Hey there, So I’ve been trying to create a live usb with Kali Linux on it but I can’t boot into it from my computer.
My specs are as follows:
Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard
Amd FX-8350 @4.5GHz
Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970
Windows 10 Home
I created my bootable USB in Win32 Disk imager using Kali rolling 2017.1 ISO on a 64Gb USB 3.0 Samsung flash drive.
I go into my BIOS to boot from my flash drive, and the kali boot screen comes up just fine.
I hit enter on the “Live (amd64)” option and a bunch of startup text scrolls across the screen, but then my monitor loses signal. The lights on my K70 keyboard and Deathadder mouse stay on like normal, and the internal lights and fans in the PC continue working like normal, but my monitor(s) Say “no signal” and then go into standby mode.
Doing a bit of research, the only fixes I could find were hitting tab on the boot option and entering “nvidia.setmode=0” before booting. Didn’t work.
I also tried the same method with a different command: “grub_gfxmode=1280x1024x24” but had no luck with that either.
That fix as well as most others I’ve seen seemed to be for people attempting to install Kali, not run it from a live USB.
People were saying it has to do with failed hardware detecting because the Kali image doesn’t have the Nvidia drivers installed, which makes sense but I cannot check because none of the computers in my house have integrated graphics.
Any help with this would be wonderful, and I am still a beginner with Linux so verbose advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance