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How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-07, 11:29 AM

Hi,

 

i have a lenovo Thinkpae E15 Gen 2vwith windows installed.

Can i unstall Kali Linux instead of Windows ? and how?

 

Thanks

 

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Re:How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-07, 14:19 PM

Unlike Windows, Linux is distributed by a large number of organizations, perhaps a hundred.   Not all distributions work on all laptops.

 

To find if specifically Kali Linux works, find the Kali Linux hardware compatibility list (HCL) and see if your Thinkpad is listed.  Sometimes there are certifications, sometimes just a user reported it to work.  On a web search engine I would enter terms 'Kali Linux Thinkpad E15', and see what the search engine returns.  Often it makes a difference between Intel and AMD processor chips.

 

The best way to evaluate a version of linux is to obtain a Bootable LIVE USB.  Use special software or detailed instructions from THAT SAME DOWNLOAD PAGE to write the image onto a USB drive.  Then boot it up and explore function.  If something does not work under LIVE image, it won't work after installing either.

 

I have used fedora linux on my Lenovo laptop with great ease and success.  Try that one first.  getfedora.org.   Oracle Solaris operating system would be interesting to investigate too.  Solaris has a formal published HCL, and a software suite for certifying operation.  Oracle.com

 

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Re:How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-07, 14:19 PM

Unlike Windows, Linux is distributed by a large number of organizations, perhaps a hundred.   Not all distributions work on all laptops.

 

To find if specifically Kali Linux works, find the Kali Linux hardware compatibility list (HCL) and see if your Thinkpad is listed.  Sometimes there are certifications, sometimes just a user reported it to work.  On a web search engine I would enter terms 'Kali Linux Thinkpad E15', and see what the search engine returns.  Often it makes a difference between Intel and AMD processor chips.

 

The best way to evaluate a version of linux is to obtain a Bootable LIVE USB.  Use special software or detailed instructions from THAT SAME DOWNLOAD PAGE to write the image onto a USB drive.  Then boot it up and explore function.  If something does not work under LIVE image, it won't work after installing either.

 

I have used fedora linux on my Lenovo laptop with great ease and success.  Try that one first.  getfedora.org.   Oracle Solaris operating system would be interesting to investigate too.  Solaris has a formal published HCL, and a software suite for certifying operation.  Oracle.com

 

Sincerely,

Usedtoberich

 

 

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Re:How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-07, 14:49 PM

Kali is based on Debian as is Ubuntu and I have heard many people having good success using Ubuntu on this machine so changes are good this will work, I expect you are doing some type of security work if you plan on using Kali otherwise using a more common distro like Ubuntu or Fedora would be suggested.  If this as mentioned is an AMD based machine then you may have other issues as the certification of Ubuntu on AMD systems is not complete some audio and graphics issues.

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Kali Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad E15

2020-10-10, 17:02 PM

Hi,

i have successfully installed Kali- Linux on my ThinkPad but i can't boot

iget this error message :

 

AMD-VI: unable to read/write to IOMMU perf coun

 

 

Can you help me please?

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Re:How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-12, 9:56 AM

i tried with Debian and i get the same probleme

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Re:How to install Kali linux on Thinkpae E15 Gen 2

2020-10-12, 12:42 PM

Hello,

 

The IOMMU is a special hardware device not many computers are equipped with.  (Maybe I should add "YET.")  It makes a difference how to proceed depending on whether you have AMD processor chip or Intel processor chip.  I use Fedora, the fedora forums mention the issue.  But you are using Kali.

 

The Kali Linux forum has this advice:  https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?46436-using-kali-with-an-amd-processor-iommu-error

 

There is a text command script GRUB2 uses to provide configuration instructions to the kernel during booting.  You need to edit that script appropriately.

 

Good Luck

Usedtoberich

 

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