I just managed to install a dual boot for Kali Linux and Windows 7. So I can choose to start from my secondary disk, where GRUB finds place, can chooce Kali and everything works fine. The problem: It's only working fine, when a USB-Stick is inserted. I know it sounds weird, but its true...
I installed Kali with a image burned to USB-stick with Rufus. Install progress went fine, no problems at all, but now, I can only start Kali when "A" usb stick is inserted, I don't say when "THE" usb stick is inserted, it can be ANY usb stick, I completely formatted the usb stick, I tried another one, it doesn't mind, it just has to be one and exactly one usb stick inserted (if I plug in a second one, it's again not working), the error I get says something like
sdb3 not found. And I already got behind the problem. Kali always mounts the USB-Stick to
sda, the partition with Kali partitions on is
sdb and another partition on another disk is on
sdc (doesn't mind for Kali).
Now I guess, that Kali tries to find the partition under
sdb3, but if my usb-stick is not plugged in, it would be
I hope you understand what I mean.
This is a picture of the
So again, it seems, that Kali always tries to boot from
sdb, but as I plug in the usb-stick,
sdb is something different then without the usb-stick.
How can I change this? I'm really wondering why it's referencing on the identifier
sdb instead of really referencing to the disk itself.
So what can I do against this, so I don't have to start with a usb-stick inserted?
Output of parted-l
Model: SanDisk Extreme (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 62.7GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32.8kB 3020MB 3020MB primary boot, hidden 2 3020MB 3021MB 721kB primary Model: ATA WDC WD30EZRX-00M (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 20.5kB 134MB 134MB msftres 2 135MB 2162GB 2162GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 3 2162GB 2980GB 818GB ext4 Basic data partition msftdata 4 2980GB 2992GB 12.6GB linux-swap(v1) Basic data partition msftdata 5 2992GB 3001GB 8389MB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata Model: ATA WDC WD5000AAKX-0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdc: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 500GB 500GB primary ntfs boot
[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
simply outputs BIOS