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muts
2013-02-01, 13:15
Dual booting setups should always be preformed carefully, after you have preformed a full backup of all your important data. If you are unfamiliar with the instructions on Installing Kali Linux to hard disk (http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install), you should read that first to understand the general outline of the installation process. In this article we will we installing Kali Linux alongside an installation of Windows 7 which is currently taking up 100% of the disk space.

To read the full document, check our Dual booting Kali Linux with Windows (http://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

Unknownktx
2013-03-29, 08:36
Hello,

I have two hard drive, one filled with windows 7, and one that I myself buy vien is blank is that Kali can I install it? There is no problem in aurra Grub or something else? Advice to give me? What os install first? Thank you for reading.

jakesumer
2013-04-08, 06:54
If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.


First I saved sensitive data in windows on an external drive. Then rebooted, poped in the iso-dvd and booted it as live.

Well inside of Kali I used gparted to resized my hdd as instucted. Saved and rebooted again.

This time I chose the graphical installation instead of live. Followed the instuctions as in the "Installation to Harddrive" with exception when it came to choosing partion as explained in "Dual booting with Windows".

The installation went fine uptil "use network mirrors" (not sure if the title is correct of that part of the installation). Here it wouldn't accept any of my choices on what mirror to use. Just returned to me as an error. So I just tried them all specific for my country and region. But still nothing. Then it hit me, maybe my wireless card was deactivated during this step. (still not sure?) Anyhow, in with the network cable and I rechose my firsthand mirror. And all continued as nothing had happend.

Later when it came to install grub. The installation prompted me and asked if any or all of my existing installed OS was present above: "Windows(vista loader), Windows(vista loader), and Windows(vista loader)". I think I didn't read carefully enough on this part and thought these name are surely correct. Everything else had been pretty much preset in the installation. Then the installation was complete and I was prompted to reboot. So I did.

Well booted up in grub these options were available to me: (Please note that I only have one Windows 7 installation)

*kali
*kali recovery
*windows (vista loader)
*windows (vista loader)
*windows (vista loader)

Ok, let's bring up windows I said to myself. I chose to top windows loader and : BLUE SCREEN. Small freakout and a automated reboot. I chose the second one and BS. Bigger freakout! Tried the third one and was presented with recovery. Hugely relieved. I chose the fix startup and 15 minutes later windows booted perfectly from the first loader option. Then rebooted and logged into kali, perfect boot.

So to sum up I now have three windows loaders: one for normal boot, second=beats me and third=recovery. I tried to change the name of the loaders in grub.cfg beacuse the it doesn't seemed to have a menu.lst but after reboot the change wouldn't be present. Still reading into how to fix the names and what the second windows loader is? But this was my story on troubles installing Kali. Hope it helps someone, and sorry it became longer then originally planned.

-Try screaming now and again, it will make people leave you alone. Best regards Jake

jakesumer
2013-04-11, 05:48
...The installation went fine uptil "use network(edit:/software?) mirrors". Here it wouldn't accept any of my choices on what mirror to use. Just returned to me as an error. So I just tried them all, specific for my country and region. But still nothing. Then it hit me, maybe my wireless card was deactivated during this step?

(and)

...So to sum up I now have three windows loaders: one for normal boot, second=beats me and third=recovery. I tried to change the name of the loaders in grub.cfg beacuse the it doesn't seemed to have a menu.lst but after reboot the change wouldn't be present.

Anybody know if wireless is unactive during mirror setting stage? And Any suggestions on how to fix grub. Rename the options. Is the problem so simple as there is a backup of grub-cfg that I need to remove after editing the file. Also I updated grub after editing the cfg.

Thanks

Mistwraith
2013-04-28, 11:27
Anybody know if wireless is unactive during mirror setting stage? And Any suggestions on how to fix grub. Rename the options. Is the problem so simple as there is a backup of grub-cfg that I need to remove after editing the file. Also I updated grub after editing the cfg.

Thanks

Jake, to my knowledge 99% of operating systems INCLUDING Win 7, don't support wireless networking when installing the OS (Win 7 might but it's been awhile so I cannot confirm), however; I do know it's great practice to have WAN disabled during OS install as it's not 100% reliable. It's hardwire or bust on that normally...You are correct in your understanding of why you couldn't reach the mirrors first go-around, it was because you weren't on the network.

As for the deal with your Grub loader....Each one of those "Loaders" you have, means there is some kind of MBR there for either an Operating System or One that was there, MBR's rarely get deleted. Grub detected them and took note of them, so instead of setting you up with a dual boot system, it kind of gave you the ability to have a quadruple boot. :) There is great commercial software that lets you fix and clean that **** up. I use it at my work, it's called "EasyBCD" URL: http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ It literally let's you arrange MBR's for all OS's like they were smarties to be eaten. You can clean up the MBR's, rename them, move them to different HD's etc... That's just what I use personally, take it with a grain of salt.

Funny Fact: Win 7 by default installs the MBR to the first "Hard Drive" listed in your BIOS and installs the Operating System wherever you told it too. I recently had to use Easy BCD to move my MBR to my SSD where my Win 7 OS was, because during Kali installation Grub pointed out to me that it was on my Sata III 500 GB Storage HD. Glad, I didn't decide to reformat that drive during the past year I've had my PC. Silly M$.

BeanTS
2013-04-30, 18:56
install went fine and now i'm booting the os for the first time and its asking me for a username and password but whenever I type anything in it says that authentication failed I don't remember being asked to give login credentials during the install, have I done something wrong?

Swblk
2013-05-17, 20:10
I would like to ask, if there is any reccomended way how to remove old OS (backtrack) from dual boot?

I have been searching on internet, but I found several guides with different ways how to do it, and im not sure which one should i use.

jakesumer
2013-05-22, 13:32
Thank you Mistwraith!

I'll try this and get back to you on the grub-fix and EasyBCD.

I have not had the time to experiment within Kali with cleaning and customization/personalizing (excuse my spelling) these last couple of weeks. But now I have an excuse to get around to it.

leevai
2013-07-18, 21:50
About the wireless card during the installation... My inbuild wireless card from the pc doesn't work during installation. However my alfa awus036H works perfectly during installaton

RedForman
2013-07-21, 21:36
Question:
I have an hp Pavilion dv7 running Win 7. Trying to install Kali as a dual boot following the instructions given, free up 30GB of space on the HD for install, but when I go through the process to use the "largest continuous free space", it chooses my USB stick from the Live Install. When I manually select the space I want to use, Kali says it's |unusable". I have 4 "Partitions" in total. Recovery, Win 7, HP_TOOLS, and "SYSTEM". Is it possible it's saying the 30GB of unallocated space is unusable because of the amount of partitions? Is there a way around this without trashing the recovery software (recovery and HP_TOOLS are both part of the "Recovery software")?

