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    Grub and Display Driver issues

    Hi all,

    I am currently trying to get Kali installed on an old Mac Book 2007 A1181 (currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) I have kicking around which is proving a bit painful

    I have managed to get a working EFI boot into Grub 1.99 but when i try to install (graphical or text), I just get nonsense pixels across the top of the screen - I am putting this down to a possible display driver issue.

    If i choose Boot with persistence everything boots up fine, the display works "perfectly". My grub configs for three of these options:

    set params 'Kali - Boot Persistence'
    set root=(hd0,1)
    linux /live/vmlinuz noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali persistence
    initrd /live/initrd.img

    set params 'Kali Graphical Install'
    set root=(hd0,1)
    linux /install/gtk/vmlinuz video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788
    initrd /install/gtk/initrd.gz

    set params 'Kali Text Install'
    set root=(hd0,1)
    linux /install/vmlinuz video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788
    initrd /install/initrd.gz

    It looks like each of these options each use their own separate kernel and setup. I'm not too familiar with tinkering with Grub but I have tried a lot of different video options (and various combinations) to try and get grub to install with no joy.

    When I boot into Live Kali (and Ubuntu) it seems to pickup i915 Intel drivers for the on board graphics and works fine.

    Is there options I can provide to grub to make the install work?

    Is the only real way round this to roll my own Kali ISO image? I am resigned to giving this a go if I have to

    If you need any more info, let me know.

    Thanks,

    Logi.

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