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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004531Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-02-10 11:05
ReporterSpyroAssigned Tomuts 
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2018.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004531: Kali Rolling prompts the creation of a user account after Root password prompt upon installation
DescriptionI download the kali linux image from:
From there I started my installation from the iso on a virtual machine; however after I passed the Root password creation I was prompted to supply a username I’m confused from this as this was never present in previous versions of Kali Linux Until near 2018.1 releases on daily images.
Steps To Reproduce1. Boot up the iso in a Virtual machine platform (I use VMware Workstation 14 PRO)
2. Get pass all the prompts until after the user root password creation prompt.
3. Watch as it prompts you for an alternate username.
Additional InformationThis was never present in previous versions of Kali Linux Until near and after 2018.1 releases on daily images.

The problem was not present in images from
only in



2018-02-10 08:19


BUG.PNG (59,981 bytes)
BUG.PNG (59,981 bytes)


2018-02-10 11:05

administrator   ~0008645

You are correct, this change in intentional. We're testing the possibility of allowing regular user creation during the installation process.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-02-10 08:18 Spyro New Issue
2018-02-10 08:19 Spyro File Added: BUG.PNG
2018-02-10 11:05 muts Assigned To => muts
2018-02-10 11:05 muts Status new => closed
2018-02-10 11:05 muts Resolution open => no change required
2018-02-10 11:05 muts Note Added: 0008645