I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro that I am trying to dual boot OS X and Kali Linux on. I replaced my optic drive with my old HDD and replaced my HDD with an SSD. OS X and my apps are running off of the SSD. My HDD is almost out of space, but my SSD has about 60GB free. I have installed rEFInd and I am using it to boot into Kali Linux by DVD. I am able to have it start to boot through the first Live option, but when it reaches the following line, it stops executing:

nouvea [DRM] mm: using CRYPT for buffer copies

I have partitioned my hard drive, formatted for MS-DOS, and I have tried re-downloading the .iso and burning it to another DVD. Neither method has worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • try to boot the kernel with the following flag: nomodeset Reference -> forums.gentoo.org/…
    – vfbsilva
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 21:09
  • @iricharson I will post as an answer, im glad it did work out for you
    – vfbsilva
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 14:07

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According to this booting the kernel with the nomodeset flag solves this problem.

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