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    Question Install Kali alongside Windows 10. (Partition, MBR, GPT, UEFI)

    Hi,
    I'm running Windows 10 on a HDD with 2 Primary partitions and 2 Logical partitions. Planning to install Kali Linux from a recently official .iso downloaded image. at first I separated 20 G from partitions (20 G un-allocated space at the end). tried to make a partition out of this for Kali with Windows disk management tool, error occurred "max number of partitions", searched for reason and found out my HDD is MBR and I should convert it to GPT, I did convert with Easeus tool, after that a message from Easeus on-boot operation told me i should set my BIOS firmware on UEFI to be able use my GPT HDD, i did set , and during Kali installation got a message it cant be installed on UEFI HDD!!! and now I'm stucked in here and don't know what should i do. any help will be appreciated.

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    Can you show the screenshot of your /bootable USB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _defalt View Post
    Can you show the screenshot of your /bootable USB?
    bootable USB?
    which USB? there is no USB in process, Installing Kali from a DVD into a HDD alongside Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armin.t View Post
    bootable USB?
    which USB? there is no USB in process, Installing Kali from a DVD into a HDD alongside Windows.
    That's why i was wondering why it is telling you that it can't be installed in UEFI. Who uses CD/DVD nowdays. If i were you i would create a bootable USB of kali and add efi files if there were none. Though weekly images of kali-linux are now uploaded with already present efi boot files. It was only original 2016.2 kai-linux image who doesn't have these.

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    at first i did try with USB (using Universal USB Installer tool), but it didnt boot well, it will stuck before boot menu where there is a sentence containing "...Peter Anvin..." (do you have any idea why is this happened?), after failing to boot with usb i tried DVD which came with problems i wrote earlier at first.
    btw im using an iso image downloaded lately, about 5 days ago, its definitely the last update containing efi boot files, isnt it?

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    Did you enable Legacy BIOS?

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    in which part? which type of install process you mean?

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    From your UEFI settings did you accidentally enable Legacy BIOS?

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    when my hard is GPT i'll set it on UEFI and when im using MBR i'll set it on Legacy (i should do that, otherwise Windows wont boot up)

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    There is no need to install kali-linux in MBR partition. You should install it on GPT. Why are you choosing MBR partition for kali? It works on UEFI too.

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    I'm not choosing MBR and firmware was on Legacy, it was MBR, but I decided to add a new partitions (two partitions for /root and swap) with Windows Disk Management, error raised up "Maximum number of partitions", I looked for reason and found out there is partition number limitation in MBR and I should convert it to GPT. I did it via Easus Partition. after that Easeus showed me message that for proper boot of OS I should set firmware on UEFI, did it too, and after that Kali installation failed in UEFI mode and i couldn't even reach installation options menu.

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    Can you upload the screenshot of your Hard drive partitions from EaseUs?

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