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kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

Question: kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

Hi every one...I currently installed kali linux on my virtual box, but as times goes on i noticed that some features were not fully usable under the virtualisation environment such as the NAT and Bridged network protocols and some other network issues. I decided to dual boot kali with my Win10 wich is my primary OS, I followed the neccesary procedure like creating a bootable kali pendrive, disabling secure boot, enabling Legacy mode, disabling the fast boot, creating a free partition and so on.....The installation went smooth and perfect but I was unable to boot into kali's GRUB after the restart, instead, my machine boot into win10 and not even the so called black screen appeared, I wiped the partitioned space i used for the installation and started the installation all over with different pendrives, sd cards and DVDs and even downloading another ISO image with the intention that either the pendrive or the image had been corrupted but the sha1 sum is still the same with the one on the official website. I also tried other methods like using the Easy BCD toolkit and i got an error message "Due to limitations set by microsoft, many of EasyBCD features can not be used in EFI, and BCD edit to create a new entry but instead i got two win10 on my pc installing other linux distro like arch and backbox did the same... I tried using other iso burning tolls like linux live usb installer, win32 disk imager, windows iso burning tool, rufus.....the only thing i noticed was that i wasn't ask to choose either logical or primary format during the partitioning. though after installing Grub as master boot, i was asked to choose an OS which has only win10 on the list and kali was no where to be found, I am afraid to go further cos i dont want to f**k with my windows MBR i've done alot of google search and saw alot of tutorials which i tried and non worked, I would be glad if a Geek can help me out coz i've corrupted a lot of drives and am afraid of doing more damages

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Answer: kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

@Remzified Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers helping folks with MS Windows-related problems.HP only warranties their PCs for use with the original OS that comes preinstalled on the PCs. When you replace that or add a different OS, you then assume full responsibility for maintaining that PC.For support with Linux issues, your best approach is to post in the support forum of the Linx distro you are going to use.Good Luck

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Hello,
Today I injected a USB formatted with PowerISO to install Kali Linux Version 2016.1. I installed without Grub and EFI, and restarted my computer to find the screen saying "Missing operating system." I need to get back to Windows 10.
Please help!
Mac
I disk partitioned and everything.
 

Answer:Kali Linux USB install without Grub

try reinstalling kali, again and tick the grub option during install. this will help for booting.
http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install

supergrub
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/AutoSuperGrubDisk

if win10 is still preferable, use the win10 image backup, created earlier.
 

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Hi, Ive Just Only Taken a Interest in Hacking and Since Most of the Tutorials on Null Byte Are on Kali Linux I Tried to Boot Kali to a Usb Through win32 but I Keep Getting a Error Message to Format the Usb So I Tried Universal-Usb-Installer Which Worked but I Dont Know What to Do from There, Any Help Please?

Answer:Kali Linux Bootable USB Installation

Plenty of useful info here!

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Hi all, I have a HP Zbook 15 G3:8Gb of RAM500 Gb HDD (Windows 10 Pro Os installed)500 Gb M.2 SSDIntel I7-6820HQ 64-bit OS I have been having so many problems with this process. I have read countless tutorials on installation, Bios setup, and Dual-booting. I just can't find out why this isn't working.  My preparations:Windows installed origanally Installed the 64-bit version of Kali linuxcreated a bootable usb with Rufus (even tried other programs)Actually booted from the USB and it would load the Kali linux installtion screenWent through the installation proccess (up to the last screen where it says to take out your installation disk) This is what I want, I want Kali linux to be on the M.2 SSD and Windows to stay on the HDD. I really don't care about the GRUB bootloader (if i can use it great please say how) as long as I can boot to both OS's in the boot options. Once the installation is installed on the M.2 SSD I can't boot to it, it comes up with a screen that says there isn't an OS on this drive. This is all done in Legacy mode, my USB won't boot from UEFI mode. I have read articles that have said I need to install Kali on UEFI (or Legacy) mode depending on the other OS, but they have to be on the same boot setting.  Can anyone help with this. Where did I mess up. Is this just an HP Zbook problem?  Thanks in advance for everyone's input!   

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i have almost zero linux knowledge. i used it a little for wardriving, and now I wanted to get rid of it, i didn't use it anymore.

Under winXP, i deleted the linux partitions. on my next reboot, i'm stuck on a black screen with a grub> prompt

what do i do from here? later on i'm gonna try booting off winxp cd and doing a format /mbr or fixboot to see if that works

thanks for any suggestions
 

Answer:laptop dual booting winxp and linux. deleted linux partitions, stuck in grub...

boot off the windows xp disk and do the recovery console option then do



fixmbr
as described here
http://www.ntfs.com/mbr-damaged.htm

or you can download and configure another boot loader if you want to have a choice between some other os
 

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I'm a new linux user who has been experimenting with linux for a month now. I want to use boot magic as my bootloader because my pc is a family pc and it's just easier to use for my family. Well this is how i tried to do this. First I used partition magic to create a linux partition and swap partition so I could install Kubuntu on my pc. After I did that I installed boot magic as my boot loader. Then when I tried to install linux on my computer, it couldn't read the partition I made with partition magic(which was active for installation). I reformatted the partition and installed linux but then when I loaded windows and checked partition magic it gave me an error.(I figure its becuase I reformatted the partition) Right now both OS work fine but I could only use Grub as my boot loader,,but I would really like to use BootMagic. If any body could help me with a solution....or perhaps recommend a different distribution(with ease of use in mind) that allow this.....I would really appreciate it. By the way my friend recommended Slackware to me, I would also like to hear you opinion of this distribution and experience....Thank You.
 

Answer:dual booting linux with bootmagic instead of grub....Help

Grub is easy to use. I haven't tried using Bootmagic so I recommend using Grub or Lilo. As for slackware, it is an 'advanced linux distro'. If you like installing linux with nice and colorful GUI's and dont want to always edit text files, then slackware is not for you. But using slackware can help you learn how linux works.

I'd recommend Fedora or Suse for you. I haven't used Fedor or Suse yet but as what I've read, it's good for beginners on linux.

BTW: Slackware was the first the distro I've ever used
 

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Question: Kali linux on ARM

Anyone had success with Kali Linux on a Nexus device? I've tried a number of different ways to attempt install; automatic (installer), manual, manual with lower versions, sideload, etc...

Just want a great netpen device that I can tote around to various jobs.... grrr!
always end up with bootloops (typically at app optimizing) or straight hangs (at "google"). I go through the whole process to get stock roms loaded, rooted, unlocked bootloader, twrp/supersu/busybox, fresh fastboot image of kali, etc.
 

Answer:Kali linux on ARM

You'd have better luck with tools that run on android. Just try to find equilivent to kali tools. Since you have a nexus device a lot of tools are supported. Some faves to get you started:

bcmon
reaver
zanti
 

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I am trying to access a url using a kali OS but cannot access the web app. Firewall scan shows that port 80 is open. The web app is vulnerable to SQLi and I need to complete some exercises on the site although I cannot even make a start due to not gaining acceess. I am getting a ping from the ip im putting in the url.

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Hii
My laptop has Ubuntu and windows 10.now I need to remove Ubuntu and install Kali Linux in the place of Ubuntu...how can I do that....here the tech guyzz cost lot money for installation... Please help me
 

Answer:Installing Kali Linux

We will not help you install an attack platform for hacking other's PCs
 

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i installk kali linux in my notebook 15-ac122tu i cant find webcam camera where am i find that? and if any driver install for that then how its install











Solved!
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Answer:how i use web camera in kali linux

kishan222 Sorry, but HP does not provide Linux drivers for your notebook. For drivers and instructions on using the camera, you need to check with any Kali Linux forum.Good Luck

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I do want to install Kali linux os.What should I do?

Answer:How to install Kali linux

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. Based on the HP computer model you have, here are some general tips how to install your Linux distro: 1. Download the ISO file from the Kali site: https://www.kali.org/downloads/2. Burn it o a CD/DVD:  http://www.wikihow.com/Burn-ISO-Files-to-DVD 3. Insert the CD or DVD and restart4. Boot the computer using this CD/DVD  (use the Esc or F9 buttons on your HP computer - here are some instructions:http://support.hp.com/bg-en/document/c01443326) 5. Follow the on-screen instructions. Here are the Kali official instructions based on your desired scenario:http://docs.kali.org/category/installation   

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hi guys,

for those who doesn't know , Kali Linux (ex-Backtrack) is a powerful forensic distro based on Debian, but many of us use Ubuntu (or variants) because it is easier to handle.

so in this tutorial, i will show you how to proceed to add Kali repositories to get Kali tools in Ubuntu.

i am using Kubuntu Trusty personally so this tutorial will reflect it; you have to adjust the procedure slightly if you use Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu or/and with an older kernel

1- open your Software Center/Manager, the application that allows you to pick various softwares (Muon Discover, etc..)