RedForman
2013-07-22, 01:29
Anybody know if wireless is unactive during mirror setting stage? And Any suggestions on how to fix grub. Rename the options. Is the problem so simple as there is a backup of grub-cfg that I need to remove after editing the file. Also I updated grub after editing the cfg.

Thanks

jakesumer,

To answer your question about wireless, it appears it's not active during the mirror setting stage. As for fixing the mirrors not being found problem, if you connect via ethernet cable and choose the option to add manually, you can add the mirrors from the following mirror list

http://http.kali.org/README.mirrorlist

Just put the full mirror name in the first box at the top, and /kali/ in the box at the bottom.

Cheers, hope this helps others that were in the same predicament as I.

daedlanth
2013-08-02, 05:57
I would like to ask, if there is any reccomended way how to remove old OS (backtrack) from dual boot?

I have been searching on internet, but I found several guides with different ways how to do it, and im not sure which one should i use.

Hello Swblk

I can help you out on this and I can answer a few of the other questions here as well. When I started my Kali install on my dual booted machine I was surprised that my disc would not boot under GRUB; There must be some way but at this point I do not know. I did a work-around by booting into windows & erasing the BT5 r3 partitions. I did not format for obvious reasons; NTFS vs. EXT4 journaling. When that was completed the machine would not boot because the MBR was trashed so I booted my window 7 pro CD. (which booted fine.) I selected repair & then advanced options. In that screen I selected the DOS prompt & issued a bootrec /fixmbr & a bootrec /fixboot command and rebooted. Windows was back as usual. Be careful with letting the machine do an auto repair. I made that mistake today, forced the machine down, & had a helluva time getting the win 7 DVD to boot. The Kali disc wouldn't either at that point. OOF-DAH, don't do that IMO. I have a work-around for that too but I'm not going to get into it. After you do this work-around the Kali DVD will boot & and you can have at it.

As for wireless if you noticed in the prompts during networking you could select it. I used my normal ethernet myself but I'm pretty sure you could configurate the net adaptors at that point & use them; just watch for it. I cannot stress it enough to READ everything and not click away until you understand perfectly how Kali installs.

3rd question. Stop & read everything. Yes you were prompted to input a root password. maybe you clicked past it without inputting anything (if that's possible, I don't know.) Maybe it is NULL?

GL & HF I am.

daed

Andrei
2013-08-19, 09:35
Hello. I had 3 attempts to install at first backtrack then kali. I seem to have a constant problem : when trying to make a dual boot , the installer thinks my whole hard drive is empty. I've tried win7 with backtrack -64 bit win8 with backtrack and now win8 with kali. Why is this happening?

cobblerschris
2013-09-16, 10:54
I have kali linux and windows 7 on dual boot. they both work fine, however slightly annoying is when i switch the machine i i get Grub : “error: no argument specified” when i select the windows intstall. i then have to press any key to continue. how do i fix this?

thephoenix25
2013-10-14, 04:27
I have kali linux and windows 7 on dual boot. they both work fine, however slightly annoying is when i switch the machine i i get Grub : “error: no argument specified” when i select the windows intstall. i then have to press any key to continue. how do i fix this?

I have this exact same problem. I have grub automatically select my win7 os and after 8 seconds boot win7 unless I intervene and select Kali, which means I have to hang around and press the keyboard each time I boot, kind of defeats the point. Not a massive issue of course but a nuisance none the less. Is there anything I can do to solve this issue please?

unlock
2013-10-19, 01:13
Olá, vou citar meu problema. Ao tentar instalar em um notebook ( 4G RAM, Chipset Sis M672, Intel pentium) só me dá a mensagem a seguir, ja tentei todas as versões do kali possiveis, meu computador possui windows seven x64. Obrigado pela ajuda.

Erro: [0.000000] tsc:Fast TSC calibration failed

[1.763939] registered taskstats version 1

Hello, I will quote my problem. When trying to install on a notebook (4G RAM, Sis M672 Chipset, Intel pentium) only gives me the following message, already tried all possible versions of kali, my computer has windows seven x64. Thanks for the trouble.

[0.000000] tsc:Fast TSC calibration failed

[1.763939] registered taskstats version 1

DrMTR
2013-10-21, 23:09
Hi !

I try to install Kali along Windows 7 on the same partition. I follow a YouTube tutorial from Kali but when boot Kali and go to partitioning step, give me: 'Unusable partition ' and cannot install Kali on that partition.. Help.?

out0fstep
2013-10-31, 14:00
I would like to ask, if there is any reccomended way how to remove old OS (backtrack) from dual boot?

I have been searching on internet, but I found several guides with different ways how to do it, and im not sure which one should i use.

I was migrating over from.a similar dualboot, win7 & bt5. what I did is use the suggested usb installer, the first time I tried yumi, but that gave me live options only with no install options. then I used disk management in windows and deleted the partitions that had bt5. left it as unallicated space and booted off the usb. chose graphical install and followed the steps. when it got to partitioning, chose use the use unused space.

Xreiazetai8arros
2013-11-05, 23:14
Hello guys i need your help,i follow instructions from dual boot but when i am at livecd and trying with gparted to part my hard disk i cant,i have 4 partitions one SYSTEM,one RECOVERY,one HP_TOOLS and one with a warning next it,the problem is that the one partition with the warning next to it is the450GB hard disk and the other are like some GBs and MBs...how can i partition my hard disk and dual boot with windows7?

korol
2013-11-28, 04:29
cobblerschris, thephoenix25

I have same problem and i find (in internet, of course) way to fix it:
we need to edit file etc\grub.d\30_otheros

we can find string like this: search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 180c9d7e0c9d5798
and change it like this: search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 180c9d7e0c9d5798

Then run command "sudo update-grub" and error is gone.

SoCalDiegoRob
2013-12-07, 18:30
Hello all, New to Kali here. I am haveing a problem with dual booting my Windows 7/ Kali Linux grub. I have both OSes installed fine but when I boot into Windows 7 I get an "error no argument specified" error, and "press enter to continue". After I press enter Windows 7 boots and everything is fine. My questions are; Why am I getting this error?, and, Is there a way I can fix it? Please help!

korol
2013-12-20, 10:09
Hello all, New to Kali here. I am haveing a problem with dual booting my Windows 7/ Kali Linux grub. I have both OSes installed fine but when I boot into Windows 7 I get an "error no argument specified" error, and "press enter to continue". After I press enter Windows 7 boots and everything is fine. My questions are; Why am I getting this error?, and, Is there a way I can fix it? Please help!

