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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007603Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2022-12-07 16:37
Reportersuman08513 Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.1 
Summary0007603: GVM-Setup error while running in Kali under WSL

System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate. Failed to Connect to bus: Host is down error

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WSL- Kali Error.jpg (193,459 bytes)   
WSL- Kali Error.jpg (193,459 bytes)   




2022-03-03 22:00

reporter   ~0015822

You updated host settings?

First reboot server to Apple settings

sudp restart_server



2022-03-07 10:52

reporter   ~0015827

  1. When I executed $sudo restart_server, an error is popped up "restart_server" is not found
  2. As advised here,
    I did $ sudo service postgresql start and $ sudo service redis-server start
    both the commands executed successfully but while running $GVM-SETUP, error is same "System has not been booted wiht systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate. Failed to connect to bus: Host is down"

Can't we run GVM in WSL Kali Linux?



2022-03-11 03:49

manager   ~0015854

It's a known issue, apparently running GVM without systemd doesn't work. We are trying to find a workaround.



2022-12-07 16:37

administrator   ~0017199

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
2022-03-02 07:34 suman08513 New Issue
2022-03-02 07:34 suman08513 File Added: WSL- Kali Error.jpg
2022-03-03 22:00 Niekosvd Note Added: 0015822
2022-03-07 10:52 suman08513 Note Added: 0015827
2022-03-11 03:49 arnaudr Note Added: 0015854
2022-03-25 13:57 g0tmi1k Severity block => feature
2022-03-25 13:58 g0tmi1k Severity feature => minor
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0017199
2022-12-07 16:37 g0tmi1k Status new => closed