2.3. Summary In this chapter, we learned about the various Kali Linux ISO images, learned how to verify and download them and learned how to create boot USB disks from them on various operating systems. We also discussed how to boot the USB disks and reviewed how to configure the BIOS and startup settings on various hardware platforms so that the USB disks will boot. Summary Tips: www.kali.org is the only official download site for Kali ISOs. Do not download them from any other site, because those downloads could contain malware. Always validate the sha256sum of your downloads with the sha256sum command to ensure the integrityRead More →

2.2. Booting a Kali ISO Image in Live Mode 2.2.1. On a Real Computer As a prerequisite, you need either a USB key prepared (as detailed in the previous section) or a DVD-ROM burned with a Kali Linux ISO image. The BIOS/UEFI is responsible for the early boot process and can be configured through a piece of software called Setup. In particular, it allows users to choose which boot device is preferred. In our case, we want to select either the DVD-ROM drive or USB drive, depending on which device you have created. Starting Setup usually involves pressing a particular key very soon after theRead More →