How to Install Kali Linux On VMware Workstation – Step by Step: In here you will get about the latest Kali Linux installation on VMware Workstation. the installation is quite easy and it is the same as you are installing on Virtualbox, Vmware fusion or VMware Player, but in this article, I will let you know on how to install Kali Linux on VMware workstation 15 as I have uploaded an article on how to install Kali Linux on Virtualbox so if you are interested then you may check it. moreover, in here you will learn step by step to install Kali Linux on VMware so read the article attentively and follow each step properly.
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How to Install Kali Linux On VMware Workstation
- Download Kali Linux ISO File Latest Version
- Download VMware Workstation 15 Pro Latest Version
- 2 GB hard drive
- at least 2 or 4 GB RAM needs for better installation
- Support AMD64
Step 1. Download Kali Linux ISO File
In step one, you will need to download Kali Linux ISO file so for that go to your favorite web browser and search for Kali Linux.org. or simply click on the above link to download Kali Linux.
Step 2. Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro
While you have downloaded the ISO file then in the second step you will need to download and install VMware on your system. you can download it from the above link that I have given and while your file has been downloaded then you need to install it. the installation is quite easy you can do it but if you don’t know, then I have written an article about that simply click the link and follow the steps.
Step 3. Create A New Virtual Machine
When everything is ready to go, then you have to create a new Virtual Machine in order to install Kali Linux. as you know before installing any operating system we need to create virtual machine otherwise we cannot install that. so here I will let you know how to create a new Virtual machine.
#1. first of all, open VMware Workstation 15 pro and click on Create A New Virtual Machine.
#2. what type of configuration do you want so by default it is selected Typical but you need to select Custom option and click on Next button.
#3. in the third step, it will ask you about features that are needed for this VM, so don’t bring any changes just leave it as default. and click on the Next button.
#4. here you will see three options and I recommend you to go with the last option as it’s written I will install the OS later and click on Next button.
#5. in here, it will ask you to select guest operating system so select Linux and for version select Other Linux 4.x Linux or later Kernel 64-Bit then click on Next button.
#6. give a proper name for new Virtual Machine and if you want to change its location then click on Browse otherwise it is ok.
#7. for processor select 2 and for cores per processor select 2 which will be 4 processor and click on Next button.
#8. for memory size select 4 GB RAM and click on Next button.
#9. in this step, it will ask you for Network Type so by default it selected the second option then leave it as default don’t select any other option. just click on Next button.
#10. in here, leave it as default where it is selected the second option and click on Next button.
#11. after that, it will ask you to select a disk type so, in here select the second option and click on Next button.
#12. well, its time to select the first option which is Create a new virtual disk so read the descriptions for more information and click on Next button.
#13. in this level, select 20GB of size for disk and moreover, select Store virtual disk as a single file and click the Next button.
#14. Specify disk file and click the Next button.
#15. in this step, you need some configuration for installing Kali Linux so for that click on the Customize hardware and set some setting.
Configuring the Setting of VM
#1. in here select Processors tab and mark Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI.
#2. now select new CD/DVD (IDE) and select Use ISO image file then browse the downloaded file which you have downloaded earlier. so, click on browse and select it’s ISO file and open it.
#3. now everything is ready and your Virtual Machine is ready to install Kali Linux so for that click the Finish button.
Step 4. Install Kali Linux on VMware
Now here, I will show you how to install Kali Linux on Vmware so the installation is not that much hard that you are thinking, but again here I will show you the process.
#1. at the first step, select the operating system from the left side of the window and run it. so then you will see this screenshot so here select Install and press enter button.
#2. here it will ask you to choose the language to be used for the installation process. so, choose the language and press enter.
#3. in this step, select your location as my one is United State so I will go with this option.
#4. Configure the keyboard, select any country for a keyboard.
#5. in here it will ask you for your Hostname so provide a proper name and click the Continue.
#6. Then provide your domain name if you have, if you don’t have, so simply click on the Continue button.
#7. while you have typed your name and domain name then it will ask you to provide your password. so type a strong password and click the Continue button.
#8. in next step re-enter your password and click the Continue button.
#9. select the time zone from the below options.
#10. in this step, it will ask you for a partition so follow this screenshot and click the Continue button. just leave everything as default.
#11. if you continue the changes listed below will be written to the disks. otherwise, you will be able to make further changes manually. so, click on the Yes button.
#12. if you want to use a network mirror then click on yes if you don’t want, so click on No button, but I recommend you to click on Yes.
#13. if you need to use an HTTP proxy to access the outside world so, enter the proxy information here, otherwise, leave this blank and click on Continue
#14. in here it will ask you to install the GRUB boot loader on the hard disk, so select Yes and click on Continue button.
#15. in this last step, you will need a device for boot loader installation, so I recommend you to select the second option and click on Continue.
#16. OK, now the installation has done successfully, and now it is time to boot into your system, so therefore, click on Continue button.
#17. everything you have done and the installation is also done successfully so now provide your Username and Password to login to the Kali Linux, and give it a try.
In this article, we have discussed deeply how to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation using windows 10, so try your best with follow all steps and if you get any kind of questions then feel free to ask me.