I'm trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop, but I'm having a problem with the boot screen. When I say load in graphic mode, a black screen is displayed, and the strange images appearing in the picture appear and nothing happens. I think this error is related to the graphics driver or chip. I am trying to do this setup with the USB disk. I tested the USB disk on my desktop computer and the installation starts. As I thought, Kali Linux seems to be a problem with the graphics component embedded in my laptop. Does anyone have any ideas? How can I solve this problem? You can review the photos below to understand me better. Thanks in advance.

My System: Lenovo Thinkpad T430 Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3320M / 2.6 GHz 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM/1600 MHZ Intel HD Graphics 4000

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  • Daily reminder that Kali Linux is a horrible choice for a daily driver/main OS and installing it to a harddrive should be avoided at all costs.
    – Panki
    Dec 23, 2019 at 13:42
  • I will not use it as the main operating system. I'il install it on an external drive. Besides, I want to ask you something else. Now, with my bootable USB disk, KAli Linux operating system starts directly. Can I use it this way? Any problems?
    – user387466
    Dec 23, 2019 at 13:50
  • Yes, you can use it this way. However, if you don't have persistence enabled, all modifications to the system will be lost once you reboot.
    – Panki
    Dec 23, 2019 at 13:53

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had the same problem with Debian Buster (Kali is based on it, as far as i know), however when i turn BIOS from UEFI mode to "both" the boot screen of grub looked differently and i was able to install system with graphics mode later i've changed bios back to UEFI mode and installed grub-efi as is described here: https://askubuntu.com/a/509564


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