Kali Linux 2020.1, RIP root User no Longer Default, New Single Installer Image

Kali Linux 2020.1, RIP root User no Longer Default, New Single Installer Image

The latest version of Kali Linux 2020.1, have been released, the developer has decided to go with a non-root user model first time in this distro. The major change in the Kali Linux 2020.1 comes with a single installer image instead of separated images for every desktop environment, a rootless mode for Kali NetHunter, and many more other changes.
Kali Linux is a Debian (Testing) based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd.

RIP root user no longer default:

root RIP in Kali Linux 2020.1Kali Linux contains many tools where the root is necessary to use it but now Kali Linux developer introduces default user is Kali who have root powers.
In Kali Linux 2020.1 ARM and VM images have default users and password replace from root/toor to kali/kali. Now root/toor is dead. Long live kali/kali.

root RIP in Kali Linux 2020.1Now Kali Linux is easy to use who is beginners in Linux or cyber security field.

Kali as your main OS:

So with new update, you use Kali as your daily use OS, as your primary OS. It totally depends on you. If you like the Kali Linux.

The following is a brief feature summary for Kali Linux 2020.1 release:

  • Non-Root by default
  • Kali single installer image
  • Kali NetHunter Rootless
  • Improvements to theme & kali-undercover
  • New tools: cloud-enum, emailharvester, phpggc, sherlock, splinter

Download Kali Linux 2020.1


Download ARM images


How to Install Kali Linux 2020.1:

Kali Linux Installation Prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 20 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
  • RAM for i386 and amd64 architectures, minimum: 1GB, Recommended: 2GB or more.
  • CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support

First of all, we have to create a bootable USB drive or burn the ISO on DVD so we can boot the ISO in the system.


So please follow the following video where you can learn how to create a bootable USB drive of Kali Linux 2020.1.

How to create bootable Kali Linux USB drive

How to install Kali Linux

Now you have to follow the following video for how to install Kali Linux 2020.1 step by step. Kali Linux 2020.1 image comes with single installer image so you have to choose the environment while installing going no, follow the following video:

How To Install Kali Linux 2020.1 Step By Step [Offline in 30 Minutes]

Note you have to disconnect the internet from your computer or Laptop while installing the Kali Linux.

Kali Linux 2020.1 tty1 Error

Kali Linux 2020.1 tty1 Error | How to Fix No GUI | Error In Kali Linux 2020 | Kali Linux tty1 Login. How to fix Kali Linux 2020.1 tty1 Error or GUI error in easy steps. You can switch CLI mode to GUI mode in Kali Linux 2020.1 after following this video. Just follow the steps in this video and you can fix the tty1 GUI error in Kali Linux.


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