So I've recently gained interest in I.T. and NullByte threads and thus attempted at installing Kali.
I'll try to keep the noobish question "short" :
I'm currently running windows 7, had installed ubuntu in dual boot before and then deleted it. I supposedly removed the grub with easyBCD and then deleted the partitions. All the partitions but a remaining 200Mo EFI one that windows doesn't let me manage.
I have only one disk and 3 partitions on it (screenshot at the end)
Now when installing Kali using the full ISO burnt on a DVD and "P2 MATSHITDVD" boot option ("UEFI MATSHITDVD" just greets me with a black screen), it says Kali "was succesfully installed" so I just remove the DVD and reboot but it just boots on Windows.
When going into the boot options I have :
- P2 (MATSHITDVD)
- UEFI (MATSHITDVD)
"ubuntu" option shouldn't be there anymore and it keeps getting back when manually deleting the boot option.
So I thought the 200Mo EFI Partition's content could be reponsible for this and preventing another linux distro to set a boot option somehow.
Of course the the disk manager doesn't let me delete it and neither does DISKPART ("Deleting a partiton is forbidden on the active boot, system, fime sharing volume" along those lines).
here's a screen of my disk management (in french) :
Obviously the nuclear option would be saving everything, burning windows7, DBANing the disk and starting it all over but I'm trying to use a more flexible option yet :)
Might the EFI partition alone be causing Kali to fail its full install?
Is there a way to delete an EFI partition on the disk without wiping everything else?