How To Install Kali Linux

Kali Linux Installation Requirements

How to install Kali Linux on your computer? It is an easy process. You will need a Computer Or a Laptop,and  Kali Linux Installation Media. Kali Linux supports i386, amd64, and ARM (both armel and armhf) platform. Minimum Hardware Requirements are listed below, although better hardware Specifications will provide Increased performance. i386 images have the default PAE kernel, so that you can run them on systems with over 4GB of RAM. First Download Kali Linux and then either burn the ISO to DVD or prepare a USB stick with Kali Linux Live as the installation medium.

Installation Prerequisites

  • 20Gb Minimum Hard Disk space To Install Kali Linux OS.
  • RAM for i386: minimum: 1GB and amd64 architectures recommended: 2GB or more.
  • Installation Media: Kali Linux CD-DVD Drive / Kali Linux USB bootable support

Preparing for the Installation

  1. Download Kali Linux.
  2. Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD or Image Kali Linux Live to USB.
  3. Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in your BIOS. If not the Press Boot Key to Boot directly into USB While Restarting.

Kali Linux Installation Procedure

  1. To start your installation, boot with your chosen installation medium. You should be greeted with the Kali Boot screen. Choose either Graphical or Text-Mode install. In this example, we chose a GUI install. I also recommend you to Install in Kali GUI Mode, It is easier than Kali Text Mode Install.

  2. Select your preferred language and then your country location. You’ll also be prompted to configure your keyboard with the appropriate keymap.

  3. Specify your geographic location.
  4. The installer will copy the image to your hard disk, probe your network interfaces, and then prompt you to enter a hostname for your system. In the example below, we’ve entered “kali” as our hostname. A hostname is the name of your computer. You can also change hostname after installing kali Linux.

  5. You may optionally provide a default domain name for this system to use. If you have a domain name then type it here, else leave it blank as I did. In my case, I have my domain name, I can add this in my Kali Linux Domain Name.

  6. Next, provide a full name for a non-root user for the system. Well, this step is very important. You have to enter your non-root username and password.
  7. A default user ID will be created, based on the full name you provided. You can change this if you like. You will need this username to login into your Kali non-root account.
  8. Next, set your time zone. In my case, it is the Pacific. Select yours according to your location.

  9. The installer will now probe your disks and offer you four choices. In our example, we’re using the entire disk on our computer. Experienced users can use the “Manual” partitioning method for more granular configuration options. I will make a tutorial on Kali Linux Manual Partition soon.

  10. Select the disk to be partitioned.11-selectdisk
  11. Depending on your needs, you can choose to keep all your files in a single partition — the default — or to have separate partitions for one or more of the top-level directories. If you’re not sure which you want, you want “All files in one partition”. I would recommend you to go with “All files in one partition” IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.12-partitioningscheme
  12. Next, you’ll have one last chance to review your disk configuration before the installer makes irreversible changes. After you click Continue, the installer will go to work and you’ll have almost finished installation.

  13. Configure network mirrors. Kali uses a central repository to distribute applications. You’ll need to enter any appropriate proxy information as needed.


    NOTE! If you select “NO” in this screen, you will NOT be able to install packages from Kali repositories. If you chose “NO”, then no problem you can add Network mirrors from terminal also.

  14. Next, install GRUB.  Just select Yes, GRUB Bootloader is necessary to boot Kali Linux.15-install-grub
  15. Finally, click Continue to reboot into your new Kali installation. Well done You have successfully installed Kali Linux on your PC Hard Drive.


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