I want to install Parallels Tools on a Kali Linux virtual machine, but I can't.

Parallels Tools installer tells me that I have to install "printer-driver-postscript-hp" but when I try to install it manually it says: "is already the newest version". So the driver is installed.

I'm running Parallels Desktop version 14 and Kali Linux 2019.4 and I have this in my /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
# For source package access, uncomment the following line 
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

I don't want to update Parallels Desktop to 15, but I think that this shouldn't be a problem.

I've tried these steps

  1. apt-get clean
  2. apt-get update
  3. apt-get upgrade -y
  4. apt-get dist-upgrade -y
  5. restart
  6. install the parallel tools by running the installer
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  • Try exactly following the documentation Parallels Tools installation in Kali Linux Virtual machines as you are missing some steps. – lx07 Dec 3 at 14:23
  • That's where I started and it didn't worked – TudorP 2 days ago
  • Did you run apt-get install dkms kpartx printer-driver-postscript-hp after running apt-get dist-upgrade -y? Can you edit question with results and also what error exactly you get from step 6. – lx07 2 days ago

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