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Old 06-15-2016, 12:13 PM   #1
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HELP !! Kali Linux Grub Rescue

I installed Kali Linux dual boot with Windows 10 using Kali bootable USB (i used GUIDED DISK RECOMMENDED FOR NEW USERS UPON INSTALLING)
So basically i installed kali on the the same partition that has Windows 10 i believe, because i wanted a dual boot (tried it in virtual machine but i have 4GB of ram and it makes it slow to run kali as guest operating system).
Everything installed fine but then when i got to my kali desktop, i found this icon on the desktop that says "Kali Live". That it is my USB i used to install kali. I am new to Kali operating system and didn't know what to do with this " Kali Live", i also tried to unzip the files in there but no luck as i don't understand how to deal with it. Now when i eject the USB, kali crashes and shows black screen only.
I rebooted my machine with the USB out, and then it got me to this GRUB Rescue terminal

error: no such device: f0857faf-6328-4db7-80b7-f332a4488c28.

Entering rescue mode...

grub rescue>
However; when i plug my USB back in, it boots just fine. The thing is, Kali is not installed on that USB as i formatted the USB for other uses.

Please help...!!
Old 06-15-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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You most likely erased or corrupted windows system partition and installed grub somewhere on your system. So basically Windows has a hard time to start because grub has somewhat taken over. What you should do is boot from a recovery usb / CD / partition / whatever and try to recover Windows. You will find a lot on this subject by GOOGLing it so I won't enter into the details

Before doing that you might consider to verify in your BIOS that boot options point to Windows bootloader.

If that does not work and you have no recovery files, then I would consider switching to Linux


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