Step 8: Install Virtualbox Guest Additions packages
Now that you’ve installed Kali Linux on Virtualbox, you need to install from Virtualbox Guest Additions packages. Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability. This enables the follows for you:
- Mouse pointer integration
- Shared folders
- Better video support
- Seamless windows
- Time synchronization
- Shared clipboard
Without installing VirtualBox Guest Additions package, you screen will be 1024×768 or lower resolution and you wont be able to make Kali run in full screen, leverage any of the shared clipboard functionality.
Since this post is now way too long and absolutely getting impossible to maintain, I’ve moved the instructions for Correct Way to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Kali Linux (all versions) in a new post.
THAT WAS A LONG GUIDE.
Once you’ve done setting up Kali Linux in a VirtualBox, I suggest taking a snapshot and then start doing things. In that way, if you ever mess up your system that bad, you can simply restore the snapshot and spare yourself the whole drama of reinstalling, updating Kali Linux all over again. As for finding what to do with Kali Linux; I suggest looking around in Kali forums and generally Google for more interesting stuffs.
My website also contains heaps of information’s and how to guides on different tools that you can use in Kali Linux to do various mischief! I suggest scrolling through sitemap page or category pages to find something you’re interested.