Install Kali Linux in the Windows using WSL

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Once rebooted, open the Windows App store and search for the “Kali Linux” application, or alternatively click here to go there directly. Install the app and enjoy Kali!

Install Kali Linux Metapackages

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y
sudo apt install -y kali-linux-default

Install Win-KeX

Win-KeX provides a Kali Desktop Experience for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 2)

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y kali-win-kex

To start Win-KeX in Window mode with sound support, run

kex --win -s

To start Win-KeX in Enhanced Session Mode with sound support and arm workaround, run

kex --esm --ip -s

To start Win-KeX in Seamless mode with sound support, run

kex --sl -s

Optional Steps

If you have the space, why not install “Kali with the lot”?

sudo apt install -y kali-linux-large


Install MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu 22.04

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] jammy/mongodb-org/6.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-6.0.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org
sudo service mongod start
systemctl enable mongod.service


Install .NET 7 on Ubuntu using Snap

sudo snap install dotnet-sdk --classic --channel=7.0
sudo snap alias dotnet-sdk.dotnet dotnet

You can edit your shell profile to permanently add the commands.

Bash Shell: ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bashrc

export DOTNET_ROOT=/snap/dotnet-sdk/current


Allow GUI root login on Ubuntu 22.04

sudo passwd
sudo nano /etc/gdm3/custom.conf

Inside the GDM configuration file, we need to add the AllowRoot=true line. After you have made this change, you can save and exit the file.

sudo nano /etc/pam.d/gdm-password

Inside of the PAM authentication daemon file, comment out the following line, which denies root access to the graphical user interface, with a pound sign #. You can save your changes and exit this file when done.

auth   required user != root quiet_success


Install .NET Core SDK in Manjaro Linux

sudo pacman -S dotnet-sdk
sudo pacman -S aspnet-runtime

Then, you’ll need to create /etc/profile.d/ and add the following:

export DOTNET_ROOT=/usr/share/dotnet
export MSBuildSDKsPath=$DOTNET_ROOT/sdk/$(${DOTNET_ROOT}/dotnet --version)/Sdks
dotnet --list-sdks

To use the extra tools, such as dotnet ef, you will want to add a line to your .bashrc file.

nano ~/.bashrc

And add the following at the end:

export PATH="$PATH:/home/jeremy/.dotnet/tools"
source ~/.bashrc