Video Tutorial on Installing Kali Linux on M1 or M2 MacBook Air Using UTM
To install Kali Linux on a Mac using UTM, you can follow these steps:
- Download the Kali Linux ISO file: The first step is to download the Kali Linux ISO file from the official Kali Linux website. The ISO file is the installation image that you will use to install Kali Linux on the virtual machine.
- Install UTM from the Mac App Store: UTM is a virtualization app that you can download from the Mac App Store. It allows you to run virtual machines on your Mac.
- Launch UTM and create a new virtual machine: Once you have UTM installed, launch the app and click on the “+” button at the bottom right of the screen to create a new virtual machine.
- Select “Linux” as the operating system and choose “Kali Linux” from the list of options: In the “Create New Virtual Machine” window, select “Linux” as the operating system type and choose “Kali Linux” from the list of available Linux distributions.
- Configure the virtual machine’s storage: Click on the “Storage” tab in the virtual machine settings and select the Kali Linux ISO file you downloaded earlier as the virtual disk.
- Configure the virtual machine’s settings: Click on the “Settings” tab to configure the virtual machine’s settings. You can adjust the amount of memory and CPU cores you want to allocate to the virtual machine. It is recommended that you allocate at least 2GB of memory and 2 CPU cores to the virtual machine to ensure that it runs smoothly.
- Start the virtual machine: Once you have configured the virtual machine’s settings, click on the “Start” button to start the virtual machine.
- Install Kali Linux: Follow the on-screen instructions to install Kali Linux on the virtual machine. You will need to select the language, time zone, and keyboard layout, as well as set up a user account and password.
- Start using Kali Linux: Once the installation is complete, you can start using Kali Linux on your Mac through UTM. You can launch Kali Linux by starting the virtual machine from within UTM.
Note that running a virtual machine can be resource-intensive and may require a higher amount of memory and processing power than running a regular app on your Mac. Make sure that your Mac has enough resources to handle the virtual machine before installing Kali Linux on it.