The Ultimate Guide to Installing Kali Linux 2.0

December 22, 2015 | Views: 4686

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Set Up Your Machine 

Kali Linux is the most advanced penetration testing distribution. It comes from the Offensive Security team. It’s a Debian-based distribution that comes with a various penetration testing tools (John the Ripper, Namp, Wireshark, Burp Suite etc…). Offensive Security (who are also the funders, founders and developers of backtrack ) have generated alternate images of Kali using the same build infrastructure as the official Kali releases.

You can download your image from here :

Or, if you want to customize your ISO (KDE, LXDE, MATE, XFCE and other customizations), just use this simple, basic process :

apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap
git clone git://
cd live-build-config

./ –distribution sana –verbose


Add Your SSH Public Key to Kali 2.0 

root@kali:~# grep Root /etc/ssh/sshd_config
PermitRootLogin without-password

PS: Don’t forget to keep the Kali System up to date using apt-get update and
apt-get dist-upgrade commands.



Installing Kali Linux 2.0  

Boot the system system using the  ISO file:



Click System > “Install Kali” option to start the installation


Select your language


Choose your location


Set the hostname


Select “Yes” to confirm the write operations on the hard disk.


The installation is over.

Install Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi 2 

“The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse…It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets and word-processing.”


Step 1: Download the ISO file from

Step 2: Download Win32 Disk imager from .

Step 3…
Run Win32 disk imager and load the image file into it.


Insert the SD Card into the Raspberry Pi,then log in:

The login is “root”
The password is “toor”


To enter the GUI Mode, just type: startx


Now, you have to  start a Netcat Listener:

~#  nc -l -p6996 -e /bin/sh

To connect back to the Raspberry Pi type

~# nc 6996


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  1. unfortunately this won’t work on a recent mac :/

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