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Kali insted of Debian on triple boot
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:29:19 pm »
First, interesting news:

Kali is now officially supported on Gemini:
https://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/kali-linux-gem-pda

Any ideas/advices how to leave Android and Sailfish partitions working and just replace Debian?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 07:29:46 pm by jovpov »

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 12:46:00 am »
What a nice surprise! I passed my OSCP exam last week too. Just got done flashing it, Planet's new initial setup menu is much better. I don't think replacing Debian with Kali is possible due to the way Linux is "merged" with Android on the Gemini, but it should still be theoretically possible. Maybe try replacing "linux_root.img" and "linux_boot.img"? I do think you need a new scatter file though.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 11:26:34 am »
Does it come with new Android version?

Hmm.. I am thinking how to backup existing Sailfish... and how to restore it if I flash whole Kali image...

or... just try to flash Linux over Debian... changing 2nd boot option (if it is possible)...

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 03:14:29 pm »
Quote from: jovpov
Does it come with new Android version?

Hmm.. I am thinking how to backup existing Sailfish... and how to restore it if I flash whole Kali image...

or... just try to flash Linux over Debian... changing 2nd boot option (if it is possible)...


Yes, I see new Android version... Now Android and Kali boots, Sailfish does not boot...

I have first made a backup of sailfish_boot and userdata.img
Then tried flashing only linux_root and linux_boot over existing triple boot Gemini... Didn't work.
Then flashed Kali but replaced root_boot with sailfish_boot and replaced userdata from backup...

Sailfish cannot boot... Maybe it shared data with old debian partition? Any ideas?

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 03:31:50 pm »
Looks promising.  What is working / not working on Kali?

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 09:17:09 pm »
Think it is great that another distro is supported on Gemini.

However, for typical users (like me, for example...), I wonder if it better than using Debian?

Please read the Kali page regarding "Should I use Kali?"

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

Interested in your thoughts on this....

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 04:34:21 pm »
I agree, the more distros the better, at least for distros made for specific purposes like Kali.

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 12:18:44 am »
Kali is more suited for those that require advanced networking capabilities on their Gemini and are not shy of running things as root.

This is a great addition to Android and Sailfish, as it does cover networking features and tools these do not provide.
As I understand, Kali is flashed same as Gemian, requiring a fresh Android install as part of the partition change. (coming from stock layout)

I will hang in there until Oreo is available for the Gemini and Sailfish X for Gemini and hope Kali will be available as a stowaway or alongside Sailfish in one way or the other by then.
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