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Old 09-04-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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booting problem

hello everyone!!
I am using kali 2.0, when I am booting it, it shows an error-"attempt to read and write outside the 'hd0'
press any key to continue"
when pressed any key nothing happens after that just stuck there.Please help me.
Old 09-05-2016, 07:56 AM   #2
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First of all, please note that:
Originally Posted by Kali Linux Dicumentation
Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development
Furthermore, it is impossible to answer your question because you don't say anything at all about your hardware, your partition scheme or... anything at all.

Please read this.

Also, DuckDuckGo is your friend:

Finally, since you are posting this in the Newbie section, I would personally recommend that you try another distro if you want to learn GNU/Linux. There are tons of them out there. Many of them are a lot easier to grasp than Kali. The reason you see screenshots of Kali in MR. Robot is that the show follows (fictional) crackers that are highly skilled.

Best regards,
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Is this an installed that previously booted and now fails? Any changes made prior to this happening. Or is this when booting the installation media?
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Well, I am a newbie, so I hope this will not be a dumb response. Perhaps you can check the boot settings. I found that my Dell Optiplex 620 is set to try booting from the CD and USB first and the HD (0) last. Perhaps if you tap F12 while the system is booting up, you may see the Boot order is or is not set to HD 0. On my machine, tapping F2 and then going to devices will show what the system is seeing while booting up. Remember, I am a newbie, so if my response is not on target, perhaps you will get a better answer soon.

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If you updated from 2015 to now it likely broke;
only professionals^ (at*times) and s run it on metal,
most run live for security reasons &c...

Full-rolling distributions
The unstable distribution (sid)

The code name for Debian's development distribution is sid, aliased to unstable. Most of the development work that is done in Debian, is uploaded to this distribution. This distribution will never get released; instead, packages from it will propagate into testing and then into a real release.
try a netinst.

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