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How to install Kali Linux in Virtual Box for Windows

Kali Linux is one of the popular distribution of Linux and you can use it in Virtual box without having to format your main operating system.

First download oracle virtual box for windows through Oracle website then install it to your desired directory within your hard-drive.

Now open your oracle virtual box and click on new tab at upper left corner. ‘Create virtual machine’ dialog box will pop up write name as Kali, Operating system type as Linux and version as Debian 64 bit if you download 64 bit iso from Kali Website . Keep memory size as default 1024 MB you can change it later. Hard disk file type as virtual box disk image. Storage on physical hard disk as dynamically allocated. Choose where you want to have your virtual machine setup and the disk space you want to use. Now Kali VM is setup you have to load iso file to it. Right click on Kali choose setting and then go to storage tab . Select your Kali iso in controller: IDE empty tab and click ok. Now start the virtual machine by double click in Kali tab .

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Anamika Das

I am Anamika Das, I leave in Bangladesh. I work to The onAnswer.com as an article writer since 2016.

14 Comments

  1. I decided to use Kali Linux as my main Linux distribution as far as considering computer security. Also, it is good at what it does like acting as a platform for up to date security utilities.Every step mentioned in the post seems possible so everyone should try it immediately.

  2. In the installation of Kali Linux on the virtual box we should have to Create a new virtual hard disk and choose VDI (VirtualBox Disc Image) and storage should be Dynamically allocated.
    After installing virtual box we have to get to the settings and increase the video memory for better performance.

  3. I had no idea you could use Kali Linux in a virtual box without formatting your main operating system. This was extremely helpful information for someone in my line of work. I’m going to pass this along to my fellow tech heads because I think they have a lot to gain from reading this as well. Thank you!

  4. I followed all your instructions and downloaded the Kali Linux in virtual box. It works very well. I feel ease in working with it. I can run my alternative Os simultaneously along working with this. It’s portable too and great for learning and testing.Thank you for this info.

  5. Once you find it, set the boot order so that instead of booting from the hard drive first, you boot from either the CD/DVD drive or from a USB drive. Once your PC is set to try to boot first from the alternative drive, insert your DVD or USB stick and reboot. Then, select “Start Linux Mint” from the first menu.
    Thank you for this post

  6. Never thought this would be so hard but thanks to this, I was able to do it step by step. Hope I get to manage to work on this. By far this is what I needed and I’m going to share this with my friends who work with the virtual box.

  7. From 2 months, I was looking for the trick for installing Kali Linux in Virtual Box. one day I found the site onanswer.com and this article. I followed this trick and got success. It works well. Thanks for this helpful article.

  8. Such an informative video.This video plays a vital role for the learner like me and others.So I am going to share this video with my circle.Thank you for uploading such a video.

  9. Nice Post. I’m know nothing about ‘Kali Linux’. “There’s a lot to learn about ink Linux now. Now I’m coming to do this job well. now I’m going to share my friends how to work the virtual box.

  10. Nice post.This video helps me to understand about ‘Kali Linux’. With the help of this video, I get much more informative knowledge so I’m going to share this video with my circle.

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