Saturday, May 24, 2014

Update: Install (Force) Kali Linux on an EFI based system



Requirements to install:

Hardware -

Thumb Drive
Your EFI/UEFI System
An Internet connection

Software -

Kali Linux ISO - Linux Distrobution ISO (64 bit image)
Rufus - Application (Used to place and create Bootable USB)

Step 1.

Download Kali Linux ISO

Step 2.

Plug in your USB drive

Step 3.

Download and run Rufus

Step 4.

In Rufus select the thumb drive and the Kali Linux ISO and let it format and place Kali onto your thumb drive (Make some hot coco, coffee or something this process takes atleast 5 min)

Step 5.

Open your Thumb drive in explorer

Step 6.

EFI.tar.gz - Download this, Extract and copy to thumb drive
                               -this will place /EFI/BOOT with 3 req files inside the directory

Step 7.

Reboot the system pressing esc to choose what efi partition to boot and select your thumb drive and you good to go.



------------------------------------------------------ Various Tips and Hints ----------------------------

Internet connection is required during install process

It downloads the grub efi packagess

Disable Secure Boot in Bios

Usually del or f1 while computer is booting, find it and turn it off. That is an idea Microsoft came up with and surprise surprise make linux installation more complicated

WiFi Drivers are not always recognized

I recommend a hard line(Ethernet Connection) till you have it installed


Video of this how to to prevent confusion: (Still original how-to's video)