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0005881Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:41
ReporterGamb1t Assigned Torhertzog  
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.4 
Target Version2020.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0005881: PFSense router advertisements for DHCPv6 cause issues during installation

When a PFSense setup has router advertisements enabled for DHCPv6 during installation network setup will fail. Disabling this will fix it and installation will work properly.
Steps To ReproduceSet up PFSense and ensure router advertisements are enabled for DHCPv6
Download 2019.4 Kali and go through install
During network set up it will fail
Disable router advertisements for DHCPv6 but leave the DHCPv6 server running
Go through install again, this time the network setup will work properly
Additional InformationThanks Iggy and Covert Error for the reports and fix



2019-12-06 21:06

administrator   ~0011588

I don't have a FreeBSD router at home, so it won't be easy for me to reproduce this and fix it.

And I find it weird that this issue would be Kali specific. We are forking the "netcfg" component of the installer ( but it's only to set the default hostname to "kali" because it was not preseedable.

Can we also have the full logs of the failed installation run? See for instruction to get the logs.

Is this reproducible with the mini.iso as well as with the official 2019.4 ISO?

Can we have some details for the network configuration used in VMWare ?

Is this also reproducible with virtualbox in a network with a PFSense router ?


2019-12-06 21:55

administrator   ~0011589

We should review changes made by Ubuntu because there might some bug fixes there that never got merged back to Debian:

See the Ubuntu box on


2019-12-06 21:57

administrator   ~0011590

Another notable change that we are doing in Kali compared to Debian is that we put "net.ifnames=0" on the kernel command line which means that we have "eth0" when Debian nowadays has other names. I'm not sure if it can explain the difference, but it might be worth trying to remove that parameter on the kernel command line in the live ISO (TAB in syslinux, CTRL+e in grub IIRC).


2019-12-06 22:05

administrator   ~0011591

Here are some logs that were shared by Iggy.

d-i-logs.png (457,729 bytes)
router-config.png (63,914 bytes)
router-config.png (63,914 bytes)


2020-12-01 10:41

administrator   ~0013819

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. 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
2019-12-06 17:30 Gamb1t New Issue
2019-12-06 20:48 elwood Assigned To => rhertzog
2019-12-06 20:48 elwood Status new => assigned
2019-12-06 21:06 rhertzog Note Added: 0011588
2019-12-06 21:07 rhertzog Status assigned => feedback
2019-12-06 21:55 rhertzog Note Added: 0011589
2019-12-06 21:57 rhertzog Note Added: 0011590
2019-12-06 22:05 rhertzog File Added: d-i-logs.png
2019-12-06 22:05 rhertzog File Added: router-config.png
2019-12-06 22:05 rhertzog Note Added: 0011591
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013819
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Status feedback => closed