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January 24, 2018 at 07:55:33
Specs: kali linux , 4GB
I think its a point of no return..
But still having a little hope that you guys can help me in some manner..
I have Asus notebook.
Want to install kali on it but the the hdd of 160gigs, somehow gives this error during the step where it actually installs the system on it - "input/output error cannot read from dev/sda"
I had totally emptied the hdd from any of the dust lying around of win 10.. And yet it gave me this error.
Now here comes a bigger problem..
I tried to change the uefi mode to legacy mode from the bios settings but.. I accidentally disabled the USB legacy support. So i am not even able to use any bootable pendrive or an external keyboard for that matter.
And i also have some keys which aren't functional on my laptop's keyboard which includes "enter" key in it.. Sadly i can't restore the hardware settings now with the knowledge i have.
Ik this is really really stupid, but is the anyway out except for giving it for repairing?

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January 24, 2018 at 08:04:21
could be the HDD was not formatted correctly (NTFS)

also you can reset some systems to hardware default by holding the start button for around 30sec, or thy this as a 2nd option:
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/rest...

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January 24, 2018 at 14:09:29
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If you're asking about an ASUS laptop, why did you put Macbook Air in the Tags? Please post the model & model number.

There was absolutely no reason to format the HDD in advance, it will be partitioned & formatted during the Linux installation. And I don't know why you felt it was necessary to change the BIOS settings? Make sure the laptop is totally powered off. Press and hold the F2 key & press the power button. Do NOT release the F2 button until the BIOS screen displays. The key choices needed to change the settings are shown are the right side of the screen. You do NOT have to use the ENTER key: http://i40.tinypic.com/ofdg5g.jpg

Personally, I'm old school & prefer to use DVDs rather than pendrives. If your laptop has a DVD drive, burn the Linux ISO to a disc, then boot off it. All the screens you will see are shown in the following link. Once you get to the Partitioning screen, select "Guided - use entire disk"

https://docs.kali.org/installation/...

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February 9, 2018 at 08:42:39
ill sure try that @hidde663 Thanks for the reply!

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February 9, 2018 at 08:44:27
sorry for the wrong tag ,it was a mistake .
i had no option but to erase the hdd as even the kali installation was failing in my asus pc, so for that reason i went digging a little in the bios setitngs but eventually landed making the usb keyboard worthless

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