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    Black screen with blinking bar after install - Kali Mac Dualboot

    Ello there all.
    I'm new to Kali and after getting a bit limited within VirtualBox I decided to go for the full install.

    I've installed Kali alongside OSX using rEFInd and I can get into the boot stage (select Kali) and then a lot of text comes up (don't know what this is called) and after that screen disappears I'm left with a black screen with a blinking line (yes I have seen the other thread and searched quite a lot with no fix).
    Recovery mode just gets stuck on the text screen . I can boot into Kali live to check any files required.
    Could this have something to do with the graphics drivers as they are being disabled?

    I had a previous issue of "i915 0000:00:02.0: Invalid ROM contents", so next to I added GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet nomodeset nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=0 radeon.modeset=0"

    Some outputs:
    lspci | grep "VGA com"
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]

    lspci | grep -i 915
    lspci | grep -i nvidia

    uname -a
    Linux kali 3.14-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.4-1kali1 (2014-05-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux

    GPU: AMD HD 6750M
    2011 MacBook Pro

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as for fixes or log files?
    Also please excuse anything if I haven't described it properly, as I'm not yet aware of the correct terminology.


    After doing this install:
    the blinking no longer occurs, however, there is just a black screen after the text.
    Last edited by LJasonH; 2014-06-17 at 11:49.

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