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So, now you want to flash the Kali Linux image to a USB stick and to SD Card, coz you want to install it in your pc or RespiberryPi, or maybe you to want to use it as a Live bootable drive.

Well, you are in the right place.
So, Let’s get started.

Things you will need-

  1. Kali Linux iso file.
  2. BalenaEtcher(or any other software for flashing the iso image)
  3. A USB stick or an SD card with SD card reader
  4. PC(the most important thing)๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  5. 15 minutes of your life๐Ÿ˜ฅ
  6. mind๐Ÿ˜ก

and here we go..

Step 1:
Down load the required files. you can download the Kali Linux iso file from the Kali Linux website( and BalenaEtcher from its website(

Step 2:
Install the BalenaEtcher in your pc. (Tip: just click next, next, next…, finish ๐Ÿ˜) and launch it.

Step 3:
Insert your USB stick or SD card into your pc and formate it. (Yep! you have to formate it)

Step 4:
In BalenaEtcher click on Select Image button and then select the Kali Linux iso file(from where you downloaded the iso file in step 1)

Step 5:
In BalenaEtcher click SelectDrive button and select your USB stick or SD card drive. (make sure that it is not your hard drive.)

Step 6:
In BalenaEtcher click on the Flash button. Wait for the BalenaEtcher to finish its flashing.
And Boom!๐Ÿ’ฅ

Now you have a Bootable USB stick or SD card.


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