Can`t you read? Try to do that. 1 post up...

yunqhero
2013-12-22, 23:02
Question:

In reference to dual booting with kali, where can I find documentation about dual booting kali with BT5 r3 already installed? I appreciate any suggestion about this operation but I am really looking for documentation about it. Further, would this documentation work for dual booting kali and bt5 r3?

tolle250
2013-12-25, 18:11
Question:

In reference to dual booting with kali, where can I find documentation about dual booting kali with BT5 r3 already installed? I appreciate any suggestion about this operation but I am really looking for documentation about it. Further, would this documentation work for dual booting kali and bt5 r3?

I like this idea! There seems to be a large population of users in this situation that are encountering issues. The guide only offers a model that does not fit everyones scenario.

viper_pranish
2014-01-10, 17:05
I am having a problem that when I try to dual boot my laptop, and install kali after windows 8, it shows the disk as whole disk without partition. But when I use kali withot installing, it shows all the files and again when I do gparted while running kali without installind, it shows as unlocated space. Please help me
Thank you

RaZZeR
2014-01-30, 08:34
Hihi everyone.

Got a problem too, I just installed Kali in Dualboot with Windows 7 and now I can't have any sound when I boot windows and I only have sound when I boot with Kali if I plug external speakers (like headphones). Any ideas???

Thanks for the help.

EvanCalo
2014-02-14, 18:53
Hello,

I am having some difficulty installing Kali on my windows 7 laptop. I have resized the partition and freed up about 45gb for the install i have 3 primary partitions on the disk due to recovery hibernation and OS that came standard with the xps laptop.

I can get all the way to the point of partitioning and choosing the mount points in the install. When i try and setup /boot / and swap it tells me it is unable to mount / at sda partition #5 using the ext4 file system.

I have tried ext3 and ext2 to try and get around this. everytime i get the same error message.

Has anyone else seen this problem. also note that i have used grub to try and create each individual partition i will need for the install and format them to the ext4 file system and when i attempt to install and select mount points i get the same error message.

please advise thanks
Evan

doneathome
2014-02-26, 00:48
Hi all, please help. When installing kali linux, namely when it comes to checking the network equipment laptop freezes (stops installation) and then nothing happens. In what may be the Problem? Laptop Lenovo v580c. Did everything according to the instructions on the site docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows

aizonic
2014-03-13, 01:27
Hi,

I am new here, and I have successfully installed Dual Boot Windows 7 and Kali.
I used a bootable USB with the Kali image (DVD Rom is not working)
But after the successful installation of Kali,I am unable to boot to my old Windows 7.

I get this error message:

got this error message:
“Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert Windows installation disk (etc)
2. Choose language settings
3. Click “Repair your computer”
"

Any ideas? Do I need to find a Windows installation Disk?

BriDog
2014-03-26, 01:04
Hi,

I am new here, and I have successfully installed Dual Boot Windows 7 and Kali.
I used a bootable USB with the Kali image (DVD Rom is not working)
But after the successful installation of Kali,I am unable to boot to my old Windows 7.

I get this error message:

got this error message:
“Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert Windows installation disk (etc)
2. Choose language settings
3. Click “Repair your computer”
"

Any ideas? Do I need to find a Windows installation Disk?
Read up the thread. Someone has fixed this issue. As for people trying to multiboot on say an HP laptop with factory setup. Here is a quote from a simple google search: "With MBR, you only get 4 primary partitions, and then you must create logical partitions after that, which is frustrating and isn't compatible with certain operating systems." And for Windows 8, it uses a new more secure GUI boot. Duel booting Win7 & 8 is a headache on it's own. If your really set on installing Kali. Make recovery discs on said laptops using given tools by the company or Acronis software, then reformat the whole drive. Set up partitions FIRST. Clean install Windows (Google it), then install Kali using a WIRED connection to your router. OK, I think that solves most the issues I've read. Sorry if it didn't help you.

Mambo
2014-04-12, 09:02
Morning Lads and Lasses,

Would greatly appreciate getting a bit of help with this.

While installing everything seems to go fine but the installation process hangs when it reaches the installation report phase, if I reboot the install appears not to have gone through.

I'm running windows 7 on an HDD and am trying to install Kali on an SSD, I've tried installing with an image on a CD and on a USB and the result has been the same.

Cheers

sksuraj428
2014-05-09, 14:51
Hello,
I'm new user of kali linux.
So, I have a query in my mind.
Which option I have to choose while installing so that my Windows 8 is totally is replaced by kali linux as primary os without affecting other drives?

str3amcy
2014-05-18, 17:07
Guys, Please help me ?
I have a problem installing "Kali",
in section (search network hardware).
installation does not run after it
My PC:
Compaq CQ43-304ua <Amd>
2gb of ram
Broadband network hardware

UFO12321
2014-05-27, 21:17
i recently installed kali on dualboot besides windows 7, the installation went just fine, and kali is working without problems. my only problem is that when i rebooted to go into windows it send me to the GRUB window giving me choices between:
Kali linux
kali linux(recovery)
memorytest
memorytest with some options
memory test with some more options
memorytest with even more options
windows recovery enviroment(loader) (/dev/sda1)
everytime i choose windows i runs the starting windows screen, get to the background of the recovery enviroment, and then reboots the total system sending me back to square one at GRUB
what to do?

dupek
2014-06-10, 18:19
I have that problem too. I try the password(toor) and the one at time of install. Nothing work. Had to get back to win7. The installation went smooth and wireless worked fine. I try to "kali" as username and "toor" but that fail too. Could use help here.

BlokeDownThePub
2014-06-11, 08:54
Partitioning for a 80G hard disk.

I have an Asus eee with an 80G HD, currently has XP installed on it, planning to dual boot Win 7 & Kali.

Kali apparently needs 10G, Win 7 about 16G so I was thinking of giving them 10 extra each (i.e. 20 and 26) and then I can play with the rest as needs evolve (D: for windows, LVM volumes ...)

Is this sensible?

kosikin
2014-07-07, 18:12
its working for win7 , anyone know how to kali linux dualboot with win 8 ?

carongangoo
2014-07-11, 15:59
Hello guys n Girls ( if any !) lol!

