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    Update Upgrade - exploitdb hang

    I've installed KL from an ISO on a Vbox VM running on a Fedora 28 host. As part of a hacking course on Udemy: The installation went fine, as I followed the instructions for changing the sources.list entries and removing all previous, after install, to:

    deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib
    deb-src kali-rolling main non-free contrib

    Then ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y
    This was obviously quite long, but the issue came during the update when the exploitdb just froze at that point. When eventually I shutdown and restarted the system, the screen just went a uniform blue and did not complete the boot process. Any ideas?


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    Did it freeze or was it just taking a long time? ExploitDB is a fairly large package, as far as package sizes go (~171MB installed) - either way, can you try to send ctrl+alt+f1 to the VM and see if it gets you a text console? If you're able to, you should be able to login, and re-run the command which will tell you to run something along the lines of dpkg --configure -a and then run the upgrade (and then dist-upgrade) again, to finish it off.

    If you're not able to, you may want to reinstall, or just download the virtualbox vm image we already have on the download site.

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    Thank you Steev. It's difficult to say if it was just taking a long time or not, now. Seemed quite extensive at the time, so I googled the issue and noted someone else, with the same issue not completing after 8 hours. While I didn't wait that long myself, I did then consider it might have stalled. It's all progressive steps forward, even when it fowls up

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