2- go to each link below, click on technical details , select your ubuntu version; important , Trusty is not available yet so you have to choose Raring instead.


Code:
https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux

https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux1

https://launchpad.net/~wagungs/+archive/ubuntu/kali-linux2
3- click on Source tab , then "add source"



Spoiler


4- copy the links below then add them one by one in order to the source (step 3).
For example for my Kubuntu Trusty 14.04 i have to use Raring


Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux/ubuntu raring main

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux1/ubuntu raring main

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu raring main
5- close and relaunch your software center to see if the lines above are added.

6- now ... Read more

Answer:[How To] add Kali Linux repositories in Ubuntu

I saw that a while ago on HF. I thought it was interesting, then one of my friend told me to not do that as I could "break my system". Apparently, doing that would basically apply Kernel patches for one Kernel to another and it could lead to system instability.

What would you recommend ?

He linked me this also :

https://superuser.com/questions/693214/how-add-ubuntu-repository-to-source-list-in-kali
 

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Hi There
Im a bit of a newbie so I made some silly big mistakes. I wanted to instal Kali Linux in my hard drive to work in my laptop thinking that I could choose which system (windows or linux) to go for at the beginning of each session. Instead of booting from a CD or installing a Virtual Machine I thought it would be smarter to avoid all the USD - Virtual Box hassle....Big Mistake!.
While installing Kali I "accepted"+"accepted" without reading through and now its all doomed. I checked around and I downloaded the Windows tool Creator but it doesnt work. I have a bootable USB that gives me access to Trouble shoot but nothing has worked so far - Diskpart-cleandisk-part1-etc.
Please Help
Chronological order of what is happening.
Intel UNDI PXE-2.0
Exiting PXE ROM
After trying the Windows Creator Fix tool

Windows cant be installed on Drive 0 Partition 2

In Drive 0 Partition 1 I have 924.3 GB Primary Free Space 0.0 MB
Drive 0 Partition 2 6.8 GB Free Space 6.8 GB
and I think I must of created another partition because I have
Drive 0 Unallocated Space 382.0 MB Free Space 382.0 MB

Cant get my laptop to work Windows.
Help appreciated!!

Cheers All

Answer:Kaos after installing Kali Linux

Are you wanting to wipe everything and start with a fresh Windows 10? If so, when you boot from the Windows 10 USB flash drive, at the first screen where it asks for languages, press shift + F10. Then run:

diskpart
select disk 0
clean <-This will ERASE the ENTIRE hard drive/ssd!
exit
exit

Then after you select the custom install option just highlight the unallocated space and click next to let Windows set everything up.

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I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

Answer:I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

Sure you can. The following tutorial explains how it can be done. Your notebook is a UEFI version with a GPT format hard disk volume. http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/01/14/how-to-dual-boot-kali-linux-1-0-9-and-windows-78-on-a-pc-with-uefi-... Just make sure that you have created a USB recovery media flash drive before you get started.  Use the HP Recovery Media creator to do that. It will tell you how much capacity the USB flash drive will need to be.

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I cant dual boot kali linux in my pc

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I keep receiving these messages every time I boot into my Kali Linux OS: [   11.022004] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: firmware: failed to load ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:03:00.0.bin (-2)[   11.022043] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:03:00.0.bin failed with error -2[   11.022053] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: firmware: failed to load ath10k/cal-pci-0000:03:00.0.bin (-2)[   11.206307] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: priv: HUB0: 084014 ffffffff (1b70820d)[   11.206378] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: priv: HUB0: 10ecc0 ffffffff (1870822c)[   12.507176] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DRM: Pointer to TMDS table invalid[   12.507208] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DRM: DCB version 4.0[   12.507210] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DRM: Pointer to flat panel table invalid[   26.822162] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: priv: HUB0: 084014 ffffffff (1c70820d)[   26.852965] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: priv: HUB0: 10ecc0 ffffffff (1c70822c) These messages appear on the black screen just before login information is asked. Is this some kind of a problem? If yes, Can you please give me a solution to it.

Answer:Kali linux crash Problems

i think it's better if you ask on the Kali Linux community:https://www.kali.org/community/

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hi
kali linux is not working on my vm ware can anyone help me with this ?
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i dual booted my hp pavilion 15ab522tx with kali linux wifi is not showing and even sound i tried install compact wirelessbut it is does not show any network and as soon as i log out wifi disappears again                                   

Answer:wifi not showing kali linux

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! HP computers (most of them) are designed with Microsoft and Windows in mind. They do not officially support Linux due to lack of tests, HP propretiery and tested drivers, etc... As you probably know, Linux is different from Windows and FOSS drivers here come from the kernel itself. If wi-fi or sound adapter is not recognized OR if it does not function well, it may be due to lack of proper and tested drivers in the kernel. I can advice you try with different still supported Kernel versionsor post in the Linux community >> https://www.kali.org/community/ Kali is special Linux-based operating system not typically used by novice Linux users and not typically run on daily bases. You may also try the most common Linux-based OS Ubuntu or Linux Mint.  

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I installed kali Linux and now my laptop won't boot at all. I can't get cds to boot into a recovery environment. I've tried to boot Hirens cd, ultimateboot cd, systemrescue cd and it just spits them out and restarts. Only certain cds will boot: windows 8.1, helix boot cd, kali linux, ubuntu 15.04. What do I do to resolve this problem? Thank you for your help.computer is a samsung np700z5c-s02ub

Answer:Tried to multiboot and screwed everything up with Kali Linux 1.0.6

The Samsung np700z5c-s02ub is a high end laptop. Did it come with Windows 8 installed?Do you have a backup of you personal data?You may have to install the Windows 8 system all over again.As for Kali Linux, I have no experience with it. I would commend one of the recent Ubuntu or Linux Mint editions. You might want go to the Ubuntu chat room and ask around about dual moot with Windows 10.Here is a link to a relevant article. You may have to use legacy mode.Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 with legacy bios? Does that help any?

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I have looked on Virtual box forums for the answer. I have a new Dell laptop with W10 64 bit. I followed the instructions for making a bootable usb with Kali Linux installed. I used Windows 32 disk manager to make the usb bootable. After the operation was completed a message box popped up to say that the usb was verified. I am trying to install Kali Linux on Virtual Box. When I plug in the usb there is a message pops up stating the disk needs formatted. Did the usb not get made properly

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I want to download Kali Linux but it won't let me install. it tells me that there are files missing from it.

Answer:download Kali Linux on my notebook

Take us through how you are trying to install it. 

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I installed kali Linux and now my laptop won't boot at all. I can't get cds to boot into a recovery environment. I've tried to boot Hirens cd, ultimateboot cd, systemrescue cd and it just spits them out and restarts. Only certain cds will boot: windows 8.1, helix boot cd, kali linux, ubuntu 15.04. What do I do to resolve this problem? Thank you for your help.computer is a samsung np700z5c-s02ub

Answer:Tried to multiboot and screwed everything up with Kali Linux 1.0.6

The Samsung np700z5c-s02ub is a high end laptop. Did it come with Windows 8 installed?Do you have a backup of you personal data?You may have to install the Windows 8 system all over again.As for Kali Linux, I have no experience with it. I would commend one of the recent Ubuntu or Linux Mint editions. You might want go to the Ubuntu chat room and ask around about dual moot with Windows 10.Here is a link to a relevant article. You may have to use legacy mode.Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 with legacy bios? Does that help any?

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hi
kali linux is not working on my vm ware can anyone help me with this ?
i have attached a photo

Answer:Kali linux / windows 10 /vm ware

You should post in the Linux forum for better results. Linux Support

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Hello,
I own a macbook pro (Core Duo, 2 gig ram, 160gb hd). I am going off of the site.... http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Triple_Boot_via_BootCamp. I have installed the rEFIt loader and windows XP. Mac and Windows work fine. But i am not sure how to go about Linux. Apparently, the linux boot loading system and the mac os x boot loading system aren't the same and this can cause conflicts when trying to get a boot loader together?? Well, the site tells me to install linux/lilo and do some crazy configurating with them. The configurations of lilo i am sure i can figure out... I just am not sure where to begin... Am i supposed to install linux and lilo then in linux (through option/alt and loading that partition) am i supposed to change the lilo loader? Or how am i supposed to deal with Lilo. Is anybody able to decipher what they are saying or able to help me in another way going forward with what i already am working with.
I am trying to get Ubuntu on my system.
 

