How to Use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS?

How to Use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS

Do you know how to use Kali Linux live on Mac OS? Is it possible to use Kali Linux live on Mac OS? Now, I’m going to show you that how to do it. You can use Kali Linux live on almost every operating systems, not only on Mac or Windows. This method is also called “Install Kali Linux on USB flash Drive”. First, I want to give some point about Kali Linux.

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns, and Raphaël Hertzog are the core developers.

Use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS

Using Kali Linux on Mac is very simple and easy. It needs some steps to pass this task. First, you need to a bootable USB for Linux. If you don’t know how to create a bootable USB for Linux, visit this article “Create Bootable USB for Kali Linux“. Once you have created the flash drive, it’s time to use Linux lively.

Step #1. Insert your USB flash drive to your Mac computer. If your computer is on, restart it. If your computer is Off, turn on it. Now, press and hold the “Option key” from your keyboard.

How to use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS

Press and Hold the Option Key

Step #2. Your computer will boot with the Kali Linux operating system. A screen will be shown to you. Choose the Kali Linux or Windows then hit enter.

Install Kali Linux on USB Flash Drive

Choose Windows or Kali Linux USB

Step #3. The computer will restart and will automatically boot with Kali Linux operating system. Choose “Live amd64“. It’s really amazing. Enjoy with Kali Linux without any problem.

Use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS

Use Kali Linux Live on Mac

Once you clicked on the “Live amd54”, the Kali Linux will automatically open up and you can start using it. This is the preview of Kali Linux become live on Mac OS.

How to Use Kali Linux Live

How to Use Kali Linux Live

Conclusion

This was the easiest and simple method that you can use Kali Linux Live on Mac OS. If you have any question regarding this article, just feel free to ask us on this post. Thanks for being with us.

Mukhtar Jafari is the CEO of wikigain.com and he is a blog writer on different technology platforms such as Android, iOS, PC and Macintosh. He would like to share his experiences with IT enthusiast via this blog. He loves IT stuff and currently studying CCNA, Linux and MCSA.

7 Comments

  1. Hecter Reply

    Hey Mukhtar, one more question today. Is there a new procedure for creating a bootable disk for Kali on MacOS Sierra?

  2. chang Reply

    The procedure for live install is good but can you explain procedure for dual booting Mac OS X Sierra and kali linux 2 ? I’m trying to dual boot but after choosing efi boot thumb drive my macbook freezes but in live boot the kali linux opens good, kindly explain.

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