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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004077Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-02-22 08:28
ReporterMister_X Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2017.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004077: Weekly (24) image doesn't allow to edit grub entries
DescriptionWhen it boots, we get to the grub menu that has a bunch of entries (live, failsafe, install, advanaced tools, etc).

Typing 'e' to edit any of the entries doesn't do anything.



2017-06-22 12:12

manager   ~0006842

I just tested the weekly (25) image and I can edit the entries.
Do you still have the issue with the new weekly image?


2017-06-22 14:22

administrator   ~0006845

Are you sure that you are in GRUB? GRUB is only used if you boot in UEFI mode.

If you are in Syslinux (BIOS boot), then it's "TAB" that you should use to edit entries.


2018-02-21 09:41

administrator   ~0008728

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling 2016.x/2017.1), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux -

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing,and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:


2018-02-21 17:18

reporter   ~0008783

Tested on kali-linux-light-2018-W08-amd64.iso and still not possible to edit.


2018-02-21 18:25

administrator   ~0008784

@Mister_X Can you please reply to my comment in ?

I have serious doubts about the fact that it would not be possible to edit the boot command line. I think you are just not using the correct method to do it. TAB in syslinux, "e" is only for Grub.


2018-02-22 01:29

reporter   ~0008788

My bad, yes it can be modified using tab. Sorry.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-06-15 19:53 Mister_X New Issue
2017-06-22 12:12 sbrun Status new => feedback
2017-06-22 12:12 sbrun Note Added: 0006842
2017-06-22 14:22 rhertzog Note Added: 0006845
2018-02-21 09:41 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0008728
2018-02-21 09:41 g0tmi1k Status feedback => closed
2018-02-21 17:18 Mister_X Status closed => feedback
2018-02-21 17:18 Mister_X Resolution open => reopened
2018-02-21 17:18 Mister_X Note Added: 0008783
2018-02-21 18:25 rhertzog Note Added: 0008784
2018-02-22 01:29 Mister_X Note Added: 0008788
2018-02-22 01:29 Mister_X Status feedback => new
2018-02-22 08:28 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-02-22 08:28 rhertzog Status new => resolved
2018-02-22 08:28 rhertzog Resolution reopened => no change required