I had a working copy of Kali Linux on a USB and something happened and I accidentally formatted the USB. I have placed the 64 bit iso back on the USB with LinuxLive USB, and changed my boot settings to boot from USB. Now when it loads up all I get is a flashing _ and nothing ever happens. Any ideas what to do ?

  • Try using a different tool to create the USB.
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 10:00
  • Such as Win32? Any idea what is causing the LinuxLive USB to not work anymore? I checked the USB and there are files on it, not sure if all of them, but there are files on it Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 10:04

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Some distributions don't work well with certain live USB creation tools. Your best bet is to just create the USB again using a different tool. For example:

A great source of information for this kind of thing is the pendrive linux website.

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