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Install Kali Linux on VMware

Kali Linux is the new generation of the industry-leading BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. Kali Linux is a complete re-build of BackTrack from the ground up, adhering completely to Debian development standards. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewriting BackTrack, their previous forensics Linux distribution. Users may run Kali Linux from a hard disk, live CD, or live USB. Kali Linux is distributed in 32- and 64-bit images for use on hosts based on the x86 instruction set, as well as an image for the ARM architecture for use on the Raspberry Pi computer and on Samsung's ARM Chromebook. Kali Linux is also known as Backtrack 6.

Installation Prerequisites
A minimum of 8 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
For i386 and amd64 architectures, a minimum of 512MB RAM.
CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support

Preparing for the Installation
Download Kali linux.
Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD or Image Kali Linux Live to USB or ISO File.

1. Go to File and click on New Virtual Machine
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2. Select Typical and Click Next
3. In this Screen You have Three option to choose your installation destination.
    I. Choose ‘Installer Disc’ If you have Kali Linux DVD.
   II. Choose ‘ISO’ If you have Kali Linux ISO file.
  III. Choose ‘I will install the operating system later.’ If you do not want to install Now.

4. In this Article I choose ISO installation. First of all select ‘Installer disc image file (ISO)’ then click on Browser and select your Kali Linux ISO file then Click on Open.

5. Click Next

6. Select Linux, Choose your OS Version (Debian) and click Next

7. Virtual Machine Name – In this are you can change your VM Name.
    Location – This field shows where you are going to install your Kali Linux. If you want to change your installation destination Click on Browser and select your Folder then Click on OK

8. Click Next

9. Resize your OS installation disk. If possible make it more than 20 GB. Click on Next

10. Click on Finish

11. To start your installation, boot with your chosen installation medium. You should be greeted with the  
     Kali Boot screen. Choose either Graphical or Text-Mode install. In this example, we choose a GUI 

12. Select Language – English and Click on Continue

13. Select Location – United State and click on continue

14. Configure the keyboard – American English and click on continue

15. Soon You will see below screen. Let it complete 

16. In this Screen You can change your Hostname like I changed it as GeekyShows and click on Continue

17. Leave blank the Domain Name area and click on continue

18. Set up users and password – In this Screen write root password and click on continue (Must remember this password. You have to put this password while log in your Kali Linux as Root.

19. Configure the clock – Eastern  and click on continue

20. Partition Disk – Here you have option to choose how do u want to install your os. Use Entire disk means OS will create your whole Hard Disk in one partition and OS will install in this partition. Select Guided - Use Entire Disk and Click On Continue

21. Click Continue

22. Click Continue

23. Select ‘Finish partition and write change to disk’ and click on Continue  

24. Select Yes and click on Continue

25. Installation has been started. (It takes time)

26. Configure the Package manager – Use a network mirror ( If you will choose ‘Yes’ than ready for online updates and it takes lots of time so better to choose ‘No’ if you have slow net connection )
Here I am choosing ‘No’ and click on continue

27. Install the grub boot loader – Select ‘Yes’ and click on continue

28. Installation Finished Click Continue

 29. Turn ON Your Kali Linux you will see this boot menu 

30. Now click on Other or Press Enter

 31. Write username ‘root’ and click on log in (username must write root)

32. Write your password which you written during the OS installation and click login

33. Successfully Log In
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