Minimum Installation Requirements

4.1. Minimal Installation Requirements

The installation requirements for Kali Linux vary depending on what you would like to install. On the low end, you can set up Kali as a basic Secure Shell (SSH) server with no desktop, using as little as 128 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended) and 2 GB of disk space. On the higher end, if you opt to install the default GNOME desktop and the kali-linux-full meta-package, you should really aim for at least 2048 MB of RAM and 20 GB of disk space.

Besides the RAM and hard disk requirements, your computer needs to have a CPU supported by at least one of the amd64, i386, armel, armhf, or arm64 architectures.