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Laptop shows random Linux boot option?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I bought a Dell laptop off Ebay, which seems fine, except that when I press F12 to show boot options, one of the UEFI options is 'kali'. I gather this is a type of Linux (something I can imagine the previous owner using), however there is no partition for anything other than Windows on the machine's hard drive. When I try to boot kali, it says 'boot device has failed' or something similar. 

 

Can anyone suggest why this option might be showing, and how to get rid of it?

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The previous owner was running a dual boot, when he formatted the drive he didn't do it properly and the EFI boot partition still contains a boot file from the Linux install.

 

It can be cleaned if you care that much but as Wizard said above, it won't hurt anything and can be ignored.


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