What is Kali Linux? How To Install It?

 

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian Based Linux distribution OS. It is used for digital forensics and penetration testing. Kali Linux is widely used by forensics expert And Ethical Hackers.
 
As it is GUI (Graphical User Interface) based Operating System, it is very easy to use. Not Like CUI (character user Interface) Based Linux, where it is just to type commands.

How To Install Kali Linux?

You can directly install it on your PC. Or you can use VM ware to install It…
 
In this tutorial, I will teach you how you can install Kali Linux on VM Ware.
 

Step 1) first of all you’ll have to download and install VM Ware. You can download it from here.

 
Step 2) Download Kali Linux Iso file from the official website’s download page. Which is around 2.8 GB.
 
Step 3) Now we have downloaded everything needed. Now open your VM ware and create a new virtual machine.
 
Step 4) After that a new wizard opens, there select “Installer Disc Image File (ISO) “. Then browse and select the ISO file, that we downloaded in Step 2. And then go Next.
 
Step 5) After this a new wizard pops-out. Here we must select Linux And Select “ Other Linux 3.x kernel 64-bit“.
 
Step 6) Now simply click next and If you want you can change the name of your Virtual Machine.
 
Step 7) Here you have to careful.
If you want to install Kali Linux permanently than you have to keep the “Maximum Disk Size” above 20GB (My own experience).
 
But if you are just doing to test it out One time, Than you can keep it as it is.
And select “Store virtual disk as a Single File“. By doing this your Virtual machine will work fast without lag.
 
For now, I am keeping it as it is.
And then click Next. And a new wizard pops-out.
 
Step 8) Before finishing we have one more thing to do.
Click on “Customize Hardware” 
Then a new wizard pops-up, There You Just have to increase the Ram of the Virtual machine.
I have 4 GB of RAM in my PC so I can take up to 2 GB of ram.
Now click on Close, And then click on Finish.
 
Step 9)Now we have created our virtual machine. Now Click on that virtual Machine and click “Play Virtual machine“.
 
Step 10) Now the virtual machine will boot up.
If you want to use it just once then you can go for “Live USB Persistence“. Or if you want to install it permanently then go for “Graphical Install“.
if you go for “Graphical Install” then it’s going to take more than 15 minutes.
 
After you Install it, your Username will be Root and password You have to set-up while installing.
 
After Installing and Booting Up, The Desktop will look like this.
 

Conclusion

By using this method we installed Kali Linux On VM Ware. If you have any difficulties, Comment Down Below. I will make sure that your difficulties run away.
 
Ta! Da!

Author: Piyush Suthar

I am Piyush Suthar, a Blogger, YouTuber, Developer, and a Tech Enthusiast...I am from India... Having 3 years of blogging Experience and a self-taught Developer...

6 Replies to “What is Kali Linux? How To Install It?

    1. You can dual-boot your system with Windows and Kali-Linux. This way your Linux will be running on bare metal instead of Virtual Machine, thus utilizing the whole resources of your system efficiently. There are many tutorials available on forums on how to dual boot your system. Make sure to follow the procedure correctly otherwise you may experience some issues in the booting process.
      Have a nice day and keep exploring 🙂

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