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X1 Carbon Gen4- Keep running into errors trying to dual boot on this computer. After trying for a few days, I found some guides and while not much I didn't know already came out of them, I was able to find a few useful suggestions. Still running into some issues, mainly GRUB related. Hard drive failed to recognize the new partition a few times, but mainly GRUB related. Anyone able to give their step-by-step guide, including BIOS changes to help me get this machine to dual-boot Win 10 Pro and Linux? Tired of having to run it from a flash drive and would rather not run it in a VM. I might be getting rid of the computer anyway and going back to a MacBook Pro. Used this computer 10 hours or less and had to send it in for repair. Got it back (new system board and CPU), same problems... sent out again and they replaced the fan. Still getting random 100% disk/CPU usage at times and the idle temps just aren't stable. Very disappointed that this was suppose to be one of the best business-class laptops around and I had to have it repaired twice in less than 2 weeks. I don't trust the Lenovo techs after this. I honestly just want my money back but I doubt that will happen. 

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Hi  I am planning to buy a HP Envy x360 Convertible Laptop Customized like below Windows 10 Home 6416GB DDR3 - 2 DIMM1TB 5400 rpm Hard DriveIntel® Core? i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) + Intel® HD Graphics 6201) Will this configuration support Dual Boot  with Kali Linux?2) If it does not support Dual Boot whether it will support Kali Linux Hard disk Install? Please advice Thanks in advance

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Hi,
I loaded kali linux into my dell E5400 laptop. I did not know that windows 7 would be wiped away. I want to go back to windows 7 but dont have original window7 64 disk. I do however have another set of dell windows 7 disk that went to another computer of mine. The set of 3 disks are.... Dell drivers and utilities, (says on disk, "already installed on comp). Dell disk 2 says.. APPLICATION (already installed.....) cyberlink, power DVD and 3 windows 7. '
can I use these disks? will they work. (I cant afford new software right now). and also could I use a HD out of other computer that had the exact same windows 7 disks installed on?
Thank you in advance;
FRANK
 

Answer:loaded kali linux want to go back to windows 7

Usually Dell discs are customized version of Windows. Don't know if it would work on a regular PC. But if you have the Certificate of Authenticity with the Activation Key ( usually a sticker on the machine) , you can try that disc.

If it doesn't work, you can legally download the Windows ISO DVD image file for Windows 7 from here:

http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how-to-download-windows-7-8-and-8.1-installation-media-legally/

Then you can burn the ISO image to a DVD using a program like Imgburn, a free utility, from here: http://www.imgburn.com/

A hard drive with Win 7 already installed will not work in another computer, that is because Windows is installed / customized to the CPU and motherboard chip set of that PC.
 

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i have installed kali linux 2016.2 in my hp notebook hp 15 ac120-tx.but the wifi detection is very low such that i have to just seat at 10 cm away from the router then it detects the wifi....i need your help  but in windows 10 all things are in very right way

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Answer:SIR.IAM WORKING LATOP IN WIN 8 OS.SO INSTALL IN A KALI LINUX...

So what problem are you having? 

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So, I was trying to dual boot my laptop Asus K42f with opertating system windows 7 and klai Linux. Unfortunately I formatted my Hard drive while installing Linux. And now I can not find my OS windows 7 and the datas on my hard drive. Does anyone have any idea, how to recover my hards drive and OS windows 7?
 

Answer:Recovering Hard Drive on Kali Linux

As for the data, you might recover it using recovery software. There are numerous free recovery programs. Recuva is one that is pretty popular. As for the operating system, you are going to have to clean install.

First rule. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about AND you should expect to lose said data. If you care about this data, you make multiple backups.

Second rule. Always make a backup image of the hard disk prior to doing any partitioning, dual booting, etc. If something goes wrong, it takes all of 5~10min to restore the image and you are right back where you started.
 

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I HAVE INSTALLED KALI LINUX RECENTLY IN MY ACER ASPIRE E5-573G-33D1 BUT THERE ARE NO DRIVERS INSTALLED SO WHERE COULD I GET WIRELESS DRIVERS FOR IT TO INSTALL IN KALI

Answer:WIRELESS DRIVERS FOR ASPIRE E5-573G IN KALI LINUX

Search Ubuntu forums for Windows driver backporting. I remmember the struggle I was going thru with ElementalOS, and it worked.

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I just received my XPS15 with Win10 and i would like to dual boot with Kali Linux for my penetration testing class. I am seeing a lot of challenges posted on the Internet. Can someone please guide me in the right direction for the installation process. What steps should i follow? Thanks in advance.

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As the Title suggests, I have an Acer ASPIRE ONE AO521-3530 Netbook that I purchased way back in August of 2010. This little Netbook is quite impressive, to me anyway, to this day. It still works good as new, with Windows 7 installed anyway...Here is a little more info on my Netbook before I begin... CPU: AMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHzCHIPSET: AMD M880GBIOS VERSION: 1.03 (Currently Installed)SCREEN SIZE: 10.1 Inches, Widescreen, 1024 x 600 Resolution, LED BacklightGRAPHICS: ATi Radeon HD 4225, 384MB Dedicated MemoryMEMORY: 1x204 Pin DDR3 10600 SO-DIMM SLOT w/ a 4GB DDR3 Memory Stick Installed--(Mem Stick is actually a DDR3 PC12600 I had laying around, seems to work just fine on Windows 7)-- Alright. I have a laptop that dual boots Windows 7 and Kali 2016. This laptop has a 1.3GHz Dual Core w/ 2 GB of RAM. Besides being a little sluggish, it works great. So recently I decided I wanted to do the same thing with my Acer ASPIRE ONE Netbook. I currently have Windows 7 installed as well as Kali 2016 installed on my Netbook. Windows works flawlessly as it always did, Linux not so much. The keyboard as well as the touchpad does not work in Linux. I have to use a USB Keyboard and Mouse. I thought maybe it was just a driver error and a upgrade/update might fix the issue. I just spent a little more than 2 hours researching my problem without much help. I did however find out a few useful tidbits of information regarding Linux install and my AO521-3530. I also work in the f... Read more

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Hi,
Does anyone succeed in installing Kali Linux Network connection on Hyper-V VM using external switches? I tried so but the connection icon keeps rolling endlessly until it fails.

I have installed before Windows XP and it was quite easy. The problem may be that I'm not experienced with Linux platform, so your help is much appreciated.

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Hi Sir(s)/Maam(s). Can you pls help me? So i tried to install a Kali Linux rolling in my HP Probook Laptop pre-installed with a Windows 7 ultimate 32bit. I googled the machine of my laptop and it says it can support 64 bit. Then i followed instructions on how to (dual boot) Kali Linux with Windows 7. so i followed the instructions only that since the instructions written in the website: You are being redirected... showed a portion Using a tool "Gparted". This did not show up while i opened "Kali Live"(as in the instructions), and i thought to myself maybe it ddnt show an option - "gparted" bcause the kali they were using to install is an old kali while i'm installing a new 2016.1 kali rolling 64bit. so i went ahead and clicked graphical install. so the installation went on(Kali Linux) to an option where it says - Partition Disk(so my thoughts were correct i thought) then i went to a partition where it said "Separate/home partition" so i thought maybe it'll separate my windows 7 partition automatically. then it displayed the partitions it made so i thought maybe i was doing everything right.(as shown here You are being redirected...). And then installation was complete and it requested to reboot so i went and rebooted it. now i was expecting to show options where i can choose where to reboot Kali Linux or Windows 7. Now it only shows Kali Linux. . Did i delete my windows? i had so much important data there... Can someone ls help me? P... Read more

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Hi Sir(s)/Maam(s). Can you pls help me? So i tried to install a Kali Linux rolling in my HP Probook Laptop pre-installed with a Windows 7 ultimate 32bit. I googled the machine of my laptop and it says it can support 64 bit. Then i followed instructions on how to (dual boot) Kali Linux with Windows 7. so i followed the instructions only that since the instructions written in the website: You are being redirected... showed a portion Using a tool "Gparted". This did not show up while i opened "Kali Live"(as in the instructions), and i thought to myself maybe it ddnt show an option - "gparted" bcause the kali they were using to install is an old kali while i'm installing a new 2016.1 kali rolling 64bit. so i went ahead and clicked graphical install. so the installation went on(Kali Linux) to an option where it says - Partition Disk(so my thoughts were correct i thought) then i went to a partition where it said "Separate/home partition" so i thought maybe it'll separate my windows 7 partition automatically. then it displayed the partitions it made so i thought maybe i was doing everything right.(as shown here You are being redirected...). And then installation was complete and it requested to reboot so i went and rebooted it. now i was expecting to show options where i can choose where to reboot Kali Linux or Windows 7. Now it only shows Kali Linux. . Did i delete my windows? i had so much important data there... Can someone ls help me? P... Read more

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i cant resolve the wifi drivers in kali linux my model number is hp-ab516tx? need help

Answer:my laptop cant detect wifi hardware in kali linux os

Do you know what wireless chip it is? Broadcom Realtek or Intel? 

