How to Upgrade Kali Linux to 2020.1

This video shows you how to update Kali Linux on VMware Workstation to the latest version.

How to Upgrade Kali Linux to Latest Version

To configure Kali Linux to the latest version:

Step 1: If you have not previously installed Kali Linux on a virtual computer, please refer to the video below.


Step 2: After installing the Kali system, if a new version of the operating system is released, it is recommended to update your system to the new version immediately.

Step 3: Now turn on your computer and run Terminal to learn the current version of Kali and then run cat /etc/os-release.

cat /etc/os-release

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux Rolling"
NAME="Kali GNU/Linux"
[email protected]:~#

Step 4: If your existing version is 2018.3 or 2019.2/3, you must first configure the repository list to upgrade it to the latest version. To do this, run nano /etc/apt/sources.list at the terminal and open the list.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 5: In the Sources list, add the Kali official repository address below and press Ctrl + X / Y / Enter to save the file.

deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib

Step 6: After updating the Kali sources list, run the following command on the terminal to upgrade Kali Linux.

apt-get update && apt-get –y full-upgrade

Step 7: Downloading system files according to the speed of your Internet connection may take time. So wait for your Kali system to update.

Step 8: After the update is complete, restart your computer with the shutdown -r now command.

Step 9: After installing the new version of Kali Linux, run the os-release command again and verify that VERSION is the new version.

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