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0007318Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2021-09-04 08:59
Reporterfgndev Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
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Summary0007318: Missing kernel modules for PXE boot via USB-C
DescriptionDear Kali Team,

I am PXE-booting Kali Linux on a UEFI laptop via a USB-C ethernet adapter.
This does not work with the current Kali Live image oob as the Kali Live initrd.img is missing the required kernel modules (usbnet, cdc_ether).
As a workaround I am using a SysrescueCD kernel and patched the Kali Linux initrd.img with the respective SysrescueCD modules. This
works but technically also requires patching the live filesystem to have modules available at runtime, too.
Also the PXE boot docs https://www.kali.org/docs/installation/network-pxe/ do not cover PXE booting from a UEFI machine which I think
is a bit unfortunate.

So my request is:
a) Please include the aforementioned modules in the initrd.img
b) Update the PXE docs

I will gladly assist with either request.
Thanks, fgndev

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