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Good Morning friends. Today let us see how to install Kali Linux Rolling 2016 in Vmware Workstation. We will use Vmware Workstation 10 for this howto. 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.  Watch the video or scroll down for step-by-step guide.

Ever since Sana has been released, the makers of Kali Linux have also released Pre-built virtual images for virtual box and Vmware. We will use that virtualbox image in this howto. Go here and download the Pre-built vmware image. After download is finished, you will get a zip file as shown below..


Extract the contents of this file using any unzipping software into a folder  as shown below. The extracted file will be around 12GB, so make space appropriately.


After extraction, the files will look like below.


Now open Vmware Workstation and open the New Virtual Machine wizard( or just hit CTRL + N). Select the Custom radio button as shown below and click on “Next”.


Click on “Next”.


Select the option “I will install the operating system later” and click on “Next”.


Select guest operating system as Linux and version as Debian 7 64-bit if you downloaded a 64 bit Vmware virtual image and Debian if you downloaded a 32bit Vmware image. Click on “Next”.


Give any name to your virtual machine, allocate the location for it and click on “Next”.


Click on “Next”.



The system will take the required RAM as shown below. If you have more memory, you can allocate more RAM. Click on “Next”.


For network type, choose NAT and click on “Next”.


Click on “Next”.


Click on “Next”.


In the disk selection, choose the option “use an existing virtual disk” and click on “Next”.


Now browse to the folder where we have earlier extracted files of our zip file. Click on “Next”.


You will be shown a summary of your virtual machine. Your virtual machine has been successfully created. Click on “Finish”.


Now power on the Virtual machine. It should be like below. Hope it was helpful. If you face any problems during installation, please comment below.