Kali inside QEMU/LibVirt with virt-manager (Guest VM)
We understand there are a lot of options for interfacing with KVM and QEMU to create different VMs, however for the purposes of this guide we will be using the most common option.
To get a Debian based system prepared for this, we can simply run the following command:
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install virt-manager -y [...]
This will pull in all of the necessary packages and will allow us to create our VM just fine.
virt-manager is installed, we can launch it and put in our password as we need elevated permissions for some tasks.
From here we can select the “+” and begin to create our VM:
We want to ensure we select local ISO file:
We choose our ISO and also de-select guessing the OS and input “Debian 11”:
We make sure to use 2GB of memory and 2 CPU cores:
We set our system to be 20GB:
We can now finalize setup by changing the system name to “kali-linux”:
From here we can follow the normal Kali Linux installation
Updated on: 2023-May-05