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0005881Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2019-12-06 22:05
ReporterGamb1t Assigned Torhertzog  
PriorityhighSeveritycrashReproducibilityalways
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.4 
Target Version2020.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0005881: PFSense router advertisements for DHCPv6 cause issues during installation
Descriptionhttps://twitter.com/CovertError/status/1202971899250323456

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

Activities

rhertzog

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 (http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/netcfg) 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 https://www.kali.org/docs/troubleshooting/troubleshooting-a-kali-linux-install/ for instruction to get the logs.

Is this reproducible with the mini.iso as well as with the official 2019.4 ISO?
http://http.kali.org/dists/kali-dev/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.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 ?

rhertzog

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:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/netcfg/+bug/917905

See the Ubuntu box on https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/netcfg:
https://patches.ubuntu.com/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.142ubuntu8.patch

rhertzog

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).

rhertzog

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)

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