How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Kali Linux 2019.2

In this article, we will examine how to install Extension Pack for Oracle VM VirtualBox software on Kali system.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Kali Linux

How to Setup Extension Pack in Kali Linux 2019.2

After installing the VirtualBox on your computer that allows you to run a virtual machine, you need to add Extension Pack on it.

It is easy to setup the Extension Package on the VBox virtualization program running on Kali Linux. The Kali VBox Pkg is an additional software for an operating system you will install. After adding it, you can add and use the USB 3.0 devices of your host computer in the VM.

After setting up the additional software pkg for VBox, you can use USB 2.0, USB 3.0 devices, VBox RDP service, Disk Encryption feature, and NVMe, PXE Boot features on the VM machine.

The following are the supported operating systems that you can install Extension Pack;

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

In the previous article, we installed VirtualBox software on Kali. In this article, we will examine how to install Driver Pkg for the VBox program running in Kali.

How to Build VirtualBox Extension Pack Step by Step

After running VBox in Kali, it is easy to understand whether the Ext software is installed from the program’s settings. If the VM Package is not installed on your computer, you can setup VBox Packages by following the steps below.

NOTE: You can also build this software using the command prompt on Linux systems.

   Step 1

After opening the Oracle VM, click File, then Preferences. Using the program’s menus is the most convenient way to add it.

VirtualBox - File / Preferences

   Step 2

In the Preferences, click Extensions in the settings on the left side. In this settings, you can also change the network settings of VMs, update the program to the new version, change the language of the program you want to use, and configure your keyboard layout.

VirtualBox - File / Preferences / Extensions

   Step 3

To build Driver Pkg, please visit the website to download the Extension Pack software. Then click Add New Package as in the image below.

You can also delete or update the VBox software driver that you added from this window.

Extensions

   Step 4

Download the additional software for Kali Linux on your PC.

Downloading Extension Pack

   Step 5

Select the Ext Pkg you have downloaded on your computer and click the Open button.

Installing Extension Pack

   Step 6

Click Install to start the setup. For more information about the software, see the description in the information window that you see in the image below.

VirtualBox - Question

   Step 7

It is recommended that you read the license agreement before accepting it and obtain information about the Extension Pack. Once you have done this, you can continue by clicking on the I Agree button to accept the license agreement.

Accept Licese Agreement

   Step 8

You have successfully set up the Driver software on VBox in Kali Linux 2019.2! After you add this additional software to your Oracle virtualization program, you can now use your virtual machines more efficiently.

Close VirtualBox - Information

How to Configure VBox Software in Kali Linux ⇒ Video

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Extension Pack Setup Video

   Final Word


In this article, we have examined step by step how to configure VBox Driver Pack on Kali 2019.2 operating system. When you update your virtualization program to latest version, you can also download and configure the Extension Pack again. Thanks for following us!

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