How To Install Kali Linux In Virtual Box.

This post is complete guide for install kali linux on virtual box for windows os.

In this post we will use virtual box for install kali. i am showing tutorial here for windows if you are a mac user then you can follow whole tutorial but before you need to download virtual box and kali for mac os instead of .exe

Requirements to install kali linux on virtual box

  • download and install virtual box for windows go here
  • VirtualBox 4.3.28 for Windows hosts  x86/amd64
  • You need to download the latest version of Kali Linux ISO from here
  • The ISO file is about 2.85 GB so i recommend you to download over torrent for less chance of data corrupt and incoplete downloading

Installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox

Step 1: Create a new Virtual Machine

  • open virtual box
  • click on new to create a new virtual machine

a) Select a name for yourvirtualbox

  • now enter name as kali linux and type will be automatically linux there
  • choose version as debian 64 bit (choose 32 bit if your pc have 32 bit)

b) Allocate RAM to your virtual box

  • default RAM is 512 MB
  • change that to 1024 MB
  • and click on next

Step 2: Create a new virtual Hard Drive

  • now click on 2nd option create a virtual hard disk now
  • select virtual hard drive file type as VDI(Virtual Disk Image)
  • select storage type as Dynamically allotted
  • Select size of your virtual hard disk drive as 20GB. (default is 8 GB)
  • and click on create

Step 3: Configure Virtual Box settings

  • click on settings i.e on upper left corner of Virtual Box

a) Configure General tab

  • check your os details by going to general > basic
  • now configure general > advanced and select bidirectional

b) Configure system tab

  • go to system > motherboard 
  • disable floppy
  • go to system > processor 
  • choose CPU according to my case i choose 2
  • enable PAE/NX option

c) Configure Display tab

  • go to Display > Video
  • now configure video acceleration
  • choose video memory as 128 MB and enable 3D acceleration for better experience

d) Configure storage tab and loading kali ISO image

  • go to storage
  • now load your Kali ISO image by clicking on that cd icon

d) Configure networks and USB ports

  • go to Network > Adapter 1 and configure settings as below
  • now click on Adapter 2 and choose attached to as bridged adapter
  • now select name of your wifi adapter in the box
  • ·        now go to USB and select settings as below
  • click ok for save settings
  • we have completed configurations for kali linux in virtual box
  • now match your machine details with mine

Step 4: Boot up kali

  • Click on start button in virtual box at upper left after matching up your machine details.
  • Choose your language
  • Select your country
  • type host name as kali
  • type your domain name if you have not any then leave it blank.
  • Choose a strong password
  • choose partition disk as entire disk
  • click on continue

Select partitioning scheme as below

  • click on finish partitioning
  • click on yes to write changes to disk
  • take a coffee while system installed
  • click yes for a network mirror
  • wait while installation get finished
  • finish the installation

Step 5 : Login to your account

  • press enter
  • enter username as root
  • Enter the password. ( the one you choose while installing kali )
  • your installation is complete now
  • ask your queries through comments and notify me your errors so i can resolve them.

Rahul Garg

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