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Old 10-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #1
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Installing Kali - Can't Make a Bootable USB


I'm working from a Mac on which I have sudo rights.

I downloaded the latest Kali iso from the kali.org site. I used this command to write it to the drive:

Code:
sudo dd if=kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk1s1 bs=1m
The machine I'm trying to install Kali on is an HP Stream 11.

Thanks for any help.

EDIT: Mac doesn't find it bootable either.

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Old 10-08-2016, 12:07 AM   #2
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Maybe give unetbootin a go:- It's always worked for me.
https://unetbootin.github.io/

You may want to give details about your HP Stream 11-
Is it a UEFI machine? Post the output of lspci so those who help you will know the machines specifications be able to look up the specifications if necessary.

What os are you using on the Mac to make the flash drive bootable?
 
Old 10-08-2016, 12:12 AM   #3
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It certainly won't boot from disk1s1 in its own.
 
Old 10-08-2016, 12:29 PM   #4
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Ztoracat,
It is UEFI. To run lspci, I'll need to get it booted to a live USB and right now, I'm trying dd again. I think Emerson's comment gave me what I'm doing wrong. But to answer your last question, I'm using an early 2015 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.5, Yosemite. (I want to update, but it's a company Mac and the version of Casper we're using will be broken if I do.)

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Maybe give unetbootin a go:- It's always worked for me.
https://unetbootin.github.io/

You may want to give details about your HP Stream 11-
Is it a UEFI machine? Post the output of lspci so those who help you will know the machines specifications be able to look up the specifications if necessary.

What os are you using on the Mac to make the flash drive bootable?
 
Old 10-08-2016, 12:40 PM   #5
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Yep, Emerson had it. I needed:
Code:
sudo dd if=kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m
The next issue is that the install can't find the CD-ROM. Umm... What?
 
Old 10-08-2016, 12:49 PM   #6
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OK, so now I'm being a tad silly. I downloaded the 64 bit lite version of Kali, and I'm using Unetbootin to write it to the USB drive.
 
Old 10-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #7
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I installed using the command line installer and got the error, no bootable disk.

Ran the install again, using the GUI installer and it installed without a hitch. One thing I noticed was that on the GUI it asked me to install GRUB and the command line installer did not. Weird.

This is solved. Thank you for the help.
 
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I installed using the command line installer and got the error, no bootable disk.

Ran the install again, using the GUI installer and it installed without a hitch. One thing I noticed was that on the GUI it asked me to install GRUB and the command line installer did not. Weird.

This is solved. Thank you for the help.
That's good news.

Enjoy!

Maybe the cmd-line installer lacks Grub:- Has to be installed manually maybe?
 
  


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