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0005481Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-02-10 17:38
Reporteru8548w Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005481: Kali Linux (Rolling Release) misbehaves on Microsoft Hyper-V while 2.0 does not
DescriptionUnder Hyper-V (Generations 1&2):
Booting Kali Linux 2019.2 into Live mode drops the user to a bash prompt instead of the desktop.
Installing Kali Linux 2019.2 and restarting the VM also drops the user to a bash prompt instead of the desktop.
Starting the X server from the live mode or installed to hard drive just hangs the system.

On the other hand, under Hyper-V (Generation 1):
Kali Linux 2.0 successfully arrives to the desktop when booted into Live mode.
Installing Kali Linux 2.0 and restarting the VM arrives at a graphical login prompt
Under Generation 2 the VM won't even boot.

Will update the bug report after more testing
Additional InformationHardware:
HP Pavilion p050 desktop - upgraded to 32 GB of system memory
MSI GF75 Thin 8RD

Versions of Kali Linux tested:
2.0 from 2015

Hyper-V Generations tested:
1 & 2

Hyper-V configuration versions tested:



2019-06-04 22:48

reporter   ~0010654

after some testing, I found out that the sddm display manager doesn't even start (installing xinit alleviates the problem), however, installing lightdm fixes the problem entirely.

Forgot to mention that this is the KDE version of Kali


2020-02-10 17:38

administrator   ~0012106

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling <= 2019.2), 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 -

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:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-06-01 22:09 u8548w New Issue
2019-06-04 22:48 u8548w Note Added: 0010654
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0012106
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Status new => closed