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Old 09-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Dual Boot With Mint&Kali - Booting Problem

I've installed Mint 17 Kali 1.0.9 several times but with no success, I've tried installing Mint then Kali normally, Boot repair Disk to fix it,tried making a fresh format with Gparted etc. all which didn't work. tried searching it out but with no good direction to follow.
Having two OS's should be a easy to install but this one is killing me, i'm all for learning and trying myself i just need a direction.
My problem is i can't install kali with my pen drive, i already have mint installed but i can't seem to install kali.

Here's some Boot info:Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info [Boot-Info 31Jan2013]

============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
in partition 112 for .
=> Syslinux MBR (3.00-3.35) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.07
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sdb1 for its
second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg
/EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

first report
second report

More info

Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
No volume groups found


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Old 09-12-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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lets try to make this simple ok.
1 install the system to what ever drive say mint to drive sdax ok put grub on the MBR. this will become your host system.
2 now install your other OS to another partition or drive lets say sdbX.
3 do not add a boot loader when installing the second OS.
if you do place it on mbr of sdbx or what ever partition you put second OS on. You need to always boot from your Host grub.

now boot back into mint and run sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg then sudo update-grub now reboot you will see your new system
in grub2 boot loader. and it should boot.
Old 09-12-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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Forgive me for asking a couple stupid questions:
1) Why do you you want to install Kali? Are you a computer security professional? And is Kali not meant to be used as a portable system? (On a USB device, as opposed to installed on a hard-drive.)
2) Since Kali is for professionals, if you cannot install it, are you ready to use it?
Old 01-11-2017, 06:56 PM   #4
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Old thread but in any case:

Install Mint first, manual partition if need to resize.

Install Kali after, guided install in this and amend grub file to boot properly.


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