Installing Kali Linux Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Kali linux is a debian based and its not easy to configure it on a typical PC. If the machine is UEFI based, then Kali is tough to customize.

So what is the alternative....? Here is the answer: Katoolin

Its the name of the package system for installing the entire kali linux tools (Penetration Testing) in Ubuntu or Debian based system.

Here I am trying to install inside my Linux Mint

OS Used: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Prequisites: Python 2.7
Always perform these steps after the installation of ubuntu or Linux Mint

$] sudo apt update
$] sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev
$] sudo apt install git
$] git clone
$] sudo cp katoolin/ /usr/bin/katoolin
$] sudo katoolin

This will give various options as shown below
 In the above pic. Select 2 to View categories and you will get the screen as shown in the next image.
Select "0" to install all the applications.

This will install 1.3G to download and 3.5 GB space will be…

Installing ns-2.35 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

As you know Ubuntu 12.04 launched on 26th April 2012 and it is a Long Term Support OS.  To install ns2 in Ubuntu 12.04, it refers the same step as done in 11.10 OS.  For new users, here are the steps to install ns2.35

  1. Download NS-23.5 from
  2. Go to terminal and install the necessary updates using the command “sudo apt-get update”  (without Quotes)
  3. Then install the ns2 required libraries using the command “sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev” (without quotes)
  4. Untar the downloaded ns-allinone-xxx.tar.gz file using the command “tar zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz”
  5. execute the commands one by one as given below

cd ns-allinone-2.35


(You get the PATH information if the installation was successful, upon succeeding set the PATH in the relevant file .bashrc)

Type ns and see a  % symbol indicates that the installation of ns2 is successful and also try the command  nam so that a network animator will be opened.

For any doubts, please raise a comment in the following column. I am there to help you. If you try to install ns2 which comes along with the synaptic package manager, you cannot write new modules and recompile it. In that case, you need to use the above method of installation

Popular posts from this blog

AWK Scripts for NS2 to process data from Trace Files


nam installation - Segmentation Fault (Solved)