Thank you for posting such valuable infos but I 've got a puzzle for all of you !
I have just tried - and succeed to boot Windows 7 from a Usb 16 gb flash drive on a Dell Vostro 1015-with waik and NT6 FAST INSTALLER.
I now intend to create a bootable external laptop hdd-like I did with Ubuntu 14.04-BUT I also intend to install kali as dual boot on this external so that I can boot either on Win 7 -32 bit home basic-and Kali 64 bit .
Is it possible and in your opinion will it work ?!?!!? EVERYBODY'S OPINION WELCOMED

Caron

p.s : i already put Kali as guest in a Vm on my Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit as host

Jadek061
2014-07-12, 07:05
I have been running Kali from a live USB for about a year and when i tried to install it dual boot with the default Windows 7 OS on the HDD, the install fails at the 39% mark, i have tried formatting the patitions both using gparted as well as using the installer, neither the graphical or text installs work, but the worse part is now when i attempt to load back to my windows boot, nothing happens, the screen goes black and a blinking line appears in the top left, it just stays like that.
Does anyone know how to fix this??

lenikadali
2014-07-21, 13:45
Hello all. I am dual booting Kali Linux v1.07 with Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate on an Acer Travelmate 5744 laptop.

When I first installed the earlier versions of Kali, GRUB recognized the Win OS as 'Windows Vista' and that is how it was displayed in the boot menu.
When I'd click on it, I'd get the message 'error: no argument specified'. Pressing the Enter key would bring me to Windows 7.
However in the recent versions of Kali, this problem has been solved and GRUB recognizes the Win OS as 'Windows 7'.
My problem is that since I've been dist-upgrading, both the 'Windows Vista' and 'Windows 7' entries appear in the boot menu.
How can I remove the 'Windows Vista' entry from the boot menu? Any assistance would be helpful.

1jstrong
2014-07-24, 08:40
Hello All,

Sorry if someone has already asked this questions. I looked through the 4 pages and didn't see it asked. I did the dual boot with Kali and Windows 7. Got through the install no problem, and then I started the Nvidia graphics upgrade that the documentation says to do. I completed all of this:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms

On the next line, sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub it gave me an error. I don't remember what it was at this time, but it was something about sed being unavailable or not there. So I updated the "update-grub" and did the reboot command. Once it rebooted, I got the boot menu fine, but once it was done with all the (booting maybe) where all the instructions launch, I just get the blinking cursor. Nothing I can do brings up anything. I am able to boot to Windows fine though.
Any thoughts?

Thanks in Advance,

Jason

1jstrong
2014-07-24, 08:46
Hey guys,

Get through the install just fine. I tried to upgrade the Nvidia drivers like the Kali.org docs say to do and there I am having problems. I get through all of this fine:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms

Once I type and enter this line:

sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub

It gave me an error like the sed wasn't there or available. So I did this:

update-grub
reboot

It gives me the three options to load fine. Windows will load as normal, but once all the boot config launches, all I get is a black, blank screen with a blinking cursor. All I can do is reboot via ctrl-alt-del. I've waited for minutes thinking it just needed time to load up, but nothing.

Any Thoughts?

Jason S.

AMSK
2014-08-17, 20:48
Hello everyone...
I`m trying to install kali dual boot with windows 7 but I faced a problem that I couldn`t find a solution for fixing it on google , hope find a solution here...
As you can see in the picture below I already have 5 partitions on my HDD:
http://upload7.ir/imgs/2014-08/02092226130945836694.png
and I plan to install kali on that partition named KALI-LINUX but when I want to install kali I can`t find the specific partition:
http://upload7.ir/imgs/2014-08/54767923120336946438.jpg
I want to know the reason and how can I fix this..
I want to install kali along side windows 7 and also I dont want to format any of my partitions...
I will be so grateful if you can help me...
thank you..

Archer
2014-08-18, 13:00
Question:
Excuse my ignorance but I m a newbie linux user. I try to dualboot Kail 1.08 ISO (burnt on DVD) on an, recently purchased, Asus Laptop. The laptop uses EFI/UEFI like most modern day laptops do. Inside the UEFI is a secureboot option. When I have a secure boot option enabled Kali boot gives an Error and refuses to boot.

After some research on the web it seemed UEFI's Secure Boot was the badguy. I disabled it but now it gave me a black screen only leaving me the possiblity to hard-reset the laptop.

I understood 1.08 had UEFI Secure boot support enabled? I hope someone can shine a light?

thank you in advance

tnkusaeri
2014-10-10, 01:15
my laptop was hanging in "scanning disk" still in there very long time :( please help me

lokifeast
2014-11-28, 17:43
I tried dual booting kali with windows 7. Im pretty new to all this but i followed the steps. I first went live into kali and partitioned the drive. I then tried the install using the Kali Linux 64 bit ISO version 1.0.9a but I got an error when trying to connect to the WLAN0 step. I also tried with ethernet but it didn't work. So I looked online and people said that the new versions had that problem and you had to get the Kali linux 1.0.6 version or before. I did and it works but now I'm getting a new problem. A step fails in the "Installing the System" part. So i downloaded earlier version of kali and it got further (like 60% done) but I still get this same failure. I even tried BackTrack R3 and got the same problem. How can I fix this?
Also if it matters I put 150Gb on the partition I am trying to install it on, so i doubt space is the problem.

clone
2014-12-02, 07:23
I tried dual booting kali with windows 7. Im pretty new to all this but i followed the steps. I first went live into kali and partitioned the drive. I then tried the install using the Kali Linux 64 bit ISO version 1.0.9a but I got an error when trying to connect to the WLAN0 step. I also tried with ethernet but it didn't work. So I looked online and people said that the new versions had that problem and you had to get the Kali linux 1.0.6 version or before. I did and it works but now I'm getting a new problem. A step fails in the "Installing the System" part. So i downloaded earlier version of kali and it got further (like 60% done) but I still get this same failure. I even tried BackTrack R3 and got the same problem. How can I fix this?
Also if it matters I put 150Gb on the partition I am trying to install it on, so i doubt space is the problem.

Hey Lokifeast, you seem to have a few somewhat unrelated issues going on here at once. you have waited a few days for an answer, so here are some thoughts in regard to your post. You should *probably* be using the Kali 1.09 installer. Preferably from a bootable USB pen/flash drive. Do you have any experience using and configuring Grub? You may (or will) find the easiest way to setup dual boot Kali or any other nix hdd install is to install the winbloat of your choice to the entire drive as sda first. use a partition editor to shrink the partition,moving it foward; to create the necessary space for the linux install afterwards. Use the Kali installer from the usb pendrive to install to the partition sdb and allow it to create the necessary swap partition,etc. When Grub scans the hdd during the Kali HDD installation, Grub will look for other installed operating systems and will detect the windows/and loader installation; but it will also inform you that installation of the Grub bootloader will safely install to the Master Boot Record and allow you to select between the windows loader and Kali. You should then be able to select between 3 options in Grub bootloader. Kali will be the first 2 listed, and your Windows loader will be the third line down. I usually prefer setting up dual boot with 2 seperate physical drives, sda and sdb;but its basically the same config. I set up the sda drive with the other operating system and then switch the jumper on the sda to slave and then connect the Kali installed sdb as master. then install Grub to the master boot record and configure accordingly. neat switching between them without actually rebooting them :)

Network interface configuration in Kali is relatively easy and well documented; but something you probably should tackle once you actually have the system installed,configured, and booting properly.
b|t 5 r3 was very nice but it's probably not going to help you at all to accomplish your current endeavors goal.

regards.

