Parallels Tools 9.0.24229 and Kali 1.0.7

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by GRMrGecko, May 28, 2014.

  1. GRMrGecko

    GRMrGecko

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    Hello, I need help with getting Kali to work with Parallels Tools. I believe that I previously had luck by doing an upgrade after I had 1.0.6, however I do not have the iso for 1.0.6 to try it out again and I have limited bandwidth right now.

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    uname -a
    Linux kali 3.14-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.4-1kali1 (2014-05-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Thanks for help.
     
  2. Ram@Parallels

    Ram@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi GRMrGecko,

    Please follow the steps suggested below:

    Note: this was performed on Kali 1.0.6 amd64 which was downloaded from here:
    http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-latest/amd64/kali-linux-1.0.6-amd64.iso Note: all procedures were performed under root user.

    1. Install Kali with default partitioning.
    2. Edit /etc/apt/sources. list to have the necessary repositories as described here: http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kali-linux-sources-list-repositories
    3. In Terminal: 'apt-get update'
    4. In Mac menu bar, select 'Virtual Machine'->'Install Parallels Tools'.
    5. In Terminal: 'mkdir ~/Desktop/tools && cd ~/Desktop/tools && cp -r /media/cdrom/* . && chmod -R 777 . && ./install'
    6. Parallels Tools installation should start. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process and reboot.
     
  3. GRMrGecko

    GRMrGecko

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    So I do have to install 1.0.6 at first. Then I guess I can do a distribution upgrade to get to 1.0.7.
     
  4. GRMrGecko

    GRMrGecko

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    Guess this means I do need to install 1.0.6 first, then upgrade.
     
  5. Ram@Parallels

    Ram@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi GRMrGecko,

    Please install Kali Linux 1.0.7 and follow the steps which were provided to you initially.
     
  6. GRMrGecko

    GRMrGecko

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    First, sorry for double post. That happens when I don't see post take effect.

    1.0.7 does not work with the above. 1.0.6 does. I am at college now so I was able to test both.

    Running 'apt-get dist-upgrade' on 1.0.6 to upgrade to 1.0.7 does not work. Booting off old kernel 3.12 works, but not 3.14.

    I can go into recovery of the 1.0.7 install and run commands to try to fix if you wish.
     
  7. wysegy66

    wysegy66

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    Has anyone successfully installed Parallels Tools (latest version) on Kali 1.0.7?
    I had 1.0.6 and the latest Parallels and Tools and everything was OK. As soon as I did a dis-upgrade to 1.0.7 I get a black screen when I boot.
    Tried a fresh install of 1.0.7 and it's OK until you load Parallels Tools at which point you get a black screen after boot.
     
  8. GRMrGecko

    GRMrGecko

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    Notice my post above said after dist upgrade I was able to boot with the older kernel selected from grub.
     
  9. kevindelong

    kevindelong Bit Poster

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    Not working in 1.0.7


    I did try the above steps with Kali 1.0.7 with Kernel 3.14, however after the installation of Parallels Tools, Kali boots (after grub) to a black screen as others have gotten. I am hoping this is fixed soon as I just upgraded to v9 hoping it would resolve the issue... it did not....
     
  10. kevindelong

    kevindelong Bit Poster

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    I did attempt the above steps with no luck one Kali 1.0.7 with Kernel 3.14. After the installation of Parallels Tools (which installed fine), Kali boots to a black screen. I think this is the same result that others are getting when using the 3.14 Kernel. Suggestions or ideas? Otherwise I will go back to 1.0.6 with Kali and wait until Tools are updated for the newer Kernel.
     
  11. Banned

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    Same here. Kali boots to a black screen for Kali 1.0.7.
     
  12. Iperzampem0

    Iperzampem0

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    Hi, I'm having the same issue (black screen after boot) after the installation of the tools on Kali 1.0.7....
    Is there a way to install the 3.12 kernel via recovery? Thx
     
  13. Banned

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    Problem solved in Parallels Tools 9.0.24237. Thanks a lot!
     

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