How to Install Kali Linux.
Kali Linux is the best Operating System for Ethical Hackers or penetration tester because it comes with pre-loaded Tools which is used for system security and with high security.
There are a number of ways to install Kali Linux on your computer; the way I am going to show you involves installing it in a virtual machine manager called VMWare. It works with all major operating systems and it’s used to partition a physical server into several virtual ones.
How to install Kali Linux. Kali Linux tools. VMware Tutorials
Go to http://kali.org/downloads/ and download Kali onto your computer
Go to https://www.vmware.com/ and download VMware onto your computer
When all the downloads are done, open VMware and click on Create so a new virtual machine is created. A window will open, click on Installer Disc Image File (ISO) and find where you downloaded the Kali ISO file; click on the file and then click on Next.
Name your virtual machine – like, call it Kali – and then choose where you want to save it. The best option is to create a new folder in My Documents called Virtual Machines. Do that and then click on Next.
Choose the minimum size you want for Kali, make it at least 30 GB because Kali will grow over time. Enter your value and where it says Store Virtual Disk, choose Single File and click on Next.
Now we need to make some changes to the hardware settings; click the button for Customize Hardware and a Hardware window will open. Go to the left-hand pane and choose Memory; slide the slider to at 512 MB (always give a virtual machine 50% of the RAM installed on your machine as a maximum. For, example, if you have 4 GB RAM, the slider should go to no more than 2 GB).
Next, click Processors. How you answer this will depend on your system setup. If you have more than processor, choose two or more but if you only have a one or two processors, leave it as one.
Now click Network Adaptor and move the dot to the top option, which is Bridged. Then click Configure Adaptors. Uncheck every box in the window except the one beside your network adaptor; click on OK.
Lastly, click Close (bottom of the window) and click Finish in the setup wizard.
Your newly created virtual machine file will now be placed in the VM library and all you have to do now is open Kali and get it installed. Go to the location of the new VM file and click it; in the right pane, click on Play Virtual Machine. Kali will start up.
Use your keyboard arrow keys to navigate to Graphical Install in the boot menu and then press the Enter key.
On the next screen, choose your language and click on Continue.
Choose your location and click on Continue.
Now you need to choose your standard keyboard; if you are using the US English one, just click on Continue.
Wait for a bit because kali needs to detect all of your computer hardware; if you see a screen appear during the process, just click on Continue and then check the box for Do Not Configure This Network.
- When Kali is done, you will be asked for a hostname, just a computer name. Type in anything you want or leave it as Kali, it’s up to you. Then click on Continue.
- Next, input a password for the root account and make sure you remember what it is. If you ever forget it, you have to start over from scratch, reinstalling Kali again. Confirm your password and then click on Continue.
- Choose your time zone and click on Continue.
- Now you need to wait again because Kali needs to detect the partitions on the disk. On the next step, click on Guided – Use Entire Disk and then click on Continue.
- When the installer asks you to confirm your partition choice, click on Continue
- You will now be asked one more question about the partition; click on All Files In One Partition and then click on Continue.
- Click on Finish Partitioning to confirm everything and get the changes written to disk. Then you can click on Continue.
- Confirm that these changes are correct by clicking on Yes and then Continue for the final time and Kali will begin to install. You now need to be patient because Kali can take 30 minutes or more to install. Do NOT touch your computer while the installation is ongoing.
When Kali has installed a window will pop up asking about Network Mirrors; click on No and then Continue.
Wait and after a couple of minutes, you will be asked if you want the GRUB boot loader installed; click on Yes and then on Continue.
Kali will finish installing and you will see a notification message; click on Continue and Kali will restart.
Log in using the credentials you created earlier in the process.
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