How to add the proper repository information to Kali Linux to install kernel headers.

Posted: April 4, 2014. At: 12:59 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7119

Installing the kernel headers for Kali Linux allows the installation of Virtualbox Guest Additions and other software that relies upon the kernel headers, but the /etc/apt/sources.lst is not filled out by default.

Paste this code into the /etc/apt/sources.lst at the bottom of the file.

deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main/debian-installer
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main/debian-installer
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://repo.kali.org/kali kali-bleeding-edge main

Save the file then run apt-get update; apt-get upgrade to update all installed packages.

Credits to: http://pantuts.com/2013/03/14/how-to-install-kernel-headers/.

This fixed the Kali Linux problems and allowed updating the operating system packages.

Then you can run this command to install the kernel headers:

apt-get update; apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)

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