Here is a little guide i wanted to share with you.
This allows you to run Kali Linux distro off a usb with persistence(means you can save changes when reboot).
Runs a lot smoother than VMware or similar virtual machine.
What I used:
2.A copy of Kali 64 bit iso from
3.Sandisk USB https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... ROKL5A1OLE
4. The Linx keyboard
5.External Wifi dongle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
6. On your Linx tablet: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition for Windows
7. This folder of files:
First use your Mac disk utility to erase your Sandisk usb drive with MSDOS and GPT selected
Then run terminal diskutil list to find your Sandisk drive.
Should see something like this:
/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *62.1 GB disk2
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1
2: Microsoft Basic Data K 61.9 GB disk2s2
Its disk2 in my case( Yours may be different so be ware of this when dd a distro as you could accidentally wipe your hard rive if you select it by mistake)
Then in terminal type: diskutil unmountdisk /dev/disk2
Then in terminal type: sudo dd if=/Users/Home/Downloads/kali-linux-2016.2-amd64/kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m
Obviously the location of the distro will be dependent on where you downloaded it too.
Prob will take 20 mins or so.
Then unplug usb and reinsert to remount.
Insert bootia32.efi into EFI\boot folder on usb
Then Copy Boot folder in link above to the main directory of usb.
This is now a fully running Live USB with Kali Linux.
You could probably achieve this by other means but I have not been successful with rufus or others prior to figuring this out.
Don't stop here yet.
Plug usb into your Linx tablet with minitool partition wizard create new partition on usb in the free space left over.Set to ext4 and primary. Important to label it persistence.Click apply.Takes 10 mins or so depending size usb.
Then shutdown your Linx.
Hold down Power and Volume Up until in the Boot menu. Boot from USB with touch menu. You will need your Linx keyboard connected.Hit enter and run as live at first.Takes two minutes or so to boot to desktop Kali.
It will be stuck in portrait. with the Touchpad on keyboard go to top right hand corner menu and go into settings and then display. Rotate the screen to the Right and apply. Your Screen is now in Landscape with keyboard attached. This won't stay this way until you finish the whole process mentioned below!
Run the following commands:
find your large persistence partition.Mine was called sda3.
type: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/UUI
type:sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/UUI
type:echo "/ union" >> /mnt/UUI/persistence.conf
Restart again with power and vol and this time boot Live with Persistence.Second on the GRUB menu.
Then Rotate screen back as before.
You will know persistence is enabled correctly if you cannot see the persistence partition on the desktop.
If you shut down and restart again from now in persistence will stay in landscape and all other features will save.
Youtube videos for enabling persistence if run into trouble:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQrQxVsXoh4
This has worked with the light and full versions of the distro for me.
The internal WIFI was not detected but the small dongle I mentioned at start of post worked very well.
When you connect to wifi it might not connect first time after entering your WIFI password.if doesn't just turn wifi off in settings and then on again and will work.
Hope this was helpful for anyone who wants to Live Boot from a USB a Linux Distro on their Linx Tablet which is lot faster than running from virtual machine inside windows on the Linx Tablet.