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Old 07-13-2017, 04:10 PM   #1
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Noob problems. Nothing is working in Kali linux.


So I am following this course to get to know Linux and whatever I try, it just won't work. I don't want to give up because of these stupid things. So can anyone help me?


Tons of problems but I will give them numbers to in hope that you guys will help me:

I am using the latest Kali Linux version that I downloaded it today from the official website (the version with the number: 2017.1) and the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox.


1- how do I enable NetworkManger in Kali Linux?
I want to enable the NetworkManger but whenever I add the prompt cd /etc/NetworkManager (according to the course I am following) it says:

bash: cd: etc/NetworkManger no such file or directory.

What could be the solution?

2- I am also unable whatever I did to have a full screen?

3-I should install some extensions using yum or rpm or something, but whenever I try, it says: " command not found".


4- whatever I try, it just won't enable copying and pasting.

Maybe handy to know, I gave the VM 4 GB of ram since I have 16 ddr4 and 64 GB of storage (HDD) and it has 16 MB of video card?!


I would really appreciate it if someone would help me with some patience since i am a newbie
 
Old 07-14-2017, 07:11 AM   #2
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First Kali Linux is for PEN Testing and isn't recommended as an everyday distro.
What tutorial are you following and was this tutorial for Kali Linux or some other distro?


I'll try to touch your issues in order

1. If your tutorial is not designed around Kali then you might need to make some adjustments to to the location of some files.

2. If you want to use your VM in full screen then you are going to have to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions.

3. Kali is based on Debian so you need to use it's install manager in order to install/update software.

4. When you say copy and pasting are you referring to coping something from the host and pasting it into the VM? If that is the case then you need to enable this feature. On the VM click on the Devices and then Shared Clipboard then Host to Guest. Now you should be able to copy form your host to the VM.

I would suggest if you are truly a NOOB that you look for a tutorial that matches the OS you are learning with or change the OS to match your tutorial.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 07:23 AM   #3
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3-I should install some extensions using yum or rpm or something, but whenever I try, it says: " command not found".
Those commands are from a fedora/redhat based distro for installing software, where as kali is debian based and uses apt-get to install software. You need to use the distro that the tutorial is based on.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 08:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Abdulmalek97 View Post
So I am following this course to get to know Linux and whatever I try, it just won't work. I don't want to give up because of these stupid things. So can anyone help me?


Tons of problems but I will give them numbers to in hope that you guys will help me:

I am using the latest Kali Linux version that I downloaded it today from the official website (the version with the number: 2017.1) and the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox.


1- how do I enable NetworkManger in Kali Linux?
I want to enable the NetworkManger but whenever I add the prompt cd /etc/NetworkManager (according to the course I am following) it says:
bash: cd: etc/NetworkManger no such file or directory.
you are now going through a VM setting up your wifi in that isolated install. It is different then setting up wifi in a host.

you have to go into VB setting and under netwroking.

key words search "virtualbox setting up network"
Code:
Use the 'Attached to' drop down menu and select
 'Nat Network', then on the 'Name' drop down menu,
 select the Nat Network we created earlier 
(LocalNat). This will attach this network 
controller to your Nat Network. Click OK to go back
 to the VM VirtualBox
Quote:
What could be the solution?

2- I am also unable whatever I did to have a full screen?
you have to change the client names in here to match yours and it is helpful to be inisde of the VBox dir that your install is being kept in on your host. using your command line. From my notes.
Code:
This allows you to select whatever Resolution you want from the client drop down list.

VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any

this sets it to a default setting to be at whenever you start it up.

VBoxManage setextradata "VM-Name" CustomVideoMode1 1920x1200x32

VBoxManage setextradata "VOID64base" CustomVideoMode1 1920x1200x32

VBoxManage setextradata "Sierra10.12" CustomVideoMode1 1920x1200x32

VBoxManage setextradata "Slint64" CustomVideoMode1 1920x1200x32
also Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack needs to be installed.

Quote:

3-I should install some extensions using yum or rpm or something, but whenever I try, it says: " command not found".
Quote:
4- whatever I try, it just won't enable copying and pasting.
this copy paste if using a terminal is limited to the abilities of the terminal itself.

if you are talking about between your host and client that is in your client settings to allow it.

Quote:
Maybe handy to know, I gave the VM 4 GB of ram since I have 16 ddr4 and 64 GB of storage (HDD) and it has 16 MB of video card?!


I would really appreciate it if someone would help me with some patience since i am a newbie
Just slow down and look through the settings on the main window for that client to see what is available to you.

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