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  1. #1
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    Unable to login as root after PWK upgrade to Kali Linux 2.0

    Hi All,

    I tried upgrading my Kali Linux PWK VM from version 1.1.0a to Kali Linux 2.0 using below steps:

    cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates main contrib non-free
    EOF

    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot

    Note:

    one thing I noticed when I execute "reboot" command in stdout is:

    "Failed to talk to init daemon."

    Upgrade went well but after the upgrade, I am unable to login as root user using my old root password.

    I tried reseting the same by login to single user shell, was able to reset the password successfully in single user shell but when I reboot the VM, new password is also not working.

    Any help is appreciated..

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by goku-vinu View Post
    Hi All,

    I tried upgrading my Kali Linux PWK VM from version 1.1.0a to Kali Linux 2.0 using below steps:

    cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates main contrib non-free
    EOF

    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot

    Note:

    one thing I noticed when I execute "reboot" command in stdout is:

    "Failed to talk to init daemon."

    Upgrade went well but after the upgrade, I am unable to login as root user using my old root password.

    I tried reseting the same by login to single user shell, was able to reset the password successfully in single user shell but when I reboot the VM, new password is also not working.

    Any help is appreciated..
    I was not able to fix this issue, so downloaded Kali 2.0 ISO & re-installed the OS from scratch.

  3. #3
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    Ugh, this sucks so bad.

    I used to make a kali 1.1.0a install usb with UUI to install kali to USB as if it was a HD. On 1.1.0.a it worked great, it ran fast and never had any problems while running on every computer I plugged it into.

    After downloading the Kali 2 ISO I followed the very same steps and it didn't work anymore. I retried multiple times and somehow my USB just wouldn't boot. Aside from that the live CD was slow as ****.

    So I reinstalled 1.1.0a figuring I could just try to update it. Which it did perfectly until I rebooted, my disk encryption password at boot remained the same but root password is incorrect... In other words; F*ck Kali 2, I'm going back to 1.1.0a

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