03-16-2017 09:04 PM - edited 03-16-2017 09:25 PM
These are my issues:
My Comedy of Errors
When I installed Linux, I:
I still have the lenovo BIOS, but linux boots from GRUB. My Bios is photographed and attached. But here are a few options that are modified.
USB Legacy [Enabled]
Boot Mode [Legacy Support]
Boot Priority [Legacy First]
USB Boot [Enabled]
How do I re-install/repair ANYTHING!??
03-17-2017 05:49 AM
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The linux supporting systems are listed on Lenovo`s post here, make sure that yours is on the list, otherwise it will likely not work with your unit.
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09-09-2017 05:39 AM - edited 09-09-2017 05:57 AM
Hello, Even I am a kali user on the same device so I think I can help you better.
1. As per settings are concerned, I would keep them in UEFI and not LEGACY, as its better in performance and so does compatible with linux. (Nescessary)
2. Up next boot kali from a live bootable pendrive, as u insert the pendrive to ur laptop boot the lappy and continuosly tap F2 with/without Fn button (hotkeys may be).
3. This will end you up into BIOS menu then go to boot priority.. use Fn+f6 to shift up ur bootable pendrive to the top in priority. Next exit and save the changes.
4. Finally Kali will boot up, run a live system.
5. Open terminal, fdisk -l type this and figure out if there exist any previous kali partitions along with SWAP or not.
6.I suppose it exists as you have mentioned you broke your GRUB, and i also assume that you haven't deleted your KALI LINUX partitions, further.
7. Figure out the disk example:
Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 1026046 1023999 500M EFI System
/dev/sda2 1026048 1114659262 1113633215 531G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda3 1114660864 1429231615 314570752 150G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4 1429231616 1936951295 507719680 242.1G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda5 1936951296 1953523711 16572416 7.9G Linux swap
here, sda4 was my Linux partition (i have a dual booted this)
8. Next fireup terminal :
apt-get install grub
mount /dev/sda4 /mnt #replace sda4 with your partition name
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot/efi #you also need to mount your efi partition
mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
sudo chroot /mnt
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub #this would fix your grub for good, finally do a reboot and your grub would be fixed with kali running fine, if your running a dual boot windows there is some more to this.
9. Run Kali , terminal ,
Thats all!Note: everytime you change EFI to LEGACY your GRUB will break :/ I had faced this a dozen of times now. so just a quick tip don't keep your settings on LEGACY.