Install Kali on USB using Macbook Air

So I’m trying to install Kali on a Kingston USB 8Gb stick

  1. Download Kali from here
  2. I then used Disk Utility on the Mac to create 2 partitions

Disk Utility


  1. Create Folder Structure on USB
    • EFI/BOOT
  2. Unmount the Kingston usb stick
    • “sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk1”
    • or “sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1”
  3. Copy these files to BOOT Folder
  4. Copy ISO to USB
    • sudo dd if=/path/to/ISO of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m
    • Ctrl+t shows the progress


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