Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Kali 2.0 Mini Install Error: No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sourc

  1. #1
    Join Date
    2015-Aug
    Posts
    3

    Exclamation Kali 2.0 Mini Install Error: No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sourc

    I have been attempting to install Kali 2.0 Mini from USB to a 1GB logical partition on my laptop (MSI X610).

    After a few initial problems, the install seemed to be progressing OK but then suddenly stopped with an error screen:

    Code:
                  [!] Install the base system
    
    No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources.
    
    (etc)
    If I look in virtual console 4, it says the following:

    Code:
    :
    base-installer: 
    base-installer: W: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/sana/main/binary-i386/Packages: Hash Sum mismatch
    base-installer: 
    base-installer: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    base-installer: warning: apt update failed: 100
    in-target: Reading package lists...
    in-target: 
    in-target: Building dependency tree...
    in-target: 
    in-target: Package locales is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    in-target: This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    in-target: is only available from another source
    in-target: 
    in-target: E: Package 'locales' has no installation candidate
    localechooser: error: the command 'validlocale' is not available
    base-installer: info: Found kerels ''
    It has taken quite some time to get to this stage so I don't relish starting the install all over again - can I recover from this situation?

    Thanks,

    3g

  2. #2
    base-installer: W: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/sana...i386/Packages: Hash Sum mismatch
    This hints that the repo that you were using at the time, was busy being sync'd up.
    Wait it out (few hours to a day) and try again.
    This is a Kali-Linux support forum - not general IT/infosec help.

    Useful Commands: OS, Networking, Hardware, Wi-Fi
    Troubleshooting: Kali-Linux Installation, Repository, Wi-Fi Cards (Official Docs)
    Hardware: Recommended 802.11 Wireless Cards

    Documentation: http://docs.kali.org/ (Offline PDF version)
    Bugs Reporting & Tool Requests: https://bugs.kali.org/
    Kali Tool List, Versions & Man Pages: https://tools.kali.org/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    2015-Aug
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by g0tmi1k View Post
    This hints that the repo that you were using at the time, was busy being sync'd up.
    Wait it out (few hours to a day) and try again.
    OK, thanks. I wasn't sure which version of Kali to download (the downloads webpage offers no information as to what the different versions are for, nor can I see anythig i the documentation), so I thought the Mini version would give me a nice compact version of the OS but instead it just seems it needed to pull everything down from the internet (which was all the more tricky because it didn't have the drivers for my wifi card) - would I be better off just downloading the full fat version and installing from that?

    3g

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by 3guesses View Post
    would I be better off just downloading the full fat version and installing from that?
    Personally, I vote for yes.
    This is a Kali-Linux support forum - not general IT/infosec help.

    Useful Commands: OS, Networking, Hardware, Wi-Fi
    Troubleshooting: Kali-Linux Installation, Repository, Wi-Fi Cards (Official Docs)
    Hardware: Recommended 802.11 Wireless Cards

    Documentation: http://docs.kali.org/ (Offline PDF version)
    Bugs Reporting & Tool Requests: https://bugs.kali.org/
    Kali Tool List, Versions & Man Pages: https://tools.kali.org/

  5. #5
    I have the same problem, so would I be better off just downloading the full fat version and installing from that?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    2015-Aug
    Posts
    3
    I decided to give the Light version a go first, and that at least boots a live CD so I'll have a look at that for the moment.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2017-09-08, 08:27
  2. Nethunter Kernel on s5 mini
    By Robi in forum Installing NetHunter
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2016-11-21, 15:55
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2014-05-21, 19:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •