How to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox – Full guide step by step

Module 2:- LAB SETUP

  1. You must know Kali Linux requirements before install on System
  2. How to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox – Full guide step by step
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Hello and Welcome on my blog,

I am happy to see you on my blog, after reading this full blog you will be able to learn “How to install Kali Linux on virtualbox” but one important thing is left, “do you know how create virtual machine for Kali Linux”? if not go further information at  Virtual Machine for Kali Linux

Method 1:

One Click install Kali Linux on VirtualBox

I am happy to share with you “one click install Kali Linux on Virtualbox”. Kali Linux new version 2017.1 has been released with new features. If you have older version installed, you can update in newer version How to update and upgrade Kali Linux to 2017.1 if you are not using before, you can install it on virtual box and start exploring it.

Perquisites: 

  1. Installed Virtualbox
  2. Kali Linux Virtualbox Image. https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/

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Now we are one click away to install Kali Linux on Virtualbox, after downloading the virtualbox image double click on Kali Linux 2017.1 -x-x.ova file. Virtualbox will be open with a new window called appliance settings.

Click on Import, and virtual machine settings will be import. don’t go for coffee it will not take a long time.
import-appliance-settings

So Kali Linux is ready to use on virtualbox.

But in other hand if you have downloaded ISO image then move to next step and install it.

Video Tutorial:

Method 2:

How to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox

Kali Linux Virtual Machine Requirements:

1. Installed Virtual box  on your system.

2. Kali Linux 2 Virtual Machine

3. Kali Linux ISO image File

Before starting to install you need to a little bit setting in you virtual machine first.

Step 1 Insert Virtual Installation CD/DVD of  Kali Linux:

1. Go in settings of Kali Linux Virtual Machine.

2. Go in Storage > Controller: IDE > Select Empty

3. Click on CD icon in right side of CD/DVD drive: >choose a Virtual CD/DVD disk file >Click on it then new window will be popup.

4. Give the path of Kali Linux DVD image After adding virtual DVD in your Virtual Machine, It will ready to boot with Kali Linux live DVD.

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Step 2: Start your Virtual Machine and boot with DVD by clicking on start option available in top menu of Virtual box. After it you will be on the first screen of virtual machine boot with DVD.

Step 3: Now here you have many choice for selection so select install or Graphical install (both are some only difference of graphic interface) my recommendation is select Graphical install. After pressing Enter installation will be start.

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Step 4: Select you Language and Click Continue.

Step 5: Select your Country And click Continue.

Step 6: Select Keyboard type by default it will remain American English and click on Continue after it will take little bit time to installing component in you system.

Step 7: This screen ask you provide host name (which will show in network means your computer name . you can put any name whatever you want either set Kali.

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Step 8: Here provide any domain name whatever you want like neosec.in

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Step 9: Setup Root Password Any whatever you want or set toor which by default. Click Continue.

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Step 10: Setup your time Zone (which time zone belongs to you)

Step 11: Most important part of installation to setup partition if you are new user and going to install Kali Linux in Virtual machine so Select first option Guided : Use entire disk:

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Note: if you are going to make you system system duel boot don’t select entire disk option by this your complete hard disk will be used by the Kali Linux system & you will lose your all data so be careful.

Step 12: your hard disk will show here select and Click on Continue.

Step 13: Select all files in one partition & Continue because this tutorial for new user and you are.

Step 14: Select Finish partition and write changes to disk & Continue.

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Step 15: Select Yes and Continue. Your installation will be start and it will take a little bit time wait

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Step 16: setting up network mirror Select No we will configure network mirror later.

Step 17: Select yes and Continue.

Step 18: Finish installation and Continue.

Video Tutorial: How to install Kali Linux on virtualbox

Going to finish installation and system will restart with Kali Linux Operating System.

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1 thought on “How to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox – Full guide step by step

  • Hello,
    A very well-developed post with step by step guidance on Kali Linux.
    The way you explained each point with necessary details and maintained good balance between theory and practice is really commendable.Many people complain of not successfully install Kali Linux on Virtualbox without spending too much their capability, so they would love to learn it from here.I think we should also learn about Network Security ,Web App Security,Exploit Development. I hope it helpful for everyone.Please let me know a one thing
    What is the best USB WiFi adapter to use on VirtualBox Kali Linux on Windows 10?

    Thank you

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