Katoolin is a powerful script that allows to install Kali Linux tools on Ubuntu, Debain or another Linux distributions. The only requirements to install and use Katoolin is an operating system (Ubuntu 14.04 or higher) and Python 2.7.
In this tutorial we are going to look at steps to install Katoolin on Debian based derivatives.
- An operating system for this case we are using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit.
- Python 2.7
To install Katoolin run the following commands.
Then make /usr/bin/katoolin executable by running the command below.
Now you can run Katoolin as follows.
The output below shows the interface of Katoolin when you run the command.
As you can see it provides a menu from which you can make selections of what you want to do.
Incase the above way of installation fails, you also can try the following steps.
After extracting, you should be able to find katoolin.py script. Run katoolin.py command, you will be able to view the output similar to above.
How do I use Katoolin?
To add Kali Linux repositories and update repositories, select option 1 from the Menu.
Then you can select option 2 from the interface above to update the repositories. From the output below, I have only captured a portion where Kali Linux repositories are being updated so that one can install Kali Linux tools in Ubuntu.
If you want to delete the Kali Linux repositories you added, then select option 3.
As part of its operation, the Apt package uses a /etc/apt/sources.list that lists the ‘sources‘ from which you can obtain and install other packages.
To view contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file, select of 4.
To go back you can simply type back and press
To go back to the main menu, simply type gohome and press
There are different categories of Kali Linux tools you can install on your Ubuntu using Katoolin.
To view the available categories, select option 2 from the main menu.
You can select a category of choice or install all available Kali Linux tools by selecting option
(0) and press
[Enter] to install.
You can also install a ClassicMenu indicator using Katoolin.
- ClassicMenu Indicator is a application indicator for the top panel of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment.
- ClassicMenu Indicator provides a simple way for you to get a classic GNOME-style application menu for those who prefer this over the default Unity dash menu.
To install classicmenu indicator, press
y and press
You can also install Kali menu in Ubuntu by select option 4 and press y and then press [Enter].
To quit Katoolin, simply press Control+C.
These installation steps are easy to follow and using Katoolin is also easy too. Hope you find this article helpful. If you have any additional ideas then post a comment. Remember stay connected to TecMint to find out more guides such as this on.