If you have a MacBook and want to use Kali Linux on your MacBook then this article is going to be helpful for you for installing Kali Linux in your MacBook. Most of us want to use another OS on one PC. We are going to show you how it can be possible. Some professionals also want to use this way to make dual boot MAC with Kali Linux. If they have to work on two OS then they have to use two PCs For their work, so this way will be helpful for them. If you are working on another OS and you don’t want to shut down your system and want to work on other than you can also move to another with the help of Hibernate and make your task easy. Here we are going to describe How to Dual Boot MAC with Kali Linux.
Whatever the reason behind it mainly we are talking about the dual boot Kali Linux on MacBook. We are giving you the way, how making it. These steps are going to help you to make dual boot Mac with Kali Linux. You can also go through Kali Linux dual boot MAC with VMware. Dual boot with Boot Camp Linux is not possible but you can make dual boot Windows with Mac.
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This guide will help you to dual boot OSX with Kali Linux using third party application rEFInd with an Encryption option by Kali Linux. With the help of this application, we can go to boot menu option used in Apple’s Osx OS. Which is perfect for dual boot. Once Kali Linux has been installed, rEFInd can be customized to be hidden or removed completely.
- Installation Requirement and Precautions for dual boot MAC with Kali Linux
- Steps For making Dual Boot Mac with Kali Linux
- Installing rEFInd
- Partition Procedure For Kali Linux
- Installation Procedure
- Step 1. Restart System
- Step 2. Select USB or Disk Drive
- StGraphicsraphic Install
- Step 4. Prompt Configuration
- Step 5. Choose Country
- Step 6. Keyboard English
- Step 7. IP Configuration
- Step 8. Hosting Name
- Step 9. Root Password
- Step 10. Manual Choose
- Step 11. Select Right Partition
- Step12. Delete Partition
- Step13. Select Partition for Installation
- Step 14. Free Space
- Step 15. Files in one Partition
- Step 16. Finish Partition and Write Changes to Disk
- Step 17. Give Permission
- Step 18. Network Mirroring Chooses
- Step 19. GRUB Boot Loader
- Step 20. Install Boot Loader
- Step 21. Finish
- Step22. Restart PC
- How to remove Linux and rEFInd?
Installation Requirement and Precautions for dual boot MAC with Kali Linux
- Minimum disk space for Kali Linux is 20 GB.
- RAM- Minimum 1 GB
- Device newer than 2012, otherwise Older Devices may not work USB booting without rEFInd pre-installed and you will need an ISO file burned DVD.
- Kali Linux ISO file. Download Kali ios (32bit or 64bit) from here.
- Burned Kali Linux ISO image to a DVD or copy in USB Drive.
- Backup your all-important file or information in external media.
Steps For making Dual Boot Mac with Kali Linux
Step 1. Download rEFIND
Download rEFInd and extract it. Now open terminal.
Step 2. Install rEFIND
Drag and Drop the refind-install file in terminal and hit enter.
Restart your PC and you will see rEFInd boot menu.
Partition Procedure For Kali Linux
You will need a room for your Linux Distribution in your Mac Osx.
Step 1. Disk Utility
Press command + space and type “Disk Utility” and press enter and disk utility will open and now select your hard drive from the list and select “Partition” on the right.
Step 2. Shrink
Shrink your current Mac Osx partition to make space for your Linux system. Minimum requirement of the hard drive is 20 GB(I recommend). Don’t create the new partition after shrinking your current partition, just leave the space empty.
Step 1. Restart System
Restart your system and at the time of booting, you will see rEFInd will appear.
Step 2. Select USB or Disk Drive
Now select the USB or Disk Drive containing the Linux system and boot it on your Mac.
Launch your Kali Linx installation process. Now choose “Graphical Install” and go for next process.
Step 4. Prompt Configuration
In the next step choose your language and then your country location. You will also prompt to configure your keyboard with the appropriate keymap.
Step 5. Choose Country
Select country and click continue.
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Step 6. Keyboard English
Chose keyboard style “American English” for normal keyboard style.
Step 7. IP Configuration
IP Configuration, you can choose your network automatically or manually, then click on continue.
Step 8. Hosting Name
Set your Hosting Name as you want and continue.
Step 9. Root Password
Set your root password for “root user”. After entering administrative account password click continue.
Step 10. Manual Choose
Now partition method click on “manual” and hit continue.
Step 11. Select Right Partition
Be careful it’s time to select the partition for Kali Linux. Select a partition and click on continue.
Step12. Delete Partition
Select “Delete Partition” and Continue.
Step13. Select Partition for Installation
You can see the partition allocated Kali installation. Named as “Free Space” choose and hit continue.
Step 14. Free Space
Now choose “Automatically partition the free space” and continue.
Step 15. Files in one Partition
Select “all files in one partition” and hit continue.
Step 16. Finish Partition and Write Changes to Disk
Finally, select “finish partition and write changes to disk” and continue.
Step 17. Give Permission
Now time to ask for permission to write the change in the disk. Choose “yes” and continue.
Step 18. Network Mirroring Chooses
“Network mirroring chooses” you can choose as you want. We recommended you to choose “No”.
Step 19. GRUB Boot Loader
“GRUB boot loader” chooses yes and continues.
Step 20. Install Boot Loader
Install boot loader. Choose your hard disk for Kali and continue.
Step 21. Finish
Completion of installation process clicks continue.
Step22. Restart PC
Now Restart your PC.
After the restart GRUB loader is loading.
Now time to choose OS to continue.
To login into Kali Linux choose “Kali GNU/Linux” it appears as a Windows OS.
Note:- using rEFInd you can install any other Operating Systems in your MacBook.
How to remove Linux and rEFInd?
If you decided to no longer want use of dual boot MAC with Kali Linux then you can remove Linux fairly easily.
Step 1 Disk Utility
Login With Mac OSx and go to disk utility.
Step 2 Delete Partition
In a next step delete partition which carries Linux distribution (Kali Linux).
Step 3 Reclaim Partition
After deleting your partition you can enlarge your Mac Osx Partition from the disk utility and reclaim the space used for Linux.
TO remove rEFInd from your system then you should follow the official rEFInd uninstallation instruction.
There is no need to remove rEFInd to work your Mac fine without uninstalling from your system it will also work great.
Precaution: – At a time of creating disk drive for Kali Linux and installing Kali Linux you should be careful because you may replace your Mac Osx completely and Kali Linux will installed in the whole disk. Then you will have to reinstall your Mac Osx again. So back up your data and be careful while installing Kali Linux.
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Mac OS doesn’t provide any simple way to installing Linux While Apple makes installing windows easy through boot camp. The rEFInd is not mandatory to use for making dual boot MAC with Kali Linux. It makes your task easy with easy steps so we recommend. If you want to use other tweaks then you can go through that. Many of you have used Kali Linux on Mac virtually but with this steps, you can use Kali Linux as the real operating system. You can dual boot MAC with Kali Linux on MacBook Pro and all other MacBook product. One thing you should remember that you can’t use Boot Camp dual boot MAC with Kali Linux.
Installing Ubuntu is easy to install than other Linux Distribution personally I feel that and it doesn’t need to follow so many steps while installation. At last most important thing please follow the precaution.
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