Kali Linux Installation - VMware

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Kali Linux Installation - VMware

Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution.

Preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing programs.

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Kali Linux Installation - VMware

  1. 1. • Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution. • Preinstalled with numerous penetration- testing programs.
  2. 2. • Download Kali Linux ISO from http://www.kali.org/downloads/ • Download VMware from https://my.vmware.com • My Version: 10.0.1 build-1379776
  3. 3. • Open up VMware perform a right click and select New Virtual Machine
  4. 4. • Configuration - Custom • If needed it can be setup for VMware backwards compatibility for older versions
  5. 5. • Choose to Install the Operating System Later. • OS – Linux • Version - Ubuntu
  6. 6. • Give a Virtual machine name • Number of Processors - 1
  7. 7. • Memory – 1024MB RAM • NAT - NAT uses the host's own network resources to connect to the external network.
  8. 8. • Controller – LSI Logic • Disk Type - SCSI
  9. 9. • Create a New Virtual Disk • Split into multiple files, can also be a single file depending on preferance
  10. 10. • Select Location to store the virtual file • Summary of results and click Finish
  11. 11. • Virtual Machine Created and Listed on left panel
  12. 12. • Select Edit Virtual Machine • CD/DVD(SATA) – Check ISO Image File and locate the downloaded Kali ISO file and OK
  13. 13. • Select Power on This Virtual Machine to run the Installation process • Choose graphical Install
  14. 14. • Language preference • Location preference
  15. 15. • Keyboard preference • Hostname – As it is
  16. 16. • If Domain exists enter correctly • Setup a desired Root Password
  17. 17. • Name of New User • Password of New User
  18. 18. • Choose to Manually Partition Disks • Overview of VMware currently configured Partitions
  19. 19. • Yes for new Partition • Select Finish and Write to Disk
  20. 20. • Use Network Mirror for new versions of software – Yes • Proxy configuration if needed
  21. 21. • Yes – Install GRUB boot loader • Installation Complete 
  22. 22. • After Installation is complete Kali Linux will start up • Enter the password if set during configuration
  23. 23. • And Finally – Kali Linux Installation is now Complete

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