How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 was added to the users’ downloads section of the Cisco Networking Academy last week. You can download and install Packet Tracer 7.2.1 by visiting the Netacad site.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution used for Penetration testing and Security checking. Kali includes hundreds of free tools for Linux, Penetration and Security audits. And also, Kali Linux is developed by Offensive Security.

In our previous articles, we installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Windows and other Linux distributions and examined how it works. You can find the installation instructions for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on the following links.

In this article, we will install and configure Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux, a widely used Linux distribution.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 in Kali Linux 2018?

The latest version of Kali Linux is 2018.4. Follow the steps below to install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux 2018.4 step by step.

   Step 1

First, download Packet Tracer 7.2.1 for Linux to your computer and then open Terminal on Kali Linux. At the terminal, execute the sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list command and add the “deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main” repo address and press Ctrl + X / Y / Enter to save the settings.

1) sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 2

Once you have updated your Kali Linux repository, follow the instructions below to install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1, respectively.

cd Desktop/
mkdir CPT72
tar -xvzf Packet\ Tracer\ 7.2.1\ for\ Linux\ 64\ bit.tar.gz -C CPT72/

 

By executing the above commands, the PacketTracer.tar.gz file will be extracted to the folder named CPT72.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 3

Go to the CPT72 directory and execute the “./install” command to start the Packet Tracer 7.2.1 installation on Kalin Linux. Once the installation of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 begins, press the Enter key as shown in the following image.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 4

Complete the Packet Tracer 7.2.1 installation on Kali by pressing the Enter key continuously. Once you have successfully completed the Packet Tracer installation, you will receive a message like the one below.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 5

Now, go to “cd /opt/pt/bin” and execute “./PacketTracer7” to run Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1.

cd /opt/pt/bin
./PacketTracer7

 
If you get the “libpng12.so.0” error for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux, proceed the next step and install the libpng12 package.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 6

To install the Libpng12 package on Kali Linux, execute sudo apt-get install libpng12-0 in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install libpng12-0

 

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 7

When you run it again, you will see that Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is running successfully on Kali Linux 2018.4 but you will get “libcrypto.so.1.0.0” error like in the following image.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

To solve the Packet Tracer libcrypto error on Linux systems, click on the image below to see the related article!

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

   Step 8

You can run Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux after fixing the Libcrypto error!

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.2 on Kali Linux?

After installing Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali, you need to create a desktop shortcut. Otherwise, you will have to run Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on the Terminal continuously.

To create a desktop shortcut for Cisco Packet Tracer on Kalin Linux, apply the following command in Terminal.

cp /opt/pt/bin/Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop ~/Desktop/
chmod +x ~/Desktop/Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

How to Create a Start Menu Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

To create a start menu shortcut (launcer) for Cisco Packet Tracer on Kalin Linux, apply the following command in Terminal.

cp ~/Desktop/Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop /usr/share/applications

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

Once you have typed the Cisco Packet Tracer on the Start menu, you will see a shortcut like below.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux?

How to Install Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux ⇒ Video

To install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 on Kali Linux 2018.4 step by step, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

   Final Word

In this article, we have installed Cisco Packet Tracer on Kali Linux, which is used to prepare for Cisco exams. And finally, we have created the necessary shortcuts for Packet Tracer. Thanks for following us!

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