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Blue Screen Again
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310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

These are my issues:

  1. The System Recovery option found in the Novo Button Menu just opens GRUB to attempt to launch Kali Linux 2016.2.
  2. The Boot Menu doesn't show there are any Bootable USBs I have in its list. Even one with Kali Linux 2016.2 on it. It is not just not recognizing the USB as bootable, it doesn't represent anything is plugged in at all.
  3. Somehow, Kali Linux is now broken as well. So any help from within an OS on the system is not an option.

My Comedy of Errors

  When I installed Linux, I:

  1. Booted from a Bootable Kali USB, ran the LIVE option, and started the app gParted, a Linux option for a disk partitioner.
  2. Shrunk the partition holding my saved data created with windows 10 to accomodate the size and to make room for Kali.
  3. Deleted the other partitions. ---- I have done this many times, no, there is no way the hidden system recovery partition was present and deleted.
  4. Installed Kali As the only OS on my system.
  5. Broke Kali. Easy to do. It doesn't boot.

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!?? 

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Re: 310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

Hello ROlyver

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.

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.


Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

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Blue Screen Again
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Re: 310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

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 ,  

sudo update-grub

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.

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