kali rolling 2016.1

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NOTE : This guide also works with recently released Kali Linux 2016.2 

Hi Friends. as you already know, the latest version of Kali, Kali rolling edition 2016.1 has been released. The rolling edition of Kali Linux gives users the best of all worlds – the stability of Debian, together with the latest versions of the many outstanding penetration testing tools created and shared by the information security community. The best feature I like in this version is constantly updated tools. Now let us see how to install this latest version of Kali linux in virtualbox and I assure you, this will be the easiest guide.

For this howto, I am using the latest version of Oracle Virtualbox, i.e version 5.0.20. Ever since Sana has been released, the makers of Kali Linux have also released Pre-built virtual images for virtualbox and Vmware. We will use that virtualbox image in this howto. Go here and download the Pre-built virtualbox image. They are as shown below.

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I downloaded the first image from above. After the download is finished, extract the contents of this file as shown below.

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After extraction, we will get a OVA file as shown below.

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Now open Virtualbox and click on File>Import Appliance as shown below.

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A window like below will open. Click on “Expert mode”.

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The window will change as below. Now browse to the location of OVA file as shown below. You can change the settings of the virtual machine like name, location, RAM etc as you like below. After configuration is over, click on Import.

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The importing process will start as shown below. It will take some time, but it will be worth the wait.

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After import is completed, a new virtual machine is automatically created as shown below.

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Power on the machine. As the virtual machine powers up, it will prompt for username and password. The default username is “root” and password is “toor”.


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Given below is our Kali Linux rolling 2016.1 successfully installed in Virtualbox. No need of installing guest additions. If you face any problems during installation, plz comment. I will be happy to help you.

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