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kali linux installer wont see unallocated space to partition.


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

Trying to install kali linux but it says that the unallocated space is not usable, it is 50gb of data that came from me shrinking an ntfs-formatted, which had worked on other computers in which i have installed kali.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:19 PM

Not familiar with Kali and am not qualified to help but, it will server you well if you post up some info. at least a screenshot of your drives, can you do that with KaliLiveDisc via gparted, or on your windows side?

 

In Kali you could open Terminal and type "inxi -Fx" without the quotes and a space between i and - .  That will give a nice output for all your basic pc info.

 

I really like a gparted screenshot personally for this, as I have ADD lol.  But in your case starting a new thread and all maybe go with the inxi -Fx.

 

Is this the pc in question: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-3970X Hexa-core (6 Core) 3.50 GHz Processor?


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:37 PM

At what stage does the installer say that the unallocated space is unusable?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:06 AM

 

 

But in your case starting a new thread and all maybe go with the inxi -Fx.

 

Why another Topic? That's what this new one just 4 posts deep is about, getting Kali installed. 

 

As long as there's less than 4 Primary partitions on the drive (if MBR), I don't see why Kali can't be installed, and the number goes much higher with GPT formatting. Most all Linux OS's can be installed on logical partitions, even the root or main one, if there are 3 primaries in use already. 

 

 

 

At what stage does the installer say that the unallocated space is unusable?

 

This would be a great starting point, along with a snapshot, if possible. 

 

Also, it's possible that if the computer has Secure Boot, it may need to be disabled prior to install, some Linux distros has no signed keys for the install. I'm adding this because am just noticing this was moved from the Windows 8/8.1 section to here. 

 

One's computer will run just fine with Secure Boot disabled. In itself, it does nothing to protect the user from malware on the Windows partitions, security software along with responsible browsing habits is the best prevention to keep infections away. Another thing, Secure Boot may prevent some legit software or hardware drivers from installing because they're unsigned, all the more reason to disable it in the BIOS. This does not imply that it's safe to install a lot of unsigned software/drivers, if possible, this should be avoided. At the same time, I realize that not all unsigned software & drivers poses a threat. 

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:17 AM

This would be a great starting point, along with a snapshot, if possible.


Indeed. The Debian installer (which is what Kali has) has a "screenshot" button.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:28 AM

 

 

 

But in your case starting a new thread and all maybe go with the inxi -Fx.

 

Why another Topic? That's what this new one just 4 posts deep is about, getting Kali installed. 

 

 

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You probably realized by now but I think I said this because this started in Windows 8.1 Forum.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:56 PM

At what stage does the installer say that the unallocated space is unusable?

 

At the partitioning stage, also the disk is not dynamic. i cannot get a sc atm


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

 

 

 

 

But in your case starting a new thread and all maybe go with the inxi -Fx.

 

Why another Topic? That's what this new one just 4 posts deep is about, getting Kali installed. 

 

 

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You probably realized by now but I think I said this because this started in Windows 8.1 Forum.

 

 

No, I didn't see where you said that in your post above (#2), yet I now see it was transferred over, must have been some of it not shown, there's nothing in this one about the CPU mentioned. 

 

Sorry, I was working with a couple of Topics & had another forum related issue to deal with and I didn't catch it. :)

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:11 AM

At the partitioning stage, also the disk is not dynamic. i cannot get a sc atm

Try creating the partition with GParted.

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Select the drive you want to create the partition on from the drop-down menu on the right, highlight the unused space you want to create the partition in by clicking on it, then press the "New" button on the left.

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Select file system etc in the window that opens then click "Apply" to create the partition.

Then run the installer again, and install Kali to the partition.

To take a screenshot in Kali, press Print Screen on your keyboard, open File Manager, click on File System and the screenshot should be there.

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