Video - Creating a Virtual install of Kali using VirtualBox

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In this first lab, students will create a virtual install of Kali Linux using VirtualBox depending on their host platform and personal preferences.


Greetings, I'm Professor Kay. And in this short video presentation, we're going to see how we go about creating a virtual install of Kali linings using VirtualBox. So all these steps that I'm showing you are currently available up inside of the lab file for installing Kali Linux using VirtualBox. Now the first thing you're going to want to do is go out to the site and download VirtualBox, get the latest edition. Currently, the latest edition is 6.0 point eight. Over time, the version number will change as the product is being upgraded by Oracle, but the procedures that you're going to be shown will remain the same.

So once you download it and you've installed your VirtualBox, the next thing you're going to have to do is get that image for Kali Linux from the offensive security download site. So I've gone out to Google I just typed in download Kali Linux and it takes me out To the downloads location, and if you scroll down here to the bottom, you'll see that you have your different downloads, your different images for either VMware or for VirtualBox. Now for 99% of us it's going to be the Kali Linux 64 bit VirtualBox. That's going to take you on over to the offensive security download page going click on that link. scroll on down to you come to the VirtualBox images tab. Click on that.

And from here you can select which type of download you want to proceed with. You can either take the OVA file for the 64 bit or the 32 bit and you can download using a torrent file or you can just do the straight download. Now in the last file, I show you how to use a download manager and how to use the torrent file. To quickly download your Kali Linux Oviedo image So I'm going to go ahead and use the torrent file that is made available. And then it's going to associate itself with my free download manager. I'm going to say OK to that.

And once you begin to download using that torrent file, it's going to give you some options. For instance, you can save it to wherever you want. And it gives you some other information about what you can download. I don't need to check some file. That's not important to me. All I need is the VA.

I'm going to create a sub folder called Kali Linux 2019 dash two and that's going to be up on my f drive up inside of my Dropbox folder. Go ahead and get the download. The download will begin. You can watch the time for your download and it'll slowly start to diminish to where it's going to get down to within just a few minutes to complete. So once the download has completed of the VA file, I'm just going to bring up my VirtualBox and from here We're going to go to File, and we're going to import appliance. From here, we're going to click on the Browse button, it's going to take us over to the download location where I saved that particular OVA file.

I'm now up inside the download location where I say that it will be a file for Kelly lining that's gonna open up the folder, and there's your VA file. Now all I have to do is just double click it and click Next. Now we have everything we need to know about this particular download presented to us, we get the description, the amount of CPUs that have been assigned to it. Now you have to understand that this is a ready built image. Anything that you don't want in here or you think that's going to give you trouble such as the USB Controller, you can go ahead and uncheck that at this time. Now you also have a choice A where you can save this virtual disk you're about to create I'm saving mine on a different repartition away from my C drive where you save yours is up to you.

I'm going to go ahead and click on Import and the import process begins. Now once your county linings has completed his installation into your VirtualBox manager, you'll find it over in the left window pane. Go to the left window pane, you'll see that it's powered off, you can highlight it and then you can go up here find the screen start arrow, just click it. And that begins the booting up process for your Kali linings. And once you do get to the log on screen, your username will be root. Go ahead and click Next.

And your password is just root spelled backwards tour. Now once you're presented with the desktop, you can go over here and click on the start button and you can go to the Settings icon. Once the properties for your settings appear, you can scroll on down to where it says power Over on the right window pane, you can go ahead and change your power savings from whatever time it has to never. And then you can click on to where it says suspended power button, make sure that it's set to off. That'll keep Kelly from logging you off for inactivity, you can close out the settings and return to your desktop. Go ahead and launch terminal.

At the terminal prompt, you can type in apt space upgrade. To get any of the latest packages that are available for this current installation of your Kali Linux. Just go ahead and hit enter. Now if you get this message about the system being locked, just go ahead and restart. Once your machine restarts just log in. Once your desktop reappears, go ahead and open up your terminal and attempt to run the app space Upgrade command one more time.

When it comes in an ask you do you want to proceed just type in Y for yes. And your machine will begin the upgrade process. While my installation of Cali is updating, I'll go ahead and show you how to properly restart and shut down your machine. The only correct way that you can do this is to use the power button over here at the top right corner, click on your power button. Go down here and click on the power button one more time. And you'll see that you have one of two options.

You have restart you have power off, or you have a third option which is cancel, go ahead and cancel. And so that's going to conclude this short video presentation on how we go about creating a virtual install of Kali Linux using VirtualBox. So if you have any questions or you have any concerns about any of the information that was provided for you in this short video presentation, please do not hesitate to reach out contact your instructor and I'll see you in my next video.

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