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Old 04-24-2017, 05:25 AM   #61
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I had set it up so VB saves session.
"Set" through Kali or VB? If you save the session then reboot the live OS it wipes clean.
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which runs in a computer's memory, rather than loading from a hard disk drive; the CD itself is read-only. It allows users to run an operating system for any purpose without installing it or making any changes to the computer's configuration...
...(2) have fun!
 
Old 04-24-2017, 06:44 AM   #62
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"Set" through Kali or VB?
Actually I think one or the other saves the session automatically.

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If you save the session then reboot the live OS it wipes clean...have fun!
I could wipe VB OS clean and start again however I am keen to have more fun by learning how to get root after I creating the new user.
 
Old 04-24-2017, 07:42 AM   #63
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You can install it from a live session in VB then unmount\eject the .iso, if you did not and are running live nothing saves itself on reboot or any other time unless setup to by the admin\us... installing* backing up* &c.

and, if you install it but don't stop the .iso spinning (so to speak) it restarts another temporary session.

https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html

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Old 04-24-2017, 02:28 PM   #64
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It's going on because I'm trying to:
get root for a newly added user. The reason I had to add the New User is because I also forgot the username on both my virtual box version and hard drive install version of Linux Kali rollin.

The password issue was solved a number of pages ago. We are working on getting root for the newly added user now.
what is "get root" supposed to mean?
are you anywhere near solving this, after... let's see... 63 posts?
 
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what is "get root" supposed to mean?
Indeed. This is Kali so, I suppose, it's some esoteric Mr Robot thing us mere mortals don't undetstand.
 
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what is "get root" supposed to mean?
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I created a new user, the new user does not have root privileges. So what I mean is "how can I designate root privileges for this new user"?
 
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password
usermod -aG sudo username
exit
log out - log in

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:02 AM   #69
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I mean:
I created a new user, the new user does not have root privileges. So what I mean is "how can I designate root privileges for this new user"?
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=linux+how+...es+to+new+user
are you using sudo? most solutions in these results look to be sudo-centric, but i only took a very quick glance at it.

the rest is basic debian stuff; if that's too much for you, don't use kali.
'nuff said.
 
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Why are you using Kali in the first place?

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Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distribution’s 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 you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges. Although Kali is an open source project, it’s not a wide-open source project, for reasons of security. The development team is small and trusted, packages in the repositories are signed both by the individual committer and the team, and — importantly — the set of upstream repositories from which updates and new packages are drawn is very small. Adding repositories to your software sources which have not been tested by the Kali Linux development team is a good way to cause problems on your system.

While Kali Linux is architected to be highly customizable, don’t expect to be able to add random unrelated packages and repositories that are “out of band” of the regular Kali software sources and have it Just Work. In particular, there is absolutely no support whatsoever for the apt-add-repository command, LaunchPad, or PPAs. Trying to install Steam on your Kali Linux desktop is an experiment that will not end well. Even getting a package as mainstream as NodeJS onto a Kali Linux installation can take a little extra effort and tinkering.

If you are unfamiliar with Linux generally, if you do not have at least a basic level of competence in administering a system, if you are looking for a Linux distribution to use as a learning tool to get to know your way around Linux, or if you want a distro that you can use as a general purpose desktop installation, Kali Linux is probably not what you are looking for.

In addition, misuse of security and penetration testing tools within a network, particularly without specific authorization, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences, personal and/or legal. “Not understanding what you were doing” is not going to work as an excuse.

However, if you’re a professional penetration tester or are studying penetration testing with a goal of becoming a certified professional, there’s no better toolkit — at any price — than Kali Linux.

If you are looking for a Linux distribution to learn the basics of Linux and need a good starting point, Kali Linux is not the ideal distribution for you. You may want to begin with Ubuntu, Mint, or Debian instead. If you’re interested in getting hands-on with the internals of Linux, take a look the “Linux From Scratch” project.


RTFM then GO HERE: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...y-live-builds/
trust us...

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