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#1 2018-11-27 05:05:19

Preethi12
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Kali Linux - Installation failed

Hello all,
I am looking for a career in Linux. So, I am preparing to undergo Linux training in Chennai.  I was trying to install Kali Linux OS yesterday, but it keeps on showing Installation failed error. Has anyone here installed Kali Linux OS? What could've gone wrong? Can you please help me out?

---Mod edit--- Moved here, because it isn't a Bunsenlabs question

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#2 2018-11-27 05:31:36

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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

Preethi12 wrote:

...What could've gone wrong?

A hundred things could have gone wrong. You need to tell us a lot more exact details about the whole procedure you tried. I presume you have looked at the kali documentation.

And I sincerely hope that your career in linux doesn't involve wearing a black hat? hmm


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#3 2018-11-27 18:33:45

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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

Maybe is not what are you looking for but, did you try with virtualbox?

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#4 2018-11-28 00:12:42

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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

It's my impression that Kali is meant to be run as a Live distro from a pendrive. Can you do that?

It's definitely not meant to be an everyday desktop distro. You can learn all about Linux using one of those instead of Kali.

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#5 2018-11-28 15:11:31

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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

I have managed to install Kali on quite a few laptops/desktops both full installs and VM guests. As above - I think Kali is a bad idea as a full install distro unless you keep one machine dedicated ONLY to pentesting/hacking used ONLY when pentesting/hacking.

Separate working environment from personal space, especially with Kali.

If you cannot have a separate machine for Kali I would install some kind of Debian (bunsenlabs!) for learning and then Kali in a VM.


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#6 2021-05-15 17:55:09

trickyaamir
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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

Generally, the Kali Linux installation is easy. The most common error a user gets in the network section, that is because in laptops and desktops there are different wifi adapters. Kali Linux setup doesn't have drivers for that. So, instead of a wifi adapter select a LAN adapter and use a direct LAN wire.

The second problem is, users can't make the right partitions and gets errors. So my suggestion is to always use a separate Hard Drive for kali Linux installation and do not go manual. Select the "Guided - use entire disk" option and then select the "all files in one partition" option, it will automatically create the right ext and swap the partition for you.

If you want to install a new HDD or SSD on your PC or Laptop and don't know how to install the hard drive, you can check this article on how to install Kali Linux without losing windows 10 and old data. I found this useful because it has multiple options.


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#7 2021-05-16 16:51:59

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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

trickyaamir wrote:

Why not go to the source and get the molst reliable information:
https://www.kali.org/docs/installation/

In any case, all I get on that site is:

You have reached an error page on WPX Hosting.

If you are seeing this page, it is because there is no website installed on this domain yet.

Frankly, I'm a little suspicious.

edit:
Oh, and it's a 2.5 year necrobump, and the poster has the same website in their sidebar.
That confirms my suspicions, but I'll be damned if I ever push that Report button again.

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#8 2021-05-16 22:39:51

trickyaamir
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Re: Kali Linux - Installation failed

ohnonot wrote:

Why not go to the source and get the molst reliable information:
https://www.kali.org/docs/installation/

In the source, there is not any method like the above tutorial, and the video inside the tutorial is so in-depth and unique.

In any case, all I get on that site is:
You have reached an error page on WPX Hosting.

If you are seeing this page, it is because there is no website installed on this domain yet.

Can you show me the error page, I never found that website down!


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