How to install Kali on Windows 10 and use metasploit behindthesciences | August 11, 2018 | Useful Links | No Comments This post is a quick guide to show you how to install Kali Linux on a Windows 10 machine and start using metasploit. We’ve used: Windows 10 Pro host VMWare WorkStation 14 Pro Kali Linux 2018.2 image 64 bits from the official website Steps to install the virtual machine that work This video shows you step by step the process which also works with previous versions of the host and guest operative systems. Some more tips: Use the bridge mode in the Network settings so you will have internet connection Turn off the virtual machine and configure the display settings (the options would be editable once the machine is off). Then, just click on full screen mode Start using metasploit in Kali Linux In order to run metasploit, assuming you are the root user, you just need open the terminal and run: msfconsole I quick check to see if the exploit database is working properly is to search for something. For instance, type: search oracle If you get an error such as: “Module database cache not built yet, using slow search“, confirm there is a connection with the database by doing: db_status Do you get the message: “postgresql selected no connection“? Let’s solve it! You have two options: 1. Start metasploit from the metasploit-framework folder, by doing cd /usr/share/metasploit-framework metasploit db_status search oracle Now no errors should show up. 2. If you want to run metasploit console from the home dir, you need to install the bundle first, so you do: cd /usr/share/metasploit-framework bundle install cd .. cd .. cd .. metasploit db_status search oracle And this should work too! 🙂 We hope you enjoyed this post and we’ll be looking for your comments! Share this:PrintFacebookLinkedInRedditTwitterWhatsApp Tags:kali, kali-linux, linux, metasploit, msfconsole, virtual machine, vmware, windows 10 Related Posts ASUS RT-N12E: how to set and test the repeater mode No Comments | Jul 28, 2017 How to measure the performance of your PC 2 Comments | Jul 23, 2017 How to fix Windows 10 automatic repair loop No Comments | Jul 5, 2016 Prepare SD Card for WiFi in Windows for the Raspberry Pi Zero W (Headless Pi) No Comments | Mar 25, 2017 About The Author behindthesciences We are two engineers who work in the Electronic and Telecommunication industry. We regularly blog in our spare time. Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.