Serious problem when installing Kali linux with windows 8.1(dual boot)

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  1. blueriver649

    blueriver649 MDL Novice

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    Hi Gents,

    I tried to I stall Kali along with Windows 8.1, after finished I have a screen that said an operating system not found, try disconnect any drive that don't contain an o.s. My C is Hp and I remember it is allowed to has 3 partitions only, I shrink volume to make 50 G volume and installed kali in that partition, need a lot of help thanks
     
  2. winbond

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    did you follow a tutorial? if so which one? is grub or any other bootloader installed?
     
  3. blueriver649

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    #3 blueriver649, Sep 16, 2015
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    Hi there,

    It was a Grub, I am very sure. The one from YouTube, maybe the bad one. I know I have to use disk part command but I don't know the steps.thanks
     
  4. winbond

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    you're not providing much information, basically you will need to either edit or reinstall the bootloader,
    if you have grub you should have grub rescue and you can edit it from there,
    or you can run live cd then mount your harddrive and edit it from there,

    however with different partitions i'm not sure what's the proper command to add for win8,
    but you can watch some videos on youtube or tutorials for dual booting to find that
     
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    #5 blueriver649, Sep 16, 2015
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    I have live Cd. how do I mount and edit? Thanks. I installed Kali Linux 2.0
     
  6. Skaendo

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    #6 Skaendo, Sep 16, 2015
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    First I would use Windows install media and get a command prompt after you select your language and clicking "Repair this PC" or something in the lower left hand corner.

    Then issue the two following commands:

    Code:
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /fixmbr
    
    If that fixes your Windows install and can still see your Kali partitions then let us know and we can continue from there.
     
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  7. blueriver649

    blueriver649 MDL Novice

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    hi Skaendo,

    Tried your method, didn't work.
     
  8. Skaendo

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    What is the setup? ie; BIOS/MBR or UEFI?

    If it's BIOS/MBR I have a method to install GRUB from a live Kali environment. If it's UEFI then I don't really know, John Sutherland might be more help there.
     
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    It is a Bios/mbr, thanks.
     
  10. Skaendo

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    #10 Skaendo, Sep 17, 2015
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    Boot Kali live media (DVD or USB) then open a terminal and enter commands:

    Code:
    # fdisk /dev/sda
    # p
    Figure out which partition is the Kali / (root) partition.
    Example; /dev/sda5
    Most likely you will have 2 Linux partitions, one small (SWAP) and one large (root).

    Code:
    # q
    Then enter these commands:

    Code:
    # mount /dev/sdaX /mnt
      (X = Kali / partition number)
    # mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
    # mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
    # mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
    # mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
    # chroot /mnt
    # grub-install /dev/sda
    # update-grub
    # exit
    # umount /mnt/dev/pts
    # umount /mnt/dev
    # umount /mnt/proc
    # umount /mnt/sys
    # umount /mnt
    # reboot
     
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    when i get to this "grub-install /dev/sda ", it said bash: grub-install: command not found.
     
  12. Skaendo

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    #12 Skaendo, Sep 17, 2015
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    try

    # apt-get install grub

    or

    # grub2-install /dev/sda

    I have to dig out my kali 2 disc if those don't work.
     
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    #13 Skaendo, Sep 17, 2015
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    When I got to third code, line 2 it said mount point /mnt/dev does not exist. Is there a way I can reinstall my Windows Os, thanks.
     
  15. Skaendo

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    You might be able to try and fix your Windows install from the Windows installation media somehow, I'm not sure. If you want to go the full re-installation route, it might be a good idea. Also then you can leave space on your drive for Kali.

    If you are going to reinstall Windows again, then make sure your BIOS settings are configured for BIOS/MBR or you can look through this guide by John for UEFI scenarios:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/62886

    It's for Ubuntu etc, but the same info should apply to Kali.

    Also, don't install Kali from the live environment. There are multiple issues doing it that way. When you boot the Kali media you should install it from the "Install" or "Graphical Install" options.
     
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    blueriver649 MDL Novice

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    I tried to reinstall windows Os but didn't work, my computer seem
    S does not have Os anymore, can anybody here show me how to use disk part to reinstall windows os,thanks.
     
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    #18 blueriver649, Sep 17, 2015
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    Thank you very much, Gents, especially Skaendo. I'm reinstalling windows now.