Use a ready-made virtual machine
Do you really like Kali Linux, do you want to have it available on a virtual machine ready for use,
but you don’t want to carry out the long virtual installation procedure that I pointed out to you in the previous section?
Then I have great news for you:
the Kali Linux team, in fact, has made available virtual applications containing entire installations of Kali Linux,
which can be added to programs such as VirtualBox in just three clicks !
To do this, start by downloading the VirtualBox manager from its download page,
Make sure to choose the version that best suits your operating system,
then starts the downloaded file and completes the setup by following the simple instructions on the screen.
Once the VirtualBox installation is complete,
connected to the Internet page relating to the virtual applications of Kali Linux, scroll down to locate the Kali Linux VirtualBox Images section,
select it with a click, and press the entry for the 32 or 64-bit version of the operating system (eg Kali-Linux VBox 64-Bit [OVA] ) to download the application immediately.
When the download is complete, double-click on the file you just downloaded,
and if necessary select VirtualBox Manager from the list of proposed applications,
then press the Import button attached to the new window shown on the screen.
Once the import procedure is complete, select the newly created virtual machine (eg. Kali-Linux-2018.1-box-amd64 ) from the side panel of the VirtualBox home screen,
then press the Start button (the green arrow to the right) located up. When you reach the login screen,
type the username root followed by the Enter button, and repeat the operation with the password too.
At this point,
you can use Kali Linux and customize it as you like: for example, if you want to customize the language and the system keyboard,
press the power off indicator located at the top right, then on the Settings button (the one in the shape of a key English),
select the Region & Language item from the side panel, press on English (United States) in the Language box,
Click on the button (⋮) located at the bottom, select Italian from the list, and click on the Done button.
Then repeat the operation with the Formats box.
To also change the layout of the keyboard, click on the + button located under the Input Sources box, then on the (⋮) button attached to the new proposed screen,
Click on the Italian (Italy) item, then on the Add button, again on the Italian item, and finally, again on the Add button.
Once you have completed the language settings,
you can create an administrator user in order to avoid root access: to do this,
press once again on the system indicator located at the top right, then on the root and account settings items.
Once this is done, click on the Add user … button located in the upper right corner of the new window,
click on the Administrator button,
fill in the forms with the required information, and move the check mark next to the item
Set a password now (taking care to enter it in the appropriate fields and save it). then presses the Add button.
At the next login, you can safely use the administrator user thus created and take
full advantage of the features offered by Kali Linux.
Install to disk
Repeat the operation also for the swap partition and, once you have checked the settings again, select the item Finish partitioning and write the changes to the disk and click on the Continue button, check the Yes box and press the button again Continue. Be careful: in this way, all the data already present on the chosen partitions or disks are irreversibly deleted.
Wait for the system installation to complete, then check the Yes box and press the continue button twice to configure the Internet sources for future package updates and installations.
At this point, you just have to install the boot loader, that is, that small program that allows you to choose the operating system to start: place the check mark on the Yes item, press the Continue button, select the main hard drive ( the one on which the existing operating system is installed) from the proposed list and click on the Continue button again.
The installation is finally finished: all you have to do is press the Continue button, wait for the computer to restart and, if necessary, choose Kali Linux from the GRUB menu to immediately use the operating system.