Installing Kali Linux in VMWare

Kali Linux is very famous and robust Operating System for the security researchers and pentester's as it has lot of tools to perform pentest. So it is important to learn how to use kali linux and it is recommended.

So let's dive into the installation of Kali Linux.

1. Download Kali Linux

 I am choosing 32 bit of Kali Linux as my host machine is of 32 bit but you can choose anyone from it.

2. After downloading, open VMware and follow the steps:

3. You can use "Custom" option if you have enough knowledge of using VMware otherwise select "Typical" and click on "Next"


5. You can change the name of VM and its installation path

6. By default you will see that "Maximum disk size (GB) is 20.0" change it to 40 GB as you will need some         space to create partition or installing extra packages like chrome browser, external scripts, etc.

7. Changing the hardware configuration like RAM, Processor, etc. Here you just have to change the RAM,       512 MB to 1024 MB.


9. Select "Graphical Install" for GUI installation in Kali Linux

10. Select Your language and click on "Continue" to proceed the installation

11. Select your country and if your country is not in the list then select "Other" option and click "Continue"

12. Select your keyboard configuration and click on "Continue"

13. Processes like loading installer, checking up the network and checking up the hardware                   configration will appear in this step and wait untill the process gets complete

14. After completion of above process you will be asked to enter the hostname

15. You can enter the domain name if you have any but if you are creating a home network or not having                 domain name then it will be fine to leave a blank

16. Now its time to secure your user account by entering the password

17. Select the "Guided - use entire disk" if you are new to any Linux distribution. You can use other options          but only if you are aware of this options

18. It is showing Partition Disk which is of 42.9 GB SCSI Hard drive


20.  So here, guided partition has created two partition named primary (/) and second one is logical  which is        swap. Want to know more about Disk Partitions

21. Tick on "Yes" and Click on "Continue" to write the changes to disk

22. Finally the installation begins and it takes several minutes to complete the installation

23. Select "No" as we dont have any network mirror for the newer packages. But if you have any than you         may enter and this settings can be change later after installation

24. Tick on "Yes" and click on "Continue". Want to know more about GRUB

25. Finally Kali Linux has been installed in your host machine and you are ready to use the most famous OS         for pentesting

26. This is starting screen of Kali Linux and select the first option and press "Enter" to boot the Kali and                finally you are done with the installtion

If you want me to make tutorial on your topic or have any doubt than please feel free to contact me. I will try my best to solve your problem.


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