" into someone else's servers and leave NO TRACE

for that you NEED a fully encrypted install of the LIVE image -- with persistence
on a removable usb drive

this is what kali is DESIGNED for
your cia handler hands you a drive to use -- kali would be on it .

the other use
the " also dose "

in install to a laptop and use it to break into a network
( that you were HIRED by the OWNERS!!! to break into -- all on the up and up !!!)
for this you REALLY do need to use a laptop that has a nvidia card and not just a "chip"

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:51 AM   #25
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HI John

Yes the install was done as per instructions but I have downloaded it just now and I am going to follow your steps (i've always used the dd method). I noticed however it was only 2.8 gigs (but the one I downloaded was 3.1 when installed). Both were downloaded from the kali website.

Thanks for your assistance.
Kind Regards
Scott
 
Old 10-06-2015, 01:47 AM   #26
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i royally dislike Gnome 3 ( on a touch screen tablet it is fine - like windows Metro )
so i install KDE and use KDM as the boot manager and Desktop

Gnome3 is one of those things that
You LOVE
or
You HATE

so...

for KDE though you have to reset up short cuts that the kali devs set up on gnome3
like placing Kterminal on the plasma desktop


most of the tools that make kali, kali need ROOT user to use so this is why root is really the only user -- but you can make a non root user and use " su / su-" or " sudo "
 
Old 10-09-2015, 10:03 PM   #27
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Still no luck. Going to see if I can download a root terminal .gz or zip file
 
Old 10-09-2015, 10:51 PM   #28
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Still no luck. Going to see if I can download a root terminal .gz or zip file
Any chance you tried to install Terminator? (worked for me)
 
Old 10-09-2015, 11:05 PM   #29
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I did but as it was a emulator it couldn't find the terminal file to run
 
Old 10-09-2015, 11:51 PM   #30
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I did but as it was a emulator it couldn't find the terminal file to run
Terminator requires python-keybinder-
Installing python-keybinder first and than installing Terminator should work.
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...em/terminator/
 
  


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