McSuperb14
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[Kali Linux] Issues with first time booting

Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Greetings.
I decided to use my raspberry pi for wifi-cracking, fake APs, etc (On my own WiFi networks obviously)
So, I downloaded the Kali Linux arm image for RPi 2/3. Wiped my 8GB Micro SD card clean with diskpart (Windows Laptop),
burned in the image file use Win32DiskImager. Everythings seemed to be working just fine.
So I decided to hook up my Pi to my TV via HDMI, and when it booted up, I saw the rainbow screen, and it seemed like it started booting up. But during the booting process, I saw a bunch of errors, and the booting stopped right there.

I uploaded an image I took from my phone; https://imgur.com/a/sUZ54
What is going wrong here? If someone could clarify or even tutor me through the procedure, that would be great!

Thanks!
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fruitoftheloom
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Re: [Kali Linux] Issues with first time booting

Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:35 pm

McSuperb14 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Greetings.
I decided to use my raspberry pi for wifi-cracking, fake APs, etc (On my own WiFi networks obviously)
So, I downloaded the Kali Linux arm image for RPi 2/3. Wiped my 8GB Micro SD card clean with diskpart (Windows Laptop),
burned in the image file use Win32DiskImager. Everythings seemed to be working just fine.
So I decided to hook up my Pi to my TV via HDMI, and when it booted up, I saw the rainbow screen, and it seemed like it started booting up. But during the booting process, I saw a bunch of errors, and the booting stopped right there.

I uploaded an image I took from my phone; https://imgur.com/a/sUZ54
What is going wrong here? If someone could clarify or even tutor me through the procedure, that would be great!

Thanks!

Kali Linux has its own Support Forum, it may be prudent to ask there about their Linux Distro..
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B.Goode
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Re: [Kali Linux] Issues with first time booting

Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:43 pm

In addition to what @fruitoftheloom sensibly suggests, if you think this a "Raspberry Pi" question you will find a solution from one of the following sources of Troubleshooting advice:


There is a Troubleshooting guide in Issue 60 of the MagPi magazine which you can access for free online. https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issues/60/

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have a Troubleshooting Guide on their website: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/tr ... ing-guide/

These forums have a post which contains all the information currently available about getting an RPi to boot: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151

user007
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Re: [Kali Linux] Issues with first time booting

Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 am

There was such non-booting issue with the very first version Kali-1.1.09 for Raspberry Pi 2 and it was fixed with Kali-1.1.10.
There was also a manual fix: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=99619&p=693573#p693573
However I do not see any booting issue with the new Kali 2017.2 (with my Raspberry Pi 2).
The install procedure is the following:
1. Format SD card (>8GB for full Kali-linux version) using SDFormatter for Windows.
2. Using 7zip unpack from kali-2017.2-rpi3-nexmon.img.xz to kali-2017.2-rpi3-nexmon.img
3. Copy the kali-2017.2-rpi3-nexmon.img to your formatted SD card using Win32DiskImager for Windows.
4. Start the Raspberry Pi with this Kali Linux SD card. Use default user root password toor and default panel.
5. Type from terminal command prompt:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
Now you may see Kali applications in the Application menu.
6. Then using Gparted resize Kali partition to full partition size (16/32GB)
apt-get install gparted
start Gparted from main menu -> Applications -> System -> Gparted and resize/extend the system partition to the maximum -> Apply
now only 4.17GB of system partition is used
7. Now you may install all the 300+ Kali apps:
apt-get install kali-linux-full
The Kali Linux full installation is more than 8 GB (9.33 GB) of the system partition, the initial install is 4.17 GB. You would need 16/32GB SD card.
8. It could be also downloaded and installed the latest raspi-config from:
http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/p ... pi-config/
http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/p ... 26_all.deb
dpkg -i raspi-config_20170926_all.deb
raspi-config
You may update it and enable SSH, overclocking, disable overscan, etc. That is all.

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