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I just downloaded kali linux and after 3gb of downlaod it shows win32 loader.ini is not found.
It is right there below setup.exe file 
please help me 

Answer:problem in installing kali linux ( win32 loader.ini)

If you were attempting to install Linux in a dual boot environment, it would appear that your Linux installation has corrupted the Windows boot loader. You may be able to resurrect your Windows environment
if this is the case using BootRec /RebuildBCD.
See the instructions here.

Brandon
Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro
Windows for IT Pros on TechNet

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I have a laptop with win 7 professional. I have a 500 gb hdd with four partitions, c,d,e,f. Windows was installed in c.
As i wanted to install linux kali i needed a partition. I used gparted tool in live linux to create a partition 'h' drive of e drive, as mentioned in tutorial for linux dual boot. Then i proceded for hdd installation of it. But when it came to partition whr to install there was no h drive over there. So i quit the installation an booted in windows. Even in windows h drive dint showed up. So i opend partition manager and it showed there as unallocated. So i formated it. And then it showed as a drive in my computer. So i restarted again and proceded with linux installation. And again this time when reached to install on a partition, h drive was missing. This time my f and c drive was also missing. It showed only two drives d and e. And some how e drive had the capaciy of both e and f drive. I closed the installation again and restarted .. and now i am stuck at the boot . Bothing happens. Only a black screen comes with a cursor blincking. Nothing happens after it.
Tried repairing win 7 with dvd, but nothing happened. In windows recovery option there is no os to select.

Kindly help.

Answer:Help need... Lost boot sector while partitioning for linux kali

Drive letters can change in boot mode, this is normal. Judge the partition by its size and any label you gave.

In this case however if you saw differently sized partitions during the install, something must have gone wrong with your partitioning using the Linux (not Windows) tool.

Now you need help recovering Windows, so let's use Windows tools.

Using Diskpart or Partition Wizard CD as shown in this tutorial confirm that the 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Windows 7 (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active.

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

Next post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image telling us what you'd like to do, and so we can confirm the configuration.

If this fails post back a camera snap of Partition Wizard drive map showing all listings and what you think is installed on each partition.

The best way is here to Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

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Bought this on a whim after spending the better part of a night a few days back learning about wifi penetration testing / WPA2 / WPS attacks and having all kinds of trouble with my current adapters. Sadly, since getting it earlier today it's just more of the same.

I know the basics of how to use aircrack / etc to record a WPA2 handshake, but for the moment I'm using wifite to save on typing. In so far as I know it calls all the same tools anyway, just less typing for me.

The router I'm attacking is owned by me, so nothing illegal here. I'm just playing around out of curiosity. It's actually an old Linksys WRT54G I set up just for this purpose, and it's ~5 feet from the PC I'm using, so signal strength is very good -- reported around 86 dB. The client I'm using to connect to it and deauth is my phone, so it's similarly close.

The script runs without error, but when it gets to the point where it's deauthing and listening for the handshake it just loops indefinitely. The phone is kicked from the network and reconnects, so there is a handshake to listen for... it just never actually gets it. The WRT54G has WPS disabled so Pixie Dust and bruteforce WPS attacks aren't valid and I skip them when attacking it.

The adapter works otherwise -- it'll connect to my "real" router and to my phone if I set up tethering on it -- but it's almost like it's not actually switching modes or something? My understand... Read more

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Hi everyone, I'm having trouble trying to dualboot my pc. I did it before, but seems like I' m having problems now with my new pc. I would really appreciate a step by step guide. Thanik you in advance!

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Question: Kali Installation

Hi  I am trying to install kali linux 2016.1 on my laptop . I downloaded the iso file from the main website and burned it to a DVD also. I tried by booting the system using the uefi mode but after i select the internalCd\Dvd drive (uefi) option it just stays on a black screen doesnt change for hours .I even tried booting in legacy mode by enableing it in the BIOS Setup and i gave the verification number to verify it also and i selected the option Internal CD\DVD Drive in boot option and the disc booted and i followed procedure to install and manage the partition and allocated the space of swap , boot, home  everything but even after installing the grub in the masterboot . It doesn't provide with the option to select the OS , it just boots into windows  Please help me ..

Answer:Kali Installation

1. In the BIOS menu of the laptop Enable Legacy mode and Disable Secure boot.2. Then boot using the CD/DVD by pressing F9 as soon as the laptop powers up.3. Choose Graphic Install.4. Create 2 partitions : 1 SWAP area at least 2GB in size                                            2 ext4 type the for " / "  system installation and then proceed5. Then continue installation6. When asked install the GRUB in the default option provied by the installer (i.e. MBR)7. Finish Installation8. To run kali press F9 to enter BOOT order menu Then select the HDD option without the "[ UEFI ]" written on its side.9. to run kali each time follow the same (STEP 8) by default notebook will boot up with Windows.

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I have system with Dual boot (Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux)
I have "Oracle Application installation dump for Linux" in Windows 2000 system
How to access(Install) this dump booting with Linux o/s
 

Answer:How to acess the installation dump in dual boot system by booting as Linux

You can recompile your kernel with NTFS support or install Captive NTFS to gain access to NTFS partitions.
 

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I am trying to dual boot Kali with Windows 8.1 and I keep getting three errors at the installation menu. I also carefully checked that I have followed the installation instructions correctly and I have. Here are the three errors:

1.) "Empty Security Header"
2.) "error:/live/vmlinuz has invalid signature" (I double checked other sources and the grub.cfg file I have saved was/is written correctly)
3.) "error: you need to load the kernel first"
I understand this question may not be for this forum. I'm taking a shot on this in hopes that someone smart and savvy enough has the know how to help me with this and also since my OS is Windows 8.1, I'm assuming this can still be a question relevant to the forum.

Answer:Dual booting Kali in Windows 8.1 error help

This does not answer your question exactly.

I use YUMI from PenDriveLinux to boot into various Linux distros, like Kali, Tails and MINT, as well as rescue media, like Acronis, Hiren's, F-Secure, etc. Maybe a dozen or so boot time selectable distros and ISOs.

These are not installations, more like Live CDs.

However, I did not encounter any issues with Kali running on my machine and I didn't do anything special to make it start up.

From those error messages is it something to do with Secure Boot? I don't run that.

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Question: Gnu grub linux 5?

:-oBought a "newly used" 80Gb HD from EBay (bad idea, I know) - Thought it was loaded with WinXP but turns out it has Linux. I have exhausted my limited knowledge on how to format this HD to get it ready to install Windows -

How do I wipe this thing so I can start with a "blank" Hard Drive? I have a Windows 2000 Pro CD that should go right on there if I could get it to boot, but I seem to be missing something I guess???

I apologize it this is covered somewhere else in this forum - I looked and couldn't find it
 

Answer:Gnu grub linux 5?

Have you tried booting to the cd. Cause I know on an xp disk you can boot from cd and when you install the new OS you can format the drive.
 

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Ok, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right topic but I'll give it a try.

I was going to dual boot XP and Fedora, with XP being the one with the MBR written, so I would be using NTLDR.

Carelessly, I must have asked Fedora to overwrite the XP MBR with its MBR program (GRUB).

So now I'm trying to reinstall the NTLDR back in to the MBR. I've tried using FIXMBR in the XP Recovery Console, but it dosen't work .

Are there any other ways I can try to reinstall the XP NTLDR to MBR without reinstalling my OS?

Thanks!

Answer:XP MBR is overwritten by Linux GRUB

I recall having the same problem, with Ubuntu and I think in the end I had to run fixboot, fixmbr and then repair GRUB

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I have installed 2 OS, Windows 7 and and Linux CentOS distro on my machine. Recently I am having some hardware failure detection with my Hard disk. So I decided to replace it by new with the warranty. Before to do that I should uninstall Linux otherwise the warranty may not be valid because the firm install was Windows 7 OS. I have installed Linux on my own interest. So I need to get the details how to uninstall Centos 5 and its Grub

Answer:Want to Uninstall Linux an Grub

Having Linux installed on a hard drive will not void the warranty, Are you sending the drive back to the manufacturer? If you are I would copy any important files from the drive, then use dban to wipe the drive clean.

DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke

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Always use Grub boot loader , not Lilo in Linux Rat Hat 9. Lilo will not work with Windows XP.
 

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

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I've basically got three HD in my computer, one of which runs Linux, the other Windows and one is spare for media.Anyway, I want to remove Linux from one HD and use it for media from Windows.However, I know that if I just delete (or was planning on using Dariks Duke and Nuke) then I'm going to mess up the GRUB and potentially Windows won't boot.Is there any how to for removing fedora 4 (particularly when it's on a separate HD)?

