NOTE : Kali Linux version 2017.1 has been released and I decided to update this howto. Ofcourse, this guide also works with previous releases of Kali Linux.
Hi Friends. as you already know, the latest version of Kali, Kali rolling edition 2017.1 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 5.1.22. 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 (Download the latest version).
This howto is using the Kali Linux 32bit VBox PAE . Your downloaded contents should look like below. As you can see, we have an ova file.
Now open Virtualbox and click on File>Import Appliance as shown below.
A window like below will open.
Now browse to the location of the ova file we just downloaded as shown below and click on Next.
The system will present you a summary of settings used for thsi VM. If you want to make any changes, change and click on Import.
The importing process will start as shown below. It will take some time, but it will be worth the wait.
After import is completed, a new virtual machine is automatically created as shown below.
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”.
Given below is our Kali Linux rolling 2017.1 successfully installed in Virtualbox. No need of installing guest additions. If you face any problems during installation, please comment. I will be happy to help you.