Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux appropriation went for cutting edge Penetration Testing and Security Auditing with in excess of 600 entrance testing apparatuses.

Kali contains a few hundred instruments that are outfitted towards different data security undertakings, for example, Penetration Testing, Security look into, Computer Forensics, and Reverse Engineering.

As the foundation is moving towards virtualization and distributed computing, It is vital for any working framework to be intended to keep running over the virtualization layer. Kali Linux likewise intended to keep running over Hypervisor as with other Linux working frameworks. 

In this article, I am will clarify the point by point methodology to download and install Kali Linux on VMware particularly VMware workstation.

How to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation

Software Requirements :

1. Kali Linux ISO File ( Download )
2. VMware Workstation ( Download )

Let's Get Started:

Stage 1 :

Download the Kali Linux ISO file & VMware workstation from their official site.

Stage 2 :
Install VMware on your system and make sure you have enabled the virtualization function in your BIOS system otherwise it will give you an error "Intel VTX is disabled".

How to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation

Stage 3 :
Now set up the virtual machine for Kali Linux. Here I have assigned 2 GB of RAM & 100 GB of Hard Disk space.

How to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation

Stage 4 :
Select the Graphical install option. If you want to make Live USB persistence then hit on the 4th option.

How to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation

Stage 5 :

Select your Language. I choose English.

Stage 6 :
Give the hostname to the system. By default, it's Kali So I am using it as it is. You can change it if you want.

Stage 7 :

Setup the Root password and hit Continue.

Stage 8 :

In this dialog box, you are asked how you would like to partition your disk. Select Guided – Use the entire disk and click continue. This is the default option.

In the next dialog box, you are asked to select a disk to partition. Select sda, VMware Virtual disk. There should be only one option. Click Continue.

Stage 9 :
In this dialog box, you are asked to select a scheme for disk partition. Select the default, All files in one partition, and click Continue.

Stage 10 :
In this dialog box, you are seeing the summary of your disk partition. Select the Finish Partitioning and Write changes to disk which should be selected by default. All you have to do is to click continue.

Stage 11 :
In this dialog, you are asked to confirm Write changes to disk. Select yes and click continue.

Stage 12 :

It will copy the Kali Linux files in Vmware.

Stage 13 :
Configure the package manager. Click on the Yes button.

Stage 14 :
Leave it, Blank.

Stage 15 :
Install GRUB Boot loader. Hit Yes and Continue.

Stage 16 :
Select device for GRUB Boot Loader installation.

Stage 17 :
Installation Complete message will occur Hit continue.

Stage 18: Install VMware Tools

To introduce the VMware devices, pursue the underneath Stages.

On the off chance that you don't have a web association, you can introduce VMware instruments straightforwardly from the VM. On the off chance that you have a web association, adhere to the following guidance which is less demanding.

Goto VM-> Install VMware Tools

You will see VMware instruments Icon on the work area. On the off chance that you don't, tap on Places in the menu, Places->VMware Tools. Double-tap to open.

Duplicate the document with the record name something like this VMware-devices… .tar.gz to the work area.

Right-tap on this document on the work area and snap Extract here. You will see that the document is extricated to the envelope VMware-instruments distrib.

Open terminal by going to System Tools - > terminal

Goto the envelope VMware-instruments distrib on work area by entering the order compact disc/Desktop/VMware-apparatuses distrib

Presently run this direction:

sudo ./vmware-install.pl - d

Enter your secret key and press Enter. You will be inquired as to whether you need to continue with the heritage installer. Enter Y and press Enter.

Presently you will be solicited arrangement from inquiries, simply acknowledge the default by squeezing Enter for all and trust that the establishment will finish.

Trust that the establishment will finish. You will see more prompts, aside from the defaults by clicking enter. When finished, restart your VM by going to VM->Power->Restart Guest

When the framework restarts, you will be provoked to login. When you log in, you can see the work area in full-screen mode which extends up to the entire screen.

How to install Kali Linux on VMware Workstation

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