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thakurvijender71 12-25-2018 02:20 PM

not able to install kali linux ! (already feeling like a noob)
 
I been trying to intall kali linux ,for a while ,i have tried two different ver. KDE &simple 64 bit ,but every time i iam tring to intall the truns black and lot of errors start coming (like firmware bug is not on table,ACPI error,AMD-VI ..etc)
System specs - amd ryzen 5 2500u , raedon vega 8 and RTX560X,8 gb ram, x64 64 bit machine ,model name - acer nitro 5

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fido_dogstoyevsky 12-25-2018 03:29 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum.

To put it plainly: if you are new to linux you should not, according to the Kali documentation, be trying to install Kali.

Read this post before going any further. Kali is a specialised distribution specifically meant for experienced users only. Install some other distribution (this post may help you choose) and learn about Linux on that first - Kali is NOT beginner friendly.

berndbausch 12-25-2018 03:48 PM

Regarding the watchdog error:

Same error solved by exchanging the power supply: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205211
Somebody else solved it with a kernel parameter https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=231558
Ongoing bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1797538

Many other results when you google the error.

Did you try installing anything else, in particular Debian-based?

Timothy Miller 12-25-2018 03:50 PM

1. Agreed with fido...if you're new to linux, don't install Kali. Install a distro that's DESIGNED to be used as a desktop OS. Even if you're not new to linux, reconsider installing Kali. It was designed to be run live even though they do make it installable.

2. This is a known issue with Ryzen mobile chips and some kernels (although oddly I've never seen it happen with my Ryzen PRO mobile). It's caused by the firmware not passing all the information needed to the kernel.

thakurvijender71 12-26-2018 11:55 PM

Thank you guys for your reponse, you guys are awsome
i have triend intnstalling kali in my old pc and it did worked, dont know why it is not working on my new laptop
seems its a hardware proble gotta contact my manufactures
any ways thanks for ur help!

rtmistler 12-27-2018 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thakurvijender71 (Post 5941599)
Thank you guys for your reponse, you guys are awsome
i have triend intnstalling kali in my old pc and it did worked, dont know why it is not working on my new laptop
seems its a hardware proble gotta contact my manufactures
any ways thanks for ur help!

Rather than contact your manufacturer, contact your friend. The more logical choice though is to listen to your fellow LQ members and try a more suitable distribution. That way you'll stand to learn more about Linux and likely have a better experience with it.

thakurvijender71 12-27-2018 07:35 AM

yup @rtmistler, iam also trying to install ubuntu ,but my problem is that how can my pc is not able to run kali.

sevendogsbsd 12-27-2018 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thakurvijender71 (Post 5941599)
Thank you guys for your reponse, you guys are awsome
i have triend intnstalling kali in my old pc and it did worked, dont know why it is not working on my new laptop
seems its a hardware proble gotta contact my manufactures
any ways thanks for ur help!

Apparently you didn't read the links fido_dogstoyevsky posted. Kali is not a desktop distro for "normal" use: it is designed for a specific use case.

rtmistler 12-27-2018 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thakurvijender71 (Post 5941699)
yup @rtmistler, iam also trying to install ubuntu ,but my problem is that how can my pc is not able to run kali.

Regarding your continued persistence about Kali, I feel that user sevendogsbsd says it well:
Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5941700)
Apparently you didn't read the links fido_dogstoyevsky posted. Kali is not a desktop distro for "normal" use: it is designed for a specific use case.

I'm not going to argue that people absolutely cannot be successful with installing Kali and using it as a desktop distribution, however the inventors and maintainers of the Kali distribution do not appear to support that option, and it is unclear if they ever will support desktop installs.


You state you have a friend who was successful with one of your PCs. I'll repeat my recommendation to seek that person's counsel about this matter. And go further to offer that your friend is welcome on the LQ forums, or the internet in general, where it would be great if they chose to post blogs or other content explaining their successes with installing Kali as a desktop, and sharing their methods with the world. If they're not interested in sharing their experiences, this is also fine, because none of volunteering information is by any means, mandatory.


Since you've now started to try and install Ubuntu, are there any problems you've encountered installing it? Or have you been successful?

rtmistler 12-27-2018 08:18 AM

I would go one further to say that if you find that you cannot even use Kali for its intended use, penetration testing, on your system, then perhaps the Kali developers would be interested to know details about your problems and hardware configuration. Meanwhile it would also be a good idea to check their site to see if they have already detected bugs related to your hardware.

Lysander666 12-27-2018 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thakurvijender71 (Post 5941699)
yup @rtmistler, iam also trying to install ubuntu ,but my problem is that how can my pc is not able to run kali.

You don't need it. It is not a desktop distro for every day use. It is for penetration testing only - therefore if you were a potentially competent Kali user, you wouldn't have to ask these questions. You're just wasting your own time and everyone else's time.

fido_dogstoyevsky 12-27-2018 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thakurvijender71 (Post 5941699)
yup @rtmistler, iam also trying to install ubuntu ,but my problem is that how can my pc is not able to run kali.

As an aside, are you able to run Kali as a live system?

At the moment your priority should be to see if you can install other distributions; if you have trouble with Debian based Ubuntu try some non-Debian distribution such as PCLinuxOS (have another look at berndbausch's post). If you have problems with that solve them first - right now installing Kali is trivially unimportant by comparison. If you have trouble installing Ubuntu or similar you'll be getting many more eyes on your problem.

Kali is a poor desktop distribution because it's not designed as one, and for that reason it's particulary unsuitable as a beginner's distribution.

rokytnji 12-27-2018 09:26 PM

I've always been the type of dude who

" Here. Hold my beer and watch this! "

Held the beer.

So on that note. Try

https://resources.infosecinstitute.c...ation-testing/

might have newer kernels for newer gear.

I once held a beer and watched a dude get crippled for life. Train wrecks can be how I get free rail road ties for landscaping.

But always remember

Quote:

the selection of Linux distribution depends on the purpose for what purpose it is being used.

thakurvijender71 12-29-2018 12:43 PM

UPDATE: i still can't intall other versions of linux , i don't know but the same error keep coming , i have tried ubuntu ,every version is working fine in my old PC ,but not in my new laptop.
can anyone tell me the which is the latest kernel ver. which may run in my new laptop as it was released last year and manufactured this year only.

sevendogsbsd 12-29-2018 04:34 PM

Not sure if this thread will be of use: appears someone has gotten Ubuntu to install on your laptop. I can't tell from the thread whether they are running a ryzen though. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2375169


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