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Install Kali Linux on Windows 10 using VirtualBox

Install Kali Linux on Windows 10 using VirtualBox

Kali Linux knows as BackTrack operating system in the past based on Debian for network security. Also, Kali Linux mostly nowadays the users are using for penetrating tests. The professional hackers currently in touch with Kali Linux operating system. Indeed Kali Linux is one of the best and safe operating systems in the world. In fact, Kali Linux is using for the country sever security, to keep there file documents safe out of the hackers. However, Kali Linux over 600 million Pre-installed penetration-testing programs, as it is used currently one of the best-operating systems for security.

So, it is the world of virtualization lets test it out on Virtual machine platform that known VirtualBox. Do you have information about VirtualBox? VirtualBox is an open-source platform in which you can test any kind of operating system on it. The procedure is pretty easy everyone can do it. For this procedure, you need a better computer environment where you have to test it. Take it out which kind of hardware accessories you need to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC.

Before getting started on how to install Kali Linux on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. You need some important things to know about that. The first one is your computer requirements. The second one is the Kali Linux Image. The third one is VirtualBox platform software where you have to perform a clean installation of it on your Windows 10 PC.

System Requirements:

  • 4GB of RAM for Better performance
  • 20GB of Hard Disk capacity
  • 2GHz core processors
  • Nvidia or AMD graphics card (Must)
  • Kali Linux ISO file
  • VirtualBox or VMware Workstation

Install Kali Linux on Windows 10 using VirtualBox

Step 1. Install VirtualBox

You can download VirtualBox from its official website VirtualBox.org. Once the software downloaded go ahead and perform a clean installation.

  • Double-click to launch the setup file
  • When the installation wizard opened simply click Next.
  • Specify the location where you want to install VirtualBox.
  • If you want to create a shortcut on the Windows start menu, or desktop check the box.
  • On the next screen again click next
  • Now VirtualBox is ready to install, so click Install option.
  • Wait until the installation should be completed, when the installation is done click Finish.

Step 2. Create Virtual Machine for Kali Linux

Once the installation of VirtualBox is successfully done on Windows 10 PC. Then go ahead create a Virtual Machine.

Open up the VirtualBox, on the VirtualBox screen click on the “New” option.

Give a name
Give a name

Type “Kali Linux”, here it will automatically detect the “Type” and “Version” of Linux then click next.
Increase the Memory Size and click next.

Increase memory size
Increase memory size

Select the option “Create a virtual hard disk now” and click next.

Next
Next

Choose a Hard disk file type so the recommend type is “VDI (VirtualBox disk image”.

VDI (VirtualBox disk image
VDI (VirtualBox disk image

Select the option “Dynamically allocated” option for Storage on the physical hard disk.

Dynamically allocated
Dynamically allocated

Select the hard disk capacity for Kali Linux, and manage the location where you want to install it.

Manage hard disk size
Manage hard disk size

Step 3. Configure the settings for Kali Linux

For better performance of Kali Linux on VirtualBox, you need to bring some changes to the settings. So, to do that simply click “Settings”.

Settings
Settings

On the setting window, select the “System” from left-handed. On the motherboard option uncheck the “Floppy disk”.

Uncheck Floppy
Uncheck Floppy

Navigate to the “Processor” tab and increase the size of the processor.

Increase processor
Increase processor

Now select the “Display” tab, then select “Screen” and increase the size of Video Memory.

Increase Video Memory
Increase Video Memory

Select below down the “USB” option, and select “USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller. Once the settings cleared click OK to save changes.

USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Step 4. Install Kali Linux on Windows 10 using VirtualBox

When the VirtualBox installation completed, and you have created a new virtual machine for Kali Linux. After that, the configuration successfully is done, then its time to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC. Remember that follow each of the following the guidance of installation. Otherwise, you will face any issue during the installation process.

So, once everything is up on VirtualBox click the “Start” button to start up.

Start
Start

On the welcome screen of Kali Linux select “Graphical Install”.

Graphical Install
Graphical Install

Select your input language and click continue.

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Choose your country where you live and click continue.

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Please enter the hostname for this system. The hostname is a single word that identifies your system to the network. If you don’t know what your hostname should be, consult your network administrator. If you are setting up your own home network, you can make something up here. However, it will detect the hostname automatically but you can enter your favorite hostname too. Once the hostname entered click continue.

Enter host-name
Enter host-name

Configure the network, the domain name is the part of your internet address to the right of your hostname. I recommend you to leave it empty and click continue.

Configure the network
Configure the network

Set up your user and password, a user account will be created for you to use instead of the root account for non-administrative activities. The user name is optional you can enter anything you want and click continue.

Enter your username
Enter your username
  • If you are installing Kali Linux on your actual computer, then you have to enter a heavy password. On the other hand, for testing on the Virtualization platform, it doesn’t matter whether you should enter a heavy password or not.
  • When you approached the next screen select there “Guided – use entire Disk” then click continue.
  • In this window, select “All files in one partition (Recommended for new users), then click continue.
  • Select “Finish partitioning and write changes to disks” and click continue.
  • If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks. Otherwise, you will be able to make further changes manually. So, if you want to make changes to disk select (YES) and click continue.
  • Wait until the base system installation should be completed.
  • On the next screen, the recommended software will be installed automatically.
  • Once the installation completed the Virtual machine will restart automatically. When you back to Kali Linux enter your password and hit enter.

Step 5. Fix Kali Linux Screen Resolution on VirtualBox

Once the installation completed, then the only thing is remaining. That is entering the full-screen resolution of Kali Linux on VirtualBox. There is a small tool that you download from VirtualBox.org. That called “Guest Tool”, insert the guest and complete the installation to enter the full-screen resolution.

That’s it if you faced any kind of problems then feel free to share with me below in the comment section.

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