Fire up the Kali VM and we will get the Kali OS install screen. Lets choose the Graphical install.
*2020 Update STOP! You need at least 50 GB these days to execute these instructions. Should you end up getting stuck with a hard drive that is too small, I have a post on how to expand you vhd here.
So we will get a black screen and some great computer gibberish then you make it to the language. I speak English so English will be selected and press “Continue”.
Next question is your country. I live in the US so I select the United States and press “Continue”.
Now we get to the keyboard selection and I am an English speaking American and I use a American English keyboard so I selected “American English” and press “Continue”.
Now you are going to get lots of screens with lots of progress bars. Sit back and relax until the “Configure the network” screen.
Networking and User Stuff
I am going to keep the host name as kali but put whatever you want the system name to be then go for it. I wouldn’t put a name that already exist on the network but its your troubleshooting time. Choose your name and press “Continue”.
Now we are at domain name, I leave my blank and press “Continue”.
Let’s do some password setup. For your root account add a password and press “Continue”.
Now we got that out of the way, we can focus on the time zone. Being a Great Plains resident, I am in the Central Time Zone so I select “Central” and press “Continue”.
We will get some more screens with progress bars will pass until we will get to partition disk section. For the sake of simplicity, I am going to select the “Guided – use entire disk” and press “Continue”.
Partition Hard Drive
Then select the drive you have and press “Continue”.
I want everything all on one partition so I will select that and press “Continue”.
Let’s review what we did and when we are happy then select “Finish partitioning and write changes to disk” and press “Continue”.
While normally you can just accept the default but here need to select “Yes” and press “Continue”.
Select the “Finish partitioning and write changes to disk” and press “Continue”.
Now we will get a bunch of install screens and progress bar so kick back and watch it install or do something else that is productive.
Kali Install DOH!
So you ended up with something that looks like this: It means you ignored the beginning of the post and it is missing some resource it needs. It won’t come out and tell you but that is generally the problem. Check the system mins for your Kali install and try again.