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Old 10-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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Win32 Disk Imager and the unallocated partitions.

I am trying to make a bootable external hard drive using my Acer P110 and install Kali Linux 1.0.9a.

Here is the scenario , when i use the only tool that works, it creates on my external hard drive a partition , the same size with the kali linux 1.0.9a.iso 2.8GB of size . But my external hard drive is 500 GB(465 useable).

My question is , how can i utilize the remaining unallocated space , because before i migrate to Windows 7 to Linux , i need to backup many file and i only have 1 external hard drive. A whooping 157GB of backup copying back and forth for the 3rd time today , with 20MB/s max speed using USB 2.0 , started since 9 hours ago because RUFUS did not work, it has problems with Kali , and it was too late before i find out , so now back to square 1 and i will use Win32Disk Imager now.

Now, my question is , can i just increase the size of the allocated partition with ISO(will it affect the installation or so?) , or i need to create a new partition for the backup?

P.S i am new to linux its my first time , i decided last night to learn Penetration Testing instead of playing wow for 6 years straight , my life could had been better. But actually i know nothing in linux its my first time and this environment is new to me, in windows i am a professional. I have no power here.

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Old 10-28-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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I suspect that a hard drive is not bootable if it is connected via a USB interface - an external SATA conection would be OK though.

You should be able to boot a USB stick.
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It currently worked now , new problem arises, it says mount cdrom had failed.

I fixed that executing the shell, mount /dev/sdb /cdrom

Now another problem configuring wireless network, it says the key cannot shake with my access point. But in live usb mode i can connect.

I decided to skip, now i cannot activate network mirror cause the installation have no internet.

I finished reformatting using guided - encrypted with LVM. Done, instaling done.

Now the sad part i cannot install GRUB,it says it.cannot find the target directory.

Any shell commands to fix issues, connecting to wlan and install grub using command?


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