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Old 12-28-2016, 08:03 PM   #1
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Kali & Windows10 Dual-booting


What are user experiences as regards dual-booting Kali on an existing Windows 10 installation?

Other than backing up existing data/setup, BIOS checks etc., what are potential issues encountered and how to avoid?
 
Old 12-28-2016, 11:33 PM   #2
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What are user experiences as regards dual-booting Kali on an existing Windows 10 installation?

Other than backing up existing data/setup, BIOS checks etc., what are potential issues encountered and how to avoid?
I've never dual booted Kali with Windows but I have dual booted many Linux distrubutions with Windows and didn't have any issue.

If your Windows 10 machine is UEFI and I suspect that it is you will need to disable the secure boot in order to install Linux. You'll want to shrink your Windows partition before your Kali install.

You may not be able to boot into Windows after the install and this is because the bootloader doesn't know about Windows. You can easily fix this by updating grub.

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Old 12-29-2016, 02:08 PM   #3
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Have done numerous dual installs on previous Windows OS' but have read some additional issues for Windows 10.

This guide will be utilized:
https://techlog360.com/how-to-dual-b...th-windows-10/

Will update once done on my own experience.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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Let us know how your fresh install goes.
 
Old 01-11-2017, 05:00 PM   #5
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Successfully have Quad booting setup after many issues along the way.

Installed Kali, Windows 10, NST and Linux Mint on the SSD.

Issues encountered were numerous which I will list per OS install.

Windows 10, shrinking volume, SATA configuration (inaccessible boot device)

Linux Mint, easiest of all to install, on board mouse driver issue so used USB mouse.

NST, issue with using onboard USB as not detected had to use during install and after install. Installed Boot EFI partition messed up Windows SATA config so had to recover AHCI driver as RAID driver not allowing other OS to boot.

Kali, problem "burning" Kali ISO image with Rufus to 4GB USB, used Win32DiskImager to successfully burn then could launch live USB for install. Had to edit Grub in order for it to load past splash screen.

Will write a blog to explain the details in further.

To finish, used the tech360blog for prepping Windows 10 before installing any Linux and then for Kali.

Last edited by shayno90; 01-11-2017 at 05:05 PM. Reason: More info
 
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Successfully have Quad booting setup after many issues along the way.

Installed Kali, Windows 10, NST and Linux Mint on the SSD.

Issues encountered were numerous which I will list per OS install.

Windows 10, shrinking volume, SATA configuration (inaccessible boot device)

Linux Mint, easiest of all to install, on board mouse driver issue so used USB mouse.

NST, issue with using onboard USB as not detected had to use during install and after install. Installed Boot EFI partition messed up Windows SATA config so had to recover AHCI driver as RAID driver not allowing other OS to boot.

Kali, problem "burning" Kali ISO image with Rufus to 4GB USB, used Win32DiskImager to successfully burn then could launch live USB for install. Had to edit Grub in order for it to load past splash screen.

Will write a blog to explain the details in further.

To finish, used the tech360blog for prepping Windows 10 before installing any Linux and then for Kali.
Sorry you had to jump through so many hoops.

Sounds like you did have success and that's great.

Any issue's booting into each os?
 
Old 01-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #7
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Will put more detail in the blog but a quick summary per OS.

Windows 10 (preinstalled) 76GB
Note: SATA Config set to RAID so change to AHCI for Linux) 70GB
Linux Mint (partitioned via default directories, no impact to UEFI booting.)
NST (partitioned by viewing default installed directories then manually adjusting size, unfortunately installed /EFI boot partition
messed up the UEFI settings for Windows and made both Mint and Windows inaccessible while NST booted) 50GB
Kali (partitioned by manually using separate directories, expected the installed GRUB to restore MBR for Windows and Mint but only for Mint while
NST can still boot) 50 GB

Windows had to be booted while SATA set to RAID, then boot Safe Mode which should load Windows 10, restart and AHCI storage device controller is restored to override RAID controller.

Straightforward as you can read
 
Old 01-13-2017, 08:39 PM   #8
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Will put more detail in the blog but a quick summary per OS.

Windows 10 (preinstalled) 76GB
Note: SATA Config set to RAID so change to AHCI for Linux) 70GB
Linux Mint (partitioned via default directories, no impact to UEFI booting.)
NST (partitioned by viewing default installed directories then manually adjusting size, unfortunately installed /EFI boot partition
messed up the UEFI settings for Windows and made both Mint and Windows inaccessible while NST booted) 50GB
Kali (partitioned by manually using separate directories, expected the installed GRUB to restore MBR for Windows and Mint but only for Mint while
NST can still boot) 50 GB

Windows had to be booted while SATA set to RAID, then boot Safe Mode which should load Windows 10, restart and AHCI storage device controller is restored to override RAID controller.

Straightforward as you can read
Thanks for the details.

Can you boot into Mint and Kali now?
 
Old 01-14-2017, 04:19 PM   #9
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Thanks for the details.

Can you boot into Mint and Kali now?
All are bootable now. Windows 10 and its UEFI settings really aim to make it more complicated to install
Linux OS alongside it.
 
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All are bootable now. Windows 10 and its UEFI settings really aim to make it more complicated to install
Linux OS alongside it.
Good.

Yeah I know. I don't like the UEFI stuff either.
Unless you do some reading online most people don't know to disable the secure boot and turn off quick boot and make efi partitions.

Glad to hear things are working well for you now.
Enjoy your system.
 
  


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