Kali Linux Live USB Persistence Guide: Kali Linux has over 500 preinstalled penetration testing programs to learn about Ethical Hacking & Cyber Securities terms. To become an expert in Cybersecurity, Kali Linux is the right place to know about the vulnerabilities of the victim. It offers Dozens of Hacking tools such as WiFi-Phisher, WiFi Jammer, John The Ripper, WP Scanner, The FatRat, etc.
However, To use Live Kali Linux on PC without Installation, Should have Kali Linux Live USB Persistence. But, When we use Kali Linux live USB and make changes in Kali Linux or Install new packages in Kali, So Everything gets erased when we reinsert USB or Restart Kali Linux. But Don’t worry, In this guide, we will study How to Create Kali Linux Live USB Persistence.
Kali Linux Live USB Persistence Guide
Recommendation ⇒ To Make Kali Linux Live Bootable USB Drive Should have at least 16 GB USB Drive and Minimum 8 GB as we will create two partitions on USB Drive.
Go ahead and read the following steps:
1# First, Download the following software.
2# Connect your Pendrive to your PC and Format it. (Select File System Type FAT32)
3# RUN Rufus (Bootable USB drive Creator Software) on your PC, It is portable version so don’t need to be installed, simply RUN and Use.
4# Select your Kali Linux images file and click on the start button. It will take a couple of minutes to write Kali Linux Image file on your USB Drive to make a Bootable Drive.
5# Once it is finished, click on Close button to exit Rufus.
6# Now Install and Run Partition Wizard Tool on your PC, that you had downloaded.
7# Once Partition Wizard opens, Find your Connected PenDrive and Hit Right Click on pendrive and select Split Option to Split the Partition.
8# Now Select Original Partition Size as “3.5 GB” and then OK, and Apply Changes.
9# You have successfully created Two Partition on your Pendrive, In the First Partition Kali Linux is installed and in the second partition, nothing. Now Right-click on the Second Partition and delete this partition.
10# Right-click on Deleted Unallocated partition and then create option.
11# Fill following details in “Create New Partition Wizard” then OK and apply changes.
• Partition Label ⇒ Persistence
• Create As ⇒ Primary
• System Type ⇒ Ext4
Restart Your PC Now
12# Now Restart your PC and Boot From Kali Linux USB Drive. (Press “Escape Key” when PC is about to start and Boot the system via USB Drive under the Boot Device Options).
13# When Kali Linux starts, Select “Live USB Persistence” option and Hit the Enter, and the Kali Linux will start to be the boot.
14# Once Kali Linux starts successfully, then Open the Terminal on the Kali Linux.
15# To check the USB Partition type the Command fdisk -l and Hit the enter button. It will show you all the USB drive partition.
Command ⇒ fdisk -l
16# Now We will create the directory, so to do it, Type the following command mkdir -p /mnt/kali and Hit the Enter button, Directory will be created under the “mnt folder”.
Command ⇒ mkdir -p /mnt/kali
17# Type the Second Command mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/kali/ and Hit the Enter.
Command ⇒ mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/kali/
Note: “sdb2” is the second partition of the USB Drive, that we had created before.
18# Type third Command echo “/ union” > /mnt/kali/persistence.conf and hit the enter button on your Keyboard.
Command ⇒ echo "/ union" > /mnt/kali/persistence.conf
19# Type Fourth Command umount /dev/sdb2 and Hit Enter Button.
Command ⇒ umount /dev/sdb2
20# Type Last Command reboot and Hit enter button.
Command ⇒ reboot
Now Boot your PC from Kali Linux USB Drive and Select “Live USB Persistence” option and hit the Enter. Kali Linux will start soon.
Now you can use your Kali Linux Live USB Persistence Drive and Install packages and programs on Kali Linux and use it without any trouble. Boot your PC with Kali Linux Live USB and enjoy the Moveable Kali Live USB Drive.
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