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#1 Dotlife

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 01:15 AM

Everything I've seen is dual-boot.  Anyone have a link DIY for native boot?

 

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:30 AM

Which distro ?

What kind of hardware ?

32 bit or 64 bit ?


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:33 AM

kali

4th gen i7
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1tb hdd
64bit*

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:21 AM

Kali is used for pen testing, and to be honest if you don't already know how to install it on your machine, then it's questionable whether you have the skills to utilise it properly or safely.

 

Documentation for Kali can be found at .... https://www.kali.org/kali-linux-documentation/

 

Read the Is Kali Linux Right for You section in this topic ... http://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux

 

Installation instructions at .... http://docs.kali.org/category/installation

 

If you are determined to learn pen testing skills, then do it in a virtual environment.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:37 AM

I've been using VM for about 6 months and I know I have a lot more to learn.

 

I have been running into problems with doing this, however.  I started off with a 64 gb flash drive, as I was wanting to do a dual boot with this distro.  Now the flash drive is down to 3 gb total storage.  I've asked around and no one seems to know how this happened.  (I did format it to NTFS and after that happened it read as only 3 gb storage.  I'm assuming I really messed up and screwed the pooch.  Anyway to reverse that?)

 

I also tried native booting it to a 2008 macbook pro, but, seems that rEFInd needs the admin password, and I don't have that. (I also don't want to ruin the system by forcing my way in.)

 

I mainly have been wanting to do this because the tutorials offered here on BC show them doing things that end up in errors when I try doing it on VM.  I asked around and, this time, received answers saying it's not capable of being handled in VM.

 

I will always defer to the advice and wisdom of the forums, those of you who have been doing this much longer than I have.

 

Is there a way to force entry into the mac and system reset it?  I would like atleast one device to be completely linux, or would you suggest I continue with my studies and learn what it is I'm actually doing?  haha

 

Thank you for your suggestions and advice.  I do appreciate it.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

 

Gary R

If you are determined to learn pen testing skills, then do it in a virtual environment.

Dotlife, this seems like good advice to me.

 

Disclosure: Just trying to get you going as per your questions.  I am not all that educated on this just learning like you.

 

It appears that you can run this in VMwarePlayer, here is the Kali site and two others.

http://docs.kali.org/category/general-use

http://www.pentestingshop.com/how-to-install-kali-linux-in-vmware-player/

http://www.sysadminshowto.com/how-to-install-kali-linux-2-sana-in-vmware-workstation-11-step-by-step-guide/

 

 

I've been using VM for about 6 months and I know I have a lot more to learn.

 

I have been running into problems with doing this, however.  I started off with a 64 gb flash drive, as I was wanting to do a dual boot with this distro.  Now the flash drive is down to 3 gb total storage.  I've asked around and no one seems to know how this happened.  (I did format it to NTFS and after that happened it read as only 3 gb storage.  I'm assuming I really messed up and screwed the pooch.  Anyway to reverse that?)

Does this mean you have been using Kali on a LinuxLiveUSB?  If so here are the Tutorials that you need to do it.

http://docs.kali.org/category/downloading  Or, the ones below that use Unetbootin, which might be easier for you.

 

I'm pretty sure formatting as NTFS is not as good as fat32 but have never used Kali.  Read this.

https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?257-Kali-Linux-Live-USB-Install-Procedure-with-UNetbootin

 

If you don't have Important info on the USB and want to start over just format as fat32 and use one of those tutorials.

 

If you want to find out what is wrong with it perhaps some info would be good.  Open the USB in a file manager and take a screenshot of it and post back.  If possible, open it in gparted also, take a screenshot and post it back here.

 

pcpunk out!


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:02 PM

The only way to use linux in windows is to virtualiuze it these days, remember linux is a entire OS not just a .exe


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 January 2016 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:17 PM

I know you wanted a single boot article, but it don't get better than this!  Clem, Linux Mint Project Leader has this awesome Tutorial for you.  It isn't Kali specific but might be a good read if nothing else.

 

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:21 PM

I would download their pre-made VM's and use USB Wifi nics.

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/

 

 

 

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If it was up to me Kali would not be supported on this site.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:27 PM


PS.

If it was up to me Kali would not be supported on this site.

 

Kinda feel that way myself.

 

Pen testing is something best taught by professionals, IMO it is not something to be practised by self-teachers in uncontrolled conditions.

 

I'm happy to post publicly accessible links, but that's as far I care to go.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

 

I'm happy to post publicly accessible links, but that's as far I care to go.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:51 PM

Maybe we can have a Kali linux warning thread?


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:22 PM

I like the Answer: If you have to ask then you don't need it, lol


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:32 PM

 

 It isn't Kali specific but might be a good read if nothing else.

If it isnt Kali specific why post it?, While you can install Kali to HDD the preferred method of using it is a Live USB with persistence.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:52 AM

Hi Dotlife, :welcome: to somewhere or another (BC, Linux Section) if you have not already received same, and if so, another one at yer!

 

@MadmanRB:

 

The only way to use linux in windows is to virtualiuze it these days, remember linux is a entire OS not just a .exe

 

Not entirely true.

 

The WUBI install method for Ubuntu was still available up to and including Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, I think it may have been discontinued with 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

 

Whilst support for Vivid may be discontinued anytime now (9-month life?), you could still install it but not get the continued support.

 

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