Tagged: Chapter 4 exercise 2
February 3, 2018 at 12:54 am #3645
If someone can explain to me what I’m doing wrong, I’d appreciate it.
I am doing the unattended install (my first time ever) and what i’ve done was this:
Boot the VirtualBox pointed to the kali.iso and then select install, hit tab and modify the contents by adding
preseed/url=https://www.kali.org/dojo/preseed.cfg locale=en_US keymap=us hostname=host domain=domain.com
I hit enter and it boots up and goes along for awhile all “unattended” but when the installation comes to the root password…it halts. I checked the preseed.cfg on kali.org and it has a root password set to toor etc. But it just doesn’t go.
If i enter the password, the installation can progress a little more then comes to disk partitioning. Again it halts and needs my input. I checked the file on the website again and it indeed does provide auto-responses for this as well…but again, they don’t just auto insert.
What am I doing wrong? How do I correct this?
February 3, 2018 at 10:55 pm #3646re4sonParticipant
I’m not quite sure yet why that isn’t working but using “auto mode” definitely does, i.e. using
auto url=https://www.kali.org/dojo/preseed.cfg locale=en_US keymap=us hostname=host domain=domain.com
will get you there.
Please let us know how you go,
February 6, 2018 at 2:03 am #3649
Hey. Many thanks. Yeah I was looking the file and could not figure out what was wrong. I’m very glad it wasn’t on my end! 😉
Thanks for the help.
February 10, 2018 at 3:34 am #3667re4sonParticipant
Fixed in 2018.1
In 2017.3, simply dropping the “preseed” from “preseed/url=” would have been enough to make it work.
February 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm #3690
Huh, really good to know, thank you.
January 7, 2020 at 9:04 am #17430Ed JohnsonParticipant
I just had the same problem. Had a devil of a time figuring out how to get to the GRUB options. After finding this thread it was a piece of cake. Thank you very much! Installing this way was very cool! 🙂
March 1, 2020 at 5:37 am #17460SachinParticipant
i entered the parameters and started installation
but the installer halts at “setup users and passwords”
i entered the details and installation proceeded without anymore halts
but the installation should completely be unattended
so anybody can tell me what i could be doing wrong?
March 13, 2020 at 12:17 pm #17472deeklParticipant
I copied the preseed.cfg file to an onlinelocation from mine, changed a few things in the file and the unattended install is working, except, no matter what I do, it won’t install a graphical desktop, tried tasksel tasksel/first multiselect standard, desktop, gnome, xfce-desktop. Any ideas, what that could be?
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