How to install Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320 from USB

Here is How to Install Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320. All the advantages and disadvantages of installing Kali Linux has been provided below.

About Lenovo Miix 320

  • Lenovo Miix 320 comes with a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels.
  • It is powered by Intel Atom x5 Z8350 Processor with the RAM of 2GB DDR3 RAM and the storage of 128GB.
  • Lenovo Miix 320 has a battery life of 10 hours.
  • Lastly, Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition is pre-installed.

Full Specs

About Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution which 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 you Lenovo Miix 320 which is 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.

Instructions to install Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320

1. Download Kali Linux

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

2. Create a Bootable USB drive

Download Rufus-3.4 for Windows

Install Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320

  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

3. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Lenovo Miix 320

  • You will need to update BIOS to the latest version
  • Turn your Lenovo Miix 320 off
  • Now connect the bootable USB stick to the port.
  • To enter into BIOS press Power + volume up as BIOS keys.
  • Now Turn secure boot off.
  • Save and Exit
  • Restart, Boot again and press Fn + F12  to get a list of bootable options.
  • Finally, Reboot your Laptop

Read also – Lenovo Miix 320 Boot from USB guide for Linux and Windows

4. Install Kali Linux on your Lenovo Miix 320

  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 Lenovo Miix 320.
  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-Booting Kali Linux with 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 installing Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320 will start and complete.
  10. Click yes to the network mirrors option NOTE! If you select “NO” option in 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 Lenovo Miix 320.

Welcome To Lenovo Miix 320 Kali Linux

Install Kali Linux on Lenovo Miix 320

Read also – Common Lenovo Miix 320 Problems and their solutions

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