Dual Boot Kali with Windows installation requirements:- Minimum of 8 GB free disk space on Windows
- CD-DVD / USB boot support
Preparing for the Installation:
- Get the Kali Linux ISO image (Download it from the official source here, choose to download from direct link or torrent, choose between 32 and 64bits depending on your system).
- Burn the Kali Linux ISO file on a DVD or make a Kali Linux Live bootable USB.
- Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in your BIOS.
- To start your installation, boot with your chosen installation medium. You should be greeted with the Kali Boot screen. Select Live, and you should be booted into the Kali Linux default desktop.
- Now launch the gparted program. We’ll use gparted to shrink the existing Windows partition to give us enough room to install Kali Linux.
- Select your Windows partition. Depending on your system, it will usually be the second, larger partition. In our example, there are two partitions; the first is the System Recovery partition, and Windows is actually installed in /dev/sda2. Resize your Windows partition and leave enough space (8GB minimum) for the Kali installation.
- Once you have resized your Windows partition, ensure you “Apply All Operations” on the hard disk. Exit gparted and reboot.
Kali Linux Installation Procedure:- At reboot, you should be greeted with the Kali Boot screen. Choose either Graphical or Text-Mode install. In this example, we chose a GUI install:
- Select language and your country location then configure your keyboard with the appropriate keymap
- The installer will copy the image to your hard disk, probe your network interfaces, and then prompt you to enter a hostname for your system. In the example below, we’ve entered “kali” as our hostname.
- You may optionally provide a default domain name for this system to use.
- Next, provide a full name for a non-root user for the system.
- A default user ID will be created, based on the full name you provided. You can change this if you like.
- Next, set your time zone.
-Now select “Guided – use the largest continuous free space” that you created earlier with gparted.
- Once the installation is done, reboot. You should be greeted with a GRUB boot menu, which will allow you to boot either into Kali or Windows.
- Congratulations! You have your Kali Linux installed in dual boot with your Windows !!