Answer:Removing Linux and protect GRUB

Firstly let me say most of my Linux experience is with Suse (ver 9 and 10)and I assume Linux was installed after XPIn Linux go to boot loader config. there you should be able to find an option of restoring MBR. Then it should be safe to wipe off the Linux instalation.Or alternatively Grub can be written to a floppy so it still works even after Linux has gone.Or you can use XP repair function "fixmbr" to rewrite the master boot record At different times and for different reasons I have successfully used all these methods but I am no expert and might just have been lucky!

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Hi,
Some of Us want to replace between two Grubs,For example Someone want to change Zorin OS 7 Grub By Ubuntu 13.10 Grub.is this process possible??

Yes it's and it's easy like 1+1=2 !!!!
Also, Have you installed one of windows edition after installing of linux distros (I mean you can't access to Grub anymore because Windows bootlloader can't mount Linux partition)?.How to repair Grub??.It's very easy also.

To do These two processes you need Boot-Repair Tool.
1.First install Boot-Repair Tool on the Distro that you want its Grub to be the default Using these Commands

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (boot-repair &)
2.Second Press on Recommended Repair.Wait until it done then reboot your computer you will find the specific Grub that you want.
Also you can download The ISO file of Boot-Repair from HERE and Restore it to USB using UNetbootin
then boot your PC from the USB Flash Drive and Repair the Grub.

Hope this helps.
Thanks
 

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

Answer:Linux Grub took over my boot process.

warewasher2025 said:

Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.



try this link How to Remove GRUB | robinadr

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I am a complete newbie - I know zero about Linux.

What does this mean - it is complete nonsense:





Quote:
3. Now we need to tell the computer to reinstall grub2 to the Linux Mint partition we just mounted. To do this copy and paste this line of code into the terminal sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX
Again you will need to change this line of code to match your Linux Mint partition. Change the "X" at the end to match your mint partiton. My partition is dev/sda6 so i will change the the line of code to - sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

It is IMPORTANT that you do not enter any number just the letters of the partitions.



First it says change X to the partition number - then it says do not enter any numbers.

I would hazard a guess you enter the number to mount the partition - but you don't enter the number to install grub to it?
No wonder the general public won't go near it.

Answer:Grub question for any Linux users.

They're a bit confusing there in talking about partitions but with the intentions of installing grub to the root of the drive, regardless of partitions. In the example where they talk about "/dev/sda6", the take home point is that they are identifying that the Mint partition (/dev/sda6, since the number 6 denotes which partition it is on the drive) is on the drive mounted as /dev/sda. What matters here is that you are installing grub to the root of the drive with the Mint partition on it. Thus, the drive containing the Mint partition in this case is /dev/sda. That's all you really care about and that's the identifier you would use, as noted above in "--root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda". If there was a second drive, it would be called /dev/sdb, and so forth. They are just trying to make sure you install Grub on the drive where you have Mint installed. If you only have one drive in the system, you don't need to identify which partition Mint is installed onto.

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hey guys

I recently installed windows 8 using the "windlows 8 upgrade assistant", install went fine. got into windows 8, but it never replaced my MBR, which currently holds an installation of a linux bootloader known as "grub"

All guides point to having an installation dvd. to boot repair, then repair the mbr with a command in command line

I need another solution, since ive installed using the upgrade assistant, i dont have a dvd

Answer:Mixing the MBR and removing Linux's GRUB without a dvd

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http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

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Hi I downloaded Linux Freespire onto an external HDD. All appeared to go ok but when I removed the live installation disc and booted up I got the following message: Windows could not start because of a compute disc hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected disc.Check boot path & selected hardware:

I think two things may have caused this. I formatted an external HDD to fat32 Primary, using Linux Gpartition. I forgot to flag the disc as "BOOT"
I accidently mounted the drive and could not find a way to unmount it. Linux does not prompt either of these important features.

The Bios in this Packard Bell laptop: MV32-202 : 1.4GHz : 60GB HDD : 1GB Ram : Running XP Home ( 6 years old, but had very little usage for 4 years and has not been used at all for the past 2 years) is very limited.
F2 & F8 only. The screen page does not change only the options in the title bar which are as follows:

MAIN MENU Clicking on this button gives time & Date as the only options.
Main page shows: Devices A : Floppy none. Primary Master ST960813A HDD : Secondary master DVD/CD No options to change anything:

ADVANCE MENU: Clicking on the USB Mass Boot gives an option to tick, which I assume is to enable or disable. This plus shared memory are the only other features on this menu with no options to change.

SECURITY: Passwords & hard Disk Boot Sector Protection is here with the option to change passwords or tick to enable/disable HDD sector protection.

BOOT M... Read more

Answer:Solved: Mrb. Bios. Hardware. Linux grub

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Hi, I have a computer with two hard drives. One ran Windows XP and the other Linux. My son decided he wanted to format the Linux drive which he did. When he restarted the computer it wanted to boot the Linux drive which had no operating system. So he went into the setup and disabled the drive. He then rebooted and got a Grub error. Forgive for not having the error message because he can't remember. This morning, I turned on the computer and nothing. It powers on but doesn't seem to POST. Do you think he fried the BIOS? I've tried swapping out hard drives, booting from the XP cd, clearing the CMOS, etc. with nothing. I built the system several years ago. It's an MSI motherboard with a VIA KT 400 chipset and an AMD processor. (can't remember which one, sorry)

Thanks,
Jean
 

Answer:Solved: Linux, Grub and dead computer

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Hi.
I'm currently dual booting with Vista and Backtrack 3 (a slackware linux distro) using grub and Easy BCD. The other day I deleted the 'NST' folder in my Vista c:\ and now i cannot seem to boot into Backtrack 3 as there was info in that folder that must have been used.
For some reason now, EasyBCD will not let me add another entry to my bootup so I need those old files that were in my NST folder.

MBR looks like this for the BT3 bootup portion:

Entry 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: BACKTRACK 3
BCD ID: {d9d43170-6007-11dd-8b43-8943620ecd66}
Boot Drive: C:
System Bootloader: \NST\nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr

could someone please help me as i need to add some folder/file to my c:\ for BT3 to bootup now. What exactly did the nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr file contain?

thanks

Answer:Grub NST folder deleted -cannot boot into linux

problem solved.
when I created the entry EasyBCD would create a new NST folder in the c:\program files\easycbd\boot\nst
I just created a new entry, copied that folder to c:\ and renamed the file to nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr and it worked

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My son (26) just returned a long term loan P8B67B Deluxe to me with Linux and Win 7 on it. I upgraded 7 successfully, but after updates installed last night the PC refuses to boot saying "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>" Repeated boot attempts saw it fall into error 53 on the mobo lcd display. Removing one ram stick brought me back to booting to "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>"

Trying to boot just one HDD either gives the above message, or "error, no such device : 521683dd-0417-4a66-b3fb-c6c67b9cc9fo grub rescue>"

I don't need the linux. That was my engineer son. What fixes are there to bring it to Win 10 alone? I don't know the new key or the old 7 key. Should have checked and written it down

Answer:linux grub bootloader failed after win 10 updates

I tried:

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos6)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

ls
(hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

My limited linux knowledge got me nowhere there.

Now downloading a 64 bit Windows 10 N iso through media creation tool to try a boot repair for Windows.

Burnt a disk, went to repair/Advanced Options/Command Prompt
Tried:

bootrec /RebuildBcdbootrec /fixMbr bootrec /fixboot Exit
At Rebuild Bcd it only found Windows.old

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Running Mint KDE on a separate physical hard drive from the problem drive.
I recently emptied off a partition in order to delete it and combine it with other empty drive space to create one partition.
The KDE partition manager didn't work so I booted into a live version of Parted Magic which wouldn't do the job either.
I decided to start the installation process with another distro just to finish the partitioning and then back out before installing it.
Mint would no longer see the partition at all much less any empty space. I returned to the installation process and went ahead with installing the distro on a new partition on the same physical drive as Mint as well as recreating the original intended partition on the storage drive.
After the installation the reboot wouldn't happen as the grub seems to have been lost which I find strange as this has never happened to me when doing this before.
I managed to find a boot disc containing Super Grub 2 on it which allowed me to get back into Mint to use the PC.
KDE Partition Manager gives me a 'no valid partition table was found on this device' message when I select the storage drive leaving me with 145GB of inaccessible drive space.
As the PC is on pretty much 24/7 I can get away with the boot disc for the time being, but is there anything I can do to finally utilize the rest of the storage drive or is a reinstallation of Mint KDE required to fix all problems?
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Answer:Linux Mint Missing Partition &amp; Grub

To be honest, I'm struggling to fully understand yoour post. It was certainly a mistake to attempt a partial install and I suspect that's what's screwed up your hard drives partition table.
If you open up a terminal and type:
sudo fdisk -l
then hit enter, what output do you get?

