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0006418Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:50
Reportercohst Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006418: Kali Linux sometimes doesn't start in VMware ESXi with Kernel 5.6.0 anymore
DescriptionAfter upgrade to Kernel 5.6.7 (image 5.6.0) in VMWware ESXi 6.0 Kali does sometimes not start when power on. the virtual machine. The problem is not solved with kernel 5.6.14. It seems as it has definitely something to do with the kernel image, because with kernel 5.5.17 everything starts and works fine after upgrade all tools.

I have tested this with notebook as well and there all is fine after upgrade to kernel 5.6.7. So the problem only appears in VMWare.

Unfortunately no error message is reportet, just not loading OS.
Steps To ReproduceStart machine in ESXi 6.0.0.



2020-06-28 12:08

reporter   ~0013027

I have build up a test instance now to further document the error. The error appears even after a longer period of time only sometimes, not always. Sometimes the vm starts without any problems. Today I got the following message (see screenshot). But this message only appeared once, it is not really reproducable. Kernel Image is 5.6.14-Kali2.

error kali boot.JPG (44,108 bytes)
error kali boot.JPG (44,108 bytes)


2020-06-28 12:10

reporter   ~0013028

Further information: I installed a bootlogd and configured it, to log boot messages. But no information is logged when the error appears, maybe because the start process does not proceed wide enough to load boot logging.


2020-07-03 19:01

reporter   ~0013049

Today I got a different error message, when booting the vm after apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, but problem is the same: the system hangs during boot. Does that help to find the error?


2020-07-12 13:20

reporter   ~0013081

It seems as the problem has been solved in the new kernel release 5.7.6-1kali2, as I upgraded two virtual machines and tested the reboot several times, but the error didn't occur any more. I would say let's close the ticket for now.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-06-01 14:10 cohst New Issue
2020-06-28 12:08 cohst File Added: error kali boot.JPG
2020-06-28 12:08 cohst Note Added: 0013027
2020-06-28 12:10 cohst Note Added: 0013028
2020-07-03 19:01 cohst File Added: Kali error message 03-07-20.JPG
2020-07-03 19:01 cohst Note Added: 0013049
2020-07-12 13:20 cohst Note Added: 0013081
2020-12-01 10:50 g0tmi1k Severity major => minor