Orea
2015-01-21, 10:51
First I saved sensitive data in windows on an external drive. Then rebooted, poped in the iso-dvd and booted it as live.

Well inside of Kali I used gparted to resized my hdd as instucted. Saved and rebooted again.

This time I chose the graphical installation instead of live. Followed the instuctions as in the "Installation to Harddrive" with exception when it came to choosing partion as explained in "Dual booting with Windows".

The installation went fine uptil "use network mirrors" (not sure if the title is correct of that part of the installation). Here it wouldn't accept any of my choices on what mirror to use. Just returned to me as an error. So I just tried them all specific for my country and region. But still nothing. Then it hit me, maybe my wireless card was deactivated during this step. (still not sure?) Anyhow, in with the network cable and I rechose my firsthand mirror. And all continued as nothing had happend.

Later when it came to install grub. The installation prompted me and asked if any or all of my existing installed OS was present above: "Windows(vista loader), Windows(vista loader), and Windows(vista loader)". I think I didn't read carefully enough on this part and thought these name are surely correct. Everything else had been pretty much preset in the installation. Then the installation was complete and I was prompted to reboot. So I did.

Well booted up in grub these options were available to me: (Please note that I only have one Windows 7 installation)

*kali
*kali recovery
*windows (vista loader)
*windows (vista loader)
*windows (vista loader)

Ok, let's bring up windows I said to myself. I chose to top windows loader and : BLUE SCREEN. Small freakout and a automated reboot. I chose the second one and BS. Bigger freakout! Tried the third one and was presented with recovery. Hugely relieved. I chose the fix startup and 15 minutes later windows booted perfectly from the first loader option. Then rebooted and logged into kali, perfect boot.

So to sum up I now have three windows loaders: one for normal boot, second=beats me and third=recovery. I tried to change the name of the loaders in grub.cfg beacuse the it doesn't seemed to have a menu.lst but after reboot the change wouldn't be present. Still reading into how to fix the names and what the second windows loader is? But this was my story on troubles installing Kali. Hope it helps someone, and sorry it became longer then originally planned.

-Try screaming now and again, it will make people leave you alone. Best regards Jake

Hello, i Have A BIG problem, yet not resolved... well i got the same things than you except the third option of windows i just ve got 2 options, the first one, it starts the windows 7 and gaves me the BSOD, then the second option just says that i need to rescue the system, well... i tryed to restore or repair the windows, but for my surprise theres no more recovery section it just ask for a Recovere CD.. and i dont have one... because i always used the recovery partition... now i dont have idea of what can i do to recover my windows 7... i dont have anything important, because is recently formated. but i want my OS windows back its really important... and now i dont know what to do... :(

Orea
2015-01-21, 10:56
Hello, i lost my REcovery Partition by dual booting kali/windows7 and know i cant start windows without getting the BSOD... i dont have a CD recovery, because ia laways used the recovery partition, any idea how i can fix this error :(

sushanth
2015-03-18, 05:06
i had win7 already. so using it i deleted a partition and used that free space to install kali.
evrything got installed smoothly and when it came to GRUB installation it even showed win7 also and i installed GRUB also in root.
but now after installation being complete, ejecting the disc and rebooted now all i see is a blank screen with below 2 lines and a blinking cursor
GUB loading.
welcome to GRUB!
nothing more s happening and i even tried the repair of GRUB by loading sda and everything and then updating GRUB even that is not working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

erduan01
2015-03-20, 20:12
Hello

i installed kali linux with a cd.I did somthing wrong in the process because my laptop doesnt start up now (its a toshiba) and i cant turn into boot modus and do a factory reset it stucks on a black screen. What do i need to do now?

coolmaster
2015-03-27, 09:51
default username and password are root and toor respectively.. hope it helps

xorslideshow
2015-04-05, 17:15
521

I have configured my hard disk like this, I have installed Kali in 29GB portion but it is still booting to WIndows 7. The 45GB one has WIndows 7. What to do make it appear in the boot option?

Udbhav8
2015-04-07, 11:05
HI, Guys ....... My problem is that i reently installed Kali Linux on my pc (single boot) and now i want to install windows on my pc .......when i made a bootable drive for windows and started installing it it says windows cannot be instaled as it requires a NTFS drive ,So my question is how do i mange my partitions in kali linux and create a NTFS drive,Thanks in Advance

@root
2015-06-13, 18:50
My issue was SOLVED!
Thanks!

Thundermet
2015-07-02, 01:11
Hello everyone, I'm new in the forum!
Here the facts:
Installed Windows 7ice Extreme on my HDD.
From Windows I resized the OS partition and created a new one for data ad leaved a 40GB free space.
Booted from CD the Graphical Install.
Partitioned manually my free space: 2gb swap and the remaining as logical ext4 with journaling for the OS.
Installed correctly Kali, was asked me to install Grub in the master boot record..I said yes because he saw the Windows Vista(bootloader).
Reboot.
Grub rescue: no such partition.

Now, I'm a beginner so I tryed some methods to recover or fix Grub found in internet, but anything works...
Things that could be (or not..) useful:
In grub rescue:
- ls command gives me: (hd0) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0)
- ls (hd0,3)/ doesn't return any answer...the machine seems to do nothing, completely freezed...after 20 mins->CTRL+ALT+DEL!
- but commands like "set prefix=(hd0,3)/boot/grub" seems to work..no errors...
In live:
- "mount /devs" displays: "mount: can't find devs in /etc/fstab or etc/mtab"..
...trying to continue after all...
- when I try to update GRUB he sais something like "no groups found" and then "Windows Vista(loader) found. done." But no changes.
What went wrong?

joel de jo
2015-07-14, 17:45
i am using win 7 in dell inspiron with 4 gb ram with i5 processor .
i tried burning the iso to a dvd using nero's option data dvd ...
and when i try to boot it from bios its shows a black screen with cursor blinking 3 times and boot into windows..
i then tried mounting it with daemon tools , then used the setup from the file of iso and it made a box to reboot to complete installation and i did that, but when i rebooted it came up with a boot loader of win 7 and kali linux installation completion and went for the installation ... but proceeding the steps it end up with a cd-rom not detected box and i was supposed to abort the installation ..
is there any possible way to fix this....

lokomega
2015-07-28, 07:11
Hello

I have an external HDD and what I want to do is installing Kali Linux in this external HDD but no placing Grub on my principal drive "C:" (it has Windows).
I don't want to see Grub splash asking me every single time if I want to load Windows or Linux, I want my PC turn on or restart and go directly to Windows but if I set as primary boot my external drive, I select the external HDD where do I have Kali Linux and I'll run Kali Linux.

