View Issue Details
|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005848||Kali Linux||Kali Websites & Docs||public||2019-11-29 21:32||2020-12-01 10:50|
|Summary||0005848: Documentation of Adding Persistence to a Kali Linux “Live” USB Drive is not working|
The documentation to create persistence leaves a few questions and requests for improvement, to make give some more background information for newbies to Kali and Linux.
In quotes you can find the current manual, I add my suggestions in single quotes. Hope this makes it easier to understand.
"your USB drive has a capacity of at least 8GB — the Kali Linux image takes over 3GB, and for this guide, we’ll be creating a new partition of about 4GB to store our persistent data in." > currently price for 8 GB drives are higher than 16 GB and many people just use 32 or more GB drive . As my stick has 32 GB, I am thinking about the minimum size of the Kali-Partition, as upgrades and additional tools also require some additional space. I would be happy, if the user could get some advice about the recommended size of each partition. My suggestion: adding a paragraph: 'Considerations on the size of the persistent partition: The Kali Linux image takes over 3 GB, for upgrades you will require additional xx GB, additional tools also require space. On 16 GB drives you should consider yy GB, above 32 GB you are good to go with zz GB.'
Step 2: > I am lost here.
"end=7gb" > How is the end determined and what is the implication? The drive has 8 GB, why waste 1 gig? Which value should I enter using 16, 32 or more GBs? A suggestions would be great. Maybe an info how to use the whole stick?
My question: how does the Kali-image get on the stick? I guess that the new partition should start at the end of kali partition, right? How can I determine the exact position?
Step 3 and 4 are afterwards strait forward.
|Steps To Reproduce|
I am following the instructions to add persistence to my newly created USB-drive: https://www.kali.org/docs/usb/kali-linux-live-usb-persistence/
Results: screenshot 2
These are really good points and I like your recommendations on the changes. Before getting into the different changes and questions you have posed for the doc, I want to be sure that you manage to get your persistent USB created. Have you been able to get it working yet?
Nope :( I am stuck at this point. :-) I am browsing through some forums, but have not really a clue which busswords would bring up the right solution.
Likely the best thing to do would create a new post to https://forums.kali.org/forumdisplay.php?13-Kali-Linux-TroubleShooting and we will be able to work together to get your persistence taken care of there. I have also created an issue on our GitLab, https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/documentation/kali-docs/issues/4. As our documentation is on GitLab we can now accept pull requests (merge requests) from users on potential changes, if you would like to try that out. https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-2019-4-release/
https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ please give this usb writer a try, there is a slider that will help you set persistence, hope it works!
1-2-3 does'nt really help... For Kali no persistence is offered. If persistence available, only 4 GB, which is on 32 GB a bit small. As a GUI might be helpful, it should also be possible using bash commands.
|2019-11-29 21:32||KaliMark||New Issue|
|2019-11-29 21:32||KaliMark||File Added: Kazam_screenshot_00001.png|
|2019-11-29 21:32||KaliMark||File Added: Kazam_screenshot_00002.png|
|2019-11-29 21:32||KaliMark||File Added: Kazam_screenshot_00003.png|
|2019-11-29 21:33||g0tmi1k||Assigned To||=> Gamb1t|
|2019-11-29 21:33||g0tmi1k||Status||new => assigned|
|2019-11-29 22:14||Gamb1t||Note Added: 0011492|
|2019-11-29 22:27||KaliMark||Note Added: 0011493|
|2019-11-29 22:39||Gamb1t||Note Added: 0011494|
|2019-11-30 23:23||HiOnFruityPebbles||Note Added: 0011502|
|2019-12-01 11:08||KaliMark||File Added: 2019-12-01 11_54_29-Universal USB Installer 188.8.131.52 Setup.png|
|2019-12-01 11:08||KaliMark||File Added: 2019-12-01 12_05_28-Universal USB Installer 184.108.40.206 Setup.png|
|2019-12-01 11:08||KaliMark||Note Added: 0011503|
|2020-12-01 10:50||g0tmi1k||Severity||major => minor|