Debootstrap Error?

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    • #12784
      kmc
      Participant

      Hello. I’m trying to install Kali Linux the latest version “4.15.0-re4son+_1” on my GPD Pocket device but when I’m meeting some errors along the way:

      1) The first error I meet is:

      “Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media etc.. The missing firmware are: brcm/brcmfmac4356-pcie.bin”

      My move:
      I have downloaded the files and placed it on the Kali Live USB stick before I started the installation (after meeting error the first time) but it still comes with the error. When I pull it out and put it back in the USB port it continues. I don’t know if this has anything to do with the errors later on.

      2) Second error I meet is at the screen “Partition disks”:

      “There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in the drive. If retrying does not work, you should check the integrity of your CD-ROM.
      Failed to copy file from CD-ROM. Retry?”

      My move:
      I tried to click on “Yes” and retry and of course it wouldn’t go further but when I clicked “No” the second time it did go to next screen in the installation where I could manage partition disks etc.
      I was deleting all partitions on harddrive, selected the harddrive and chose “Automatically partition the free space”.
      Then I chose “All files in one partition” and clicked “Finish partitioning and write changes to disk”.

      3) The third and last error I get (I couldn’t go any further) was in the installing system process:
      It’s writing:
      “Debootstrap Error”
      “Failed to determine the codename for the release”.

      I’m guessing that this might have something to do with the previous errors but what can be done? I have tried to make a new boot USB-stick with Kali but it didn’t help.
      Is it possible to install Kali on the harddrive when running Kali Live System from the USB-stick?
      Or can I download a previous version to the GPD and try to install it (and maybe even upgrade to the newer version)?

      Solutions to this issue would be much appreciated.

      – Kenneth

    • #12785
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      Hi Kenneth,

      None of these issues should happen with any of the images. Which image did you use and do the sha256’s match?

      Many thanks,
      Re4son

    • #12787
      kmc
      Participant

      I’m using this image: image

      I’m not sure what you mean by: “do the sha256’s match?” But since it says (below the download link):

      “This entry was posted in and tagged SHA256: 798f4030d116999e8e2a65ab6852d8a3d0f89783c50a91eea906cab7e8a20939 on February 7, 2018.”

      I’m guessing that it match the sha256. πŸ™‚

    • #12788
      kmc
      Participant

      It doesn’t seem that the image link works so here is the link:
      I’m using this image

    • #12789
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      If you are using Windows, verify the hash by right mouse-clicking on the image and selecting CRC-Sha->sha256 (something like that). It’s generally installed as part of 7zip.

      Compare the output with the hash you’ve posted above.
      That makes sure that the image has not been corrupted during the download.

    • #12790
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      I cannot reproduce this issue. Here the steps I took:

      1. Download image from here
      2. Run 7zips CRC tool and compare the sha256 hashes
      3. Write the image to USB stick using win32 disk imager
      4. Boot GPD Pocket and press Fn+F7 to select boot medium, select USB stick
      5. In the Kali Boot menu select “Live (amd64)” (you can also choose “forensic” to skip step 6.)
      6. After booting, unmount all hard drive partitions
      7. Run debian installer
      8. Reboot

      Please let me know how you go.

      Many thanks,
      re4son

    • #12792
      kmc
      Participant

      I have just compared the hash from the checksum to the hash on the download page and these two match. So it seems that the file it self is not corrupted.

      I will try again and go step by step again.

    • #12793
      kmc
      Participant

      Thank you very much.. Now it works and I’m so happy. πŸ˜€

      The mistake was lying in the way I created the image on the USB stick. First of I was using ImgBurn and second I didn’t know about the fact that I should attach the hash in this case sha256 when writing to the USB stick.

      So again thank you very much for the help and maybe there are other newbies like me who are facing the same issue as I did. So a help to this maybe you can add the fact that they should use win32 disk imager and select hash sha256 (this I figured my self when I just saw the option of it).

      I acutally installed this version on my HP laptop also, not sure if it’s optimal but I only had my laptop next to me at first so I tried installing it on this and it works like a charm. πŸ™‚

      Greetings

      – Kenneth

    • #12794
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      I’m glad it’s working and thanks for your feedback.
      I’ll include it in my walk-through.

      Many thanks,
      Re4son

      • #13105
        hitekhik
        Participant

        I apologize for my lack of knowledge with the following, regarding installing KALI-POCKET on my GPD POCKET.

        What is the command for the following?

        Run debian installer

        I can make it all the way to that point, but cannot seem to figure it out from there. I am missing something. Please help. Thank-you.

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