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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005838||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2019-11-28 22:03||2020-12-01 10:48|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||2020.1|
|Summary||0005838: Creating a Bootable Kali USB Drive on Windows with Rufus ends with grub> bash|
|Description||Following the instructions to install Kali on USB https://www.kali.org/docs/usb/kali-linux-live-usb-install/ from Win10, I always end up in GNU GRUB version 2.04-3kali.|
Tried it 3 times, always the same result.
Also tried https://cdimage.kali.org/kali-2019.4/kali-linux-2019.4-lxde-amd64.iso, same result.
|Steps To Reproduce||I downloaded Kali 2019.4 https://cdimage.kali.org/kali-2019.4/kali-linux-2019.4-amd64.iso to install it on a 32 GB USB drive and created it using Rufus 3.8.1580 (current version) on Win10 1903. I tried it with and without persistent partition.|
When booting the stick I always end up on a black screen with gnu grub bash: grub >
I am getting familiar with Kali, but have unfortunately no clue about grub.
Please advise how to create the stick and update the manual.
|Additional Information||I tried creating the thumb drive using win32diskimager-binar, which worked out. I was able to boot and login to kali. However, I was not able to adjust the partition size. Trying to use gparted for modification, gparted is not able to inspect the patition. Drive ist only shown as /dev/sdb, not mounted. Usually I can see the partitions of the USB drives.|
|Hey KaliMark , I've found that Etcher solves the problem, Rufus in my experience has had issues with the latest linux distros. I believe its because their kernel support is not updated very frequently|
https://www.balena.io/etcher/ Kali Team I believe this should be the recommended iso/image writer
2.It's Faster and has More Support
3.Updates are more frequent and hence less reports like this
4.Cross-Platform and Flashing Validation
Just a suggestion.
||I agree that Etcher will solve the problem. The doc page will be updated to swap from Rufus to Etcher, thanks for the report!|
|Thanks Gamb1t , glad I could contribute!|
Hi Guys, awsome! Thanks for the quick support. This works. I am just wonderhin why they need 120 MB what rufus did with 1.2 MB... If Kali now factors the space needed by x 100, this would boost the USB-Stick industry ;-)
This issue can be closed.
||The documentation now refers to Etcher. Closing.|
|2019-11-28 22:03||KaliMark||New Issue|
|2019-11-29 00:29||HiOnFruityPebbles||Note Added: 0011463|
|2019-11-29 00:40||HiOnFruityPebbles||Note Added: 0011464|
|2019-11-29 01:35||Gamb1t||Note Added: 0011466|
|2019-11-29 01:44||HiOnFruityPebbles||Note Added: 0011467|
|2019-11-29 10:50||KaliMark||Note Added: 0011475|
|2019-11-29 14:17||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> Gamb1t|
|2019-11-29 14:17||rhertzog||Status||new => resolved|
|2019-11-29 14:17||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2019-11-29 14:17||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2020.1|
|2019-11-29 14:17||rhertzog||Note Added: 0011482|
|2020-12-01 10:48||g0tmi1k||Priority||high => normal|