I am trying to get dual-boot to work. I followed these instructions exactly: https://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows I have also tried manually setting up the partitions (i am using 30 GB, which should be enough)

I have an Acer Aspire E5-574 Laptop, which came with Windows 10 and UEFI, and when I run the install from my Live USB, everything seems to work fine, I set up a password, connect to an internet, and it says it is installing Grub, followed by a screen telling me to unplug the USB and restart to enter Kali linux. I do this, and the only option I get in the F12 boot menu is Windows Boot Manager. The Windows Boot Manager only lets me select either Windows 10 or Memory Diagnostics.

Am I missing something obvious?

  • Did you boot into UEFI for the installation? – Hunter.S.Thompson Nov 7 '17 at 5:00
  • @Hunter.S.Thompson I am not sure what you mean. I inserted the USB, pressed F12 and selected "USB 32 GB lexer drive" – Sofus Øvretveit Nov 7 '17 at 15:55
  • @Hunter.S.Thompson I tried it again, this time doing it from the Windows 10 UEFI menu (accessed by holding shift and pressing restart before logging in). Same results. – Sofus Øvretveit Nov 8 '17 at 2:23
  • Are you booting it in UEFI or Legacy in BIOS? Go to your UEFI settings and see what mode is enabled? – defalt Nov 8 '17 at 14:09

Windows is not seeing GRUB and it appears that this is a known issue on ACER laptops with Windows 10, rather than a Linux/Kali one.

Try THIS fix or web search the appropriate equivalent for your BIOS/firmware version.

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