- Base Images
- Kali On ARM
- Acer Tegra Chromebook 13"
- ASUS Chromebook Flip
- BeagleBone Black
- Cubieboard 2
- Galaxy Note 10.1
- Gem PDA
- HP Chromebook
- ODROID U2
- Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi - Disk Encryption
- Raspberry Pi 2
- Samsung ChromeBook
- Samsung Chromebook 2
- USB Armory
- Utilite Pro
- Kali NetHunter Documentation
- NetHunter KeX Manager
- Building a New Device File
- Building NetHunter
- Installing NetHunter from Windows
- Installing NetHunter On the Gemini PDA
- Modifying the Kernel
- NetHunter Application - Csploit
- NetHunter Application - DriveDriod
- NetHunter Application - Keyboard
- NetHunter Application - Router Keygen
- NetHunter Application - Shodan
- NetHunter Application - Terminal
- NetHunter Application Update
- NetHunter BadUSB Attack
- NetHunter Chroot Manager
- NetHunter Components
- NetHunter Custom Commands
- NetHunter DuckHunter Attacks
- NetHunter Exploit Database SearchSploit
- NetHunter HID Keyboard Attacks
- NetHunter Home Screen
- NetHunter Kali Services
- NetHunter MAC Changer
- NetHunter Man In The Middle Framework
- NetHunter MANA Evil Access Point
- NetHunter Metasploit Payload Generator
- NetHunter Nmap Scan
- NetHunter VNC Manager
- Porting NetHunter to New Devices
- Testing Checklist
- Wireless Cards and NetHunter
- Kali Linux on Android
- The Android Hacking Landscape
- General Use
- Kali Development
- Public Packaging
- Building Custom Kali ISOs
- Generate an Updated Kali ISO
- Live Build a Custom Kali ISO
- ARM Cross-Compilation
- Custom Beaglebone Black Image
- Custom Chromebook Image
- Custom CuBox Image
- Custom EfikaMX Image
- Custom MK/SS808 Image
- Custom ODROID X2 U2 Image
- Custom Raspberry Pi Image
- Preparing a Kali Linux ARM chroot
- Rebuilding a Source Package
- Recompiling the Kali Linux Kernel
Mini ISO Install
The Kali mini ISO is a convenient way to install a minimal Kali system and install it “from scratch”. The mini install ISO will download all required packages from our repositories, meaning you need to have a fast Internet connection to use this installation method.
- A minimum of 8 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
- For i386 and amd64 architectures, a minimum of 512MB RAM.
- CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support
Preparing for the Installation
- Download the Kali mini ISO
- Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD or Image Kali Linux Live to USB.
- Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in your BIOS.
Kali Linux Installation Procedure
When you first boot the mini ISO, you will be presented with a small boot menu with various options. For this article, we will simply be doing a basic install.
You will next be prompted for various things such as your language and keyboard type, then you will need to select a hostname for your installation. We will stick with the default of kali.
Next, you will need to select your time zone, then you’ll be shown the partition options. To get up and running quickly, we will use ‘Guided - use entire disk’ and follow the prompts all the way through to create the new partitioning setup.
In order to reduce network bandwidth, a small subset of packages will be selected by default. If you wish to add different services or features, this is the area you would make your selections.
At this point, the installer will download all of the packages it requires and install them on the system. Depending on your Internet connectivity speed, this could take some time. Eventually, you will finally be prompted to install GRUB to finish the installation.
Now that you’ve completed installing Kali Linux, it’s time to customize your system. The Kali General Use section of our site has more information and you can also find tips on how to get the most out of Kali in our User Forums.