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booting in text mode by using boot parameter in kali linux

I'm following the recommendation from an earlier question, which tells me, Use boot parameter systemd.unit=multi-user.target to boot in text mode. How do I do this? I can't access GUI so I need to ...
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kali linux stuck on gnome display manager [on hold]

Everytime I start Kali linux, it boots nominally, until it reaches "[ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager" where the Konsole gets stuck How to fix ?
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Issues with booting Kali Linux on new AMD Desktop

I am having an issue booting up my Kali Linux VM I am running via VMWare Workstation. I am getting a ton of failures when booting up and never starts up. This is the first time I have tried running it ...
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My pc cannot boot past grub [Kali Linux]

I have Kali Linux installed on my hp envy as the primary Os. No dual boot. I had issues with the bios and got it replaced and reprogrammed. My PC now boots past bios, into grub. It even gives me a ...
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Kali Linux (old install) will not boot

I need help with a old (6 yrs ) install of Kali Linux which now fails to boot. The OS does not need to be fixed, as all I want to do is recover some photo files on the drive. These photos can not be ...
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How to install kali into USB from a live DVD

I have searched everywhere on the net but all tutorials makes it seem like I must have an ISO for Linux to make bootable usb. Which currently I don't have. My condition now is that I have a bootable ...
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ata6.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mode=0x40) Gave up waiting for root file system device

I'm trying to get a working dual boot with Windows 10 (working) and Kali Linux (not working). After the "installation" (I'm not sure the term is correct), Kali was booting for the first boot and this ...
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GRUB still seeing Ubuntu after formatting in Kali installation. How to proper configure boot?

I recently formatted my Ubuntu hard disk to install Kali on it. I formatted the entire hard disk through the Kali installation process. Now, my pc boots to "GNU GRUB Version 2.02" with "grub>" command ...
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Kali Linux Boot Partition is out of Space [duplicate]

Today I installed the 2019 Kali Linux on my HP laptop, 120GB Hard drive, 16GB Ram. I created 3 partitions; 20 GB EFI partition, 80 GB primary partition & 20 GB Swap approximately 10mins after the ...
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Kali live USB Boot -Stop Bleeping

I run Kali from a live boot USB. When I boot up a blue option screen appears along with a “ bleep” How do I stop the “ bleep” - it’s driving my wife mad. Turning the volume down on the LT has no ...
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Why does “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” show up and what can I do to fix it?

This error shows up everytime I install Kali Linux, whenever I try to boot it. Then, it dissapears and the screen blacks out. The error is the following:+[drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to ...
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Is it possible to triple boot given the following partition state?

I have the following partitions on my drive: I have researched online that it's not possible to have more than 4 primary partitions. I am not sure these are primary partitions, so will I be able to ...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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Live persistent Kali - a start job is running for live-config contains [duplicate]

I have been trying for hours to figure out why I am unable to live persistent boot kali from my USB. Every time I try to boot, it runs for a little bit, and then gets stopped by the line stating, "a ...
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Boot Kali persistent USB directly, skipping the menu [closed]

I want to boot my PC with the Kali persistence USB directly by skipping the Kali Linux default boot menu. The BIOS is set to start from USB. When I boot, the Kali boot menu is showing normally. How ...
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what are these error messages displayed during boot-up of kali from grub boot loader?how can i fix them?

I have a dual booted system which uses grub boot loader to select the OS.KALI is installed on my Sony VAIO VGN FZ21e (quite old laptop) which works fine with windows(the other OS).I have just ...
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GNU GRUB on boot [duplicate]

I kali linux 2018, when I started up kali linux a grub terminal showed up, I don't know why is it happening, can anyone explain? and what should you suggest me to do now? I have tried methods on ...
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Starting gui after nvidia driver update

So recently I replaced the nouveau driver with the nvidia cuda drivers. It took me a while to get it working but I finally succeeded and I can now perform calculations with my gpu. The only problem ...
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OS X boot loader overwritten when Kali linux was installed, stuck with linux

After dual-booting the Macbook(High Sierra)and installing Kali, I'm only getting prompt with the Kali Linux GRUB boot loader, which lists only one OS(Kali), when booting. I firstly made another ...
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start script at boot for kali linux

I'm running Kali Linux 2018.1 on a VM. I want to run a bunch of commands that I have stored in the file start.sh at startup. I know how to do this on a normal distro by going into /etc/rc.local, but ...
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Entering Grub Rescue mode after installing kali from usb to a hard disk?

I downloaded kali 32bit images from Official Kali website, then installed on my existing windows 7 machine erasing and creating a single partition. Now, after rebooting error: no such device: ...
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Can Kali installed from Kali 64-bit iso run on 32-bit platform?

