Fix for ~Module w1 not found in directory~ for USB Persistence Users17 May 2016
This is a crosspost from my Kali Linux Forum post.
I finally installed my wifi correctly after a week of debugging.
For some reason even after I “apt-update”, “apt-upgrade”, “apt dist-upgrade”, and rebooted, my kernel was not updated. So, basically I downloaded the old 4.3.0 headers and installed them.
Here is some basic information about my perstistence usb drive and how I installed it:
- 500 GB Hard Drive (Seagate)
- Installed using most recent (2016.1) kali iso from torrent
- Drive is persistent
- I’m running side by side with Mac OSX El Capitan
- I’m using rEFind as my boot manager
- I have BCM4360 driver
- Navigate to /etc/apt/list and copy and paste this:
- deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
- deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
- deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
- deb http://old.kali.org/kali moto main non-free contrib
- Download from http://ftp.tku.edu.tw/kali/pool/main/l/linux/:
- linux-headers-4.3.0-kali1-amd64_4.3.3-5kali4_amd64.deb” and “linux-headers-4.3.0-kali1-common_4.3.3-5kali4_amd64.deb
- Download from http://http.kali.org/kali/pool/main/l/linux-tools/ , “linux-kbuild-4.3_4.3.1-2kali1_amd64.deb”
- Download package gdebi package (both gui and main one) through the package manager
- Open up gdebi GUI
- Install each package listed above using gdebi GUI, starting with the “linux-kbuild” package, followed by the “linux_headers_common”, then the “linux_headers”
- Ok, here’s the important part: DO NOT RUN “apt-update” right after!!!
- Instead, run: “apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms”
- Run: “modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac”
- Run: “modprobe wl”
- Run: “reboot”
- And boom! Your wifi should be working!
If you want to see how I installed my live persistence usb, just look for my last post!
Hopes this helps! I’m sure relieved that I finally figured it out . It took me more than 80 hours to figure it out after looking all over google, stackoverfow, reddit, and kali forums .
Here’s my rambling about my debugging problems if you are interested: The problem with kali’s usb persistence is that the kernel seems to not be able to upgrade, even after “apt-update”, “apt-upgrade”, “apt dist-upgrade”.(when I ran “uname -r” it returned 4.3.0 instead of 4.5.0). Still, when I ran “apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed ‘s,[^-]-[^-]-,,’) broadcom-sta-dkms” I got drivers for 4.5.0… weird…
So, yeah I tried the debian broadcom “wl” tutorial and had no luck