Forum Thread: Kali Wont Start, Stuck at Kali Login:

Hello everyone, I'm very happy to join this community I'm a debian user. I've got an HP mini 200 i want to install kali as only distro on it. so I've make the installation through usb. but my installation won't start and stuck at the last process. with the mention:

Kali GNU/Linux Rolling kali tty1
kali login:

and the mouse's cursor moving between up left corner of the screen and the middle.

I've tried so many thing but nothing worked. some ideas to help me?

For info,I can launch the live mode without problem, from the same USB storage.

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Press CTRL+ATL+F2
This will bring to the CLI screen. Login with your credentials. Make sure you are connected to the internet (wired)
Then type :
"apt-get install x-window-system"
once that is done type:
"startx"

Thanks Vapour i will try this when coming home. but i had try some alt.ctrl.f2 thinking i cant acces something with it. probably in recovrry mode. i will told you the result.

I did the same thing you're trying to do except with my Windows 7 machine. I was able to successfully replace it with Kali Linux. I've ran into your issue before. What I had to do is completely start all over, i.e. redownload the Kali Linux iso and the installer you're using to create the USB. As a refresher, follow these steps:

Download the Universal USB Installer

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Then visit the following link and download the appropriate Kali ISO.

https://www.kali.org/downloads/

After Kali is finished downloading, run Universal USB Installer and chose 'Kali Linux' from the list of Linux Distributions. Click 'browse' to navigate to the Kali Linux iso you just downloaded. Indicate what drive your USB is connected to and click 'create'.

When changing my operating system from Windows to Linux, I came across many many issues but I was always able to solve them by simply starting over from the very beginning with a fresh download of the iso. I'm sure there are other ways to go about it, but I found this to be the easiest rather than posting to a forum waiting, hoping someone responds, or searching the Internet endlessly for an answer.

thanks for answer. i already done so much try. reinstalling ect. as said I done the Vapour tips in recovery mode. it's working but when i reboot it's doing the same.

(sorry english is not my native language)

no problem, I can understand what you're saying. Did you re-download everything before you tried reinstalling it?

Are u trying to Dual boot with Windows ???All bcoz I am using Kali 2016(Rolling) alongside Windows 10

Did you install graphical install?
It sounds like to me you installed terminal version or something.

thts not a big deal :))

it's for a dedicated kali comp. not dual boot. and nothing from what i had tryied work. the startx method work but without network and if i reboot, it stuck at the same issue.

Hey RONIN first of tell me do u wanna use it in Dual-boot mode ...??

hey as said. not for dual boot. as main distro on an hp mini 200.

U installing it in UEFI or Legacy mode??

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