I want to install Kali and have that as my only operating system but I don't have a USB, how can I do this?

closed as too broad by Jeff Schaller, GAD3R, don_crissti, Kusalananda, Satō Katsura Jan 22 '17 at 7:30

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • Do you have RJ45 and access to another computer with the same? Is network booting possible (look in the BIOS)? – phk Jan 21 '17 at 21:58

Though I am not an expert but I think you can't. I think there is a way to directly boot from a .iso with grub but I don't think there is a way with the Windows Loader.


To install Kali, (or any linux distro) without CD/DVD or USB pendrive, follow these steps:

  1. Download Unetbootin from here.
  2. Run Unetbootin.
  3. Now, from the drop-down menu under Type: select Hard Disk.

enter image description here

  1. Next select the Diskimage. Browse to the directory where you downloaded the iso file of Ubuntu.

enter image description here

  1. Press OK.
  2. Next when you reboot, and chose the Unetbootin choice and you will get the "Try" or "Install" option there
  • I tried this once, after the try/install menu it would crash/freeze. Maybe because I wrote it to a partition instead of a full drive. – jiggunjer Jan 22 '17 at 13:17

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.