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0007341Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2022-12-07 16:37
ReporterAlfista-SK Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007341: Bad VMware package...
DescriptionHave downloaded the preinstalled package for VMware and it will not work.
Will not start as the one from the disk file is corrupt.
I try to start it on ESXI 6.0U3 with vCenter 6.7. Have change the compatibility and also set the latest Debian OS in ESXi.

But after each start it tell the same.
Steps To ReproduceHave added the pre installed VM.
Have change the compatibility and also set the latest Debian OS in ESXi.
And started.
Additional InformationPlease when you will send it next time, please merge all snapshots, that is easier to use.



2021-09-23 11:54

reporter   ~0015234

Error message:

File /vmfs/volumes/575d1d33-e76158f1/kali-linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64/Kali-Linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64.vmdk was not found Failed to start the virtual machine. Module 'Disk' power on failed. Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/575d1d33-e76158f1/kali-linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64/Kali-Linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. The system cannot find the file specified VMware ESX cannot find the virtual disk "/vmfs/volumes/575d1d33-e76158f1/kali-linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64/Kali-Linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64.vmdk". Verify the path is valid and try again.


2021-09-23 19:13

manager   ~0015235

Have you re-downloaded the VM to ensure that it was not corrupted?


2021-09-24 08:38

reporter   ~0015237


yes. The .7z package was correct. I have tried it more times.


2021-09-30 07:41

manager   ~0015245

Hi, did you try another version of Kali Linux before with your setup? For example you could try the previous version, 2021.2, available at:

That would help to understand if something change in Kali in the latest version, or if there's another issue.


2022-12-07 16:37

administrator   ~0017210

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
2021-09-23 11:32 Alfista-SK New Issue
2021-09-23 11:54 Alfista-SK Note Added: 0015234
2021-09-23 19:13 Gamb1t Note Added: 0015235
2021-09-24 08:38 Alfista-SK Note Added: 0015237
2021-09-30 07:41 arnaudr Note Added: 0015245
2022-03-25 13:57 g0tmi1k Severity major => minor
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0017210
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Status new => closed