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  1. Junior Member
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    Default Install Kali Linux on VMWare Workstation 14 Player (non-commercial use version)

    Downloaded Kali Linux onto my hard drive:
    https://www.kali.org/downloads/ (Downloaded the image Kali 64 bit). HTTP downloaded instead of Torrent download
    https://www.offensive-security.com/k...mage-download/ (downloaded the image Kali Linux 64 bit VM)

    Loaded VMWare Workstation 14 Player (non-commercial use version). Performed the following:

    1. Selected 'Create a new Virtual Machine'.
    2. Selected the radio button 'Installer disc image file (iso)' and selected the iso file from my hard drive.

    Once selected, I get an error message - could not detect which operating system is in the disc image. You will need to specify which operating system will be installed.

    Please advise how to fix.
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    Make sure your ISO is good (can compare checksum to Kali site). If it looks fine, then try selecting Debian 7 x64 from the OS list.
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    #3
    why download the iso and VM image?

    should only need one or the other
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    Just specify the operating system and continue on.
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  6. Junior Member
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    Got it working in the end. Selected the third option 'I will install the OS later'. Went through the setup wizard and it worked.
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