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Ok, I need some answers badly, I can't find much at all from research. It is a Desktop by the way. I don't know much if any about these installers. I need to do multiple OS.
I am going to use the universal usb installer (or should i use Unetbootin ?) to put multiple Linux OS from their ISO on my Centon 32gb usb flash drive.
1.Will the GRUB bootloader always appear when I boot my pc ? (if I install is their an option to put it in the usb drive Mbr or does it affect my hdd's Mbr
2.should i use a different bootloader
3. do i need to partition anything
4.and how many OS do the bootloaders support
5.do i need to convert the filesystem to something else it is Fat32 currently
 

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I installed a WD Black 256G NVMe M.2 in my Legion Y520. Got Windows 10 installed in the SSD and Fedora 26 GNU/Linux in the HDD (1TB Seagate).  Everything is good in Windows. But when I use Fedora, the SSD, overheat badly (80-90C) and eventually shut itself down eventough it is not being used at all (it is not even mounted). This also happens in GRUB and ubuntu 16.04 (live USB). WD denied any support, they just say they are not optimized for Linux.

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Hello,I am a bit desperate and trying to get some help. I managed to create the partitions for an Arch linux install on what seems to be  RAID 0 from Windows (/dev/md126). I could get Arch USB iso to boot and recognise this (I did not have to do anything, the USB contains enough drivers to recognise this), but after following the Beginner's Guide from Arch Linux, I could not get grub to work. When it boots up I get the following message on screen: [ xxxxxxxxxx] Ignoring BGRT: Invalid status 0 (expected 1)starting version 218ERROR: device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' not found. Skipping fsck.ERROR: Unable to find root device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' .You are being dropped to a recovery shellType 'exit' to try and continue booting sh: can't access tty: job control turned off[rootfs /]# I have asked in many places this question but nobody seems to have a straight answer and I have no experience in installing Linux on a RAID 0 setup. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/189481/unable-to-boot-after-installing-grub-for-new-arch-lin...   

Answer:Cannot boot Linux after installing Grub for Arch L...

Hi,Sorry that you have issues installing LINUX, but you are in Acer Forum, Please try to get the answer from archlinux forums. Cheers.

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Ok so I only have a 40GB HD and I was looking for some extra space. I had Linux (FC3) and WinXP installed, as well as GRUB. I used the Computer Management tool in Windows (in Control Panel>Admin Tools>Comp Management) to delete the Linux partition to free up some space.

Little did I know this screwed up GRUB when I rebooted, which ironicly means I cannot get into Windows.

Help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:GRUB/Linux/Windows/Partition: I've messed things up

boot off your XP install CD. Go to a recovery console. "fixboot" and/or "fixmbr" (I think one might be redundant there)
 

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
excerpt:
Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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I have a Samsung N120 Netbook that came with Windows XP. I tried to run Linux Mint as a 2nd operating system, but I kept getting errors and I became frustrated with it. Ever since then I have only used XP, but every time the computer starts up it goes into Grub and I have to choose to enter XP. Basically what I am looking to do is remove all traces of Mint and Grub and I suppose XP for that matter and upgrade to Windows 7. What is the best way to do that considering I have a netbook which does not have a CD/DVD drive? Sorry if this has been posted already and thank you in advance.

Answer:Removing Linux and Grub/Installing Windows 7 on Netbook

You can boot off a usb and repartition/merge on your hd. I don't know what resources you have. You can do a remote install over a network.

Install Windows 7 from a USB Memory Stick | Remote Administration For Windows

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
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Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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I've a dual boot machine running XP Pro and openSuse 10.3 using GRUB as booloading. Recently I developed some problems in windows after a virus attack and windows is not working. When I try to start in safe mode 'safe mode' apperas at the four corners of the screen and the screen remains black.
Linux is working fine.

I've decided to repair windows. I've changed the BIOS option to boot from my DVD drive first. But even though from the GRUB option when I choose windows it's not booting at all. The XP CD is fine and working perfectly in another computer.

Is it a GRUB problem or anything else?

Please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

Once you performed a repair install on XP new default entries were entered into the mbr for Windows replacing Grub as the boot loader. You would now have to add XP back into it as a boot option.

Are you dual booting across more then one drive? Grub may be on one while the other contains the XP boot files.

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Hi to everybody around here. First, first time poster and reader here. Read that this one is the best Windows forum out there. I'll explain this very detailed so I can help yo too: 1- Installed Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca through bootable USB without any problem. To do so, I shrunk the C: partititon and created a 100 GB partition for Linux Mint. 2- Tried Linux Mint but had some issues with the graphic drivers, so I decided to delete Linux Mint from my laptop and give Ubuntu a try since it's more compatible (IMO) with the hardware. 3- Rebooted, went into W8.1 using GRUB like always. Deleted Linux partition and integrated it again to C: 4- I thought I finished my work so turned off the PC and went to sleep. Next day after booting: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> Ok. Have to point out that: 1- Since is a laptop it came with W8 preinstalled, so I have no installation DVD to fix the MBR (in case that's what I have to do). 2- I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but even though I set USB as first boot device in BIOS, it is not recognized by GRUB or something, idk. Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 AMD A8-6410 APU @2.0 GHz quad-core AMD R5-230M graphics (integrated in APU). 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Also I'd love that someone explains to me the correct way to uninstall Linux in the case I have to do it again ... Read more

Answer:BASH-like line GRUB error after deleting Linux partition.

It's hard to understand/read what you did.

1.Windows will not be bootable because GRUB boot loaded puts it's own MBR.
2.to fix this either run startup repair from Windows installation media or install new Linux which wll hopefully recognize Windows partition during partitioning part, (while initiating installation)
3.In worst case scenario you'll have to learn how to use GRUB or manually put Windows MBR or reinstall Windows.

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Earlier today, I was messing with ArchLinux disto, and I stopped mid-way through the installation process because it wouldn't work for me. So, now I want to install (dual-boot) Windows XP with a different Linux OS.

However, my computer (Dell 9100 with intel Pentium 4 processor) will not allow me to "Boot from Hard Disk" without getting this error-message: "GRUB" with a blinking cursor "_".

When installing Archlinux, the GRUB was installed on the Hard Disk or Hard Drive (which mean the same thing, I guess).

Would any of you please tell me what would happen if I install Ubuntu from my CD-ROM? Would the GRUB-error be fixed if I did that?
 

Answer:Solved: Grub-error (how can I repair my HD after erroneously installing Linux on it?)

Your best bet is to start with your XP and wipe the drive. Then reinstall your XP. The latest Ubuntu 8.04 - can be downloaded and burned if you don't have it.
This is a great tutorial and if you follow his instructions he knows what he speaks of.

http://video.google.com/videosearch...sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#
Let us know...Jazz
 

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Just installed Redhat 9 publishers ed. tonight. It came with Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 by Michael Jang. Installed to my 40gb maxtor using the ext3 file sys. WinXP is installed on an 8gb partition on my 160gb Seagate drive.

1. No matter what, GRUB comes up when I start up my system. I've tried screwing with the Boot options in the CMOS but it changes nothing. If I physically take out the 40gb drive will this eliminate GRUB and allow XP to load normally?

2. Red Hat didn't detect my modem during installation (diamond supramax) so it shows up as a generic modem if I go into network settings. I am unable to get it to connect to my ISP. There's a drop down list of /dev/blah/ stuff I dont know what it means.

3. Graphic performance blows. I am using GNOME and it just seems really slow. Open GL screen savers run at 20fps or slower. Anaconda did detect my video card and I had to manually select my monitor from a list.
 

Answer:Linux NOOB & Redhat 9 issues (modem, GRUB, Gnome etc.)

1) Grub installs itself on the primary master's MBR, which means if your 40GB drive is the primary master, you're screwed. Generally, the Anaconda installer that RedHat uses should detect the WinXP install, and make it one of the boot options, and you shouldn't have to fsck with anything to get into XP. Did you remove the XP entry from the GRUB entries available during the install? I have however, had issues with Compaq machines in particular, and GRUB installing itself even on secondary masters. (Compaq refuses to admit there's a bug in their BIOS, even after they send their people to my work and we demo'd it to them. IBM was better to work with.) You may experience problems in this area. If you do, simply pop in your XP disk, and do a repair, running a 'fixmbr' at the recovery console. This usually works for me.

