I'm trying to install Kali Linux (2017.3 32-bit) on my VirtualBox (5.2.2) but when I select 'Install' from the menu, I get an error saying Kernel panic and bad EIP value. After that nothing happens. Please see the attached photo. Kali Linux Kernel panic

Other specs:

  • VM version: Linux 2.6 / 3.x / 4.x (32-bit)
  • PAE/NX enabled
  • 1024 MB RAM

I have the VM on a Win10 machine. The ISO checksum matches for my download. have tried installation with Debian (32bit) as well and it worked just fine.

  • Debian 32bit. My VM only allows 32bit. – user3022069 Dec 9 '17 at 13:17
  • From a pragmatic perspective, would Debian satisfy your needs? – roaima Dec 9 '17 at 14:44
  • Well, not really, because I want to try Kali Linux and its capabilities specifically. – user3022069 Dec 9 '17 at 14:46
  • Yes, the checksums match – user3022069 Dec 9 '17 at 15:29
  • If you are new to kali, use dual boot. Some amount of experience is required to configure kali with Virtual Machines. – defalt Dec 9 '17 at 16:47

You're running a 64bit host OS (Windows 7). But you say that you can run only 32bit guests. The reason for this is that you need to enable virtualisation settings in the BIOS.

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