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How to uninstall kali linux


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#1 Jarvis062

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:43 AM

Plz help me i want to uninstall kali linux from my pc

 



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:09 AM

Well its not like its a winidws .exe you will nave to have a windows recovery disk or install another distro.

Again I think it was a big mistake for you to install Kali of all things, Kali while great for the fancy Edward Snowden/ Mr. Robot stuff is not for a greenhorn to linux.

It takes skill and time to learn that kind of distro.

Should have gone with mint.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:57 PM

Agreed, Security Distro's should not be gone into blindly, could be dangerous. 

 

and Kali is an OS did you mean you wanted to switch to windows or mint?


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:53 PM

What operating system are you going to replace it with?

 

If its Windows just pop the DVD into the DVD drive and install it as normal, Windows will delete everything and install itself.

 

If its Linux Same as above but you will be given the option to install along side Kali or replace Kali with, Select the replace option.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:57 PM

From what I gather he is trying to dual boot Windows and Kali preparing for BC hacking course. He's has posted in a lot of places looking for help. In one thread I basically said, that you want to install Windows first. I get the impression that he is getting in over his head, and IMO he should get some formal training first in computer science.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

This Topic is just one out of many reminders I see all the time........perform a Full drive image before installing any second OS.

 

Then if one doesn't need the new OS, there's a Full disk image waiting to be reinstalled, bootloader intact & all. :)

 

Kali is not for newbies to Linux, while we're getting lots of traffic in regards to the OS (probably Google 'hits' from Topics), really there's few Kali specialists onboard. However, there is a forum that's fully dedicated to Kali, and if one reads the page I link, the rules states that it's an ethical forum (no illegal stuff). 

 

 

By registering with our forums you agree to be bound by the following rules.

  • We do not condone any illegal activity at all.

 

http://docs.kali.org/community/kali-linux-community-forums

 

In other words, it's not that Kali has given itself a bad name, it's the users of the OS who has. Many comes in here asking funky questions that we cannot answer, even if we knew what was wanted. 

 

Yet as others has stated, removing Kali is easy, and all you really need if you don't plan to dual boot Linux, is your Windows install media (W10 can be downloaded), to perform a repair of the bootloader, it may have to be performed up to three times, though many has success with just one attempt. In fact, I performed one yesterday, one time did the trick. Select 'Repair your Computer' at the second window. 

 

I second MadmanRB's advice, Linux Mint is a great OS, which I've ran for just over 7.5 years, the MATE edition, it's loaded with quality software & easy for a Windows user to come in & feel at home within a few days to a couple of weeks. If you like a bit more eye candy, then the Cinnamon version may be of interest to you, much of the same software is offered. Be sure to download & install the correct bit version for your computer, many installs the 32 bit version thinking it's more compatible, that's far from the truth today. 64 bit Linux is the way to go on 64 bit hardware, regardless of the amount of RAM installed (example, low spec computers with 2GB RAM). That computer will still benefit from 64 bit Linux Mint, which uses far less RAM than Windows. 

 

Whatever your plans are from here, Good Luck! :)

 

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:29 AM

Hi Jarvis062

 

Can you please go to Kali Terminal and type in and enter

sudo blkid

and copy and paste the output here?

 

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:13 AM

 

I basically said, that you want to install Windows first.

I told him the same thing in another thread, Install Windows then we can worry about Kali and how to run it.

 

Hi Jarvis062

 

Can you please go to Kali Terminal and type in and enter

sudo blkid

and copy and paste the output here?

 

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What exactly will this achieve? 

 

Here is his partition set up.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/628764/installing-wine-in-kali-linux-2/?p=4102601

 

 

 

I suggest you seek advice on how to install Windows 10, in the Windows 10 Support forum.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:26 AM

@NickAu:

 

 

What exactly will this achieve?

 

Thank you, Nick, I am well aware of that.

 

It is also 10 days since your linked post was posted, and 9 days since the OP posted at Windows 10.

 

We also know that he had succeeded in downloading a copy of Windows 10, but we do not know what, if anything, he was able to do with it.

 

There was also an indication in the 3rd of the screenshots he provided, that he was attempting to resize sda1 from within sda1, using an installed version of GParted. Nobody noticed it or addressed it at the time, except maybe me.

 

So I am seeking to establish the State of The Nation.

 

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:33 AM

The state of the nation as you put it is that the OP wants to remove Kali Linux and install Windows and for that he needs to get help in the Windows 10 section not here.

 

End of story


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:00 AM

Nick, other than some input from technonymous, he got no further help at Windows 10.

 

Do you think you could let him respond, and then direct where he should make further enquiries?

 

BTW and at the OP - Jarvis, the output of

sudo parted /dev/sdX -l

... that is a letter "el" at the end, would help just as much.

 

However, you would be best served by answering Nick's questions from #4 above, first. Then we can understand what you are trying to achieve.

 

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Edited by wizardfromoz, 25 October 2016 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:03 AM

Jarvis you need to install Windows 10 first, We cant help you here with that.

 

 

When you have installed Windows 10 please start a new post and we will guide you in the best way to use Kali

 

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