Monday, 24 August 2015

[Fix] Your Installation CD-ROM couldn’t be mounted | Kali Installation Error


Kali linux 2.0 is a Penetration testing Distro from Kali Team. Earlier I had posted two articles on how to install Kali (Sana) using both GUI (Live-CD) and Traditional method. But later I tried to install Kali through USB and I received this error during the installation process. "Your Installation CD-ROM couldn’t be mounted.
This is probably means that the CD-ROM was not in the drive. If so you can insert and try it again." I googled and found that it is a known bug and can be resolve easily. To known more about this bug, check https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=1260.



This post will let you know how to solve this "Detect and Mount CD-ROM" issue. Follow the below given instructions,

Unplug your USB from system and Re-insert it
Wait for Mount/ Detection (USB LED glow)
Click Continue


I hope this solves your problem. Enjoy Sana!


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  1. superb thanks!!!!! 1000000 times

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    1. You are most welcome Ashok.. :)

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    2. OMG ive pulled my hair out trying to find a fix, and your fix was so simple THANK U

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  2. Hi . i tried unplugging it and replugging it again , but it didnt work for me . pls help

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    1. me too, for both 1.1 and 2.0 :(
      Anyone have other way ?

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    2. I have also tried several times but no luck.Can you help me to fix this error.

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    3. I have also tried several times but no luck.Can you help me to fix this error.

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    4. Worked for me.
      Thank you ao very much :)

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  3. This is fantastic, work like a charm, you are a genius!!! thank you!

    Cheers.

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  4. but there is no continue button lool

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  5. Well that was ezy, i even tried to remove my cd drive from my laptop lel

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  6. it work's, thank you :v

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  7. worked like charm...

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  8. Same issue came when installing bunsenlabs and this worked!!! Thanks a lot.

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  9. Thank u! so much for your help! it works.

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  10. it isn't work, no matter how many time i unplug and plug it back, pls help me !!!

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  11. Thanks a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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  12. I love you man, thank you so much! :)

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  13. Thankss This work for me too...

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  14. No, no it didn't help. I still get an error message of : CD Rom does not contain a valid release file. thanks for nothing

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  15. Love u ..........tons of thanks to u

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  16. I am using different linux OS parrot 3.0 but this trick works.
    Thank you.

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  17. Mokaseh banyak nian lor. Katek kau pening palak aku

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  18. Thaaaaaanksss thaaaanks thaaanx.

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  19. 1000000000000000000000 times working thx a lot

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  20. Thanks for such an wonderful trick

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  21. Did you really just write a post that tells me people to unplug their usb and plug it in again....?

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  22. thanks a lot! simply and working

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  23. work for all of us... tnx bro

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  25. Not Working for kali 2017.1
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    Tried a lot .I even tried mounting the cdrom.
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  27. tried both methods.... not working

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