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Thread: Error importing Kali 2018.1 VirtualBox OVA

  1. #1
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    Question Error importing Kali 2018.1 VirtualBox OVA

    Hi,
    I downloaded the Kali 2018.1 OVA using the torrent download.
    The checksum looks fine:
    $ sha256sum kali-linux-2018.1-vbox-amd64.ova
    fc8c720284eb5d3e0145b9634c76ef2b7c47d8f46ced683f29 62d8a4f55785ed kali-linux-2018.1-vbox-amd64.ova

    (Which matches the checksum on the download page).

    I tried loading on my machine running Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 64-bit, VirtualBox 5.0.40_Ubuntur115130.

    And I get the error message:
    Failed to import appliance

    Details
    - Seeking within the archive failed
    (VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS)

    Result Code: BOX_E_IPRT_ERRO
    (0x80BB0005)
    Component: ApplianceWrap
    Interface: IAppliance
    {8398f026-4add-4474-5bc3-2f9214023e}

    virtualbox_kali_error.jpg

    Any suggestions? Is the OVA file broken?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Have you found a solution? I'm having the same problem, the file is not corrupted.

  3. #3
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    Not yet

    I have not found a solution yet - I plan to install Kali 2018.1 using the ISO as a VirtualBox VM.

    In the meantime, I have been using the hacking labs VM (based off of Kali)

  4. #4
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    Same problem. Downloaded Kali custom image OVA file ... Running VBox v. 5.2.8 on a Mac.
    So .. i click šImport Applianceš, choose the škali-linux-2018.1-vbox-i386.ovaš file, click “import ” .. everything ok so far, but after 8-10 minutes , i m getting this error message :


    << Could not create the imported medium '/Users/athos/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2018.1-vbox-i386/Kali-Linux-2018.1-vbox-i386-disk001.vmdk' (VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_FORMAT).
    Result Code:
    VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
    Component:
    ApplianceWrap
    Interface:
    IAppliance {8398f026-4add-4474-5bc3-2f9f2140b23e} >> ....


    ** @ statuc : I have already installed an ISO file (torrent) and it works perfect .


  5. #5
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    Workaround : unzip it manually

    Hi, I have the same issue and was able to use it by first unzipping the ova with 7zip ;-)

  6. #6
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    I'm having the same issue with the 64 bit .ova downloaded from www.offensive-security.com
    I then tried extracting the files, then importing the .ovf into VirtualBox but the same error.

    I'm now downloading the 32 bit version and will try that tomorrow.

    Is there a disk space quota required in addition to the installation? I am juggling files and often have less than a GB free.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by diurnambule View Post
    Hi, I have the same issue and was able to use it by first unzipping the ova with 7zip ;-)
    Yes, by extracting the .ova with 7zip, I was able to import appliance. Also, you must tweak your BIOS to enable VT, and Hardware Virtualization Support for multi-core support.

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