Dual boot Kali Linux

What is dual Boot?

A dual boot system is a computer system in which 2-operating systems are installed on same hard-drive, allowing 1 operating system to be loaded(Booted) and given control. When you Boot-up the computer, a boot loader(boot manager) program displays a boot menu, which allows you to choose 1 operating system you wish to Start. A Boot Manager(Grub)replacs the original Master Boot Record (MBR) with its own so that, the boot manager program loads instead of an OS. Popular boot manager programs are LILO, System-Commander, and Partition Magic,G Common combinations of OS used on dual-boot systems include Linux and Windows NT and Windows 10 with one install of Windows being in a different language. Since more than 2 operating systems can be installed on a computer, the term multi-boot system is sometimes used by experts.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian-Oriented Linux distro aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing and Ethical Hacking. Kali Linux contains thousands of tools which are geared towards information security jobs, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering and Ethical Hacking.

How To DUAL BOOT Kali Linux With Windows 10/8/7?

Installing Kali Linux Dual Boot with Windows can be quite useful. However, you need to exercise caution during the setup process. At First, make sure to backed up any important data on your Windows Installation Drive. Since you’ll modify your hard-drive, you want to store the backup on external HDD.

In our example, we will be installing Kali Linux alongside an installation of Windows 10, which is currently taking up 100% of the disk space in our computer. Let’s start by resizing our Windows partition to occupy less space and then proceed to install Kali Linux in the newly-created clean partition.

Now, Download Kali Linux and burn the ISO to DVD, or prepare a USB stick with Kali linux Live for installation.

  •  20 GB Minimum free disk space on Windows
  • Bootable USB DRIVE

Prepare for the Kali Linux Dual Boot Installation

  1. Download Kali Linux.
  2. Burn Kali Linux ISO to CD or make Kali LinuX bootable USB..
  3. Make Sure that your computer is set to boot from CD or USB in your BIOS

ALSO WATCH MY YOUTUBE VIDEO:DUAL BOOT KALI LINUX WIDNOWS 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIRFKLcrF8M

Make KALI LINUX BOOTABLE USB:

First Download Utility Software Like (Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager) To create Bootable USB.
We Will be using Win32 Disk Imager In this Example. Feel Free to use any other Software To make Kali Linux Bootable USB If you like.

Step 1: Open Win32 Disk Imager.

Step 2: Select Latest Kali Linux ISO IMAGE:

Step 3: Select USB Drive to Make Kali Linux Live USB.

Step 4: Press Write Button // IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY WRITE KALI LINUX ISO TO YOUR USB.

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How to Dual Boot Kali Linux Using Bootable USB

After Downloading KALI LINUX And Making A Kali Live Bootable USB, You need to Make Space For Installing Kali Linux Dual Boot with your Windows.

Make Free Space For KALI LINUX INSTALLATION:

You will need a Disk Partitioning Software(Like Minitool Partition Wizard) Or You can use Inbuilt Windows Disk Manager(diskmgmt.msc). In this Example, we will use Inbuilt Windows Disk Manager(diskmgmt.msc).

Step 1: Open Windows Disk Manager. PRESS WIN+R and TYPE diskmgmt.msc

Step 2: Shrink Any volume And Make Free Space Or Unallocated Space To Install Kali Linux.

I am Shrinking 25GB To Install Kali Linux Dual Boot. You can Shrink As Much As you Want.

MINIMUM 20Gb Required.

See I Have Created 25Gb Free Space.

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NOW REBOOT YOUR PC AND BOOT INTO KALI LINUX LIVE USB.

YOU WILL SEE KALI LINUX LIVE USB MENU.

Step 1: JUST SELECT GRAPHICAL INSTALL, AND IF GRAPHICAL INSTALL IN NOT PRESENT SCROLL DOWN GOTO ADDITION OPTIONS THEN INSTALL IN GRAPHICAL MODE

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Step 2: Now Select Your Preferred Language, Country and Keyboard Layout.

Step 3: Select Your Network Adapter(WIFI ADAPETR OR ETHERNET ADAPTER). If you have WIfi Adapter then select it as primary.

Also Connect to wifi if you have one.

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Step 4: Add Hostname and Domain Name (NOT IMPORTANT)

Step 5: Give Root ACCOUNT a Strong Password.

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Step 6: Now, the hardest and most important part comes. Kindly watch my YouTube Video if you don’t understand here . If you mess up in this step you will broke you Harddisk(your data will be Lost)

Now, We will setup the partition to Install Kali linux Dual Boot.

Select Guided Partition If you dont are New, OR

Select Manual Partitioning and Strictly  Follow me:

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Now, Select the Partition You created(25Gb) and make an ext4 Partition  of about 21GB.(Leave atmost 4GB for Swap)- Swap Partition is not Required If you Have 8GB+ RAM.

 Now Create Another Partition and Select MOUNT POINT AS SWAP AREA. 

Done setting up partition.

ATLAST, CLICK FINISH PARTITIONING AND WRITE CHANGES TO DISK.

It will prompt a alert, double check you modified partition #no and Proceed.

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Now, wait for installation to complete. It will install Kali Linux dual boot to you HardDrive.

Step 7: Install Grub BootLoader to your Harddrive.

Select you harddrive To install Grub on it.

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ALL DONE, Now Reboot your PC, You will see a Dual boot Kali linux With windows 10 on you PC.

Feel Free Ask for help , Just Comment on this post or on my YouTube video.

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