I have installed Kali Linux with Grub option, and I just remove it (with fixmbr utility of Windows), so I'm going to reinstall Kali Linux in my external HDD... Is there any option during installation that allows me to do what I want? Can I install Grub only my external HDD? :confused:

Thanks! :)

duxim
2015-07-28, 10:14
HI, Guys ....... My problem is that i reently installed Kali Linux on my pc (single boot) and now i want to install windows on my pc .......when i made a bootable drive for windows and started installing it it says windows cannot be instaled as it requires a NTFS drive ,So my question is how do i mange my partitions in kali linux and create a NTFS drive,Thanks in Advance

In this scenario it better and easier first install Windows and after that Kali linux.

lokomega
2015-07-29, 08:05
Hello

I have an external HDD and what I want to do is installing Kali Linux in this external HDD but no placing Grub on my principal drive "C:" (it has Windows).
I don't want to see Grub splash asking me every single time if I want to load Windows or Linux, I want my PC turn on or restart and go directly to Windows but if I set as primary boot my external drive, I select the external HDD where do I have Kali Linux and I'll run Kali Linux.

I have installed Kali Linux with Grub option, and I just remove it (with fixmbr utility of Windows), so I'm going to reinstall Kali Linux in my external HDD... Is there any option during installation that allows me to do what I want? Can I install Grub only my external HDD? :confused:

Thanks! :)

Solved reinstalling Kali Linux and during the process of grub installation, set the install to 'dev/sdb1' :)

Brackenwood
2015-08-07, 01:59
Hi guys first post here, i hope i haven't missed a similar post with an answer but I am having terrible trouble with the install, all seems to go perfectly fine, partitioned the swap 3gb and the installation completed once the system restarts it just goes back to windows, no sign of Grub even though it was said to have installed. i have scoured the net and tried installations about 15 times to no avail. would be great of anyone could explain to me why i cant seem to get any kind of boot option for Kali. I'm testing the install on a asus x55c standard basic config.

duxim
2015-08-08, 15:56
Hi guys first post here, i hope i haven't missed a similar post with an answer but I am having terrible trouble with the install, all seems to go perfectly fine, partitioned the swap 3gb and the installation completed once the system restarts it just goes back to windows, no sign of Grub even though it was said to have installed. i have scoured the net and tried installations about 15 times to no avail. would be great of anyone could explain to me why i cant seem to get any kind of boot option for Kali. I'm testing the install on a asus x55c standard basic config.

this problems is related to your iso files kali image. download another kali iso img (32 or 64 depends of your system) and preform SHA1Sum check is it OK. If it is not ok, download another one. After that make boot USB or CD and install Kali linux.
or the second problem could be at your kali partition. wipe it and try again instalation

hasot
2015-08-19, 12:52
Hello guys. I have win7 and kali on my hard disk. I have problem with win7 after using kali. Win7 missed all usb after using kali. I have a laptop and only solves the problem of the removal of the battery, but after all the potassium usb again not work. help me pls

kavil
2015-08-20, 14:29
Hello. I joined today. Having Win7 x64 on my SSD and Kali linux intalled on 20gb ext4 partititon on my 750gb HDD and when asked GRUB installed on main SSD.

Problem i have is booting either one of the OS s completly luck. When i start my computer It randomly opens up Grub which i can chose Kali or Win7 and no problem after that. but when i resart the computer or just shutdown and open it up 2 min later I get
Error No Such Device afd8aadg4a8g4a48d
grub rescue> command

when i shutdown via Button on computer and try restarting it half of the time I get grub rescue and half of the time I get Grub menu which works fine and i can boot either of systems. I really dont know why sometimes restarting causes it and sometimes solves it. How can i fix this problem? I searched quite a bit and found fixmbr fix boot to reconfigure Bootloader to just use win7 but I want to dual but without the fear of Grubrescue screen every once in a while.

thank you.

razorspells
2015-08-22, 11:04
Finally installed Kali 2.0 and it's awesome.. and just wanted to share this dual boot setup.

This is for dual booting Kali and Windows 7 with a separate TrueCrypt volume partition

I have 3 dynamic partitions: Windows 7 Home Premium, TrueCrypt partition and a blank parition for Kali.

So the steps that I took are the following:

Requirements:

* Get partion wizard manager 4.22 iso and burn it on USB
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=B0A22789320E3247!215&cid=B0A22789320E3247&group=0&parId=B0A22789320E3247!214&action=locate

* Get Kali iso and burn it on DVD
* Backup your TrueCrypt partition

Convert dynamic to basic partition:

* Boot from the USB and convert the dynamic partitions into basic
- Win 7 and blank partitions will be converted to basic w/o erasing it.
- However the truecrypt partition will be wiped out and you will just have to redo TrueCrypt and restore it from your backup later on

* Next boot from the Kali DVD and just select install and follow the instructions. It will detect Win 7 and ask you what partition you want to install Kali on. In my case my blank partition is ready. Once completed it will reboot and you now have the GRUB dual boot menu.

Hope this helps...

CS_5
2015-08-23, 20:48
I have a UEFI based BIOS, and have been having quite a bit of trouble installing Kali alongside my windows installation. I have imaged my flash drive with the Kali 2.0 .iso file from Rufus, Unetbootin, and Win32DiskImages, and tried on multiple flash drives plugged into multiple USB ports with no luck. When I try to boot from the flash drive, the screen goes blank for a split second, and then it comes back to my BIOS again. I was able to boot from the flash drive when legacy mode (csm) was enabled, and I successfully installed. When I rebooted, there was no GRUB option presented, and I was not able to boot to GRUB from the BIOS.

I really don't know what else to do. I am firmiliar with installing Linux operating systems, and dual-booting is nothing new for me, but I can't seem to get my computer to boot to my flash drive with legacy mode disabled (which in mandatory in my configuration). Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

duxim
2015-08-24, 09:38
I have a UEFI based BIOS, and have been having quite a bit of trouble installing Kali alongside my windows installation. I have imaged my flash drive with the Kali 2.0 .iso file from Rufus, Unetbootin, and Win32DiskImages, and tried on multiple flash drives plugged into multiple USB ports with no luck. When I try to boot from the flash drive, the screen goes blank for a split second, and then it comes back to my BIOS again. I was able to boot from the flash drive when legacy mode (csm) was enabled, and I successfully installed. When I rebooted, there was no GRUB option presented, and I was not able to boot to GRUB from the BIOS.

