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0004097Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2017-09-18 19:24
Reportercira_ciber01 
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PrioritynormalSeverityblockReproducibilityalways
StatusnewResolutionopen 
Product Version2017.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004097: Drivers iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode and others not found during installation process
DescriptionI am trying to install kali Linux 64 bit 2017.1 in an ASUS Laptop model N552VX-FI322T. When it starts detecting hardware the process stops and says:
iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode, iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode, iwlwifi-7265D-23.ucode, iwlwifi-7265D-22.ucode, iwlwifi-7265D-21.ucode, iwlwifi-7265D-20.ucode NOT FOUND. If I ignore the message and continue the installation, then the Wifi card is not recognized and the operating system never boots (it gives the same error when booting before the login process).
I downloaded the ISO file from the oficial website and then generated the bootable memory stick with the application Win32 Disk Immager
Steps To ReproduceI tried to install the system several times and always the same error. i tried to locate these files but I could only find a few of them.
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has duplicate 0004096closedrhertzog Drivers iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode and others not found during installation process 
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~0007341

defalt (reporter)

I uploaded a zip file of publicly available firmwares of iwlwifi-7265D. You can download it from here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=44744209755250893224 or from here: https://ufile.io/m2zc1

These drivers are not created by me. I've also downloaded them from various sources mentioned below. I keep this collection offline.

Sources
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi/core_release
https://github.com/slimbook/iwlwifi
https://github.com/wkennington/linux-firmware
https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware
https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/firmware-iwlwifi/download

~0007342

defalt (reporter)

Load missing firmwares from removable media?
Select NO and continue the installation. Once you install kali, copy missing firmwares in /lib/firmwares.

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rhertzog (administrator)

@defalt you are not giving good advice. The package firmware-iwlwifi has the required files:
$ apt-file show firmware-iwlwifi|grep 7265D
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-12.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-14.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-16.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-17.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-21.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-22.ucode
firmware-iwlwifi: /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode

You only need one supported firmware file to get the driver working. AFAIK, it should just work with recent images. @cira_ciber01, can you confirm?

On an already installed system, just make sure that you have the latest version of firmware-iwlwifi.

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defalt (reporter)

The iwlmvm module handles the firmware upload and will look for the highest version supported by the kernel, if not found it will write an error message to the log and look for the next lower number and continue the cycle until it finds firmware or arrives at the lowest version supported.

With each kernel upgrade it looks for the highest version of the firmware. On my PC when it starts printing warnings about missing firmwares, i just download the exact firmware from github and copy it in /lib/firmware.

That's why i also have firmwares available from iwlwifi-7265D-23.ucode to iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode in which iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode is recently released. So before that iwlwifi-7265D-28.ucode was the highest which was not available in the repo at that time.

Kali 2017.1 installer does ask for those missing firmwares while installation as mentioned by the reporter. I can confirm this because i often install kali in my testing system. But i think that's not the fault of installer. Once you make dist-upgrade, the missing firmwares messages are stopped printing with the addition of iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-07-12 19:17 cira_ciber01 New Issue
2017-07-12 19:17 cira_ciber01 File Added: Error_Installing_kali.JPG
2017-09-15 19:12 defalt Note Added: 0007341
2017-09-15 19:16 defalt Note Added: 0007342
2017-09-18 09:15 rhertzog Note Added: 0007346
2017-09-18 09:30 rhertzog Relationship added has duplicate 0004096
2017-09-18 19:24 defalt Note Added: 0007360
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