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    Exclamation I want to install the Kali and Deepin on a hard disk - HELP ME!


    HI Guys
    I buy a new HDD and i going to install 2 distore linux on it.
    I want to install kali linux and deepin.
    You should also know that this new HDD is only for linux distore and separates it from windows HDD.
    Now i want know this question :
    1- How i can install both of linux distore without damaging another distore? (in ohter word tell me how to partition the new HDD correctly)
    (one time i tried to install both linux and when i installed the second distore the first is gone!)

    2- As I said above i use linux os and windows os , when i power on my system i want to choose between Kali / Deepin / Windows. any body can tell me about this?
    thanks a lot to you
    Last edited by mr_mmg; 01-05-2018 at 02:55 PM.

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    Should I use Kali Linux
    Is Kali Linux Right For You?

    As the distributionís developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if youíre unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

    Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges.

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    You are right
    But I'm a network specialist and I need to learn network security.
    I'm not looking for some wrong things like hacking someone and And I am committed to legal work.
    And in order to secure a network, I need Kali Linux installation.
    If anyone can answer my question, I will be grateful.
    Thank you a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mmg View Post
    But I'm a network specialist and I need to learn network security.
    good.
    then you have enough experience to use kali linux, and no need to install it.


    I'm not looking for some wrong things like hacking someone and And I am committed to legal work.
    nobody suspected otherwise - but the fact that you mentioned it unbidden, raises questions.


    And in order to secure a network, I need Kali Linux installation.
    no, you don't.
    kali linux is best used from a live medium (usb). i.e., NOT installed to hard drive.

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    Nihili is spot on - Kali is supposed to be used live, for obvious security reasons. However, it's worth mentioning too that everyone seems to jump on the Kali (or other "security" distro bandwagon) when they want to pentest etc. Kali is just useful if you want easy access to a lot of the common tools. But *all* the tools can infact be installed in any Linux distro - either via package manager or compiled from source (which the seriously paranoid people will suggest). So to run pentests etc. you can do it from any distro. I'd hazard to say that if you don't know that you are in trouble... as the tools in Kali linux are not all just sitting there with big buttons to make them work, script kiddie style. You still need to know what you are doing.

    In short, go research the tools first, along with the situation where they apply, and try them in your preferred distro first. Then run up a Kali flash drive for carrying around with you when you need to run a test from some remote machine on your network etc. No need to install.

    If you do want to run both distros on your HDD, then you need to look at multi-boot via Google etc. and check out the bazillions of hits that will help with multi-boot from grub etc. Used to be a big thing back when many still used win on the first partition, and then dual-booted to linux when they needed to. Not so common now, what with EFI and many swapping to Linux solely.

    Go well.
    Respectfully... Sarlac II
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