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    LOL, I'd love it if AWS were paying me to hawk...

    LOL, I'd love it if AWS were paying me to hawk their platform. ;) Nope, definitely a real human, really trying to get Kali up and running in the cloud. I got no answers, so I worked out a solution...
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    I also found another tutorial...

    I also found another tutorial which would have let me get this working on Vultur for $2.50/month, which isn't free, but is manageable. The reason I wanted to get Kali was so I could install packages...
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    Since I wasn't able to get AWS working, I...

    Since I wasn't able to get AWS working, I switched to trying Google Compute Engine. Following these instructions got me most of the way to a solution. Google gives you $300 for a year, which is...
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    So I have tried the steps in the SO answer...

    So I have tried the steps in the SO answer. And I got almost to the end, but I've fallen at the last hurdle. When I attempt to import the .ova VM image from S3, I get this error:

    "StatusMessage":...
  5. Wow, I had no idea there was a newer version of...

    Wow, I had no idea there was a newer version of VirtualBox. I had downloaded and installed multiple updates over the past few months after in-app alerts. "Check for Updates…" also said I was at the...
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    Installing Kali for free on AWS

    Kali has an official AMI on the AWS Marketplace, but it has a minimum instance requirement of t2.medium. I don't need metasploit or a GUI, so I was hoping to be able to use AWS on Free Tier, which...
  7. There are likely two different issues here....

    There are likely two different issues here. `ifconfig` doesn't exist in the core kali install anymore, it's been deprecated in favor of `ip`. So if you've for example created a live build from the...
  8. Glad you got it working. However, from a security...

    Glad you got it working. However, from a security perspective, having your home directory writeable by anyone on the system is not a good idea.

    The real problem with your setup is that the home...
  9. There are two ways to add a user: useradd and...

    There are two ways to add a user: useradd and adduser. The former, which you used, does do some things, like creating a line in /etc/passwd:


    $ sudo useradd testme
    $ grep testme /etc/passwd...
  10. VirtualBox Bidirectional Copy/Paste not working

    I am running kali-linux-2020-1-vbox-amd64-ova in VirtualBox 6.0.16 on OS X 10.14.6. I have set both "Shared Clipboard" and "Drag and Drop" to "Bidirectional", but neither clipboard sharing nor drag...
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