Kali Linux 1.1.0 Released – Installation Guide with Screenshots

11. Configure the clock to match with the your chosen location, if you connected to internet this will set automatically as per your chosen location or set manually as described below.

Configure System Clock

Configure System Clock

12. Now it’s time to partition our disk for installation. Choosing LVM will be good option, If you need to extend more space in near future. Here i have selected Guided-Use enter disk and setup LVM.

Partition Disks

Partition Disks

13. Choose the Disk from the list, here we have only one disk to choose, click continue to move forward for the installation.

Select Disk to Partition

Select Disk to Partition

14. For simplifying our installation and easy to setup, we can choose All files in one partition. This will be recommended for new users to Kali. For advance user’s they can choose manually for separate partition for each /home, /var, /usr, etc.

Disk Partitioning

Disk Partitioning

15. Before the LVM configured, the proper partitioning scheme has to be written to disk and these changes cannot be reverted back. So, make sure to take backup, if you have any or choose YES to confirm the changes to the disk and configure LVM.

Configure LVM Partition

Configure LVM Partition

16. Here, you will get a overview of your current partition layout and mount points, which configured automatically from the installer. If you wish to change any settings, you can or else select Finish partition and write changes to disk and choose continue to move forward for the next step.

Summary of Disk Partition

Summary of Disk Partition

17. Partitions are created and asking to format the disk by using below file-system types. With root and swap. Choose YES and click on Continue. This will start to copy the files from media to disk and get install Kali Linux.

Confirm Changes to Disk

Confirm Changes to Disk

Copying Installation Files

Copying Installation Files

18. After copying files, you will be asked to configuring package manager. In this step, we’re going to configure the mirror network to get the packages for the future installations. If you don’t have a internet connection, you can choose NO, to depend on media repo, if you choose a network mirror to YES, it will get prepared to use the available nearby repository mirror.

Configure Package Manager

Configure Package Manager

In some organizations they have there local mirror, in such case, you can enter the information of your local mirror URL here, or else just click on Continue to move forward for the further installation.

Configuring Local Mirror

Configuring Local Mirror

19. After configuring package manager, it will download and install packages from chosen mirror, and then choose YES to install the GRUB boot loader in our system.

Configuring apt Mirror

Configuring apt Mirror

Install Grub Boot Loader

Install Grub Boot Loader

20. After installation completes, click on Continue to finish installation, and make sure to remove the installation media, before rebooting the machine.

Kali Linux Installation Finishes

Kali Linux Installation Finishes

21. After rebooting machine, you will be prompted with Kali Linux boot menu, from the list choose Kali GNU/Linux without recovery mode to boot normally to system.

Select Kali Linux from Menu

Select Kali Linux from Menu

22. After system booting, you will get the login screen for KALI Linux 1.1.0, use the default username as ‘root’ and password which you’ve set during the installation time at #step 10.

Kali Linux Login Screen

Kali Linux Login Screen

Login to Kali Linux

Login to Kali Linux

Kali Linux Desktop

Kali Linux Desktop

Kali Linux Tools

Kali Linux Tools

That’s it we’ve successfully installed Kali Linux 1.1.0 and your system is ready to customize as per your requirements.

Updating Kali Linux from Older Version to 1.1.0

To upgrade Kali from older versions to newer 1.1.0, you can use the simple apt-get commands. We don’t have to download the ISO files and have a fresh new installation, just issue the following commands to upgrade the running system into newer version.

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Conclusion

Here we have seen how to install and upgrade Kali Linux to 1.1.0, in our next upcoming articles, we will discuss some useful tools in Kali Linux, till then stay tuned to updates and don’t forget to add your questions or comments about the Kali Linux.

Resource Links

  1. https://www.kali.org/
  2. https://www.kali.org/official-documentation/
  3. http://tools.kali.org/tools-listing
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17 Responses

  1. lee says:

    Hello Sir,

    I have followed your instruction but after clicking graphic install, my computer is stocked in black screen and has no response what should I do in this case? I am using HP desktop.

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