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    Possible to install old linux headers?

    I am trying to install linux headers on kali linux 2016.1-amd64 but i get 'Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.3.0'. Is it possible to install older version of linux headers package if i don't want to upgrade kali linux?

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    I'm sure those headers have been removed from the repos. That being said, you can adjust your /etc/apt/sources.list to pull from other repos, but that brings its own set of problems.

    Do you have a specific piece of software which needs old headers?

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    From which other repos i can install version 4.3.0 of linux headers? I need them to install virtualbox additions.

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    I don't recall the names, but check at docs.kali.org...older repos should be listed there. Failing that, I'd do some Google searching on 4.3.0 linux headers, and see if you can find non-Kali repos.

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    I'm not an expert on this but i think for 2016.1 and 2016.2 it's installing out of the box.

    you just put these in sources.list :
    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    and then :
    Code:
    $ apt-get update # or sudo
    $ apt-get install virtualbox
    at least it worked for me.

    EDiT :

    By additions, do you mean this package virtualbox-guest-additions-iso ?
    Last edited by dunCan; 2016-12-01 at 13:16.

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    I downloaded the latest version 2016.2 .iso and and installed it on virtualbox and when i tried to install the headers i still got error that it can't find the linux headers, so in the end i got tired looking for solution and downloaded the official virtualbox image of 2016.2 version.

    By the way, is it possible to extract the installation linux-headers files and save them for offline install?

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