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    Kali installation stuck at Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk

    I am doing encrypted disk installation. First partition is /dev/sda1, mount point is /boot and it is unencrypted and second partition /dev/sda2, mount point / and it is encrypted partition. Whole installation went fine but stuck at Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk. It's not going anywhere from here. No movement in progress bar.
    See the image http://imgur.com/TnkmPRP

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    I am having the same problem . I get thru installing system and gets to point of updating grub and hangs. It asks if i want to add to current jessie debian 8 system on laptop but want to have it load thru USB stick on its own. Any advice would be helpful. JUst tryign to simple installation without encryption or persistence. just hangs at 66 %

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    I am having the same issues. Mine only installs all the way when my Nvidia GPU is active but then it won't boot. If GPU disabled then the grub boot loader gets stuck.

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    I fixed my issue by installing Kali by having my Nvidia GPU on, after installiation I turned my GPU off and used my intel's GPU and it then successfully booted into Kali. After that I installed Nvidia's drivers and then turned my Nvidia back on

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    From the looks of unanswered post on this forum I decided to try the IRC support channel. After 36 hours waiting I gave up. So here goes:

    I downloaded the kali-linux-2017.1-i386.iso, dd-ed it to usb. Used the graphical install on a old desktop-pc as a single OS as “guided - use entire disk” and it got stuck on “updating grub”
    On the same machine again but now I set up the partitions manually. Same result. Again, now I used “install” instead of “graphical install”. Same result.

    I did this on a Aspire one mini-laptop. Same result. and finally on a fairly new Aspire (6gig ram, q-core) and again i get same result.

    This “updating grub” freeze at 66% is not new and goes back a decade in other distros. I did not find a solution in this forum or anywhere. I greatly appreciate some help.

    Anton

    Oh sorry I forgot, it was a encrypted install.
    Last edited by aantoonio; 2017-06-07 at 06:16 PM.

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    Today i downloaded the kali-linux-xfce-2017.1-amd64.iso, thinking it was only the 32bit version of at error. I installed it to the fairly new Aspire (6gig ram, q-core). I did a guided full disk install with encryption. FAIL. Then I partitioned the disk manually, sda1 for boot, swap encrypted and root encrypted. Both FAILED at the exact same 66% at "updating grub". I could sure use some help here.

    Anton

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    I figured it out, thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by aantoonio View Post
    I figured it out, thanks for the help
    Post your solution.

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    Same thing Encrypted install.
    What I did to fix the install I just preformed I opened a new terminal with "CTRL+ALT+F3" Hit space-bar
    Typed in ps | grep -i grub
    I kill the last two processes... they where the same. " os-prober " After killing them both using kill pid
    I went back to the install terminal. 'CTRL+ALT+F5'
    The install will fail. I then used back button to select install grub. All went well after this. Hope this helps I will try and reedit the post if I run into this again.
    Last edited by int96; 2017-08-09 at 07:40 PM. Reason: remembered something!!p

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