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    Exclamation Install cannot find install media. USB install

    I have tried to set up a dual boot on a Win7 machine with no luck.

    I have made two USB boot drives and both boot fine.

    When I attempt to install they both fail saying can't find installation media.

    Confused because how could it boot from the same media it says it cannot find?

    1. USB Live boot
    2. USB Install boot

    Am I supposed to have a third USB Thumb Drive with the ISO on it? Nothing in instructions seems to explain how to provide the install media if not the drive used to boot installation.

    Same problem both cases.

    ( Have already cleared about 125GB empty disk space on drive so don't need the GParted step. )

    All help welcome!

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    Installation media is not the USB its booting from, its the drive you want it installed too. If this is nor formatted already in something Kali recognises, it can't 'see' that drive, hence the message..

    format the intended target in FAT32 first, then try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulK View Post
    Am I supposed to have a third USB Thumb Drive with the ISO on it? Nothing in instructions seems to explain how to provide the install media if not the drive used to boot installation.

    All help welcome!
    Go to Bare Metal download section and download the 64 bit Installation .iso for your "installation media". (That's what it's called it on FreeBSD.)

    https://www.kali.org/get-kali/#kali-bare-metal

    Now dd that to one of your USB sticks. You do not want that stick to be mounted, if it automounts unmount it.
    If I was doing to do it on one my my FreeBSD boxen I'd use this dd command:

    Code:
    dd if=./kali-linux-2022.2-amd64.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=512k
    Now when you boot it up it will go to the installation menu and you can choose graphic install for the easiest option
    Last edited by Trihexagonal; 2022-08-03 at 23:35.

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    In my case, USB was formatted in NTFS. Reformatting to FAT32 solved the issue for me

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