Friday, November 8, 2013

Installing Kali - Dual Booting Kali With Windows

Kali Linux Dual Boot with Windows

Installing Kali alongside a Windows installation can be quite useful. However, you need to exercise caution during the setup process. First, make sure that you’ve backed up any important data on your Windows installation. Since you’ll be modifying your hard drive, you’ll want to store this backup on external media. Once you’ve completed the backup, we recommend you peruse Kali Linux Hard Disk Install, which explains the normal procedure for a basic Kali install.
In our example, we will be installing Kali Linux alongside an installation of Windows 7, which is currently taking up 100% of the disk space in our computer. We will start by resizing our current Windows partition to occupy less space and then proceed to install Kali Linux in the newly-created empty partition.
Download Kali Linux and either burn the ISO to DVD, or prepare a USB stick with Kali linux Liveas the installation medium. If you do not have a DVD or USB port on your computer, check out the Kali Linux Network Install. Ensure you have:
  • Minimum of 8 GB free disk space on Windows
  • CD-DVD / USB boot support

Preparing for the Installation

  1. Download Kali Linux.
  2. Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD or copy Kali Linux Live to USB.
  3. Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in your BIOS.

Dual Boot Installation Procedure

  1. To start your installation, boot with your chosen installation medium. You should be greeted with the Kali Boot screen. Select Live, and you should be booted into the Kali Linux default desktop.
  2. Now launch the gparted program. We’ll use gparted to shrink the existing Windows partition to give us enough room to install Kali Linux. 

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  3. Select your Windows partition. Depending on your system, it will usually be the second, larger partition. In our example, there are two partitions; the first is the System Recovery partition, and Windows is actually installed in /dev/sda2. Resize your Windows partition and leave enough space (8GB minimum) for the Kali installation. 

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  4. Once you have resized your Windows partition, ensure you “Apply All Operations” on the hard disk. Exit gparted and reboot.
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Kali Linux Installation Procedure

  1. The installation procedure from this point onwards is similar to a Kali Linux Hard Disk install, until the point of the partitioning, where you need to select “Guided – use the largest continuous free space” that you created earlier with gparted.

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  2. Once the installation is done, reboot. You should be greeted with a GRUB boot menu, which will allow you to boot either into Kali or Windows. 
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32 comments:

  1. Nice website - only, you need to start giving credit where credit is due - quoting famous hackers then claiming (you) said that, and using other peoples images and tutorials without giving them credit is NOT cool kiddie.

    Peace.

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  2. How to launch gparted

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    1. From the top menu, select Applications -> System Tools -> Administration -> GParted Partition Editor.

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  3. Yes i have gone to that but it is showing me a error wtd?

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    1. Can you tell me what the error is. A screenshot would be even better.

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  4. LIBPARTED BUG FOUND


    Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:662 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.

    and i dont know how to paste a screenshot!!sorry

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    1. I'm sorry but I have no idea what the error means. You can try formatting your live USB and putting Kali in it again.

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  5. Yea i have tried! Formatting and putting kali again but nothing changed plz see to this and also tell me how to publish a photo ibto the comment so i will take a screenshot . So it will be easier for u to undestand my problem

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  6. Password NEEDED please Help me???

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  7. Help pls !!!!! m unable to see my wifi so how can i connect to it !!!!

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    1. You need to purchase a external USB wireless card if you wifi to show up on Kali. I recommend alfa card.

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  8. but i have already buyed a d-link router

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  9. Is the device showing up on your host machine (Windows) ?

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    1. Not sure, but I think the same way will do it's job

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  11. GRUB Boot menu is not showing, directly windows 7 is oppening

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  12. pls avoid installing using usb. avoid usb for using kali.

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    1. Why should you not install using usb?

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  13. hii i have usb wifi adapter will it scan wifi by typing ifconfig?

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  14. I was trying to dual boot win 10 with Kali 2(sana) but there is no option for "guided use largest continuous free space" its only showing the other options...btw my pc already had partitions...also the live bout works fine
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  15. Now I did install Kali 2 but the grub boot menu isn't showing up it's just going straight to win 10
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  16. This is the third time but pls...the boot loader is also showing up but is entering rescue mode because it says Tha no such device found
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  17. Is it recommended to buy an external wireless card even though i am not using vmware or virtual box? Or will it help since im having issues with my internal wireless card? Thanks in advance

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  18. None of the people above me need to be playing with linux all of your problems are user error, go take an information technology course and try again

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  19. Now that my kali linux is booting up, windows isnt. Its giving an error 0xc0000225. what to do now?

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  20. And with kali installed, how can i have windows in dual boot __

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  21. i have 1tb harddisk.it's have 5 partition and 2 partition have data and 3 are fully empty.but when i start kali live and go to gpart,then i see only two parttion, first win8 which is 80gb and second is 890.help me to create new partition without lossing data.plzzz...

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  22. Hello I made my USB bookable disk by downloading light version of kali Linux. When I run command airmo-ng start wlan0.I received error that rfkill is not installed. Can this due to the light version I used?

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  23. Hello I made my USB bookable disk by downloading light version of kali Linux. When I run command airmo-ng start wlan0.I received error that rfkill is not installed. Can this due to the light version I used?

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