Kali persistance with rufus bug

Babylinux002

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Hi, i am newbies with linux and wonder how can i put persistance on kali on a usb stick. I try couple youtubes methods with the 2020.1 version of kali and the persistance not working. I try aswell the persistance partition with rufus setting and when i boot persistance first time boot find, but after creating content and reboot for test persistance, the desktop appear black without icons. Do someone get the same?
 


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Another approach for a linux iso is via Ventoy. What ventoy does is via a executable script (both Windows and Linux versions are available) format a usb stick into 2 partitions; the visible one is where you can just drag and drop linux iso , intact just as they are when you download them.

I've tried a few Linux iso which basically are booted live from the usb. I got persistence working with one of the Linux Mint flavors.

I see that kali Linux has now been added to the list of Os that can have persistence. See :
JarretB has done an intro on this site about ventoy : https://linux.org/threads/usb-linux-boot-ventoy.29944/
 

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It is a way too much complicated for me, i am not a programmer, if nothing work with linux and we have to completely recreate the softwarwe it not worth anything for anyone. I try to install every possible distro and nothing work, just pop up new meaningless bugs.
 

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if i get a chance will try ventoy with persistence for kali ; then elaborate how to do it. Ventoy actually is quite simple really, which is why i like it
 

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I try aswell the persistance partition with rufus
AFAIK, and last time I checked, Rufus doesn't support persistence for Debian Testing, which Kali is based off. On the other hand, Ventoy, as suggested by captain-sensible might just work.
 

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AFAIK, and last time I checked, Rufus doesn't support persistence for Debian Testing, which Kali is based off. On the other hand, Ventoy, as suggested by captain-sensible might just work.
There is configs to do and nothing is clear about where and which files to confing and at least where to put the iso image.
 

Tolkem

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There is configs to do and nothing is clear about where and which files to confing and at least where to put the iso image.
Since Rufus is a Windows app only, that's your OS, right? It's easy, really. Just follow the procedure as explained here https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_start.html Although, and to be honest I don't know how to add persistence from Windows, in Linux is fairly easy. If you just want to try Kali, I suggest you do it in a virtual machine, using something like virtualbox https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
 
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@Babylinux002

In this, the Kali Subforum, did you read the pinned Thread here?

https://linux.org/threads/kali-linux-forum-readme-before-posting-in-here.27151/

... and in there is a link to the Kali website itself, which says in part

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges.
and

If you are unfamiliar with Linux generally, if you do not have at least a basic level of competence in administering a system, if you are looking for a Linux distribution to use as a learning tool to get to know your way around Linux, or if you want a distro that you can use as a general purpose desktop installation, Kali Linux is probably not what you are looking for.
and ends with

However, if you’re a professional penetration tester or are studying penetration testing with a goal of becoming a certified professional, there’s no better toolkit — at any price — than Kali Linux.
The bottom line here is that you should not be using Kali, nor Parrot until you have some years of experience with Linux.

You already have a Thread here

https://linux.org/threads/i-need-help-for-installation.33555

which indicates you are having issues just getting one Linux Distro up and running, so to try to use Kali will just be wasting your time and ours.

I am not trying to be unkind.

A veces tienes que ser cruel para ser amable

Chris Turner
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captain-sensible

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I am going to have to agree with Chris who is really giving you "tough love"; you could maybe use kali to learn Linux but if thats the case there are much better choices eg SLACKWARE and the menu options in kali are only going to distract confuse you.

But for completeness or to put it another way to satisfy some requirement somewhere in my psyche thats hates losse ends i'm going to kill 2 birds with one stone. I'm going to elaborate in the thread ventoy by JarretB and give an example of how to achieve persistence with kali using Ventoy

 
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Remember too that Ventoy is cross-platform, there is a Windows version.

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