I really don't know what else to do. I am firmiliar with installing Linux operating systems, and dual-booting is nothing new for me, but I can't seem to get my computer to boot to my flash drive with legacy mode disabled (which in mandatory in my configuration). Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Dear CS_5,
My best advise is to read post here on forum. Collect all information from post and you will be able to install Kali 2.0 on your UEFI boot system. You have a lot of similar problems there and members solve it.
https://forums.kali.org/forumdisplay.php?4-Installing-Kali-Linux

Nwilde1590@gmail.com
2015-12-01, 03:31
I have been having difficulty installing Kali Linux to a partition I have set up. I have been trying to install from a usb drive. The usb runs live Linux just fine, it's just I want a more permanent installation. Whenever I try to install, I get an error while the computer tries to detect and mount the usb. It says there is a problem reading data from the cd rom. I have also tried using a cd but it doesn't seem to want to even boot from the cd, because whenever I try, it just boots straight into Windows 7. Any solutions? Is it even possible to install Kali to a partition using the usb drive?

swaggywaffleboy
2016-02-11, 06:26
when i boot it i get this 12571257
pld help

Nwilde1590@gmail.com
2016-02-11, 14:20
That's probably from an error while installing Linux. Try wiping the partition with Linux on it and make a new usb drive to install from.

Tutorial here: http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install

Gh0sT.sh
2016-02-26, 03:39
Here refer this
this may solve your problem
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?271-How-to-EFI-install-Kali-Linux

tomrdl
2016-04-24, 08:57
Hi folks,

I have a problem, I have Win 7 installed on a SSD 128 GB and I have an HDD runing for my programs.
Now I wanted to install Kali on a seperate SSD also 128 GB.
To do so i unpluged the 2 Win 7 Harddrives so the Kali SSD and the bootloader has nothing to do with them I just one seperate Kali-SSD everything went fine so far, BUT.
After I finished the installation I could run Kali without a Problem but as soon as I pluged the other 2 drives back on I just can start Win when I try to switch the boot SSD to Kali I get the error

"can't access tty; job control turned off "

Maybe that helps

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=8de5a054-8971-4d59-999d-3859392175e3 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=4ebd4842-e3b5-4277-b8a5-e60a06a4810c none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0


I dont know how to fix the problem.
While booting I don´t want to be asked wich operating system should be started it should just run Win 7 all the time unless I manuali interupt the boot and switch to Kali.

And everything of the obove would work I just have the problem that Kali dont find the source or somthing.
Is there any way to change sda1 to sda5 or somthing?

When I unplug the Win Drives I can start Kali without any Problems again.

And if you have a solution please go in detail, I´m totaly new to Kali.


All other Forums couldn´t help me, I hope you can.
Thank you very much.

Lomash Dubey
2016-07-21, 22:05
Hey guys please help me out as soon s possible because I am in a big trouble now.
Actually while installing Kali Linux on my hard disk I gave the location for grub boot loader in sda partition now my pc is not booting into windows it displays that no boot device found what to do guys. :........-(

duxim
2016-07-22, 07:09
@Lomash Dubey
use any tools for boot repair like hiren's boot, boot repair cd...

neo999
2016-08-05, 20:11
I have this problem in startup after grub Select

I have 1 ssd (Windows)

1 hdd (STORAGE Windows ad partition for kali)

Can i fix?


http://a68.tinypic.com/2mmtyjr.jpg

Royal.Ninja
2017-02-22, 15:49
Hi there
I tried dual booting Kali and win 10 and partitioned some space for Kali in won 10

But when I boot to Kali installation rather then showing me unlocated partition of 107 GB
it's shows me combination of my D and E drive which is of 827 GB I tried to partition it but
I corrupted my window any help I installed Windows again

So PLZ tell me what i do ?

_defalt
2017-02-22, 17:37
Hi there
I tried dual booting Kali and win 10 and partitioned some space for Kali in won 10

But when I boot to Kali installation rather then showing me unlocated partition of 107 GB
it's shows me combination of my D and E drive which is of 827 GB I tried to partition it but
I corrupted my window any help I installed Windows again

So PLZ tell me what i do ?

In a partitioning method while installation, installer asks you which method do you want to choose:
Guided-use entire disk
Guided-use entire disk and choose LVM
Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM
Manual

which one are you choosing?

ratdon
2017-03-19, 09:34
I've installed a dual boot Kali 2016.2 successfully along side windows 7. I worked in both and they were fine (Except the 2nd issue.). Until I put a update in Kali. I've the below issues.

1. After the update, I'm not getting my wireless card to work in Windows. My windows 7 detects my wireless device in device manager. I've reinstalled, disabled/enabled the wireless device, but of no use. "ipconfig" shows that media disconnected. I've added NETDOWN='no' in "/etc/default/halt", but of no effect.

2. The maximum volume in Kali is much lower than that of windows (Both the inbuilt speaker and with an earphone). So to watch a properly ripped video, I have to login to windows, watch it and switch back to kali.

One more thing, I currently have the default graphics driver nouveau. Since I've dual graphics, I want to try the bumblebee. Is there anything I should know or be careful of, before proceeding to that? As I've read at many places, that after installing the nVidia drivers, they were not able to login to their Linux.

System Details:
Lenovo Z50-70
Core i5, 12 GB RAM, 2GB nVidia 820M along with Intel HD graphics.

Here's the output of "lspci"

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] (rev a1)

asusrog
2017-04-01, 01:32
please clue me just finished installing linux on my laptop's time 2 win 10 and time booting linux, the installation went smoothly until the finish. and when I enter the root user name and password paswornya according to which I made when installing. but do not want to get into the linux desktop time. that there is only silver appearance but did not break in time desktop linux .. please guide. thank you

Make Kali Great Again
2017-04-19, 01:26
http://http.kali.org/README.mirrorlist
Just put the full mirror name in the first box at the top, and /kali/ in the box at the bottom.

Here's one from that link you supplied:
http://ftp.belnet.be/kali/kali/README (be, prio 200)

So which part of that link above is the "mirror name"?

abhijeet
2017-10-22, 16:43
I've installed a dual boot Kali 2016.2 successfully along side windows 7. I worked in both and they were fine (Except the 2nd issue.). Until I put a update in Kali. I've the below issues.

