Want to download Kali Linux custom images? We have generated several Kali Linux VMware and VirtualBox images which we would like to share with the community. Note that the images provided below are maintained on a “best effort” basis and all future updates will be listed on this page. Furthermore, Offensive Security does not provide technical support for our contributed Kali Linux images. Support for Kali can be obtained via various methods listed on the Kali Linux Community page. These images have a default login/password of “kali/kali” and may have pre-generated SSH host keys.
We generate fresh Kali Linux image files every few months, which we make available for download. This page provides the links to download Kali Linux in its latest official release. For a release history, check our Kali Linux Releases page. Please note: You can find unofficial, untested weekly releases at http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-weekly/. Downloads are rate limited to 5 concurrent connections.
Want to download Kali Linux custom images? We have generated several Kali Linux VMware and VirtualBox images which we would like to share with the community. Note that the images provided below are maintained on a “best effort” basis. If you’re installing Kali Linux on your computer as a secondary OS, you can go about installing it the same way you’d do for any other operating system. Download the ISO file from the official website (link to website), burn it to a USB or a CD, and boot from it. We can follow similar steps while installing Kali Linux on Virtualbox too.
Kali Linux VMware 64-Bit (7z)
Kali Linux VMware 32-Bit (7z)
Kali Linux VirtualBox 64-Bit (OVA)
Kali Linux VirtualBox 32-Bit (OVA)
Kali Linux for ARM Devices
Gl 200 usb driver. We have a fascination with ARM hardware, and often find Kali very useful on small and portable devices. Over time, we have Built Kali Linux for a wide selection of ARM hardware and offered these images for public download. The scripts used to generate these images can be found on GitLab. These images have a default password of “kali/kali” and may have pre-generated SSH host keys.
Looking for our Mobile Penetration Testing Platform, Kali NetHunter?
Kali NetHunter is an Android penetration testing platform for Nexus and OnePlus devices built on top of Kali Linux, which includes some special and unique features.
Most of the time when it comes to installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox, users are struggling because of setting up ISO and then wait to install it. And if some error appears while the installation, the frustration level starts increasing. Therefore, today here we are with the quickest and most easy method to setup Kali Linux 2.0 latest version on VirtualBox.
What is the method we are going to use?
Generally, what we do to install Kali on VirtualBox is downloading and booting via its ISO file. However, that is really a time-consuming process. Therefore, if you are intended to use this hacking and penetration testing Linux on Virtual Machines, then it is better to use pre-built OVA images. These are specially created for running on platforms like VirtualBox, Hyper-V or VMware.
So, let’s get started…
Although, you would already have VirtualBox on the host operating system where you are planning to use it. However, in case you haven’t then go to Virtualbox.org and download the one as per your OS. It is a cross-platform Virtualization software, thus available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and FreeBSD.
Download Kali Linux OVA Image
OVA image is the key thing that we require to follow this tutorial. Instead of using ISO, here we will download VirtualBox Image available on the official website. You can get 64-bit or 32-bit as per your system. If you are using VMware then the same page will have the image for it as well. Here is the link.
Import OVA Virtual Image in VirtualBox
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- Open VirtualBox
- Click on the Import Appliance
- Under the Local File System, click on the Folder icon to select the downloaded Kali Linux OVA image.
- After that hit the Import button.
Agree with the License Agreement; the importing process will take a few minutes.
Boot Kali VM
Once the importing process has been completed you will see a Kali Linux VM on the VirtualBox’s left panel where all VMs get listed by default.
Double-click on that and your hacking Linux will start booting and in few minutes the home screen will appear to start using it. Yes, that’s it. We don’t need to install anything at all, everything is pre-compiled and ready to use out of the box.
Error: USB 2.0 (optional)
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If you get an error the virtual machine can’t be booted because of USB 2.0 then close the error box. And after that click on the Settings option given in the menu and select USB then change the USB 2.0 option to USB 1.1 (OHCI) Controller. After that apply the changes by clicking on the OK button.
Login with Default Username and Password
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Once you on the login screen, use the default username- kali and password – kali. Also, no need to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions, it will already be there on the system thus no urther hassle. Simply start learning to test security apps and systems.