for the 3.1 Gig "kali-linux-2.0-amd64.iso"
you did use "dd" to put this LIVE iso on to a dvd -- as per the install guide
did you use a usb thumb drive
this iso is a hybrid image it is a LIVE image AND it is a install disk
did you select install or the LIVE boot
if install ( like the 4th option down on the list )
how did you install it ?
seeing as you have NEVER used this distro
( kali dose a lot of things rather DIFFERENTLY than other Debian based OS's )
i would RECOMMEND !!! use DEFAULT EVERYTHING!!
all on one partition
no seporate /home folder
and just use the DEFAULT "root" ONLY!!! set up
-- this is one of the things that Kali dose differently that other OS's
it uses JUST THE ROOT account so use EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!
log in as the root default account you set up during install
( the LIVE image should ask for [user=root] [password=toor] just like BT5 did years ago)
on the very first boot apper will pop up a notice about UPDATES
there will be WARNINGS popping up about running a GUI login as root
( something you normally DO NOT DO -- EVER !!! - except for using KALI )
Kali is a single user OS -- root only so use EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!
update the system and reboot - yes back into the ROOT user
on the left vertical tool bar click the terminal icon and it will open
( under the iceweasel ( rebranded firefox) icon
I am confused to why kali will work on a usb drive and not installed on a hard drive?
the real use of Kali is to "James bond" into someone else's servers and leave NO TRACE
for that you NEED a fully encrypted install of the LIVE image -- with persistence
on a removable usb drive
this is what kali is DESIGNED for
your cia handler hands you a drive to use -- kali would be on it .
the other use
the " also dose "
in install to a laptop and use it to break into a network
( that you were HIRED by the OWNERS!!! to break into -- all on the up and up !!!)
for this you REALLY do need to use a laptop that has a nvidia card and not just a "chip"