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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007460Kali LinuxKali Package Improvementpublic2022-12-07 16:37
Reporterheywoah Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.3 
Summary0007460: Kali installation bugs with net-install and offline installer isos.

Whenever I install Kali from the net-install iso. The retrieving file part takes very time. I know what you would suggest to have a good internet connection but I have a good network and I use ethernet. For example, if there is a 94 MB file then it takes 5 min alone to download that from the server. You can guess the rate at which it is downloading, so it takes 3-4 hours to install Kali on my laptop with a SSD and the installation media is put in USB3.0 slot. And I have to use the net-install iso as there is a separate problem with the offline installer. The offline installer does everything perfectly in half an hour but at "Finishing the Installation" it get stuck on "Running simple-cdd", and I have waited for half an hour on that step but nothing happens, the progress bar stays the same, so I have to abort the install and run it again with net-install iso. And I have tried to install from the offline install (fresh iso from 3-4 times it does not solve itself.

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2021-12-02 10:57

manager   ~0015464

I'm not familiar with the net installer so I'll try to guess. During installation, is there a step where you can choose the mirror location? Did you try different location? Even better, is there a step where you can enter the URL of the mirror you want to use? In this case, try , that should be fast.

Also, may I ask in which country or region of the world you are located? Thanks!



2021-12-02 11:17

reporter   ~0015465

I live in India. And I have not tried the proxy option i just leave it blank. Shouldn't it use whichever is nearest ?



2021-12-02 11:34

reporter   ~0015466

oh I have mistaken proxy for mirror... But it never asks for a mirror. It automatically does it I guess when it is configuring apt.



2021-12-02 11:39

reporter   ~0015467

other than this no other URLs are asked in the net-installer



2022-12-07 16:37

administrator   ~0017223

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?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-29 05:05 heywoah New Issue
2021-12-02 10:57 arnaudr Note Added: 0015464
2021-12-02 11:17 heywoah Note Added: 0015465
2021-12-02 11:34 heywoah Note Added: 0015466
2021-12-02 11:39 heywoah File Added: VirtualBox_Kali Linux_02_12_2021_11_36_06.png
2021-12-02 11:39 heywoah Note Added: 0015467
2022-03-25 13:50 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal
2022-03-25 13:57 g0tmi1k Severity major => feature
2022-03-25 13:58 g0tmi1k Severity feature => minor
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0017223
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Status new => closed