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  1. #1
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    Issues after installing Kali alongside Windows 8.1

    I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750 HDD and 8GB RAM.

    I booted and installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition.
    (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not be able to recognize and boot from the disc.)

    Issue: After installation and rebooting my computer, GRUB would not show so I could only boot into Windows.

    I attempted to fix this by booting again from Kali Live CD (still in Legacy mode) and using boot-repair.
    Although I encountered many problems while trying to run boot-repair, I fixed them and completed boot-repair.
    I'm not sure if they matter but I listed everything in detail below anyways.

    But after doing so, GRUB would still not show, even though boot-repair said the repair was successful.
    I did boot-repair multiple times but still no difference.

    The last boot-repair gave the message that if problems persisted, I should provide this link as reference.
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/6979965/

    Now when I boot into Windows, it gives me this message with a blue screen:

    Code:
    The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
    
    File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
    Error code:0xc000000f
    I created my Windows 8 installation media but when I try to refresh the PC through troubleshoot, it says my drive is locked.

    What has happened and what can I do?

    I have listed all the problems I encountered with boot-repair and the solutions as well, if it matters.

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______________

    PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING BOOT-REPAIR

    First Issue: After attempting
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
    , I got
    Code:
    sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found
    It seemed this was solved by
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
    .

    Second Issue: Now it would recognize the command but when I would try to install, it would give
    Code:
    NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template
    I solved this by using an editor to create /etc/lsb-release and the following contents were inserted into the text file:

    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

    (That fix was found here: http://lgogua.blogspot.com/2013/10/h...ali-linux.html)

    I finally installed and updated boot-repair.

    After running boot-repair, the following messages showed in terminal (but boot-repair still ran):
    Code:
    Error:root:Could not find any typelib for Notify
    Error:root:Could not find any typelib for AppIndicator3
    I did the recommended repair and it gave me a series of commands to enter into terminal.
    At the end, it said boot repair was successful but after restarting my computer (and trying out both UEFI and Legacy), GRUB still would not show.

    I repeated this whole process multiple times.
    I even deleted the Kali partition through Windows and reinstalled Kali but GRUB would still not show.

  2. #2
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    This is funny. I attempted a dual boot of Mint Olivia alongside 8 and had so many issues.
    I did end up having to turn the secure boot off in UEFI and that did allow me the "option" of Windows or Linux. However, when clicked, "Bootable Media Not Found" and I pretty much gave up.

  3. #3
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    I have the exact same issue.

    though I'm stuck at this step:

    I solved this by using an editor to create /etc/lsb-release and the following contents were inserted into the text file:

    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

    (That fix was found here: http://lgogua.blogspot.com/2013/10/h...ali-linux.html)


    what should I do?Is it the terminal console I shall be using?

    Please help me

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