So let's say I download the 64-bit version (amd64) iso from official download page, then I boot at a 64-bit pc and start the installation to my 128GB USB. Let's say we all got both 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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Kali Linux can't start X with Nvidia driver [duplicate]

I have a MSI laptop with an Intel i7-7700HQ which has onboard graphics, and a GTX 1050. I am dual booting Kali Linux fresh install and Windows 10. I'm fairly new to Kali Linux. When the system starts ...
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Kali linux stuck on booting

I'm trying to install Kali linux on my laptop, but after successful installation, it's freezes on booting. here is screenshot: So, how can I fix this? Also I'm unable to enter in any of tty modes, in ...
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Kali dual boot, Can't boot into Windows 8.1

I have installed Kali 2017 everything went fine installation finished. After restart GRUB loader don't shows any option to load into Windows only option to load into Kali. I have read somewhere to ...
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GRUB stops at initramfs while booting KALI from ISO image in USB

Here where I am trying to do. USB Stick Boots to -> GRUB Loader -> GRUB boots one of many ISO files on the USB into LIVE mode. Here is my directory structure which is really simple MULTIBOOT(...
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Kali Linux on Macbook 4 1

I've decided to install Kali Linux on my friend's Macbook. I've had an extra empty hard disk that I've removed from my old PC. First, I removed the old hard disk and inserted mine and thought I could ...
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Kali Linux won't boot on new PC

I had an old computer running Kali Linux, running one of the latest versions. Last week i got myself a new one, changing all the parts and buying new HDD drives. But I chose to preserve my old Hard ...
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Kali booting old kernel

I have dual boot(triple boot) setup with Kali/Fedora and Windows 10. I'm using Fedora for my daily work and Kali for various experiments. The problem is that whenever Kali gets and kernel update it ...
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Boot Kali Linux through a image in a partition

What I want: I want to multiboot windows 10 and Kali Linux without touching the partiton table, so I am trying to install Kali Linux in a .img located in my existing windows partitions. Then I will ...
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Kali Linux - Help after having interrupted apt-get upgrade [closed]

Yesterday I was using kali linux 2 and I was trying to update using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade like usual. After quite some time (I'm in a hospital with crappy wifi and it's been almost ...
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Change grub menu text

I am using Kali Linux and I changed my grub background image by editing the /etc/default/grub file, after that I updated the grub. But now when I boot the PC the line to boot Kali says 'Ubuntu' ...
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How to make a portable Kali flash drive? NOT LIVE

I've recently discovered an interesting problem that makes it impossible / very difficult to install Kali onto a flash drive. When you finish the Kali installation, GRUB will be installed as well (...
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Kali boot - gma500 trying to get vblank count for disabled pipe

I just finished installing Kali Linux on a laptop (asus Eee PC 1101HA). During boot, I'm stuck at this error: gma500 trying to get vblank count for disabled pipe. If anyone had the same problem, ...
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Kali Linux can't boot on VB [closed]

I wanted to install Kali Linux using virtual box. I downloaded Kali.ova file and added it: File->Import Appliance->Import. I started Kali linux, selected Kali Linux and hit enter. but it only shows ...
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Kali installation problem UUID

I installed Kali on a partition and am trying to load it using gummiboot from a different partition. Gummiboot finds linux and starts to load it. Startup then throws a series of errors about a ...
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My Debian /proc/cmdline gets reset every time I restart

Every time I restart my computer (running Kali Linux), the /proc/cmdline file gets reset, and reconfigures the root to /dev/sdb1, which leads to the boot failing (as /dev/sdb1 does not exist), and so ...
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Kali Linux gray screen when booting

I've just installed Kali Linux 2016.1. The installation was successful at first, the Grub worked normally. But after that, quite often, when I boot I can't see the Grub screen, after a few seconds, I ...
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Pulseaudio don't start when booting (Kali)

I need to enter the "pulseaudio" command after each boot to get the sound back. (Before doing it, my sound card don't appear in settings, sound keys don't work, no sound logo and no sound of course) ...
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Kali Linux never loads [duplicate]

So I was following https://www.blackmoreops.com/2014/04/08/detailed-guide-installing-kali-linux-on-virtualbox/7/ and everything was working fine until after the installation had completed of kali ...
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Kali won't boot without USB flash drive

I have installed Linux Kali on one of partitions of my hard drive alongside Windows 10 from USB Flash Drive (I had a bootable live version with HDD install option) and it's not booting when the flash ...
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My computer says “/dev/sda2 contains a file system with error, check forced” and shows this

Power goes off while I was using my PC and when i try to boot my PC it fails and says /dev/sda2: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY The full error picture is here.. My OS is Kali Linux.
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Stuck in a gray screen after a fresh installation Kali Linux 2.0 [closed]

Today I just decided to install Kali Linux 2.0. The installation finished successfully. After that I tried to login but it only shows a grey screen after booting. I don't know what's wrong with it. ...
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Numlock on by default on Linux Kali

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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Kali Linux can't find sbin/init

I try to boot Kali Linux but I received this error: switch_root: can't execute '/sbin/init': Exec format error I tried Kali Linux recovery mode but nothing happened. I have Linux Mint and I saw the /...
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How do I ignore Linux on boot?

I have Windows 10 on my primary SSD and Kali Linux on a HDD. I need the slot with Linux HDD temporarily to be used with Windows, but the problem is that it tries to boot from the missing drive. How do ...
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Cannot boot kali linux after dist-upgrade, stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk …'

I did a dist-upgrade from 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 to 4.4.0-kali1-amd64 but when I restart, the screen stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'. I had to use the advanced boot options to boot using 4.3.0-...
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KALI suddenly fails: Failed to start login service, booting impossible

The situation is as follows: I ran dist-upgrade I start my kali I choose the proper OS-entry in the grub-selection-list I enter my LUKS-encryption key The system boots The system-boot-process stops ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from USB

I've been trying to boot Kali Linux from my 8gb USB. I get to where I'm supposed to choose from one of the various options: Live, Persistent, Persistent With...... etc etc. I go on and select one, say ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 broken, doesn't boot

I have a Macbook Pro with a partition of Kali Linux Sana 2.0 on the macintosh hard drive. I haven't used it for a while but today I decided to boot into it. It booted as usual, I logged in etc. and ...