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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004018Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2018-02-21 09:42
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Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004018: live-build login bugs
DescriptionI built the .iso with --variant light and --variant lxde and put it on a thumbdrive per the instructions on the kali live build page. After booting to the graphical login screen. Entering the password toor returns as invalid. Switching to a cli with ctl-alt-f1 shows a root prompt meaning that kali has done auto login. running startx at root prompt returns command not found.
Steps To Reproduce./build.sh --distribution kali-rolling --variant lxde --verbose

Then per instructions on build page for a thumbdrive:

dd if=kali-linux-light-rolling-i386.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=512k
(manually use gparted to create /dev/sdc3)
cryptsetup --verbose --verify-passphrase luksFormat /dev/sdc3
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc3 my_usb
mkfs.ext3 -L persistence /dev/mapper/my_usb
e2label /dev/mapper/my_usb persistence
mkdir -p /mnt/my_usb
mount /dev/mapper/my_usb /mnt/my_usb
echo "/ union" > /mnt/my_usb/persistence.conf
umount /dev/mapper/my_usb
cryptsetup luksClose /dev/mapper/my_usb

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aeloian5 (reporter)

dd if=kali-linux-light-rolling-i386.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=512k

should be whatever the name of your .iso is.


aeloian5 (reporter)

Found a partial fix. Turns out package xinit is not being installed for whatever reason. I can alt-ctl-f1 and startx that way but still does not fix the underlying problem of entering the password toor returns as invalid from the gui login because kali has auto done auto login. Could be a grub misconfiguration?


g0tmi1k (administrator)

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling 2016.x/2017.1), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux - https://www.kali.org/downloads/)?

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing,and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read: https://kali.training/topic/filing-a-good-bug-report/

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-05-15 19:28 aeloian5 New Issue
2017-05-15 23:06 aeloian5 Note Added: 0006691
2017-06-04 22:13 aeloian5 Note Added: 0006787
2018-02-21 09:42 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0008756
2018-02-21 09:42 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
+Issue History