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Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:09 pm
by Kei.I
I got a Pi-Top, and I flashed the raspberry pi version of the Kali Linux on the sd card, but every time, (I used etcher) etcher would say " 1 Device flashed! One device failed!" . All the files are there, but it still won't boot. Help me.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:56 pm
by pcmanbob
Hi.

If you are new to the pi then i would start with raspbian , try download the desktop version from here

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

and see if that will flash using etcher on to your SD card,

if you can't flash your SD card with raspbian then you should post details of the hardware you are using to do the flashing and including the OS running on the hardware.

kali is more of an advanced OS, you should be aware it may not support the pi top hardware.

for kali support you should go to there own forum https://forums.kali.org/

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:10 pm
by Kei.I
Hello. Thank you for your reply.
But I have already tried to download both Pi-Top OS, and raspbian, and the Kali image is for the raspberry pi, so it does support it. Can you help me?
Thank you

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:23 pm
by pcmanbob
You did not answer my question were you able to flash the raspbian image to the SD card successfully ?

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:25 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Kei.I wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Hello. Thank you for your reply.
But I have already tried to download both Pi-Top OS, and raspbian, and the Kali image is for the raspberry pi, so it does support it. Can you help me?
Thank you

Is the SD Card Reader SDHC compliant ???

Is the SD Card fake ?

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-and-de ... h-h2testw/

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:42 pm
by Kei.I
pcmanbob wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:23 pm
You did not answer my question were you able to flash the raspbian image to the SD card successfully ?
I’m sorry for not answering your question. I wasn’t able to flash raspbian on my sd card. But the software works, because I’ve used for usb drives, and it work for those.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 pm
by Kei.I
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:25 pm


Is the SD Card Reader SDHC compliant ???

Is the SD Card fake ?

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-and-de ... h-h2testw/
I don’t know about the first one, but the SD card isn’t fake, as it has worked before.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:45 pm
by Andyroo
By the sound of it you have a dead SD Card if you cannot flash the basic Raspbian image.

Try another card of 8 or 16GB.

Get a decent one with A1 or A2 support from a reputable supplier - avoid Amazon as they seem to mix up any card supplier now :roll:

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:54 pm
by Kei.I
Ok. I will post a reply if that doesn’t work
Thank you

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:42 am
by Kei.I
I have bought a 32 gb micro sd card, and I tried it, but it still won't work please help me.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:43 am
by HawaiianPi
Your problem is likely the card reader. I've had one that worked great for copying files, but failed when writing images. Try another card reader.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 am
by Kei.I
I have tried everything to try to fix it, I am thinking of replacing the Raspberry pi. Should I do it?

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 am
by B.Goode
Kei.I wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 am
I have tried everything to try to fix it, I am thinking of replacing the Raspberry pi. Should I do it?

You don't mention having read this - STICKY: Is your Pi not booting? (The Boot Problems Sticky) - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151


There are only 2 basic options - either your RPi is faulty or damaged, or you are setting it up incorrectly. Replacing the hardware is one way to resolve that uncertainty.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 pm
by feelslikeautumn
HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:43 am
Your problem is likely the card reader. I've had one that worked great for copying files, but failed when writing images. Try another card reader.
This.

I'm amazed I often see card readers from pound shops recommended. It is in my experience possibly the worst advice you can ever give someone. I've bought two of them and they've both scrabbled cards.

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:17 pm
by rpdom
feelslikeautumn wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 pm
I'm amazed I often see card readers from pound shops recommended. It is in my experience possibly the worst advice you can ever give someone. I've bought two of them and they've both scrabbled cards.
I've had a few. One died. The rest have been fine. None have been any good at scrabble.