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How to install kali linux – all the methods

In this guide we will briefly list the steps (overview) required to install Kali Linux using various ways

  • On VirtualBox

  • Dual Boot with Windows

  • On android

  • On Raspberry Pi

  • Single Boot on Mac Hardware

  • Dual Boot on Mac Hardware

  • On Encrypted Disk Install

  • On Hard Disk Install

  • On USB

  • Kali Linux Mini ISO Install

  • Kali Linux Network PXE Install

  • Kali Linux on Vmware

 

On VirtualBox (VB)

 

  1. Create a new Virtual Machine (VM)
  2. Create a new Virtual disk: dynamic allocation, VDI
  3. Adjust VB settings: physical, video memory, select OS Type, CPU acceleration
  4. Load Kali ISO and boot Kali ISO
  5. Install VB guest additions packages

 

Dual Boot with Windows

 

  1. Download Kali Linux latest version ISO
  2. Create a bootable Kali linux USB drive with Rufus  and mount Kali ISO into it
  3. Create a partition for Kali Linux installation
  4. Disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot option in BIOS
  5. Restart your PC select the option boot as USB
  6. Start the Kali Linux installation
  7. Root password setup
  8. Formatting Kali Linux partition
  9. GRUB installation and dual boot setup (choose “Yes” and “Continue” when asked)
  10. Now eject USB drive and restart your system

 

On android

 

  1. Root Your Android Phone
  2. Install By Accepting Licenses
  3. Set up Linux deploy for Kali and install
  4. VNC viewer app(optional)
  5. Start the chroot mode ( Linux deploy automatically mount and load your Kali Linux chroot image)
  6. Logging in to your chrooted Kali

 

On Raspberry Pi

 

  1. Download the Kali image for Raspberry Pi and extract on your machine
  2. Use a popular imager like (Win32Disk or Etcher) and write the Kali image on SD-card (min 8 GB, better 16-32GB )
  3. Boot the device and install Kali

 

Single Boot on Mac Hardware

 

  1. Download Kali linux.
  2. Burn the Kali Linux ISO image to a DVD or copy the image to USB drive.
  3. Start the device, hold Option key to go Boot menu, insert DVD/USB Kali installation
  4. Install Kali on Windows volume, (if not supported, install rEFind and try again )
  5. Convert the MBR to a hybrid, that will allow for Apple’s EFI to detect and boot to GRUB

 

Dual Boot on Mac Hardware

 

  1. Download Kali linux.
  2. Burn the Kali Linux ISO image to a DVD or copy the image to USB drive.
  3. Install rEFInd ( download rEFInd, extract, run the install )
  4. Boot the device, hold Option use Kali DVD/USB drive to go into Kali live session, resize partition for Kali installation
  5. Install Kali on Windows volume, (if not supported, install rEFind and try again )

 

On Encrypted Disk Install

 

  1. Download Kali Linux latest version ISO
  2. Create a bootable Kali linux USB drive with Rufus  and mount Kali ISO into it
  3. Create a partition for Kali Linux installation
  4. Disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot option in BIOS
  5. Restart your PC select the option boot as USB
  6. Start the Kali Linux installation
  7. The installer will check your disks and offer you 4 choices. For an Encrypted LVM install, choose the “Guided – use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” , remember your encryption password.
  8. Root password setup
  9. Formatting Kali Linux partition
  10. GRUB installation and dual boot setup (choose “Yes” and “Continue” when asked)
  11. Now eject USB drive and restart your system

 

On Hard Disk Install

 

  1. Download Kali Linux latest version ISO
  2. Create a bootable Kali linux USB drive with Rufus  and mount Kali ISO into it
  3. Create a partition for Kali Linux installation
  4. Disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot option in BIOS
  5. Restart your PC select the option boot as USB
  6. Start the Kali Linux installation
  7. Root password setup
  8. Formatting Kali Linux partition
  9. GRUB installation and dual boot setup (choose “Yes” and “Continue” when asked)
  10. Now eject USB drive and restart your system

 

On USB

 

  1. Download the Kali image
  2. Use a popular imager like (Win32Disk or Etcher) and write the Kali image on USB drive
  3. USB device is ready to boot into Kali Linux

 

Kali Linux Mini ISO Install

 

  1. Download the Kali mini ISO :  A) Text Installer or B) Graphical Installer
  2. Burn the Kali Linux ISO image to a DVD or copy the image to USB drive.
  3. Disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot option in BIOS
  4. Restart your PC select the option boot as USB
  5. Start the Kali Linux installation

 

Kali Linux Network PXE Install

 

  1. Setup a PXE Server: install dnsmasq, enable DHCP, TFTP and PXE booting, set the dhcp-range to match your environment.
  2. Download Kali PXE Netboot Images
  3. Configure Target to Boot From Network

 

Kali Linux on Vmware

 

  1. Create a new VMware Virtual Machine (VM)
  2. Create a new Virtual disk: dynamic allocation, VDI
  3. Adjust Vmware settings: physical, video memory, select OS Type, CPU acceleration
  4. Load Kali ISO and boot Kali ISO
  5. Install VMware Tools on Kali Linux VMware VM
  6. Configuring Screen Resolution

 

 

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