Installing Volatility

There are several ways that Volatility can be installed. One simple method is to download the entire Volatility package via the Linux application Git and run the vol.py script against the image file. To install Volatility on a Linux platform, first download the package via Git utilizing the following command:

forensics@ubuntu:~$ git clone https://github.com/volatilityfoundation/volatility.git  

Once the download finishes, extract the package and navigate to the folder containing the Python script setup.py. Then execute the script via the following command:

forensics@ubuntu:~/volatility-master$sudo python setup.py install 

Once the install completes, open another Command Prompt and enter the following:

forensics@ubuntu:~$ ...

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