How to FIX “DETECT & MOUNT CD ROM” Kali Linux 2018.1

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How to FIX “DETECT & MOUNT CD ROM” Kali Linux 2018.1

Solution 1 : I will provide solution that helped me to solve this issue. Solution 1 helped me.

In above image, you are seeing rufus, and in device section your are seeing 32 gb usb.

  • Here, I will browse Kali Linux 2018.1 iso now.

  • In bottom of above image you are seeing USING IMAGE : KALI -LINUX 2018.1 amd 64.iso
  • Now, click start, then you will be asked 2 options like below.

 – Move with selecting WRITE in DD Image mode, click ok.

In my case, this solved my issue.

  • You can try other process, if above solution didn’t worked.

How to Fix ‘Failed to Detect and Mount CD-ROM’ Problem When Installing Kali Linux



Solution 2 : You could resolve the error by repeating the steps :

Run the installer.

Open a shell (ALT +F2).

Create the directory cdrom directly on the root of the file system:

mkdir /cdrom

Note : If you got problems making the directory /cdrom, disable the CD-rom player in BIOS or disconnect the cable

Mount the USB as if it is a CD-ROM:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /cdrom

Where sda1 is your USB device. (check your usb by typing blkid command first in shell)

You could carry on installation now

After executing mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /cdromcd into the /cdrom directory and do an ls to see if the files are there. Then press ALTF1 to go back, continue and re-select “detect CDROM”

Source :ubuntu and debian

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