2) Linux and PPP are a royal pain. Try running wvdial - it should help you setup your connection. BTW - if you have a WinModem - (Non hardware 56K), then you might be screwed. Try doing an 'lspci' at the command line in LInux. If your modem is correctly identified, try finding out if your modem is currently supported by the default kernel in RH 9.0. If it is, you're set. If it's not, you might have to recompile your kernel with a newer version to get support, or you might have to search for drivers.

If it turns out you do have a WinModem, then you can try the following website for help:

www.linmodems... Read more

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Hi Everyone been a while since I have been on here.

This is not really a Windows 7 Problem more a general Computer issue. I'm posting in Win7 Forum because that's what original was on the Desktop.

I made a multi-boot USB stick so I could load different OS's on it to do installs. As well as some system tools (UBCD). One on particular Desktop I'm trying to boot to the Grub menu to select the UBCD to run a test on the RAM. When ever I boot the desktop to the USB stick it doesn't seem to recognize that there is a GRUB menu on it and boots directly into the Windows7home.iso.
I have created a second one just to see if it could be something weird with the stick, but still same result. As well I tested the sticks on other test PC i have around and they all boot to the GRUB menu.
I know your thinking just take the RAM out and put it in another PC to test it. I tried that as well, none of the other PC's Motherboards are compatible with that stick. I have resorted to getting a random HDD installing Windows 7 and running Windows ram Diagnostic (So that's taken care off).

I checked the BIOS to see if there was any option to enable/disable that would allow to boot, but nothing that sticks out to me.
What do you think causes that PC to not boot to the USB GRUB menu?
I'm in the process of updating the BIOS to see if that will help but if anyone has any other ideas post them.

Thanks

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So I wanted to delete Ubuntu from my laptop dual boot so I deleted it's partition. Then I went to reset my pc completly because I'm selling it, and when it went to reboot, a console prompt came up saying GNU GRUB version 2.02. I have no idea what this is and have no idea how to operate it. I have close to 0 knowledge about pcs so I am stuck. Rebooting only brings me back to the same console prompt. I am using a Toshiba Satellite L50-B.

Answer:GNU GRUB problems while booting

Grub is the Linux bootloader which allows you to choose which operating system to run at startup. This should help you to restore the Windows bootloader.

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Hello everyone. I have a dual boot with grub. I have win7 with grub installed with it, and winXP as my second hard drive. My problem is that I need to format Win7 because It will not run backup successfully. It stops half way through and then stops. So I want to format Win 7, and reinstall it to get rid of a suspected virus. Will grub be erased when I reinstall Win 7. If It erases Win & then I cannot use Win XP either.

Answer:Dual Booting with grub.

Hello noel1d, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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First time attempt at Windows-Linux configuration after clean install of Windows 7 (System Reserved was avoided).

At first I was planning to add Linux Mint only. It was clear from reading that no separate Linux boot partition was needed (e.g., I have no LVM, no RAID, no second drive).

However, before I proceed to complete the Linux side, I realized I would like/need to add a modest-sized second Linux partition (for DEBIAN).

Do I need -- or is it advisable in the face of *two* Linux OS's -- to create a small primary GRUB partition (for reasons I'm not sure of)?

I woke up this morning worrying that I might have needed that System Reserved partition, forcing a repartition and re-install of Windows and Office 2010 (yuk).

I want to ensure the Win + double Linux OS boot processes will be supported properly.

Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?

Thanks!
LateToWinParty

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Oops...just added a question on successful use of Data Partition

Hard drive: 250 GB [avoided System Reserved]

C:/ [Windows] 90 GB => Windows/Apps/Overhead space (even spillover of data if needed)
D:/ [Data: Docs/Files] 90 GB **

Free/Unallocated: 70 GB

** I am hoping that using a data partition alongside Windows is as easy as a transfer of one's user Libraries to the D:/ Data partition as is described here in this article

(Is there different better advice on ho... Read more

Answer:Win + Double Linux config: Separate GRUB or boot partition/treatment?

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Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?


No, I have had 4 linux multibooting with a couple of windows.

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Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Kan Inte G?ra N?got AT, man Blir tvungen ATT G?ra en ominstallation.

Fel: Ok?nt filsystem
Inmatning rescuse in p? L?ge ...
grub rescuse

JAG HAR Win 10 installerat prim?rt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R Bara Win 10 JAG HAR this Meddelande om.
V?xlingsystemet Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Det Inte N?GRA problem Med OCH kor Bara nu 14.04
Nu Har Jag this ORDNING Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i v?xlingsystemet OCH ATT ga ?ver till Win 10 Har webbplatsen FEL uppst?tt.
Win 10 Saknar synd Rad testare, ENDAST den Normala startfilen?
Vad here M?rken v?gen Har Jag Inte en aning Om? JAG HAR f?rs?kt Med Uppdatering f?r Win 10 Utan Resultat i partitonen Gparted SOM ?R till f?r Linux. Jag Tror ATT N?gon Har l?sningen i This FEL, Med Tanke i ATT JAG HAR tillg?ng till Win. ? 10 startfil

Repair Grub boot, Det ?R f?rmodligen en chans?
Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Inte Kan G?ra N?got AT, M?ste du G?ra en ominstallation.
Fel: ok?nda filsystem Ange rescuse l?ge ... grub rescuse
JAG HAR Win 10 installerat i F?rsta handen jag B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R bara Win 10 jAG HAR Det here meddelandet. Kopplings Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Inte N?GRA problem OCH k?r Just nu 14:04 Nu Har Jag this order Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i kopplingssystemet OCH Byta till Win 10, intr?ffade felet. Vinna 10 Saknar synd serie testare, Normala Bara h?la startfilen? Vad Det HAR GATT, har Jag Inte en aning? JAG HA... Read more

Answer:Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.

Kari

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Essentially I have dug a hole deeper and deeper, and now I am stuck.
So I had a normal Windows 10 computer and tried to dual boot Kali Linux. I shrunk the hard drive and ran Kali through a USB all worked fine. Once I installed it and tried to boot into it, the login page was blank except for the default background. When I restarted it, I couldn't get into windows because an error that stated "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be why" etc etc. I pressed enter and it got me into the Kali boot loader, where I could select Kali or advanced. In advanced, there was an option called windows recovery, which led straight into my original windows. Windows was working, but I had to get through Kali to do so.
Later on, I wanted to redo the whole Kali dual boot thing. I deleted the partition in windows disk management, and also saw what may have been the culprit, which was the Windows Partition hadn't been set as the active one, whatever that means. I restarted with the USB with Kali plugged in. The error message popped up once again, but now there is a grub recovery terminal after I press enter. I have tried doing LS in the grub loader, f8 when the computer started to boot and load all the options. But it hasn't worked yet. I don't have any data that is TOO important, but still, I would like to get back to windows. I have the possibility of getting the windows recovery disk, but I would like to avoid that path seeing as I don't think I have one...
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Answer:Windows 10 Not Booting, Going to Grub Recovery Fro

Changing and altering the partition would definitely caused the problems. If you have a full Windows recovery USB booting from this should allow you to restore the hard drive/computer back to how you originally got it, it may delete everything or it may put files etc into a folder called Windows.old.
If you want to duel boot Kali Linux it would be easier to install it onto a second Hard.

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Translated to English: A problem like pasta That You Can not Do Something AT, you will have to do a reinstall. Error: Unknown File System Input rescuse in one fashion ... grub rescuse I have Win 10 installed Primarily in the beginning of the hard drive and it's Only Win 10 I HAVE thismessage. The switching system Linux Ubuntu logical in the beginning of the hard disk. Ubuntu is Not a problem With and cows Right now 14:04 Now I have this ORDER Ubuntu 04.14 / Win 10 of the switching system and to go over to Win 10 has the website error. Win 10 does not have a SIN number of testers, Only The normal startup file? What Mark here the way I do not have a clue? I have tried With Update for Win 10 to no avail in the party ringtone GParted Which is for Linux. I think someone has the solution for Denna ERROR, Affectionate That I Have to Win. ? 10 startup file repair Grub boot, it is probably a chance? A problem like pasta That You Can not Do Something AT, you need to do a reinstall. Error: Unknown File System Type rescuse fashion ... grub rescuse I have installed Win 10 in firsthand the start of the hard drive and it's only win 10 I'll have it here message. Join Linux Ubuntu logical in the beginning of the hard disk. Ubuntu is not a problem and running right now 14:04 now I have this order Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 of the coupling system and switch to Win 10, the error occurred. Win 10 has no shame series testers, Normal Right burrow the boot file? What are the General, I have not a clue? I... Read more

Answer:Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.

Kari

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Hi all, first time poster (not super tech savvy, unfortunately) here. These forums look great and I hope I can get help/give help in the future! Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.

