This step-by-step article shows you how to install Kali Linux 2.0 in VMware Workstation step-by-step but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Kali Linux 2.0 on physical hardware. In fact, Kali Linux 2.0 installation is not very hard. First of all, why Kali as a virtual machine? Because, if you are new on Kali, it is very safe to use it as virtual machine. You can easily explore Kali Linux 2.0 new features without damaging any live data on your computer.
VMware workstation and VMware Player are virtualization software at the desktop level. They allow to run multiple virtual machines on a physical machine. You can visit VMware product page for more information about the latest release for VMware Workstation and VMware Player.
1. Download Kali Linux 2 Sana ISO 64 bit and save it on your computer.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

2. Open VMware Workstation and click Create a New Virtual Machine.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

3. I will go with the Custom installation in this tutorial, because it gives more options.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

4. Click Next at Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

5. Browse your Kali Linux 2 Sana ISO file.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

6. Choose Linux as a Guest Operating System and choose Debian 7.x 64-bit version. (If you downloaded Kali Linux 32 bit edition, you should choose Debian 7.x


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

7. Write the name of your virtual machine.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

8. Specify how many processors and cores you wanna give to this virtual machine. Default is okay but I want my virtual machine more powerful. So, I give 1 processor and 4 cores.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

9. Set how much memory you want to give to this Kali Linux virtual machine. I give 2GB of RAM in this tutorial. You can adjust this value according to your physical resources and/or your needs.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

10. Select Use bridged networking. Virtual machine can access to an Ethernet network directly.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

11. Simply click Next at the Select I/O Controller Types section. LSI Logic is recommended for the most cases.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

12. Click Next to continue at Select a Disk Type section.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

13. Click Next to create a new virtual disk for your virtual machine.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

14. Set disk space you want to use. I set it as 60 GB. I also clicked Store virtual disk as a single file option.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

15. Click Next at this screen.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

16. Click Finish


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

17. Now, click Power on this virtual machine.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

18. Choose Graphical install.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

19. Select your Operating System language.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

20. Select your location .


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

21. Select your keyboard layout.
How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide


22. Give a name for your Kali Linux 2.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

Install Kali Linux 2 Sana give name

23. Click Continue on Configure the network screen.
How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

24. Set up root user password here and then Click Continue. You will login into Kali Linux 2 with this password after installation done.
How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

25. Choose Guided – use entire disk option and then click Continue. It is safe to use whole disk because it is virtual disk.
How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

26. Click Continue at Partition disks screen.
How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

27. Choose All files in one partition (recommended for new users).

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

28. Select Finish partitioning and write changes to disk.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

29. Select Yes to write the changes to disk.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

30. Wait until the installer finishes its job. It may take 5-10 minutes.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

31. Choose Yes to configure the package manager so that a network mirror can be used for any available updates.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

32. Go with the defaults.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

33. Choose Yes to install the GRUB boot loader on your virtual hard disk. This is very important step, otherwise your vm will not boot up.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

34. Choose /dev/sda on which GRUB will be installed.


How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

35. Click Continue at the Finish the installation screen. Your vm will be restarted shortly.


36. Choose Kali GNU/Linux or just wait.


7. Login to your Kali Linux 2 virtual machine with root user and password which you have set in previous steps.

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Guide

Congratulations, you’ve just installedKali Linux 2.0 in VMware Workstation as a virtual machine. After the installation, I recommend you to install VMware Tools for better performance and usability.


I hope this article is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it.
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