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Old 04-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Error while loading up Kali Linux on macbook air (2012)

Hey im new to Linux and recently decided to install single boot Kali Linux on my MacBook air (2012) edition and I followed the procedures listed at ( And at frist it works when i have the usb in it loads up Kali linux after I finish installing but once I unplug my usb and reboot I get this.
Failed to start NetworkManager.
Failed to start Authenticate and Authorize Users to Run Privileged Tasks
Failed to start Accounts Service.
Then Failed to start LSB: thin initscript
and it stops at Started Update UTMP about System RunLevel Changes
Old 04-19-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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Your post is not at all clear as to what happens. You boot the usb with Kali on it and begin the install. Does the install finish and do you get a messagee to that effect indicating you should reboot? If that's the case, you haven't set the BIOS boot priority correctly or haven't installed the Grub bootloader correctly. I would suggest you carefully re-read the instructions and try again. I'm not sure why you would get the message about failing to Authenticate and Authorize Users to Run Privileged Tasks since Kali be design only uses the root user. Never used a Mac myself so I'm not sure what other complications there might be.
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Yes the install is completely finished and everything works great as in im am inside of the OS and everything works I can even reboot fine but when I unplug usb and turn off my computer (No message telling me to do I just wanted to restart the computer) it comes up with those errors.
And in regard for rereading and and doing it carefully again. I have. 10 times.
And I dont think I am coosing the wrong disk I made sure I clicked on my ssd evertime it asked where to install

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:11 PM   #4
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I would just wait at that last error and see if it resolves itself. The machine should configure itself so it won't always stall at that point. The other errors could be because certain prerequisites are not present yet on the system, but will be further along in the boot process.

When the grub menu appears you can hit "e" for edit, and append at the end of the "kernel" line "/bin/bash" then hit "CTRL X" to start the boot sequence. It should ask for the root password. Enter it, and then run:
$ apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
If your only apt source is the USB drive, you'll need to add one to /etc/apt/sources.list.

After the upgrade run
$ dpkg-reconfigure libpam-systemd && dpkg-reconfigure systemd
But I've seen plenty of times that simply waiting for 10 minutes--with your specific error--allows the machine to boot further and start the system.

You also must make sure that the USB drive is not the first boot device if the USB drive is still inserted when you reboot after the install.

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Old 04-19-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
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Hey im new to Linux and recently decided to install single boot Kali Linux on
i am guessing you did not bother to read the kali website

from this page in the documentation

this part !!!
Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distribution’s developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges. Although Kali is an open source project, it’s not a wide-open source project, for reasons of security. The development team is small and trusted, packages in the repositories are signed both by the individual committer and the team, and — importantly — the set of upstream repositories from which updates and new packages are drawn is very small. Adding repositories to your software sources which have not been tested by the Kali Linux development team is a good way to cause problems on your system.

While Kali Linux is architected to be highly customizable, don’t expect to be able to add random unrelated packages and repositories that are “out of band” of the regular Kali software sources and have it Just Work. In particular, there is absolutely no support whatsoever for the apt-add-repository command, LaunchPad, or PPAs. Trying to install Steam on your Kali Linux desktop is an experiment that will not end well. Even getting a package as mainstream as NodeJS onto a Kali Linux installation can take a little extra effort and tinkering.

If you are unfamiliar with Linux generally, if you do not have at least a basic level of competence in administering a system, if you are looking for a Linux distribution to use as a learning tool to get to know your way around Linux, or if you want a distro that you can use as a general purpose desktop installation, Kali Linux is probably not what you are looking for.

In addition, misuse of security and penetration testing tools within a network, particularly without specific authorization, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences, personal and/or legal. “Not understanding what you were doing” is not going to work as an excuse.

However, if you’re a professional penetration tester or are studying penetration testing with a goal of becoming a certified professional, there’s no better toolkit — at any price — than Kali Linux.
If you are looking for a Linux distribution to learn the basics of Linux and need a good starting point, Kali Linux is not the ideal distribution for you. You may want to begin with Ubuntu, Mint, or Debian instead. If you’re interested in getting hands-on with the internals of Linux, take a look the “Linux From Scratch” project.
it was never intended for " new to linux users"

think of it this way
kali is like a F18A fighter aircraft on a carrier and you are making a night landing and YOU DO NOT yet know how to fly a airplane let alone a fighter jet

install Linux Mint or OpenSUSE

both are good for new users and experienced ones alike
suse is a great OS

as to the error
Failed to start NetworkManager.
kali has wireless DISABLED!!! by default as a security measure

this IS ALSO on the page i linked to
please READ it
Network services disabled by default: Kali Linux contains systemd hooks that disable network services by default. These hooks allow us to install various services on Kali Linux, while ensuring that our distribution remains secure by default, no matter what packages are installed. Additional services such as Bluetooth are also blacklisted by default.

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