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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008176Kali LinuxTool Upgrade Requestpublic2023-03-15 02:51
Reporterkillbib Assigned Tosbrun  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.4 
Summary0008176: Missing firmware mediatek WIFI mt7961

The firmware mt7961 is missing during kali installation. So it was impossible to continue installation because it’s a wifi firmware.

Steps To Reproduce

Install kali Linux on a asus vivobook pro 14 OLED with bootable USB

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has duplicate 0008175 closedarnaudr Installation de Kali Linux impossible sur Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED 




2023-02-14 03:38

manager   ~0017500

Hello, so what version of Kali are you trying to install? Weekly image or 2022.4? Do you use the normal installer iso (~ 4 GB), or the netinst?

On my side I did a quick check, and it seems that this firmware is included:

└─# apt-file search MT7961
firmware-misc-nonfree: /lib/firmware/mediatek/BT_RAM_CODE_MT7961_1_2_hdr.bin
firmware-misc-nonfree: /lib/firmware/mediatek/WIFI_MT7961_patch_mcu_1_2_hdr.bin
firmware-misc-nonfree: /lib/firmware/mediatek/WIFI_RAM_CODE_MT7961_1.bin

If you didn't do that yet: please try again with the latest weekly image.



2023-02-14 07:46

reporter   ~0017503

I installed the normal 3.5GB installer. On the Asus Vivobook there is no ethernet port and the processors are quite recent so during the detection of network hardware, the installer crashes because of these missing firmware. I had to add these firmwares manually. To install Kali Linux I had to skip the network hardware detection by adding "exit 0" in the /bin/check-missing-firmware and adding these firmwares manually once Kali Linux installed with another USB key.



2023-02-14 10:53

manager   ~0017504

I just checked and the package firmware-misc-nonfree, as it is in both the installer 2022.4 and weekly, provides the 3 files mentioned above.

I had to add these firmwares manually

So how did you do that, can you be more precise? Which firmware file did you install, from where did you get it? Thanks!



2023-02-14 17:51

reporter   ~0017505

I found a zip archive on a website that I forgot and no longer have. But I still have all the files as on the screenshot and I put a link on my website if you want. I put all the files on a USB key and after installing Kali Linux through network detection, I put my USB key on my computer and I copied the mediatek folder into the firmware files /lib/firmware/. But there are still mistakes when I want to install the amdgpu package. I created a web page to explain how to solve the problem but it is in frensh. The link: in "Kali installation Asus Vivobook".

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2023-03-01 08:46

manager   ~0017599

That might be fixed in the next weekly image, that will be released next Monday.



2023-03-15 02:51

manager   ~0017671

Please try again with latest version of Kali (2023.1) that was just released. Thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-02-12 15:58 killbib New Issue
2023-02-12 15:58 killbib Status new => assigned
2023-02-12 15:58 killbib Assigned To => sbrun
2023-02-14 03:38 arnaudr Note Added: 0017500
2023-02-14 03:39 arnaudr Relationship added has duplicate 0008175
2023-02-14 07:46 killbib Note Added: 0017503
2023-02-14 10:53 arnaudr Note Added: 0017504
2023-02-14 17:51 killbib File Added: image.png
2023-02-14 17:51 killbib File Added: image-2.png
2023-02-14 17:51 killbib Note Added: 0017505
2023-03-01 08:46 arnaudr Note Added: 0017599
2023-03-15 02:51 arnaudr Note Added: 0017671