I noticed the other day with the latest release of kali linux that there was an image for the beaglebone black boards. You can download it here.
After you download the image you should verify it’s check sum. In this case offensive security provides a SHA1 checksum
└─ $ ▶ sha1sum kali-1.0.9-bbb.img.xz
Now that we know that it’s a valid image we can proceed to extracting the image.
└─ $ ▶ unxz kali-1.0.9-bbb.img.xz
I took a moment to find a larger micro SD card because the image is basically 7GB in size unarchived.
The following command is what I used to write my image. Note that my SD card is /dev/sdf. Yours may be different check via dmesg to see where its mounted and adjust as needed.
└─ $ ▶ sudo dd if=kali-1.0.9-bbb.img of=/dev/sdf bs=512k
[sudo] password for hytekblue:
14000+0 records in
14000+0 records out
7340032000 bytes (7.3 GB) copied, 549.077 s, 13.4 MB/s
Now just put the microSD card in your beaglebone black and boot it up.
Once you are at a log in screen log in with root and a password of toor
Then start your Xwindows session by typing startx
This is a rather bare bones image. That is easily fixed though. Just add any additional programs you feel you need.
Do you want to build your own kali image for your beaglebone black? get the build script from offensive security’s github to do it.
Let me know your thoughts or questions in the comments section below.
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