A lot of the users would like to do crazy things with their Kali Linux like wifi hacking. If you’re doing something you’re not sure, you don’t want to break your HOST OS, running and installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox is the best possible solution. Linux can be a little bit complicated sometimes especially you never used it before. In this article, I going to show you that how to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox in Windows PC.
What is Virtual Machine?
A VirtualBox or VB is a software virtualization package that installs on an operating system as an application. VirtualBox allows additional operating systems to be installed on it, as a Guest OS, and run in a virtual environment.
- Download Kali Linux in ISO format. Download for 32 Bit OS and Download for 64 Bits OS. (https://www.kali.org/downloads/)
- Download VirsualbBox. Download 32 bit and 64 bit. (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads)
- Download Virtual Extension Pack for Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP, disk encryption, NVMe and PXE boot for Intel cards. Download from here.
- More than 20 GB Hard drive space.
- 2 GB of RAM for reasonable speed.
Create and Modify a new Virtual Machine
- Install Virtual Box by following installation instruction and Launch it.
- Click on New button to create a New Virtual Machine.
- Enter Kali Linux as the name. You’ll see Type and Version will be automatically set.
- Choose at least 1 GB (1024 MB) of memory size then hit the “Next” button.
- Create a new virtual hard disk. Select the second option “Create a new virtual hard disk now“. Click on “Create” button.
- On the next screen select “VDI” – VirtualBox Disk Image as your Hard Drive File Type. Click Next.
- Here, you have two options “Dynamic and Fixed Size“. Choose the dynamic hard disk and Next.
- In this step, choose the amount of space for the hard disk. Change the Virtual Hard Drive size to between 15 – 20 GB and Click Create.
- Now, you’ve successfully created new virtual machine. Click on the VirtualBox “Settings“. Select System > Motherboard, check the box for “Enable I/O APIC”.
- In Setting, under Processor tab, Check the box for “Enable PAE/NX”.
- Click on the “Storage tab” from the left side then tap on DVD icon. A small window will pop, choose “Choose Disk“. Now, Choose the Kali Linux ISO file that you’ve downloaded from its site.
- From USB TAB, check the boxes for Enable USB Controller > Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller. Now double-click on Extension pack and Install it.
- Select Storage > Controller: IDE and highlight Empty CD ICON. Now on your right, you should be able to use the little CD ICON and select your downloaded Kali ISO and OK.
Booting and Install Kali Linux ISO in Virtual Machine