Kali: A start job is running for live-config

Kali: A start job is running for live-config

Kali: A start job is running for live-config


Solved: How to Boot Kali Linux or Any other Linux which shows an error like “A Start Job is running for live-config”

Problem: When I boot live Kali linux from a USB stick, it ends up stuck on repeating “A start job is running for live-config contains the components that configure a live system during the boot process (late userspace  insert some time here / no limit)”. I’ve let it run overnight, but it was still repeating the thing.

What is Kali Linux:

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.  It is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

Kali Linux was released on the 13th March, 2013 as a coto Debian development standards.mplete, top-to-bottom rebuild of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely


This Error occurs due to Dual Graphics card setup in the laptop or Desktop.

To Bypass this error just follow down the steps or Check out this video on youtube for better understanding.

Video Tutorial:

Steps for resolving the error:

Step 1:

Live boot into your Linux OS from the live USB or another disk. Now Press the ‘E‘ key to open up the menu like this on the UEFI BOOT or press the ‘Tab’ key for the Legacy BOOT.

Step 2:

Change the Word “Splash” with “nouveau.modeset=0” (without quotes) and press ‘F10’ key or ‘Ctrl+X’

That Should let you boot into the os without any problem. But for the permanent solution follow the steps below.

Step 3:

For Permanent solution, Boot into your primary OS and open the Live USB and go the following directory:  Run Debian GNU/Linux(E:) /boot/grub

and open the ‘grub.cfg’  file with any text editor.

Step 4:

Now change the ‘splash‘ word with the “nouveau.modeset=0” from the #Live and other modes which you want to use (Like Persistence) and save the file and you are ready to  go.

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