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Old 08-04-2014, 12:24 AM   #1
kenkit87
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Windows 8 Kali Linux install help with GRUB 2.0 problem


Hello there!

I have been trying to get Kali Linux installed on my new machine running Windows 8. I went through the whole process of downloading a Kali Linux iso. Wrote the iso on a fresh flash drive with Rufus. EFI/BOOT folders were created and I put the BOOTX64.EFI and grubx64.efi in the BOOT folder. Created my grub.cfg file with this

# Config file for GRUB2 - The GNU GRand Unified Bootloader
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg

set menu_color_normal=yellow/blue
set menu_color_highlight=blue/yellow

function load_video {
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
insmod all_video
}

load_video
set gfxpayload=keep

# Timeout for menu
set timeout=5

# Set default boot entry as Entry 0
set default=0
set color_normal=yellow/blue

menuentry "Kali - Boot Non Persistent Mode" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /live/vmlinuz boot=live noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali
initrdefi /live/initrd.img
}

menuentry "Kali - Boot Persistent" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /live/vmlinuz boot=live noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali persistence
initrdefi /live/initrd.img
}

menuentry "Kali Failsafe" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /live/vmlinuz boot=live config memtest noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nomodeset nosmp nosplash vga=normal
initrdefi /live/initrd.img
}

menuentry "Kali Forensics - No Drive or Swap Mount" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /live/vmlinuz boot=live noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali noswap noautomount
initrdefi /live/initrd.img
}

menuentry "Kali Graphical Install" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /install/gtk/vmlinuz video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788
initrdefi /install/gtk/initrd.gz
}

menuentry "Kali Text Install" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linuxefi /install/vmlinuz video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788
initrdefi /install/initrd.gz
}

Now according to a tutorial I followed it should allow me to install Grub along with Kali Linux but when I boot from my flash drive it comes up with "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported...... and so on.

What can I do to fix this and get grub to install?
 
Old 08-04-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
yancek
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I'm not sure what you are trying to do. The grub.cfg file you posted has the standard entries one would expect on a persistent Live CD placed on a flash drive. You reference creating a EFI/boot folder, where? On the hard drive? Do you want to install Kali to the hard drive with windows 8. If you already have windows 8 installed in uefi mode you should already have a FAT32/EFI partition. Is the problem that you cannot boot the Kali flash to begin the install?
 
Old 08-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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have you tried the methods suggested by this http://docs.kali.org/installation/ka...ve-usb-install
 
Old 08-04-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
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also you might want to read the section in the documentation
"Should I Use Kali Linux?"
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux

and "Is Kali Linux Right For You?"
and PAY ATTENTION to the WARNING
Warning:
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In addition, misuse of security tools within your network, particularly without permission, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences.
 
  


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