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Thread: Problem: Installation>configure the package manager (with mirror)

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    Problem: Installation>configure the package manager (with mirror)

    I got an error at the configure the package manager usning a mirror when installing the latest Kali Linux on Intel.
    Tried both with and without entering proxy details.
    I am running on WLAN.

    I skipped that part and completed the installation.

    What could be the problem and
    is it possible to install the packets after the installation is completed?

    Thanks

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    same issue here. tried adding a mirror after installation to no avail. Im running it on a asus eee 1015pn with buggy ion card and I am not able to force Intel drivers.

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    See http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/Kali > apt repositories. You need to write those into /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Quote Originally Posted by forlulz View Post
    See http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/Kali > apt repositories. You need to write those into /etc/apt/sources.list
    thanks! this worked good. i guess ill get used to how debian works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forlulz View Post
    See http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/Kali > apt repositories. You need to write those into /etc/apt/sources.list
    thanks for this, helped me out as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by forlulz View Post
    See http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/Kali > apt repositories. You need to write those into /etc/apt/sources.list
    How do I do this? Where can I locate those directories and file?

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    Use this repos and keep sources.list as short and clean as possible, you just need these 2 lines:
    http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kal...t-repositories

    Use the regular repositories, if you need some more things, use the sources repos and the bleeding edge repos only if you know what you are doing. READ if you need them, there is an explanation about the repos.

    To modify the sources.list, use the editor of your choice: nano, gedit, kate, vim, etc....Then delete the lines as needed and put the repos you need, but only the ones you will use.

    Luck.

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    Hello,

    I cannot find the file sources.list. that's my main issue right now. I broke open the iso, but I can't find the etc folder. Any direction on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    The sources.list must be in /etc/apt/sources.list..This file must be created during installation. If the installation package cannot find that file, it will never modify the sources.list and add the mirror:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

    If not there, create one and add the lines as posted previously.

    Use gedit (if gnome) or kate (if kde).

    I use nano, it works in any desktop environment.

    Then execute this:
    aptitude update
    aptitude safe-upgrade

    Try it.

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    Ok, so from the beginning do I just start it from Live? Modify the file? Log out and attempt a full install?

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