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Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux
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(11-19-2018, 07:21 PM)brkroot Wrote:
(11-16-2018, 09:04 PM)deck_luck Wrote: In your original post you stated:

But what worries me is my beginner level on Linux in general. I am afraid of start learning Kali and If I am messing up with the system on a daily basis, my Ubuntu environment might become vulnerable too.

To isolated your Ubuntu installation on your hdd/ssd from another distribution you can accomplish this with virtualization assuming you  are only using virtual storage.   

If you boot a live distro you are not isolating your Ubuntu daily installation or user data.  As a new user you need to be very careful.   Since you stated you were a beginner level I did not mention using physical isolation, and if you are not computer hardware savvy I would not suggest it.  Physical isolation would be removing the physical hdd/ssd(s) and replacing them with a different hdd/ssd(s).  In this manner you can run physical without risking your Ubuntu installation or user data.  

Sorry, I was negligent by not mentioning backup and bare metal restoration in my first reply.   
No matter which you choose always invest some time and study the different Linux backup tools.  Once you decide on the backup tool(s) to use I would encourage to study and test your backup/restoration strategy.  You should have fully tested and documented a real bare metal restoration of your computer.  At least three external drives for daily, weekly and monthly backups should be part of your backup rotation, and you should consider keeping at a minimum the monthly off site.  I know I am rambling, and I will shut-up now.

You are very right, thank you for mentioning about the importance of backups.

I am very happy now to be able to explore more distros in isolated environment. Thank you all for clear the things for me. 

I have successfully installed VB and ran Kali, and the only thing I've not followed from the most tutorials was about the network type. Instead of bridged adaptor I used the NAT way as it will mask the network activity. With the bridge adaptor the VM will be on the same network as the host.  
Actually, the other thing I decided to choose instead, is the fixed over dynamic disk size. I guess with the dynamic size it will affect the overall performance and things might go a bit slower. 

I will have to replace Ubuntu with Lubuntu, as I am having a shortage of memory. Ubuntu 18.04 is very heavy and it takes 1.3Gb of ram on idling. It has been heavy with 16.04 LTS too, so I guess it could also be because the old machine. Sony Vaio vpech, i3 x4 @ 2.2Ghz with 3.8 GB ram.

I allocated 2Gb of memory to the VB and Kali, and have left 1.8Gb for the Ubuntu. That way it was fine, but still can't use Firefox or Chromium on Kali if I have to quickly check up something. But that's okay as I started browsing from the terminal with w3m.

thanks a lot

You might try evaluating XFCE desktop environment distributions for your daily computer.     It is a light middle weight desktop environment, but it looks a lot better than Lubuntu.   Linux Mint has a well polish and attractive XFCE DE.   Since you have Virtual Box installed you can use VMs to evaluate many different variant to find the one just right for you.  Also MATE is a very similar variant to XFCE.  I would use either.  Both are much lighter that Ubuntu 18.04 default Gnome3 desk top environment.
Idea Give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach a person how to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime. ✝️ Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Linux Mint 19 XFCE)
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Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by brkroot - 11-15-2018, 09:02 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by deck_luck - 11-15-2018, 10:58 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by spudnuts - 11-16-2018, 02:28 AM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by brkroot - 11-16-2018, 03:31 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by leon.p - 11-16-2018, 04:23 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by brkroot - 11-16-2018, 05:47 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by deck_luck - 11-16-2018, 09:04 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by brkroot - 11-19-2018, 07:21 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by deck_luck - 11-19-2018, 11:58 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by spudnuts - 11-20-2018, 04:05 PM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by brkroot - 11-24-2018, 02:38 AM
RE: Duo Boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux - by Geodude - 03-25-2019, 06:38 PM

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