I cant boot from the hard drive where my windows partition is located. I installed kali linux on my second drive and after that I couldnt boot into my Windows 7 drive. I tried to do it with boot menu but it wont work and in the grub menu windows 7 isnt listed.

My linux partition has the name sda1 and the Windows partition has the name sdb3. If I run grub-install /dev/sdb3 I get Warning: Filesystem NTFS doesnt support embedding. and an error that embedding isnt possible but needed for installation on multiple drives.

I know there are things like grub4dos or grub2win but I cant find anything on how to install it within linux. Does anyone have experiences with that?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a Windows issue – jasonwryan Nov 30 '17 at 17:20
  • You are typing it wrong. grub-install /dev/sdb && update-grub – defalt Nov 30 '17 at 19:30
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    @roaima I thought I was being charitable. – jasonwryan Nov 30 '17 at 23:47
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    @jasonwryan I am voting to "leave open" this question because it is not a windows issue. – peterh Dec 1 '17 at 1:34
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    Possible duplicate of Why is Kali Linux so hard to set up? Why won't people help me? – G-Man Dec 1 '17 at 6:40

You're running grub-install /dev/sdb3, which is attempting to install a boot program in a partition. Grub quite rightly refuses to do that with NTFS.

Instead, install the grub bootloader to the disk, grub-install /dev/sdb. Or even grub-install /dev/sda.

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