How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 in Kali Linux 2019.4

This video shows you how to install Packet Tracer 7.2.2 on Kali Linux 2019.4 distribution.

How to Use Packet Tracer in Kali

Kali OS is a Debian-based Linux distribution and includes many free networking tools. You can also install network simulator software on this Linux system developed by Offensive Security.

Installing Packet Tracer on Windows is one of the simplest steps, but it can be a bit difficult to install it on a Linux distribution.

To install Packet Tracer on Kali:

Step 1: If you have not installed this Linux system before, you can refer to the video below to install on the virtual machine.


Step 2: Now visit the Netacad website, create a new account and download Packet Tracer 7.2.2 for Linux.

Step 3: After downloading the Setup file, copy or move the file to the desktop.

Step 4: Run Terminal at the location where you move the file.

Step 5: Test your Internet connection by pinging the terminal, and then configure the permission settings of the Packet file.

chmod +x

Step 6: Run the following command on the terminal to start the installation.


Step 7: Install Packet Tracer with the GUI Setup wizard.

Step 8: Run the application with the “packettracer” command on the terminal.

Step 9: If the simulator software is not running, you need to install some additional dependent packages for this software on Kali.

Step 10: Open the Kali sources.list file with nano /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following address to the file and save it.

deb stable main contrib non-free

Step 11: Update the sources list with the Apt update command and then run the following commands to install Libpng, one of the most important dependent packages for Packet Tracer.

To download libpng:


To install libpng:

dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb

Step 12: If you get an error while installing libpng12, you must also install the multiarch package.

Step 13: Use the command below to install the multiarch package on Kali.

apt install multiarch-support

Step 14: Now, when you try to install libpng again, you can see that the package has installed successfully.

Step 15: To start Packet Tracer 7.2.2, type “packettracer” in the terminal and press Enter. You will see that Packet Tracer works smoothly.

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