Run Kali Linux , BackBox and Gentoo Distrubutions Directly from Hard Disk in Ubuntu 14.04 using Grub Menu

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21 Responses

  1. Saurabh Sugandh says:

    Does it work for other distros? Can I do it in my manjaro for backbox?

  2. Ruben says:

    Does anyone know how to make this iso persistent?

    I used this to boot and works for me.

    menuentry ‘Kali Linux 2014 Live’ –class os –class gnu-linux –class gnu –class os –group group_main {
    set isofile=”/live/kali-linux-1.1.0a-amd64.iso”
    insmod ext2
    insmod loopback
    insmod iso9660
    loopback loop (hd0,msdos2)$isofile
    search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set=root 07c0e976-866d-49f6-9ac7-018b5b4d9a8a
    linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live fromiso=/dev/sda2/$isofile noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali
    initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img

  3. Six2Dez says:

    Hey guys,
    Great article!! It works fine for me (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04).
    Only 1 more question, how can I know (or find) the linux and initrd section for other kind of live distros?
    Thanks a lot!

  4. charles says:

    hi guys im running ubuntu 14.04 (hd0,gpt7) the thing is when I launch kali there’s an error that pops up

    Begin: Mounting root file system …/init: .: line 224: cant open ‘ /scripts/Live’
    kernel panic – not syncing: attempted to kill init!

    please help me

  5. Tafari says:

    nice, but just wondering will this work for kali 1.0.9? thankyou

  6. madkongo says:

    forgot to add my current 40_custom config
    my grub file shows: hd1,msdos5

    menuentry ‘Kali Linux 2014 Live’ –class os –class gnu-linux –class gnu –class os –group group_main {
    set isofile=”/live/kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso”

    insmod ext2
    insmod loopback
    insmod iso9660
    loopback loop (hd1,msdos5)$isofile
    search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set=root b86769fa-9af1-4d92-b8f0-dc528f9a0f0f
    linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live fromiso=/dev/sdb1/$isofile noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali
    initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img

    menuentry ‘Backbox Live ISO’ –class os –class gnu-linux –class gnu –class os –group group_main {
    set isofile=”/backbox-4.0-amd64.iso”
    loopback loop (hd1,5)$isofile
    linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile noprompt noeject
    initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.gz

  7. madkongo says:

    first of all thx for the tutorial, but i do have a problem.
    i did manage to add the kali linux to the grub menu
    but after i pick it it simply restarts my computer and comes back to the grub menu
    and ideas on how to fix?

  8. Waheed says:

    Dear, can we use the same ubuntu partition for persistance live kali linux, without creating another partition?

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