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Kali-Linux is based on Debian, so will likely have GRUB2 as its bootloader. If the system is bootable, then it will be installed on your drive already. All you should have to do is have it recognise your boot cd partition. First of you will need to find out the device file of your partition, parted -l should list all partitions/sizes etc. You can then copy ...
You can always format individual partitions with mkfs.whatever. However, that's not even what you need. What's required to boot from it is a bootloader, which is separate from all partition (the first tiny chunck of hard drive, called MBR - master boot record). There are more modern systems (GPT) but that's not the question here. What you need is to chroot ...
AFAIK the text-only display is part of the kernel (or provided by a module of the kernel i.e. The video card driver), meaning any changes to it requires a restart. X however, isnt part of the kernel - it runs as a client/server application on top so a restart isnt necessary when the settings are changed.
Yes. As long as both disks are mounted at the time grub is installed/configured it will detect them (and if not, there are enough topics on this site to help you out with that).
The update-grub script is here: /usr/sbin/update-grub When your system says command not found it can be that your user has not /usr/sbin/ in its $PATH variable. Anyway, the best way is to change to the root user with su and then run update-grub again. To check which version of grub you have installed type this command: root@host:~# dpkg --list | grep ...
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