A bootable USB drive is an easiest and best way to install a Linux Operating system. Most of the kali-Linux Distributions like kali Linux offering ISO Disc Image File for download. In order to download Download and install kali-Linux, you will need a third-party tool to burn ISO file into a bootable USB drive.
In order to perform this action you will need to download Kali-Linux ISO Disc Image File From their Official Website, But let me explain something before you approach the official website. There are two types of Operating system bits which is like 32/64 common. However, Download that ISO file on the right path of your system hard-drive.
Following Image Represent That How You Can Download Kali-Linux ISO Setup
How to Create a Bootable USB Drive on Kali-Linux
There are many tools that can do this job for you, but I recommend a free program called Rufus it’s free and faster and more reliable application program as compare to others one.
You’ll need to first download Rufus and run on it your Windows Pc/Desktop. The tool will open immediately don’t get confused because it will run directly when you will click after installation you don’t need to install inside your system.
Connect a USB Flash Drive to your PC with a least 4Gb Free space to your Windows PC, but this may vary depending on your distribution of selected choice as I have upload image above of Kali.org/downloads as you can see there are different types of version some of the light version which contains 900MB and some of 3.2 GB space so download it according to your system requirements and its space.
Note that Data will be erased when you perform the action at Rufus. it’s better to take back-up your important data of your USB/Flash Drive and make sure that USB/Flash Drive you have connected to Rufus is correct name and volume.
In “Boot Selection” You have to select an option called “Disk or ISO image (Please Select)” option. and select the ISO Disk Image File from the Directory/Path you have downloaded before.
After this, you have to check “Partition Scheme” and “Target System” in partition scheme make sure it is MBR mode and the target system should be BISO or UEFI both. Otherwise, if you change these things your system will not pick up boot while starting and also created complicated conflict between Hard Disk configuration MBR to GPT or UEFI to BIOS mode.
In Format Option there you can see clearly “Volume Lable” you can put any name inside but by default, it will be Kali-Live. Further, you have “File System” option which should suggest FAT32 Default but you can change it to NTFS if you need, or Cluster size should remain 16kbps (Default)
This will be automatically quick Formate you don’t need to format USB/Flash Drive.
When you click on “Start” a pop-up will appear which will ask you what do you want ISO or DD image file, now let me explain if you are installing Windows you select ISO but in Kali-Linux case you have to select DD (Disk Image Only)
then click on a “Warning” message will appear which will show you that your USB/Flash Drive data will be destroyed or lost in when you execute this action.
Now you have to close that application and unplugged USB/Flash Drive Congrauatlion you have successfully create bootable USB Kali-Linux.
Hope you have understood it better if you have question regarding please comments I will be happy to answer your every query.
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