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Mohamed Trabelsi

Mohamed Trabelsi

Hi , My name Is Mohamed Trabelsi Founder and Owner Of Setup gamer and Black Hat Studio

Install Kali Linux 2019 on Vmware Fusion in Mac OSX

In this article, I will explain how to install Kali Linux on VMWare Fusion.

Installation Requirements

  • Disk Space – Minimum 10 GB
  • Architecture – i386 or adm64
  • RAM – Minimum 512 MB

Download Kali Linux ISO File

Download the necessary ISO file from official download page. For this demo, I have installed as highlighted below.

download-kali-linux

Its more than 3 GB so based on the Internet speed, it may take few minutes.

Installing Kali Linux

This assumes you have download kali-linux-2.0-amd64.iso and ready to install.

  • Open VMWare Fusion on your PC (I am using MAC in this demo)
  • Click on Add icon and New
vmware-fusion-add-new
  • Select installation method as “Install from disk or image” and click on Continue
vmware-installation-method
  • Click on “Use another disc or disc image” and locate the downloaded iso file. It will appear in the list as shown below, click on Continue
vmware-new-virtual-machine
  • Select Other >> Other 64-bit and click on Continue
save-vmware-image
  • Here you will notice, I have hard disk capacity is 8 GB but the minimum requirement to install 10 GB so I will go to customize Settings and increase the hard disk space.
vmware-finish
  • Click on Customize Settings
  • Enter the name and save it
save-vmware-image
  • Click on “Hard Disk (IDE)
vmware-hard-disk
  • I will increase to 15 GB and click on Apply
vmware-increase-hdd-space
  • Click on Play button to begin the installation
vmware-play-button
  • You will be greeted with the following screen when I will select “Graphical Install” and press enter to proceed with installation
kali-begin-graphical-install
  • Select the language and click on Continue
kali-select-language
  • Select the location then continue
kali-select-location
  • Configure the keyboard to be used and click on continue
kali-select-keyboard
  • Select the ethernet to be used. As I am using VMWare on MAC, I will be sharing with MAC ethernet so selected “no ethernet card” and click on Continue
kali-no-ethernet-card
  • You will get a notification that “No network interface detected” but that’s fine. Click on continue
kali-network-no-detected
  • Enter the Hostname and continue
kali-configure-hostname
  • Enter the root password and click on Continue
kali-root-password
  • Select “Guided- user entire disk” and click on Continue
kali-partition-disk
  • You will get partition disk information that will data will be erased but that’s ok because there is nothing at the moment. Click on continue
kali-partition-disk-default
  • Select the partition as “all files in one partition (recommended for new users) and continue
kali-select-partition
  • Confirmation before installation start writing changes to disk, click on continue
kali-finish-partitioning
  • Select “Yes” on final confirmation and click on continue
kali-partitian-change-disk
  • It will take few minutes to install the Kali Linux and during installation, you may see following progress bar
installing-the-kali-system
  • It will prompt you to configure package manager but I will proceed with no to keep installation procedure simple.
kali-package-manager
  • Select Yes to install the GRUB boot loader on hard disk and continue
kali-install-grub
  • Select the disk to make it bootable and click on Continue
kali-select-grub
  • And finally you will have “Installation Complete” message. Click on continue
kali-installation-complete
  • It will take few seconds will boot the Kali Linux and give you login screen as below.
kali-login-screen
  • Enter the password, which you configured during installation and you will see the first screen as shown below.
kali-screen-after-login

Woha! It’s bit long, isn’t it? Well, worth it!

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