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Installing Kali Linux on IdeaPad s145

While trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop, I get to a page that says Detect network hardware. No Ethernet card was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by your Ethernet Card, you can select it from the list below. 


I have a Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC. Its not on the list. I tried searching for the drivers online but I only see Windows drivers. 


What am I doing wrong? 

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Re: Installing Kali Linux on IdeaPad s145

Hi sleepaid2016!


Thank you for using the community forums.


Based on this article, the Lenovo S145 is not tested to run a Linux OS. That may be the reason why there are hardware that are not detected on the laptop.



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Re: Installing Kali Linux on IdeaPad s145

Although this is not an officially supported system you may be able to fix it with the information at since Kali is based on Debian you should not have an issue

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