Alright, so--

The long and short of it is that I needed to authenticate my Windows 7, and the method I chose to use (don't need to get into specifics here) to do that asked me which computer brand I was licensing under, and gave me all of the computer brand options: Asus, Dell, HP, etc. I'm actually using Windows via Mac's BootCamp, which has worked just fine until this recent issue.

Anyway, in choosing one of the random brands (because Apple wasn't an option, I think I chose Asus because it was the first option) I think I messed up one of my Windows 7's licensing/whatever permissions. After I chose this option, THE ACTIVATION APPEARED SUCCESSFUL--the text in the corner that said "this copy of windows is not genuine" disappeared, and a Windows 7 window popped up saying "restart is required to use all of the features of Windows 7 ultimate",

but then when I restart it stops at a black, DOS looking screen (looks sort of like the recovery mode options, I think it's the boot manager) and says something about a file path like "root / bootmgr" and then "Error 15: file not found...press any key to continue"

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Answer:need a GRUB command to get through windows 7 booting (or other fix)

"(don't need to get into specifics here)"
Afraid we do.
We can't help you with illegal hacks like the windows 7 loader
activation hack software you are trying to use.
 

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Hello all,
I recently re-installed Windows 10 on my laptop, and just after, I installed Linux Mint (https://www.linuxmint.com/).
Then, I had Grub 2.02beta2 to start either LM or Win, it works, but ...... if on Windows, I choose extend sleep mode (or classic sleep mode), my computer of course shut down, but when I restart it and choose Windows (to come back and find my last applications opened), it does'nt work. It is like I cut electricity and all is wrong.

I always have a message from windows asking if it needs to check disk, and then, when I open my session, all applications are closed "with error" (when I restart Chrome, it says that does'nt shut down correctly, same with Word or others...).Anyone have an idea of some parameter to adjust ?With Ubuntu, it worked, but not with LM... Thanks !Vincent

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Hi. I had a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu but decided to remove Ubuntu because I wanted to switch to 100% Vista and then a Virtual PC with Ubuntu.
So I went into diskmanagement and removed the partitions containing Ubuntu and allocated the free space to my other partitions.
Everything seemed ok. However, when I restarded the computer I get the error mentioned in the title.
I would be forever grateful if someone could take their time and help me with this. I know it's my fault for being stupid but please help.

I tried using my Vista DVD and "repair my PC" but it can't even find my Vista installation... What can I do?

Answer:Trouble Booting (grub Loader Error 22)

The grub loader is looking for Ubuntu - and since it can't find it, it's giving you an error. If you were able to previously boot to your Vista installation and now you can't - I suspect that something in that was done in Disk Management has "hosed" your Windows partition.

If the repair doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest starting over with a full, clean install.

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Hi there
As Windows to Go is only available for ENTERPRISE versions and booting from a VHD requires there to be an OS already installed on the physical machine I was wondering if we could "Borrow" a trick from Linux.

Is it possible to install a Mini GRUB boot loader on a partition on an external HDD and on a second partition boot a Windows system.

Note here -- I want a RUNNING WINDOWS SYSTEM -- not an install / recovery / "Win PE" type system -- but a full Windows system that will work even if there is NO usable INTERNAL HDD drive in the computer.

Googling shows quite a few ways of either creating an INSTALL disk (HDD) or booting a VHD neither of which are what I want.

Using GRUB and booting an external HDD in theory should work -- and this should "almost replicate" a Windows to Go system.

Anybody tried this and got it working.

(I've had an external USB Linux system with VMware player installed -- that method works but the Windows system is quite slow even on an external USB3 drive -- running a Windows system natively should be a lot better).

I've actually got a spare SSD which I want to use for this -- I replace a 128 GB drive with a new Samsung 256 GB drive as I got a great bargain on it -- 99 GBP LESS 20% VAT which I got back at customs at the airport.

I'll use the SATA==>USB3 connector for connecting to the PC.
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Answer:Booting and Running Windows 8 from USB drive via GRUB

This may be worth a look:
Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive - Windows 7 Support Forums

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This is a brand new windows 8 system that was sold to a customer. He brought it in for being unable to boot into windows after having used it for a couple of weeks, and he demonstrated the issue to me. It literally just boots to grub. This customer is a basic windows user. No experience with linux or dual booting. He uses it for email. I have never come across this particular problem before, so I ran the normal partition tools to see if the table looked proper for a windows 8 machine. Everything checks out ok, however it is still booting to a grub prompt!!!!

Answer:New windows 8 asus laptop, booting to Grub prompt?

Killdisk first + clean Windows install.

If he never tried to play with Linux and GRUB is on there, something went crazy on him.

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I'm trying to install OpenIndiana on a machine of mine to setup ZFS and i cant get past the grub command line when booting from the CD. I have tried 2 different cd/dvd roms with the same result. I even re-burned the media to a new CD. When it boots, i dont get any options to boot into OpenIndiana.

My hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor ADA4600CUBOX

ASUS M2N AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

8x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1X Seagate 80 GB Ide hard drive (for OS)

1 x LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to run:ls (hd0)/Th... Read more

Answer:Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Kratos321 wrote:Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to... Read more

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Okay, here's the tenitive plan. This PC has a 30 gig hd and a 320 Gb hd.

I want Grub on a separate partition so my system will still boot if I uninstall one of the OS's

30gb
partition 1 -Grub
partition 2 -Arch
Partition 3 Vista


320gb
partition 1 - misc linux files (home directory)
partition 2 - misc vista files
partition 3 - a large partition for data.

Is there anything I'm overlooking?
 

Answer:Dual booting w/ 2 hard drives and seperate partition for Grub.

thats not how I would have set it up...but, anyway
Here is how I do it.

I put Vista on my 200gb drive. Then I split up my 300gb drive into 150gb, then the rest amongst three partitions for nix.

I put all of my Vista data on the 150gb partition, and grub on the /boot partition I set for nix.

Then I use EasyBCD to have the Vista bootloader invoke Grub on the other drive.

No fuss, no muss.
 

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So i had my laptop dual booted with windows and linux but i decided to take linux off cause i was using it in a virtual machine and i wanted more hard drive space so i followed a video tutorial and i used easybcd to fix the mbr and to skip the boot menu but when i restarted my laptop it sent me to the rescue grub loader. so i put in my windows disc that came with the laptop thinking i can repair the windows 7 OS but i won't let me because it's not compatible with my laptop for some reason. Is there any way for me to get back to my old install of windows without having to reinstall it and all my old programs because i had alot of stuff for school on there.

Answer:[SOLVED] Dual booting deletion didnt delete grub loader

i even tried using a program that would reset my mbr but it still went to the grub rescue screen and i looked and the only partitions i have left are the ones that are used for the windows system

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how do i bypass the error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't have a windows boot disk or usb as it was installed online. i had a partition running ubuntu precise pangolin and it was read and write in windows computer management, so i formatted it (it was a partition of my internal hard drive) and then a blue screen appeared saying creating dump report or file. Then my computer shut down and is now not booting up past the grub screen, saying error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't even have an ubuntu iso available (because it's on my internal hard drive that is not booting up, i installed ubuntu from a usb and then i deleted those installation files) what i am basically asking is what has happened, if i can bypass the grub boot screen, and is there is any hope of fixing it?

thanks

Jonathon

Answer:BSOD booting up computer, error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>

You are using GRUB bootloader to boot windows in a dual boot environment.

What you need is to update GRUB. You may get some ideas here.

Also I will request Golden to have a look.

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Hello -

Several months ago, I decided that I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 because I was taking the Free Linux class that was posted about.
I never even finished the class. I decide very early on that Linux is not for me. I want to be able to click an executable and install programs.
I dont want to compile them, etc. It took me over an hour just to get my printer working and that is after I had to manually edit some config file to add the IP address in. TOO MUCH WORK.

I would now like to get rid of linux and reclaim the space for my Windows install. I do not want to have to reinstall or anything like that.
I have a 512 GB SSD and I think it is divided in 1/2. I have a boot menu that starts when I turn on the computer. It allows me to pick Windows, Linux, Recovery mode or MemTest.

Please advise on the steps to perform this.
I would be willing to image the windows partition and clone it to a new 512 SSD and then wipe the original and use it as a data drive.
I can not remember if I have anything stored on the linux portion that I would like to keep.
I haven't used it in so long that I don't think I remember the PW for it. If the clone and reinstall is the best option, please recommend a program to use.
The computer is an HP Elitebook 8560W with and I7, 32 gigs of ram and a dream color panel.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual booting Win Xp and Linux Mint 17. Want Linux gone.

Is it XP or Win7? To get rid of the Linux boot menu use fixmbr command.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/

Scroll down to the correct OS and follow the instructions.

After that go to disk management in Windows and expand the windows partion to reclaim the Linux partition, assuming Linux is on the second partition of the ssd.
 

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