First tutorial was simple, but time consuming. Our mission was to install a virtual machine (Virtualbox) and mount a Kali Linux installation on it. The time consuming part was mostly due to downloading and setting things up – but since Offensive Security (creators of Kali) had a ready-to-go image of Kali for Virtualbox – I did not have to spend a lot of time deciding on the settings for the virtual machines.

Once the installation was done, I had to do some setup in Kali itself. This meant changing the password, and doing some updates and upgrades. If you have ever been a user of Linux, you know that most services are best to do via the command prompt (apt-get update etc). I once tried using the GUI in the settings for this – but wow did that hurt.. Horrible experience. I also changed the keyboard layout, time region and some other settings to fit my needs.

Here is the final result running fullscreen on a secondary curved monitor:

So once this was done – I created a snapshop and duplicated the virtual machine. The snapshots are a great way to reverse something if you screwed up. The reason I duplicated VM was because I wanted a clean version for creative testing.