Install Kali in 1&1 Cloud


I wrote this article to help my future self to get this done faster next time. I make it public hoping it might be helpful for someone else as well.

Why would I do that?

To somehow find a way to make money with it – of course.


  • Setup a cloud server with the properties you want it to have
  • Insert the Kali ISO file into the virtual “DVD-Drive”
  • Start the Server
  • Open the KVM console
  • In the GRUB menu select graphical install
  • Select what you would normally but be carful at the following pints
    • Network
      • To access a network more manual configuration has to be made skip this for now
    • Mirrors
      • Since the network has not been configured yet validating the mirror will fail just skip this point for now
  • After installation shutdown, remove the ISO image and start the server

Configure Network (and internet access)

  • In the File /etc/resolv.conf we need to configure a DNS server. Add a line with “nameserver” (or change the IP for a different name server)
  • In the File /etc/network/interfaces add the following lines:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 net static
  • Restart the eth0 interface by typing “ifconfig eth0 down && ifconfig eth0 up” into a shell

Configure Mirrors (so updates will work)

  • In the File /etc/apt/sources.list add the following lines
        deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib
        deb-src kali-rolling main non-free contrib
  • Now type “apt-get update” to fetch the packages form the newly added repositories


Have fun & make money!

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