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Old 02-19-2015, 01:35 AM   #1
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Kali install options


Hi everyone! Hope all is well with you and yours.

So i've been tinkering with installs on my "lab rat" cheapo laptop and since im in a lot of linux courses for my degree in information security. With that said, have you installed kali on an external HD? If so, is there a certain brand you'd recommend? I can dual boot it which i may end up doing. I really want this pen-tester to not be on a visor (i currently use both vmware and vbox.

Looking forward to all your advice. Thanks.

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Old 02-20-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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first
did you READ THE WARNING that the kali devs posted !!!!!!
in the "is kali right for you"
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux
to quote
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As the distribution developers, one would likely expect us to recommend that everyone use Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testing and security auditing and as such, it is NOT a recommended distribution for those unfamiliar with Linux.


In addition, misuse of security tools within your network, particularly without permission, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences.


If you are looking for a Linux distribution to learn the basics of Linux and need a good starting point, Kali Linux is not the ideal distribution for you. You may want to begin with Ubuntu or Debian instead.
kali is a very special distro
designed FOR EXPERTS BY EXPERTS
basically you , the user, should already be able to FROM MEMORY write a install guide all on your own
the basics like installing you should already KNOW BETTER than the back of your hand


and by expert i do mean some one that is a grad or postgrad in network SECURITY


so
you might want to reread the install docs
they are not much
BUT you are expected to already know all that information
http://docs.kali.org/category/installation


as to external drive

i would use an encrypted usb thumb drive with persistence

or
dual boot
but Kali is a single user OS
it ONLY has the root user
-- BE WARNED!!!!
running x11 as root is normally a VERY BAD IDEA

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Old 02-20-2015, 05:09 PM   #3
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I myself use an external inclosure with a regula wd 2.5" drive.
As afr as other external drives some aren't bootable so you just have to read the package before buying
 
Old 02-21-2015, 01:30 AM   #4
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first
did you READ THE WARNING that the kali devs posted !!!!!!
in the "is kali right for you"
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux
to quote


kali is a very special distro
designed FOR EXPERTS BY EXPERTS
basically you , the user, should already be able to FROM MEMORY write a install guide all on your own
the basics like installing you should already KNOW BETTER than the back of your hand


and by expert i do mean some one that is a grad or postgrad in network SECURITY


so
you might want to reread the install docs
they are not much
BUT you are expected to already know all that information
http://docs.kali.org/category/installation


as to external drive

i would use an encrypted usb thumb drive with persistence

or
dual boot
but Kali is a single user OS
it ONLY has the root user
-- BE WARNED!!!!
running x11 as root is normally a VERY BAD IDEA
Thanks for the reply, i do actually need it for my infosec courses. Right now tho, all these questions im asking is to improve my hands on experienceI hlave it currently installed within a couple vm sandboxes, but ive been experimenting with my lab rat" machine. Kali is instrumental in pen-testing (sounds like you already know that)..

Today i wiped windows off the lab tat entirely and installed Mint but i set aside 50 GB partition for Kali.

So, though im a newb i need the experience with kali, and all the installs bring a new opportunity as it seems like there's usually some config issues to work through or around.

So far so good..
 
Old 02-21-2015, 01:31 AM   #5
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I myself use an external inclosure with a regula wd 2.5" drive.
As afr as other external drives some aren't bootable so you just have to read the package before buying
Thanks! Ill have to do some digging for bootable externals..

Thanks again!
 
  


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