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How to Install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC

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No, it’s not like that. Kali just helps you in creating a path to enter some other host. To install Kali Linux for practice instead of dual booting your PC, we’re here. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC.

  • More than 600 penetration testing tools included
  • Free (as in beer) and always will be
  • Open source Git tree
  • FHS compliant
  • Wide-ranging wireless device support
  • Custom kernel, patched for injection
  • Developed in a secure environment
  • GPG signed packages and repositories
  • Multi-language support
  • Completely customizable
  • ARMEL and ARMHF support

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Install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC

Download Kali Linux ISO Image

First, off Download the Kali Linux ISO image file from the official site of Kali Linux.  You may have many different versions of Kali Linux so go for the first one as mentioned below in the screenshot.

Download Kali Linux
Download Kali Linux

Create a New Virtual Machine on VMware

Go ahead and start how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC. First, open VMware Workstation player, then click on Create a New Virtual Machine as shown below.

Create a New Virtual Machine
Create a New Virtual Machine

When the wizard opened, click on Typical (recommended) then click Next.

New Virtual Machine WizardNew Virtual Machine Wizard
New Virtual Machine Wizard

On the Guest Operating System Installation, select Installer Disc Image File (ISO). After that, click Browse and choose the Kali Linux ISO file then click Next .

Guest Operating System Installation
Guest Operating System Installation

On the next window, select Linux for the operating system and Debian 9.x 64-bit for the version. Then hit Next.

Select a Guest Operating System
Select a Guest Operating System

Name the virtual machine, choose a location for it then click Next.

For the disk capacity, assign 20 or 25 GB. Then select Store virtual disk as a single file. Then click Next.

When done, click Finish.

Ready To Create Virtual Machine
Ready To Create Virtual Machine

Edit Virtual Machine Settings on VMware

Now proceed with how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC. Goto VMware and click Edit Virtual Machine Settings on Kali Linux.

Allocate RAM for your Kali Linux OS. If you have installed 4 GB RAM than set 2 GB, 4 GB if you have 8 GB Ram and 8 GB if you have 16 GB.

Virtual Machine Settings
Virtual Machine Settings

Click the Processors tab, from the left side menu, increase the number of processors to 4 and click OK.

Increase Processors
Increase Processors

Here you go .The Virtual machine is now set.

Create Virtual Machine on VirtualBox

Open your  Virtual Box Manager. Click on the new button to create new Virtual Machine.

New
New

Set the name of Virtual Machine as you desire.The type and version option is set automatically and choose the machine folder in which you want to store Kali Linux.

Set the amount of memory RAM in megabytes to be allocated the virtual machine. Allocate more than 2GB ..

Create a virtual hard disk now.

Leave selected VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image ) and click Next.

 

Select the option Dynamically allocated and click Next.

Choose the disk location, set the amount disk to 20 GB  which will automatically reduce 20 GB from your selected disk and click Create .

The virtual machine is now created . Click Settings as shown below.

In the left side of settings window , click on the Storage tab .The list of storage devices appears in the middle of window then click on the empty. Choose the icon (looks like CD) at the right side of window the list of options appears then select option,  choose virtual optical disk as shown below.

Select the Kali Linux ISO image file that you had downloaded, and click open.

Click Start.

Install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox

Next up, head over to another step of how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC. The installation process of Kali Linux on VMware and VirtualBox are the same.

Now it’s time to install Kali Linux so click the button Power on this Virtual Machine.

Run the Virtual Machine
Run the Virtual Machine

The installation option Interface appears as below so click on Graphical Install.

Graphical Install
Graphical Install

Choose you language and click Continue.

Choose Language
Choose Language

Name your desired Host Name and click Continue.

Set Host Name
Set Host Name

Leave the Domain Name empty and click Continue.

install kali linux on vmware VirtualBox on Windows
Provide a Domain Name

Enter your own password that will be required for signing in to the Linux and click Continue.

install kali linux on vmware VirtualBox on Windows
Make the password

In this step, set the time zone according to your geography and Continue.

install kali linux on vmware VirtualBox on Windows
Set the time

Now select Guided – use entire disk and Continue.

install kali linux on vmware VirtualBox on Windows
Guided – use entire disk

Next up, select SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) – 21.5GB VMware, VMware Virtual and Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
SCSi3

On this screen, select All files in one partition (recommended for new users) and Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
recommanded of new users

At this window, select Finish partitioning and write changes to disk and click Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
Finishing partition

For partition disks, select the Yes option and click Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
partition disks

Hit No and Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
Use a NetWork Mirror

Accept it by clicking on Yes and Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
GRUB Boot Loader

Select “/dev/sda” and Continue.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
Select /dev/sda

That’s all and click Continue to finish the installation.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
install kali linux on VMware VirtualBox on Windows

All done, here you go. Enter the default user name “root”. The password is the password that you set during the installation so simply enter it.

how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows PC
install Kali Linux on VMware VirtualBox on Windows

That was how to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC.

Enjoy hacking!.

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