Kali 2020.2 on GCP

Posted July 29, 2020 | View revision history

In a previous post (2019-11-07-kali-gcp), I linked to how I got kali 2019.3 running on GCP. I’m preparing for the fall semester, and 2019.3 is giving me troubles with installing new packages from the kali repos because kali is on the rolling model and 2019.3 is too old, and won’t upgrade without yelling. So I’m rewriting things to build kali 2020.2 via packer. I’ll put notes in this post for what I had to do to get things ready, including for nested vms on kali.

Kali Preseed.cfg edits

  • The new kali disables a root login by default. I re-enabled it. *

David Eargle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Leeds School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include human-computer interaction and information security. He has coauthored several articles in these areas using neurophysiological and other methodologies in outlets such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences), along with the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). More about the author →

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