If you run Kali Linux as a “guest” within VirtualBox, this article will help you to successfully install the “Guest Addition” tools.
You must use version 4.2.xx or higher of VirtualBox in order to take advantage of the improvements, including compatibility updates, and enhanced stability of both the core application and the Guest Additions.
I mean if you don’t know what Kali Linux is, you wont be here!! Right? Anyhow, Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment! I’m just kidding. Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewriting BackTrack, their previous forensics Linux distribution. Say hi to Mati and Kali Dev team at www.kali.org.
You need to download the latest version of Kali Linux ISO from here.
You can also download from CDImage Page here:
I would personally suggest downloading using TORRENT and it seems more stable and less chance of data corruption.
In this guide I will outline very detailed step by step instructions on installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox where Windows 7 is the HOST operating system.
Create a new Virtual Machine
Create a new Virtual disk (VDI, dynamic allocation etc.)
Modifying some VirtualBox settings (allocating physical and Video memory, selecting OS Type, CPU acceleration etc.)
Loading Kali ISO
Booting Kali ISO (initial info, location, timezone etc.)
Kali disk partitioning (you should try other ways than I’ve showed here to learn)
Finalizing instllation and running Kali on VirtualBox.
Install Virtualbox Guest Additions packages