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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004466Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2018-01-12 12:53
ReporterblackholeAssigned Torhertzog 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version2017.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004466: Virtualbox guest additions are failing
DescriptionEither you do an apt-get dist-upgrade or let Kali do it for you the result is the same. The virtualbox guest additions do not start while the available screen resolutions are limited.
Steps To Reproduce- While on VirtualBox guest
- Run apt-get dist-upgrade
- Reboot
- virtualbox guest additions are not running
- Redo the above using the native upgrader



2018-01-11 15:12


Screenshot from 2018-01-11 12-11-44.png (914,765 bytes)


2018-01-11 15:14

reporter   ~0007795

update the system and update the KERNEL

Screenshot from 2018-01-11 12-11-44-2.png (914,765 bytes)


2018-01-11 17:17

reporter   ~0007796

System and Kernel update doesn't work. The issue remains.


2018-01-12 12:53

administrator   ~0007797

Thank you for your interest in Kali but this bug report is not actionable. Please read first. We are a small team and we expect you to provide a much more detailed bug report.

Once you have done the necessary research (possibly with the help of the community on or on IRC #kali-linux on, feel free to re-open this bug with more information or to open a new report.

BTW the screen shots show a Windows guest and your report speaks of thing that you are doing in Kali (so in theory on the host) and at the same time you say "While on VirtualBox guest"... Your report doesn't contain any version of the various virtualbox packages that you have installed.

Neither any log of the upgrade that lead to the failure. Maybe you are hit by 0004464 and the upcoming kernel update will help you.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-01-10 15:28 blackhole New Issue
2018-01-11 15:12 creadpag File Added: Screenshot from 2018-01-11 12-11-44.png
2018-01-11 15:14 creadpag File Added: Screenshot from 2018-01-11 12-11-44-2.png
2018-01-11 15:14 creadpag Note Added: 0007795
2018-01-11 17:17 blackhole Note Added: 0007796
2018-01-12 12:53 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-01-12 12:53 rhertzog Status new => closed
2018-01-12 12:53 rhertzog Resolution open => won't fix
2018-01-12 12:53 rhertzog Note Added: 0007797