After learning the current system version, you need to check your repository list, otherwise, the upgrade process will not start.
Execute the cat /etc/apt/sources.list command on the terminal and check for addresses that do not have a # character. If there is no official repository address, run the following command to open and edit the Kali Sources List.
Add the following address to your sources list and press CTRL + X / Y / Enter to save the file.
deb https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
After configuring your repository list, run the following command on the terminal to update Kali Linux.
The apt-get update command does not upgrade the system version, but only fetches the information of the system and applications installed on the computer. In short, it checks and saves new versions of the existing applications, and system information on the local computer.
When a new version of Linux with bug fixes, up-to-date software, and some additional tools is released, you need to upgrade to install it on your computer.
To upgrade the Linux, execute the apt-get upgrade command on the terminal.
If you want to do a full upgrade, you can use the full-upgrade command.
After checking your Internet connection, execute the following command on the terminal to update Kali Linux to 2020.1.
apt-get update && apt-get –y full-upgrade
The apt-get upgrade command will upgrade your system to the latest stable version.
The apt-get full-upgrade command will upgrade your system to the latest development/beta version.
After installing the new version of Kali OS, execute the shutdown –r now command to restart your system, and check the version again when your system is turned on.
Kali Linux Can Not Reach the Login Screen in VMware and Stuck on “Started GNOME Display Manager”
You have upgraded and restarted your PC, but if the Login screen does not appear, this is due to the lack of disk space on your virtual machine. If you have low disk space, you may experience this problem.
To resolve this issue, restart your system and turn on Recovery Mode. If it does not work in recovery mode and remains stuck, press Ctrl + Alt + F3 to open Virtual Terminal.
Type your user name and password and press Enter to open the prompt. Here, execute the following two commands.
After clearing unnecessary files, restart your PC or virtual machine and log on to your system.
All you need to do now is increase the Disk Capacity of your Kali system running on VMware.
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In this article, we have reviewed how to update the old version of Kali Linux on the VMware Workstation to the new version. And after the upgrade, we have solved the Login screen error. Thanks for following us!