Installing Kali Linux from scratch

Let's suppose that you have a laptop or a dedicated host, and you want to install Kali Linux. Follow the steps in this section, and you can install this monster on your machine. Also, you can install a fresh copy on a virtual machine (if you want to learn the details of the installation process yourself), but Kali Linux offers pre-built VMs, which we will learn about later in this chapter:

  1. First, you need to download Kali. Simply browse to https://www.kali.org/downloads, and you will land on the download page for this operating system (OS).
  2. I will choose the 2018.1 64 bit version, and will click on the HTTP link to download it directly to my machine. After the download has completed, you will need to copy ...

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