1. After the update, I'm not getting my wireless card to work in Windows. My windows 7 detects my wireless device in device manager. I've reinstalled, disabled/enabled the wireless device, but of no use. "ipconfig" shows that media disconnected. I've added NETDOWN='no' in "/etc/default/halt", but of no effect.

2. The maximum volume in Kali is much lower than that of windows (Both the inbuilt speaker and with an earphone). So to watch a properly ripped video, I have to login to windows, watch it and switch back to kali.

One more thing, I currently have the default graphics driver nouveau. Since I've dual graphics, I want to try the bumblebee. Is there anything I should know or be careful of, before proceeding to that? As I've read at many places, that after installing the nVidia drivers, they were not able to login to their Linux.

System Details:
Lenovo Z50-70
Core i5, 12 GB RAM, 2GB nVidia 820M along with Intel HD graphics.

Here's the output of "lspci"

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] (rev a1)

1. I think there is no connection of kali with your windows while accessing your wifi driver. There might be some other reasons due to which your wireless is not working.
2. For speaker i am not sure about the solution but may be you should play with alsa tools or you can configure it through HDAJackRetask.
3. You get the nouveau driver by default in linux and after that if you want to install nvidia drivers than here is the link you can follow.https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?35748-TUTORIAL-Installing-official-NVIDIA-driver-in-Optimus-laptop .

I am using nvidia in my lenovo Y50 with the help of this guide and its working fine with regular updates.
I hope this will help :D

firec0de
2018-02-20, 21:52
Im having trouble because of my gpu I think (ATI Radeon).
It stopped working a couple of months ago in win7 and the pc wouldn't boot so I didn't install the Radeon's drivers and it ran perfectly. Now I think it's the same problem with Kali. I don't really know how can I disable the gpu acceleration , I don't even know much commands in terminal so you guys would really help me if you can cop/paste the instructions step by step. THANKS A LOT

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• 1 - Booting in Normal Mode
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• 2 - Booting in Recovery mode


HP ProBook 4530s

Typhoon
2018-02-21, 10:28
Dual Booting 64 bit Kali 2018.1 with Windows 10. Dual boot works correctly in that I can boot into both OS's, but when trying to connect to WiFi in Kali it won't see my home router or any other nearby networks. If I turn on the WiFi hotspot on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it connects straight away so the NIC appears to be working correctly. I thought I read somewhere in the Kali Linux Revealed book that due to the nature of Kali and what it is used for, the WiFi is disabled by default as a security measure but that doesn't add up if it will connect to my phone.

**EDIT**

If the laptop is connected via Ethernet the WiFi NIC finds the AP with no issues and will even allow me to enter the security key but it seems to drop it as soon as the cable is pulled.

Can anyone provide any assistance at all or even let me know whether this is the correct post to ask this type of question?

hammondo
2018-02-26, 04:53
Honest I checked all other posts and can't find one matching my problem. I have an ASUS X551M notebook w/Windows 8.1 that I want to eventually convert WHOLLY to Kali but for now I wish to dual boot (Kali and Windows 8.1). Following a post in another install thread How to Install Kali Linux to Hard Disk I ran Mini Tool Partition Wizard in Windows and resized the 500 GB Window partition to 400 GB leaving 100 GB for Kali install. I successfully installed 2018.1 from DVD with the installer finding the 100 GB free space I had created (yes I know the word partition means something different in Windows vs Linux so I'll avoid using that word). I accepted the partition defaults and all grub-related MBR settings. The installer ended with kicking out the DVD disk and prompting me to reboot. I did so, hit CMOS (F2 on my ASUS notebook) and found only two options- Windows Management and the Matshashit DVD drive so I selected Windows Management. I don't see the GRUB boot loader menu when it boots, it just boots to Windows 8.1. Mini Tool sees the partitions created by the Kali install. Per an earlier post in this thread I have downloaded and installed EasyBCD but I don't know what I am doing with it. I accessed the Help for it and am reading the BIOS/MBR Boot Process docs on neosmart.net but I am not sure how to go about configuring the MBR via that tool or by other means so that I see the GRUB boot loader menu when booting via Windows Management. I have confirmed that yes post-Kali install I can boot to Live Kali successfully via the DVD that I burned the 2018.1 Kali image to (the same one I ran the install from). Any ideas? I presume this should be something simple but presently it is escaping me. Thanks in advance for any assistance!

hammondo
2018-02-27, 02:19
fdisk -l output in live mode:
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: D249AB9A-2FAE-4930-B982-8AE340DAB7E1

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 206847 204800 100M EFI System
/dev/sda2 206848 2050047 1843200 900M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda3 2050048 2312191 262144 128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda4 2312192 722997247 720685056 343.7G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda5 934809600 976773119 41963520 20G Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda6 722997248 722999295 2048 1M BIOS boot
/dev/sda7 722999296 926652415 203653120 97.1G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda8 926652416 934809599 8157184 3.9G Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order.


Disk /dev/loop0: 2.6 GiB, 2775728128 bytes, 5421344 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I found this thread: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?35205-GRUB-loader-not-shown-Dual-boot-Windows-10-and-Kali-linux-2016-2
am chasing this down so to speak. I found sda1 to be EFI above no? I can run the command mount /dev/sda1 /mnt but can't run any of the mount --bind commands - output is no mount point exists. Also commands grub-install and update-grub don't exist (command not found). Scrolling down on the thread I tried the sudo commands however "sudo mount /dev/sda1/ /mnt/boot/efi'" outputs mount point doesn't exist (all previous commands worked) my barely educated guess is without /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot/efi not working I can't continue? I'll stop for now, please chime in anyone with ideas. Thank you!

_defalt
2018-02-27, 18:59
@Hammondo Follow this to re-install grub and continue the discussion there if you face any problem.

https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?36601-UEFI-How-to-repair-kali-linux-grub-dual-boot-with-Windows-10

hammondo
2018-02-27, 20:18
@Hammondo Follow this to re-install grub and continue the discussion there if you face any problem.

https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?36601-UEFI-How-to-repair-kali-linux-grub-dual-boot-with-Windows-10

Thank you _defalt! I have read page 1 of that thread (there are 41 pages) Am I to follow the steps outlined at the top of the thread or elsewhere? At the top of the thread there are bind and mount commands but in the middle there is a grub-install which if I run I see "command not found"

EDIT:
Apologies - 41 POSTS not 41 pages;-) I replied to that thread with my fdisk -l output and missing mount point errors when running the manual grub install

astraclue
2018-03-09, 12:24
Having problem with win 7 64 bit and kali 2018.1 64 bit
Having encryption with swap and / and of course have another non encryption /boot

Before i playing with encryption i never have problem make dual boot in my laptop with win 7 and kali linux

There win 7 in in my grub list but i cant boot to windows
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