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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by gary171281, Feb 2, 2019.

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  1. gary171281

    gary171281 New Member

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    Hi i'm new and i'm trying to down load etcher or unetbootin to no avail.
    I've tried.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install
    wget ppa kovacs or something
    all of them fail
    I've tried downloading them as .bin files fail
    i've downloaded .exe files and failed .
    Is it not possible to down load a usb burner in kali linux?
    frustrated and complexed
    any suggestions gratefully received
    gary

    also if someone does answer or attempts to help me how do i let them know i appreciate it. How do i add to my own thread.
    sorry, i did say i was a noob


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  2. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    G'day @gary171281 and welcome to linux.org :)

    Are you in Windows (if so which one), or in LInux (if so, which one)?

    Chris Turner
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  3. gary171281

    gary171281 New Member

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    linux kali
     
  4. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    Hello gary171281,

    Welcome to Linux.org.

    Being new to Linux I would suggest something other than Kali Linux.

    https://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux


    Linux Mint
    is a good choice for a new user wanting to learn Linux.

    https://fosspost.org/reviews/distributions/linuxmint-19-review

    https://linuxmint.com/download.php

    https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
     
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    Ta (pron. "tar" Aussie for thanks) for that, Gary :)

    If Kali is your first Linux you have likely bitten off more than you can chew, but you are old enough I do not need to read you the riot act ;)

    Kali is based directly on Debian, and does not support the use of PPAs. PPAs are an invention of Ubuntu and can also be used in Linux Mint.

    Hence the failure to install Geza Kovacs' Unetbootin using that method.

    If you want to put on Unetbootin in Kali -

    https://unetbootin.github.io/

    ... click the download for Linux, and below the 32-bit 64-bit options, read the install instructions for Binary. I would be inclined to download it to /opt.

    For Etcher -

    https://github.com/balena-io/etcher

    ... then go down to Installers and follow the instructions headed

    Debian and Ubuntu based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64)

    The above operations will not provide you with an easy means to launch the apps.

    For that

    Code:
    apt-get -y install alacarte
    This will generate a function called Main Menu, which you can access through the Dash. You can then assign names and launchers for the apps and place them on your Favourites panel.

    Wizard
     
  6. Gary worley

    Gary worley New Member

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    hi
    and thanks for your advice i will try getting the software i wont on fedora. I have 8 hdds on a hotswap system so i can pick and choose what os i use.(i like to experiment). I will also put mint on one of the hdds.
    thanks again
    gary
     
  7. Gary worley

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    Damn it
    I ended up using windows 10 to down load the stuff i want on linux. Used flash dive to upload to kali.
    Bad start here for linux if im back on windows to down load stuff i needed.
    doh
     
  8. arochester

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    1) Have you actually installed Linux?
    2) Why can't you download with Linux?
     
  9. Gary worley

    Gary worley New Member

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    hi
    The stuff i want to download they dont have in there repositarys.
    etcher,unetbootin and refind to name but 3.
    i have as os systems kali,kodachi,ubutu and fedora workstation.
    all seem to have a little weakness.
    but im learning and with help from good people i will get there.
    My favourite os so far is the good old mac
     

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