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Old 07-13-2018, 12:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Kali linux shows blank screen while installling and nothing shows after

I want to install Kali Linux on my HP probook 440 g4.
so i booted the usb with kali linux iso.

after restarting the Laptop and choosing 'Start Installer' option only shows a blank screen nothing after.
I have tried booting with many softwares such as unetbootin, multiibootusb, win32diskimager and also with dd command.
i have downloaded the iso from Kali Linux Official site.
i have downloaded previous version of iso also which also ended in same result.

and with same bootable usb i tried booting into my acer laptop which worked fine but on my HP laptop it is showing blank screen.
If i click on live boot from the bootable usb which loads into kali linux live system but installing with any other option results in blank screen.
i have tried all options 'with speech synthesis' ,'text modes' but results in only blank screen.
I have tried disabling the secure boot also which also resulting the same.

Does any one knows solution of this problem.
Old 07-13-2018, 12:58 AM   #2
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did you try another distro? (like ubuntu, if that works?)
why do you try Kali?

Did you check the threads on LQ about Kali?

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Old 07-13-2018, 06:40 AM   #3
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You have established that booting the installation media from the Acer laptop does not give the same problem? I would say that it's 90% certain it's a hardware compatibility issue. In such cases you can only post a detailed report on the distribution's official forums or mailing list and hope that someone with the same hardware has found a workaround or can come up with some other suggestions.


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