Here are my instructions for installing Kali linux in a kvm domain.
root@kvm:/var/lib/libvirt/images/iso# virt-install -n Kali -r 2048 / --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/Kali.qcow2,bus=virtio,size=50,format=qcow2 / -c /var/lib/libvirt/images/iso/kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso / --network network=default,model=virtio --connect=qemu:///system --vnc / --noautoconsole --hvm --video=vmvga --os-type=linux --os-variant=debianwheezy Starting install... Allocating 'Kali.qcow2' | 50 GB 00:00 Creating domain... | 0 B 00:00 Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect to the console to complete the installation process.
Now Connect with your VNC client.
I had problems with booting into graphical mode because of my old system, so I booted into single user mode. From single usermode I added the chkconfig program and disabled gdm3 from starting. I also created a sym-link from /usr/sbin/gdm3 to /usr/bin/startx, now it’s like the old backtrack where you login to the console and only start up x if you need it.
apt-get install chkconfig -y ln -s /usr/sbin/gdm3 /usr/bin/startx chkconfig -l chkconfig --del gdm3 reboot
Now you can update and upgrade:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Install HTOP and nethogs, HTOP shows running process and memory used including many more details. (you could use top command, but HTOP is just more useful). NetHogs shows traffic used by applications per interface. Install them using the following command:
apt-get install htop nethogs -y
You can now run then using the following commands:
htop nethogs eth0 nethogs wlan0
Fix the graphics, if vmvga didn’t work, in my case the default cirrus needed to be changed.
virsh dumpxml Kali > /tmp/Kali.xml vi /tmp/Kali.xml
Change cirrus to vmvga
virsh define /tmp/Kali.xml Domain Kali defined from /tmp/Kali.xml tom@kvm:~$ virsh start Kali Domain Kali started