My kali-linux-light is version 2019.3

apt-get update
Err:1 http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling InRelease
  Temporary failure resolving 'http.kali.org'
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling InRelease
  Temporary failure resolving 'http.kali.org'
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I have tried even changing the




but doesn't work.

Please help me I have tried for hours, many possible ways, but nothing changed.


  • 3
    Have you considered a different Distro of Gnu/Linux? Kali is not for beginners. – ctrl-alt-delor Nov 23 '19 at 9:48
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    What change you made. You did not say where, but this looks like it may be /etc/passwd. Why change that? – ctrl-alt-delor Nov 23 '19 at 9:52
  • Are you connected to the internet? – ctrl-alt-delor Nov 23 '19 at 9:52

It says in the error message Temporary failure resolving 'http.kali.org'. It can not find the name http.kali.org, when it does a DNS look up.


Did u try reconnecting to the internet?

This error mostly occurs due to no internet connection.

Always perform a ping ping www.google.com(can perform on any site) before trying to update anything

Make sure ur wireless adapter is enabled and selected in the virtual box settings

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