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Install Kali Linux on Surface Book 2: Complete Beginners guide

Install Kali Linux

Here is How to Install Kali Linux On Surface Book 2. Please follow this step-by-step guide for a successful install of this Linux Operating system on your Laptop.

About Microsoft Surface Book 2

  • Surface Book 2 comes with sleek silver magnesium finishing with a great keyboard.
  • The laptop comes with a larger 15-inch screen which maintains 4K quality with 3240 x 2160 PixelSense Display.
  • Surface Book 2 is powered by a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core processor and 16GB of RAM.
  • For storage, it provides 256GB SSD.
  • The laptop supports a 6GB GDDR5 Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.
  • Furthermore, it has ports including two USB-A 3.1 ports, one USB-C port, a headphone jack, a Surface Connector, and an SD card reader.
  • Other then great design and performance it also supports a 1080p Camera.
  • Lastly, Windows 10 64-bit OS is pre-installed in Microsoft Surface Book 2.

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,

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Advantages of installing Kali Linux on Surface Book 2

There are many advantages of installing Kali Linux on your Surface Book 2 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.

Requisite

  1. Download Kali Linux from the official website 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 RufusInstall Kali Linux on Surface Book 2

  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select the 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 a bootable USB flash drive.

2. To change the boot order to USB in Surface Book 2

  1. Turn off your Surface Book 2
  2. Now insert the Bootable USB which you have created with the help of software available above.
  3. Next, Press and hold the volume down button of your Surface Book 2.
  4. Now press and release the power button while holding down the volume-down button on your Laptop.
  5. Finally, your Surface Book 2 should now boot from USB.

Read Complete Guide to Boot from USB in Surface Book 2

Instructions to install Kali Linux on Surface Book 2

  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 Surface Book 2,
  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 Surface Book 2  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 surface Book 2.

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Install Kali Linux on Surface Book 2

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