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KALI Linux – How to install KALI LINUX using VirtualBox – on Windows 10

28/05/2017

Installing Kali Linux on your Windows 10 laptop is easy, if we use VirtualBox.

 

Step 1 – Download VirtualBox for Windows

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

vb download

Run > as Admin

Installer starts > Next > Next (just accept all the defaults)

vb install 1

Warning > Yes

vb warning

Install

vb install

Install > Finish

vb install 3

VirtualBox Opens

vb opens

 

Step 2 – Download a VirtualBox Kali image

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/

These images have a default password of “toor” and may have pre-generated SSH host keys.

Select Kali Linux 64 bit VBOX

kali vb images

You’ll get the *.ova file appear.

vb files

Step 3 – Import Kali Image

File > Import

vb file import

Browse to the Kali Image > Next

vb import 1

Next, the settings will appear > Import

vb import 2

 

Importing…

vb importing

Kali Imported

vb kali imported

 

vb start

USB Error – we need the extension pack – for USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices.

vb usb error

Download VirtualBox Extension Pack

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

vb usb download

vb extn

Run and Install Extension Pack > I agree

vb extn install

Installed successfully > OK

vb extn installed

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Now, lets try the “START” arrow again

Kali launches a login prompt – remember the password

Username = root

Password = toor

vb kali login

Kali Splashscreen – Yay!

kali splashscreen

 

Step 4 – Update the Kali Image

Open a shell and enter the following commands, to update the repositories.

kali update

kali update

 

That’s it.

You have Kali Linux 2017.1 installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. Bruce Malaudzi permalink

    Good work. However, I have a question. Kali Linux inside VBox or VMware cannot use the built-in wifi adapter, unless you use external USB wifi adapter. Is this issue resolved?

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  2. Hi Bruce,
    The internal wifi for my Dell worked first time without any issues. If you’ve any other queries, just let me know.

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