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I recently loaded a persistent and live kali on my USB. I want my system to boot into kali if the USB is connected else continue on and load grub( I have setup dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows).

Can this be done? Right now everytime i boot, i have to manually change the BIOS settings.

My BOOT Settings:

  • Boot List Option: Legacy
  • Secure Boot: Disabled
  • Legacy Option ROMs: Enabled

Boot order

  1. Hard drive
  2. USB Storage Device
  3. Diskette Drive
  4. Network
  5. CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive

The Issue

System boots into kali if USB is connected.Else I get this error message

Reboot and Select proper Boot device. or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

To boot into grub, I manually change Boot List Option to UEFI. But then I'm not able to boot into kali.

Please be as descriptive as possible as I'm a n00b to BIOS. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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    Place USB drive before HDD. BTW, Kali Linux users are not noobs ;) – Biswapriyo Dec 14 '17 at 4:56
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    Thanks, will try that. But if Hard Disk is first, why doesn't my system directly boot into grub? If USB is second why does it load into kali? – Hari Krishnan Dec 14 '17 at 5:13

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