Unable to install parallels tools on new Kali Linux kernel 5.18.0-kali2-amd64

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by JorgeE4, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. JorgeE4

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    Hi,
    anyone having trouble with parallels tools after upgrade to new Kali Linux Kernel version? 5.18.0-kali2-amd64?
    Trying to reinstall, but the installer complains about missing module
     
  2. Daniel56

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    I'm facing with the same issue - not able to install 5.18.0-kali2-amd64. Any hints? Thanks.
     
  3. OlivierProTips

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    Hi,

    Same issue here, on both ARM64 and AMD64 Kali.

    modprobe: FATAL: Module prl_tg not found in directory /lib/modules/5.18.0-kali2-arm64
     
  4. TanB1

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    Same issues faced. Fresh installation of the Kali Linux but still not able to install.

    Error: could not build kernel modules
    modprobe: FATAL: Module prl_tg not found in directory /lib/modules/5.18.0-kali2-arm64
    modprobe: FATAL: Module prl_tg not found in directory /lib/modules/5.18.0-kali2-arm64
    Error: failed to install Parallels Guest Tools!
     
  5. Gary22

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    To get PT installed you'll need to install linux-headers version 5.16. These have been removed from the current Kali repository. You'll have to add another repository into the /etc/sources.list file to install via apt. (Dont know which one, sorry) :-(
     
  6. MeisterM

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    Yup, same... I am on arm64 but get exactly the same error (but wht arm64 in the Kernel Names :D)
     
  7. ScottN8

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    I've just rolled back to the 5.17 arm64 kernel for the moment, but would love to know if there's a way to resolve this to run on the new kernel.
     
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  8. OlivierProTips

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    Thank you @ScottN8 for the tips.
    It gave me an idea. Here is how I made it work:
    1. Start Kali VM
    2. On first screen (the Grub), select Advanced options for Kali GNU/Linux
    3. Select Kali 5.17
    4. Once logged in, reinstall Parallels Tools
    5. Reboot
    6. Do steps 2 & 3
     
  9. leoghann

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    I was able to install the tools on the 5.18 kernel using the procedure outlined here:
    https://forum.parallels.com/threads/tools-patch-procedure.351669/

    And this patch:
    https://forum.parallels.com/threads...rallel-tools-17-1-4-51567.357611/#post-904802

    When I did, though, I found that the CPU usage in the VM was constantly hovering at 65-70%. Installing the tools on the 5.16 kernel and then upgrading to 5.18 doesn't seem to have the same issue, although I haven't tried reinstalling them in 5.18. (TBH I'm too much of a n00b to know if I need to or not, but nothing seems broke, so I'm not going to try to fix it yet.)
     
  10. leoghann

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    Ok, after trying to actually use something provided by Parallels Tools, I see that they were, in fact, very broken and needed to be reinstalled after the kernel upgrade. (Test before you post lesson re-learned.)

    The high CPU usage remains, but the Tools did reinstall OK.
     
  11. JP_7

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    I have tried the same procedure but when I type patch -p1 <patch filename> nothing happens, is like is waiting something, any thoughts about what I might be doing wrong ? Thanks
     
  12. leoghann

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    I believe there's a typo there. Try this:
    Code:
    patch -p1 < <patch filename>
    Note the angle bracket/redirect before the file name.
     

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