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Kali Linux On The Asus Tinkerboard
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Been missing about for the last hour and managed to update TinkerOS 1.8 to what I guess is the rolling release of Kali Linux on my ATB.

I updated TinkerOS 1.8 with opening a terminal and typing

Code:
sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


I then typed

Code:
sudo reboot now


and waited till the ATB fully rebooted

(Am i wrong in saying that updates everything to 1.9? If so then I advise people to stick to 1.8 and update to 1.9 that way

Then I got the repo link for Kali Linux from: https://docs.kali.org/general-use/kali-l...positories

I like gedit so I typed sources.list

Code:
sudo apt-get install gedit

Then I typed

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

while in there add the repo you got from the website and save

finally type


Code:
sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


This then updated everything from Asus's repo to Kali's repo without a single problem (kernal problems are the same I think)

I rebooted again, waited till my ATB is fully booted then type

Code:
sudo apt-get install kali-menu



to install the menu you normally find under kali linux

Now you can find apps you want and install with synaptic or with apt-get install. If you want to install a set or the whole thing then go here: https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-metapackages/ and have a read. (this part I have not tested as just redoing what i did on a bigger SD card so i can install more set.

Please try and tell me how it works?

Not tested this but wondering about swapping kernels to the one here or the kernel for the Asus Chromebook Flip (as its basiclly the same but without a screen) and see if that improves things the kernal side

EDIT:

Just swapped the kernel with the one found here: https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-360.html and it boots but no wifi (Thanks for the kernel Myy)
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(07-15-2017, 01:27 AM)SBCJunkie Wrote: Just swapped the kernel with the one found here: https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-360.html and it boots but no wifi (Thanks for the kernel Myy)

You're welcome !

Did you copy the rtlwifi firmware directory in your system's /lib/firmware directory ?

https://github.com/Miouyouyou/MyyQi/tree...re/rtlwifi

If you have the firmware, could you provide the output of your dmesg ?
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(07-15-2017, 07:05 AM)Myy Wrote:
(07-15-2017, 01:27 AM)SBCJunkie Wrote: Just swapped the kernel with the one found here: https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-360.html and it boots but no wifi (Thanks for the kernel Myy)

You're welcome !

Did you copy the rtlwifi firmware directory in your system's /lib/firmware directory ?

https://github.com/Miouyouyou/MyyQi/tree...re/rtlwifi

If you have the firmware, could you provide the output of your dmesg ?

Copied the files to what i think is the right place lol Sound works (only checked via headphones) wifi works and I think bluetooth works but not tried it yet

I have tried to include the dmegs file but can't get it to upload here
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(07-15-2017, 02:15 PM)SBCJunkie Wrote: Copied the files to what i think is the right place lol Sound works (only checked via headphones) wifi works and I think bluetooth works but not tried it yet

I have tried to include the dmegs file but can't get it to upload here

Well, to be sure you can type uname -a in a console and see which kernel got loaded.

If you can get Bluetooth working, I'll be glad to know your system configuration and which tools you're using.
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#5
Just curious if anyone can attest to this posts results... does this really get you over to a full kali-rolling (similar to what raspberry pi's enjoy) or is it more (at best) a manual katoolin? Is this method prone to breakage upon updates? Debating on the best way to stably get kali tools on a TB to learn some more about network security. 

Thanks!
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is this work can you share .img to us pls
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#7
Hi MrHenck,

I can share that I was able to get some of the tools out of the box with Katoolin running on 2.04. I was able to get a bit more and working wifi dongle only with Armbian. Maybe someone had more success than me.
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#8
RTL871X :nolinked power save enter
RTL871X :nolinked power save leave

what does this mean?
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