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  1. #1
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    "Installation step failed"

    Hi,

    I've been trying install Kali Linux in vain and I've tried about 10 times now.

    I have experience with Ubuntu Linux, so I'm not a complete newbie.

    I'm trying to install Kali Linux into a Virtualbox VM.

    The specs for the VM are as follows:

    50 GB dynamic VDI disk image
    A little over 6 GB RAM
    50 MB video memory

    My physical hardware is:
    -i5 i3570 Intel processor
    -16 GB RAM
    -Samsung SSD disk
    -Geforce GT 640 GPU

    I have no problems with installation until it starts copying files.

    Everything works, but then at about 68% I get the following error:

    "An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu,
    or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: install the system."

    After I select Continue, the install program proceeds to reinstall Kali, but the displays
    the same message again.

    Can anyone help?

  2. #2
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    Try the pre-built VM

  3. #3
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    Thank you, this works. Do you happen to know what could crash the installation process 2/3 through?

  4. #4
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    Not enough disk space or memory allocated to the VM but from what you mentioned, that is plenty (and much more than what is allocated in the pre-built VM).

    There might be a clue in the console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) or maybe somewhere in the logs, in /var/log/syslog (Ctrl-Alt-F2)

  5. #5
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    50 GB dynamic VDI disk image
    Couldn't it be that there were no space left on the host FS?

  6. #6
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    Since it's dynamically allocated, yes.

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