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    Going on hour 9 of installation. Grub problems

    I'm pulling my hair out. I try to exhaust my research before asking questions, and I'm at that point.

    I've got a Panasonic Toughbook, while older (32bit) it exceeds the system requirements. I'm doing a hard disk install, no dual boot.

    The first error during install was during the network mirror. It crashed and I was forced to disable the network card. Research shows that many say its due to network connectivity issues, but what I find interesting is I have zero internet issues when booting from Kali Live.

    So I skipped this part. I'll deal with it later. The next step of installation returned this error: "grub-pc package failed to install into /target/". So I read, and read. I found out that I could install GRUB later using the Live USB, so I had to skip this part.

    So after install, I restarted the computer. Booted Kali LIVE.

    Terminal--> Ran the script below, and of course, I get an error: "grub command not found"

    mount /dev/sda1 /mntmount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
    mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
    mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
    mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
    chroot /mnt
    grub-install /dev/sda
    umount /mnt/dev/pts
    umount /mnt/dev
    umount /mnt/proc
    umount /mnt/sys umount /mnt

    I'm out of ideas. fdisk shows 3 partions. SDA1, SDA3, SD5. KALI is on SDA1.

    Can anyone please, please assist.

    Many thanks,

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    You can always take the hard drive, put it in another system and do the installation there and finally put it back.

    Without any details on the crash and/or logs, there isn't much we can do. You don't even say where the installation crash.

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