Grub4dos prompt with Kali Linux


I've read many posts to find solution for my problem. I found lots of similar discussions but I couldn't get any success with that so I need a little help.

I have a Win10 installed notebook and EasyBCD 2.3 with UEFI disabled in BIOS. I started to install Kali Linux 2018.1 to the unallocated space of the same drive. I made a 2GB /boot partition and I installed the grub bootloader to this which was /dev/sda5 not to the MBR. After installation finished I started EasyBCD from Win10 and added a Grub2 entry with autoselect option. When I restart I got the metro bootloader screen with the option select Kali but the OS not loaded. I only get a Grub4Dos prompt.

The debugger mode in EasyBCD shows the following configuration:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale hu-HU
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {c3d9bd8a-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
resumeobject {c3d9bd89-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
displayorder {c3d9bd8a-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {c3d9bd8a-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 10
locale hu-HU
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {c3d9bd8b-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
displaymessageoverride Recovery
recoveryenabled Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {c3d9bd89-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {c3d9bd8d-143d-11e8-8036-d879c8bd3f01}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description Kali Linux
locale hu-HU
custom:250000c2 1

What I did wrong?

Thanks for reply,


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It's possible you've run into a bug in NeoGrub. Let me post a beta build in a couple of hours.
Could you please inform me when can I get the beta version of NeoGrub? If it's a bit help for you I can check the NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr file in a hex editor but of course I don't know what should I check in it. :grinning:



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi Sandor,

Sorry about that; I got sidetracked trying to set up an automated build system for EasyBCD. (You can thank @Ex_Brit for setting me straight!)

Can you give the attached build a try? Make sure to use it to first delete the existing Kali entry then add a new one from scratch, before rebooting to test.



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
If you do run into the same issue, can you check if there's any text displayed before the Grub4Dos prompt to indicate what went wrong?
Hi! Thanks to you and @Ex_Brit about working my problem and made a new build. Something is still went wrong but we could step the next level in debug because instead of Grub4Dos prompt I got a "No GRLDR detected in all drives" error message. I'm sure that I installed GRUB on /dev/sda5 in the Kali installation process which is the "hd 0,4" device but I don't know why it isn't detected.