Install Kali Linux along with Windows 10
Kali Linux is the ultimate tool needed for any security tester or budding and enthusiastic learner into the field of security.
In the video below you can learn how to install Kali Linux alongside with Windows 10 (Easiest Way).
- 8 GB Pendrive
- Access to stable Internet. (Only for the downloading part)
- Windows 10 PC with a minimum of 60GB free space.
Click this link – choose 32bit or 64bit as per your system specification. (64 bit is recommended.)
Open the above link and click on Download. After the download install the software. Plugin your external USB drive and note down its drive letter (in my case its H:). Open Win32 Disk Imager and select the drive letter as H:. Then select the ISO you have downloaded (If its not listed in the window coming up then change the “File type” in the bottom right section to “All files”). Once the ISO is selected and proper drive is selected click on “write”. Once the process is completed we have a bootable Kali pendrive.
Click the above link and it will download the free version of partitionguru. Once its downloaded install the software. After installation find the drive where you have freed space for installing Kali, right click on it and select delete partition and then clcik on create new partition, select the filesystem as “ext4” and assign space for the drive (recommended 50GB). Create another partition of size 2 or 3GB and select filesystem as “Linux Swap Area“. Click on Save and let the process complete.
Once the partitioning has been completed restart the PC with USB plugged in.
Select Graphical install from the Kali initial screen. Select your preferred language, location and Keyboard layout.
Setup your Internet connectivity if you have one by specifying the credentials.
Enter your hostname and domain name (domain name is optional).
Type your root password and confirm it by typing it again.
Select your preferred time zone.
On the partition screen select manual. Select the drive where it says “ext4”, change do not use to use this partition and select yes to format the partition and set the mount point as root (/root).
Select the drive it shows swap area and select mount point as swap area.. Then select done setting up the partition.
Dont use a network mirror and install GRUB bootloader in your primary harddisk as it is the main agent in helping us selecting between windows 10 and kali during boot time. Once the installation is complete restart your PC after removing the USB.
When you are on boot screen you will see two options to either select windows 10 or kali. select kali, after its booting process is completed give root as the username and the password you given. Thats it. Give yourself a pat on the back, you have installed kali along with windows 10. congratulations.
You have succesfully completed the dual boot installation of kali along with Windows 10. Remember the username given for kali is “root”. If you ran into any problem let me know in the comments and i will help you out.