I just installed kali linux on one of my machines. It is suposed to dual boot with windows. I had done this before without any problems but this time when i select kali from the boot menu it comes up with a GRUB terminal. I installed kali then added an entry to the boot menu with easy bcd, I used grub2 at first but then changed it to grub but i had no results. Windows works fine with no problems at all. If you need any more infomation please ask.

EDIT: sorry if this was confusing i will try to be clearer this time

This is what i did.

I have a PC with windows 10 on it. I want to dual boot kali linux on the same PC. So i install kali linux. I go back onto windows and use EasyBCD to make a boot menu entry with the grub2 bootloader. I restart the PC and select Kali Linux in the boot menu. I expect to see the kali log on screan but i see a GRUB bootloader terminal. I can't boot into kali linux because of this but window still works. I then reinstalled kali bur got the same result.

  • please elaborate as it's confusing to understand what has happened. Put it as steps what you did and share a screenshot so we have an idea what you did, what you expected to happen and didn't happen. Right now, the question seems confusing at best. – shirish Feb 18 '17 at 9:36
  • The solution is just simple but it took me 1 week figure it out.just install the grub in the the partition in which windows is installed.(dev/sda(partion number) – Ajay Varghese Apr 25 '18 at 12:25

I'm almost 100% sure it's Windows EFI partition causing the problem (experience from the past). If you want to fix it you must install your Kali as EFI as well and then use GRUB2 (as far as I know it is the only one to support EFI except for refind which can be the pain to configure). Make sure that secure boot is off as it may cause problems as well. On most computers, you can switch it off in your bios.

If you need any instructions how to install Kali as EFI let me know.

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