Noob alert! I'm trying to set up a TP-Link TL-WN722N wifi usb dongle (so I can run monitor mode) on my raspberry pi 3 which is running kali linux. The problem is that the drivers for the wifi adapter came on a little CD and obviously the pi does not have a disk drive. I thought that since the Kali OS image was just on my micro-sd card (64GB) that I'd simply plug the card into my sd adapter and slide it into my laptop, which has a CD drive. I wanted to boot from the SD card slot and install the drivers to the OS using the cd drive on the laptop.
This did not work because as I later found out, the SD card slot was not a bootable option on this particular laptop. You can boot from USB but the SD card slot is off the table. So I went and got one of those cheap all-in-one adapters to go from micro-sd to USB. Plugged it in and tried to boot but the laptop still doesn't recognize it as a bootable drive.
My laptop will boot from other USB drives that have other versions of Kali on them but it will not boot from the micro-sd to USB adapter. Is there a difference in the way the image file boots that is causing this issue? I've never used a .img file before but it doesn't seem to be bootable unless it's in the micro-sd card slot on the pi.
I found a place online to download the drivers from TP-Link. I downloaded them successfully but how do I install these drivers in kali after they've been downloaded and saved to the pi?
1) Why does kali boot in the micro-sd card slot on the raspberry pi, but not on other machines when using micro-sd to usb adapter (.img file)?
2) How can I install the drivers for a wifi usb dongle that came on a cd if I have no access to a cd drive?