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How To Install Kali Linux

Install Kali Linux On Your System

Installation Requirements

  • A minimum of 8 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
  • A minimum of 512MB RAM.
  • Processor 2 GHZ to work properly.
  • CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support

Preparing for the Installation

  1. Download Kali Linux.
  2. Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD.
  3. Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in your BIOS.

Kali Linux Installation Procedure

  1. The first step to start is Boot with your chosen installation medium. Choose a Graphical or a Text-Mode install. I choose Graphical install.
    Kali Install
  2. Select your language and then your country location.
  3. 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 given below pic, I have entered Kali as the hostname. You can name it according to your choice.
  4. Enter a robust password for the root account.
  5. Next, set your time zone.
  6. The installer will offer you four choices. For an Encrypted LVM install, choose the Guided – use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM option as shown in the picture given below.
  7. Choose the destination drive to install Kali Linux. Select any drive in which you want to install Kali Linux.
  8. Confirm your partitioning scheme and continue the installation.
  9. Now, you will be asked for an encryption password. You will need to remember this password and use it each time to boot the encrypted instance of Kali Linux.
  10. Configure network mirrors. Kali uses a central repository to distribute applications. You’ll need to enter any appropriate proxy information as needed.
  11. NOTE! If you select “NO” in this screen, you will NOT be able to install packages from the Kali repositories.kali-linux-install-04
  12. Now, install GRUB.
  13. Finally, click Continue to reboot into your new Kali installation. If you used a USB device as a destination drive, make sure you enable booting from USB devices in your BIOS. You will be asked for the encryption password you set earlier on every boot.

Post Installation

Now that you’ve completed installing Kali Linux, it’s time to customize your system. The Kali General Use section of our site has more information and you can also find tips on how to get the most out of Kali in our User Forums.


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My name is Azad Ansari. I am from Delhi. I have completed my bachelor degree in computer science engineering. I have interest in technology and blogging that's why I have started this blog.


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