Installation of Kali Linux on VirtualBox

In this tutorial you will learn how to install Kali Linux on Virtual Box.

Kali Linux is one of the best Linux distributions for hacking and security enthusiasts.

You can also install Kali Linux by replacing the existing operating system, but using it via a virtual machine would be a better and safer option.

With Virtual Box, you can use Kali Linux as a regular application in your Windows/Linux system. It’s almost the same as running an application or game in your system.

Using Kali Linux in a virtual machine is safe. Whatever you do inside Kali Linux will not impact your host system. Your actual operating system will not be affected and your data in the host system will be safe.

How to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox

I’m going to use VirtualBox here. It is an awesome open source virtualization solution for professional or personal use. It’s available for free.

In this tutorial, we are going to talk about Kali Linux in particular but you can install all other OS whose ISO file exists.

Steps to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox

1. Download and install VirtualBox

First of all, download and install VirtualBox from Oracle’s official website.

2. Download ready-to-use virtual image of Kali Linux

After installing it successfully, go to Offensive Security’s download page to download the VM image for VirtualBox.

3. Install Kali Linux on Virtual Box

After installing VirtualBox and downloading the Kali Linux image, you just need to import it to VirtualBox in order to make it work.

Follow the steps below to import the VirtualBox image for Kali Linux:

Step 1: Launch VirtualBox. You will see an Import button – click on it

Step 2: After that, browse the file you just downloaded and select it to be imported (as you can see in the image below). The file name should end with .ova extension.

Once selected, proceed by clicking on Next.

Step 3: Now, a dialog box will appear to display settings for the virtual machine you are about to import. If you want, then you can customize them or you can also continue with defaults.

After settings, click on Import and then click on Agree in Software License Agreement popup and wait for a while.

Step 4: At last click on Start to launch it.

You might get an error for USB port 2.0 controller support, just follow the on-screen instructions of installing an additional package to fix it or you can disable it to resolve it. And, you are done!

 Kali Linux running in VirtualBox

The default account and password both are kali.

Note: You must update Kali Linux before installing new applications or start practicing hacking.

I hope this guide is able to help you install Kali Linux on Virtual Box.

 

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