Why is loading linux-Kali so complex

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Offline syhprum

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Why is loading linux-Kali so complex
« on: 22/04/2015 09:34:09 »
On the recommendation of Chris I thought I would try Kali to which end I made a 50Gb partition on my spare drive and downloaded a compressed ISO version from the internet which came in in 7 minutes.
I thought this won't take long ,decoded to my regular loading USB dongle , selected with the BIOS but the only result was "no system".
selected the drive on which to load it clicked on setup and the answer was not compatible had another go and it eventually let me start.
There was then a procedure putting in passwords and what not then at last it asked me to make a restart and tell it which partition to put it on.
it then insisted that it did a forensic clean up of the empty partition that looks like taking about two hours .

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Re: Why is loading linux-Kali so complex
« Reply #1 on: 22/04/2015 14:54:06 »
Linux-Kali is not a general-purpose Linux OS : it's dedicated to test the security of an existing computer & network ...

Quote from: kali.org
Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.  Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges ...

I believe Kali is usually run as a live USB on the test computer, rather than installed on it's hard-drive ... http://docs.kali.org/

If you are using a modern computer which has UEFI instead of BIOS, that can be a barrier to booting a live CD/USB, there are a couple of solutions, see … http://www.howtogeek.com/175641/how-to-boot-and-install-linux-on-a-uefi-pc-with-secure-boot/
« Last Edit: 22/04/2015 15:09:15 by RD »