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Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persistence

by dreambro2 » September 26th, 2016, 10:22 pm

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:
1.MacBook
2.A copy of Kali 64 bit iso from You need to be registered to view this link, please log-in or register
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: You need to be registered to view this link, please log-in or register

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!

Open terminal.
Run the following commands:
fdisk -l
find your large persistence partition.Mine was called sda3.

type: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/UUI
enter
type:sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/UUI
enter
type:echo "/ union" >> /mnt/UUI/persistence.conf
enter
type:umount /dev/sda3
enter
Shutdown

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.

Best wishes
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by Neddy » October 5th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Dropbox link is broken, I really want to do this but cant find how any other place than here
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by dreambro2 » October 5th, 2016, 5:41 pm

Sorry about that
Try this link You need to be registered to view this link, please log-in or register
Let us know if works for you or you find any other application for this method/alternative :-)
Best wishes
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by ndg2000 » January 4th, 2017, 8:52 am

hi

i have been playing around with linux on my linx 1010 i have managed to get "UBUNTU 16.10 Linuxum"to boot normaly using the uefi boot file and all of the native hardware within the tablet works bar the auto screen rotation i used this gentleman's work to get it going

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but this does not have persistence do you know if the above will work for all distro's as i would like to have a usb that i plug in if i want to use linux with persistance

ps i dont have a mac to create the pendrive enviroment
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by ndg2000 » January 6th, 2017, 11:09 pm

Hi
After some head scratching shouting at the tablet and the air generally turning blue around by general area I have managed to get persistance working with Ubuntu if anyone is interested let me know and I will put together a guide

Not Working on Linx 1010
Sound
Auto screen rotation
everything else seems to work fine
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by edenlt » January 8th, 2017, 2:02 am

i just got Kali up and runing on my tablet, but i forgot to take SS of device manager :) can anyone paste audio and screen drivers for me?

*update*
WiFi up and runing

1.
Code: Select all
apt-get dist-update
#Install headers (I you haven't already)
apt-get install linux-headers
#Clone the driver repo
git clone https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs
#Build and install the driver
cd rtl8723bs
make
make install


i had restart tablet few time to get it working normaly
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Re: Kali Linux on Linx 1010b Booting from USB with persisten

by jkayraead » April 18th, 2017, 11:42 pm

what to do if i don't have a mac
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