How to Install Kali Linux 2022.4 (Penetration Testing Distribution)

Kali Linux has mostly used Linux distro for security research and forensic research. And it is used for penetration testing as well. It is a Debian based operating system. In this article we are gonna learn how to install Kali Linux step by step. We have many options to install the Kali Linux. We can install the Kali Linux in VMware, VirtualBox, WSL2 etc. different platform. But here we can learn how to install Kali Linux in a PC or Laptop. So let’s start how to install Kali Linux:

Download the Kali Linux

So first of we have to download the latest version of Kali Linux from the official website. Choose your architecture according to your hardware 64 bit or 32 bit. Download the image using torrent or you can download directly in your browser.

Download Kali Linux

Make Bootable USB Drive

After downloading the Kali Linux ISO image you have to make bootable USB flash drive. There is two ways to make bootable USB drive. If you are using Linux distro.

  • Using default Terminal (CLI)
  • Third Party Software (GUI)

Install Kali Linux

Select your installation method

For the installation you can choose “Graphical install” or “Install”, Here I will choose “Graphical install“.

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Choose the language for the installation process

Here you can choose your preferred language. I will choose the English you can choose yours.

How to Install Kali Linux

Select your location

Next option is location or time zone, choose your location and hit “Continue

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Configure the keyboard layout

Now according to your region or preference choose your keyboard layout.

How to Install Kali Linux

Choose a hostname for this system

Choose your hostname which is a single name and it is the identification of your system in the network. Then click on the “Continue” option.

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Choose your domain name

If you want to use your own domain you can enter here but I will leave this empty and click on “Next

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Setup new user

Choose your Computer name as you can know now the root is no longer so you have to create a new user account here, and click on “Continue

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Username for the new account

Here you have to set the username for you new user.

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Set new password for new user

Set up a strong password for the new user and click on “Continue

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Partition disk

In partition section you can create new partition by using two method

  1. Guided Method
  2. Manual Method

Guided Method

If you are using Guided Method to install the Kali Linux, it is using our entire hard disk and remove you whole hard disk. And make the partition by itself.

Manual Method

In Manual Method you have full control to create new partitions. You can create any partition and give the size according to your need.

Overview of Guided partitioning

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Write the changes to disk

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Choose software to install:

Select any option hare you can choose any desktop environment and collection of tools etc. Choose accordingly your internet speed, because all this extra option needs internet to install it so be careful when you select the option, I recommend choosing default options.

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Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record

Kali Linux GRUB Installation

Device for boot loader installation

Kali Linux GRUB Installation

Installation complete

Finally, Installation of Kali Linux 2022.4 is complete, so now time to reboot you virtual machine.

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Finally, Kali Linux 2022.4 installation is completed


You can follow the following video where I will show, How To Install Kali Linux 2022.4 step by step


Kali Linux comes with many pre-installed tools and we have good community to help as well. We can install Kali Linux in VMware or VirtualBox also Good luck!

Important Things To Remember:

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