How to install Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1 from USB

Here is a simple guide Install Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1. All the advantages and disadvantages of installing Kali Linux has been provided below.

About Acer Swift 1

  • Acer Swift 1 is an affordable laptop that comes with a 14-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N500 processor with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
  • The graphics are powered by Intel UHD Graphics 605.
  • According to Laptopmag, the battery of Acer Swift 1 lasts for 10 hours.

About Kali Linux

  • Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution that is based on security tasks such as Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Security research, and Reverse Engineering.
  • The operating system is developed and maintained by Offensive security.
  • Furthermore, there are more than 600 penetration testing tools included in Kali Linux.
  • Lastly, it has many advantages over other operating systems available which are discussed below,

Advantages of installing Kali Linux

There are many advantages of installing Kali Linux on your Acer Swift 1:

which are as follows,

  • Advanced Penetration tools available: There are more than 600+ advanced penetration tools available on Kali Linux.
  • Open-sourced: Kali Linux is an open-sourced system where all the codes can be easily seen and developed by others. The open development tree helps users to see the development at each and every step.
  • Free Tools: This the main reason why people use Kali Linux.
  • Wireless support nowhere possible: Kali Linux provides to connect as many as WiFi spots or USB ports at one time. It also makes to be compatible with numerous USB.
  • Multiple language support: Multiple language support is not possible in other operating systems where users can get the support of their local language.
  • Support for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems: ARM-based controllers like Rasberry Pi and ARMH is supported by Kali Linux.

Installation Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 20 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
  • RAM minimum: 1GB, and recommended: 2GB or more.
  • USB or CD-DVD Drive boot support.


  1. Download Kali Linux if you have not downloaded yet.
  2. Boot the ISO file from USB by following the instructions below.
  3. Lastly, change the boot order to the USB drive from BIOS settings.

1. To boot from USB

Download Rufus

Create Kali Linux bootable USB using Rufus

    1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
    2. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create a bootable USB flash drive.

2. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Acer Swift 1

  • Turn on your Acer laptop or restart
  • Connect the Bootable USB stick with your Laptop
  • To enter into BIOS press F2 key or the DEL key until BIOS display
  • Use arrow keys for navigation and read on-screen instructions
  • Now in Boot menu change the boot order to USB
  • Save and Exit.

Read also – Acer Swift 1 Boot from USB to install Linux or Windows

Instructions to install Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1

  1. After booting your USB or CD drive you can turn off your computer and insert the bootable USB in your Laptop.
  2. Now turn on the PC and continue with the process of installing Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1.
  3. You can either install Kali Linux or run it live by using your bootable USB stick. But Kali Live will not save your data so it’s better to install Kali Linux completely. In case, you don’t want to lose the windows data prefer Dual-Boot Kali Linux Windows.
  4. Let’s continue with the graphical install option provided above.
  5. After clicking on continue the image will get installed in the hard drive in your system. Next, it will be asking the hostname where you can provide any name such as Kali.
  6. Now enter the password for the root account.
  7. Set the time zone. Now the installer will provide 4 options for the Partition disks where you should choose “Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM”.
  8. Select the disk to be partitioned. Either you can keep all the files in one partition or keep all the files in different partitions. If you are not sure about how to create separate partitions then keep all the files in one partition.
  9. This is the last chance to review all the options you have selected after clicking on continuing the process of installing Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1 will start and complete.
  10. Click yes to the network mirrors option NOTE! If you select the “NO” option on this screen, you will NOT be able to install packages from Kali Linux repositories.
  11. Now install GRUB Boot Loader on the hard disk.
  12. Finally, click on Continue to reboot into your new Kali Linux installation on your Acer Swift 1.

Welcome to Acer Swift 1 Kali Linux

Install Kali Linux on Acer Swift 1

Read also – How to install Ubuntu on Acer Swift 1 + Dual Boot Windows

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