How To Install Kali Linux in VMware and VirtualBox

Hi, guys in this niche post I will tell you about how to install Kali Linux in Vmware and VirtualBox Step by step with pictures.You can use it as your primary OS but I suggest you To Use VMware Workstation in windows 7 or 10 64 bit and virtual box for 32-bit Operating Systems.However, there are many Distributions of Linux Its impossible for me to tell you how to install all But Important Ones Which I will tell you about how to install Are here.
(Don't Forget to contact If you found any bug or issue during these processes).
How To Install Kali Linux
Some Linux Distributions

0.) Download Vmware and VirtualBox.
If your PC is 64-bit I suggest VMware Workstation.Download VMware Workstation Player from here. before download search little bit about your PC that whether it supports virtualization technology you can see it in BIOS.


If your PC is 32-bit only Virtualbox will work.And bear this In your mind you Have to choose 32-bit kernel operating system files because of these lines on virtual box's site."Please note that the package architecture must fit your host operating system architecture. So if you are running a 32-bit kernel on a 64-bit capable CPU you have to install the32-bit version (x86/amd64)".
You Must Need anyone of them For Installing Linux Distributions On Your PC without deleting or Harming Windows.The installation Process Is Simple and doesn't need Any instructions but in case if you are stuck you Can Ask Without Hesitation.I guarantee the one who chooses VMware workstation will be in 80℅ less trouble.if they choose according to their kernel versions.

1.) First of All Download ISO image of Kali from here according to your Kernel.But I will guide you not to download lite so that you have to download many packages later hence its good time to get most of them now.
Download Kali ISO
64 bit or 32 bit

1.B) After Completing installation Move ISO image To your desired directory.And open VMware or virtual box.To make yourself relax that it is in the place where you wants it because most of the people like me want to save as many spaces as they can in their C: partition.

1.C) Now click on create a new Virtual machine for VMware or Only new for VirtualBox so that a new guided wizard for beginners will appear to guide us the whole setting process.For our safety, we should choose what's recommended.



1.D) People with VMware select typical installation.and click next in order to be smart and choose from default options mainly remember "Only Proud Swimmers SINK In water."

1.E) Now choose ISO file of Kali Linux which you downloaded in step 1.So Vmware will be able to Make a virtual CD or DVD For you to Install Kali.Without .ISO file it's like A Car without Engine.

1.F) Now select Linux and choose Kali 64 bit or 32 bit.according to your Kernel version you can check your kernel version by right clicking on computer and choosing properties then find the word bit in it it will be either 32 or 64.

1.G) Now Set Name And directory/location where you wants to keep your guest operating system files and name Of The operating system which is just shown to you for differentiating between other operating systems In your VMware Workstation.

1.H) Now select Virtual disk space means the maximum space that can be consumed by operating for Kali Linux the minimum size is 12 GB but if you use 20-25 GB it will work smoother.

1.I) Now review the hardware Configuration and start The Machine again If the machine doesn't starts don't forget to ask me in contact form via Email no Matter For Me.

Follow After Virtual Box To Complete Remaining Steps.


1.D) Now Select Name Which will be shown to you For Differentiating in between different guest operating systems And then Choose Type Which is  Linux of course and then select version.if you can't get version choose Debian 64bit if your kernel is 64 bit or select Debian 32 bit or just Debian for 32 bit OS. 

1.E) Now choose at least 1 GB of memory size that is RAM (Random access memory) and click next.But please do not run Kali Linux if you see red line on or before 1 GB or you can be in trouble because Sudden shutdowns were notified.

1.F) Create a new virtual hard disk. Select the second option “create a new virtual hard disk now“. Hit the "create” button.the virtual Hard disk will be the primary hard disk of Guest Operating System.

1.G) Choose your Hard Disk file type as VDI and click next then choose dynamically allocated you can Also set fixed size because Dynamically seems to be a better option for us instead if sucking whole hard disk storage at once it's better to increase size as per usage.

1.H) Choose your hard disk size From 20 to 25 GB for Good performance.But at least 12 GB is required. and type the name of new virtual guest OS upon the slide bar and Now Click Create.

(1)Choose storage
(2)choose Empty
(3)Click on DVD icon next to IDE Secondary Master
(4) Choose a Virtual CD/DVD disk file, Which is the Kali Linux ISO you have downloaded. Click OK.And now start the engine.


I.) After Starting Your engine select graphical Install For GUI (graphical user interface installation) to understand and relax more during the installation process.

II.) Now choose your Language, of course, English for this post.and click continue.but if you want to choose another language you can because it will be used in installation process as well as after installation if you want to use another language you can of course choose.

III.) Now Enter The Host Name KALI or anything and click continue.The Hostname is actually the name which will be shown on the network with the MAC address to specify your machine more accurately.

IV.) Now just read on the screen and take decisions they are simple like windows passwords, time etc but do not forget to stop the process where it asks you about the hard disk.

V.) Now when you see Hard disk partitioning click on "Guided-use entire disk" because of its the easiest and flexible way for beginners to not to stuck in trouble Now skipping one step just choose the default.

VI) now Click All files in one partition (recommended for new users) and click continue.actually, we can choose different folders too but because we are new we should need to choose the easiest way.So we will be in profit and can discover enough to choose other options next time.

VII.) Now choose finish partitioning and write changes to the disk and press continue.then press yes and click continue again.Actually, they are confirmations because Kali don't know we are using it as Virtual Machine ;).

VIII.) Now let installation to be completed.and restart remember to install drivers on VMware if asked.For installation guide you can search on google while it is really easy and useful they will let you change screen resolution to full screen .etc

After the installation gets done you have to Remove the Kali Linux ISO image. Go to settings and choose storage under the Controller: IDE clicks on Kali-Linux-2016 and choose Remove Attachment. This step is very important otherwise, the installation will restart.

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