ASUS Chromebook Flip (Veyron)

The ASUS Chromebook Flip is a quad core 1.8GHz, with 2GB or 4GB of RAM Chromebook with a 10.1" 10 point mult-touch touchscreen. Kali Linux fits on an external microSD card or USB drive.

By default, the Kali Linux ASUS Chromebook Flip image contains the kali-linux-default metapackage similar to most other platforms. If you wish to install extra tools please refer to our metapackages page.

Kali on ASUS Chromebook Flip - Build-Script Instructions

Kali does not provide pre-built images for download, but you can still generate one by cloning the Kali-ARM Build-Scripts repository on GitLab, and follow the README.md file’s instructions. The script to use is chromebook-arm-veyron.sh.

Once the build script finishes running, you will have an “img” file in the directory where you ran the script from. At that point, the instructions are the same as if you had downloaded a pre-built image.

The easiest way to generate these images is from within a pre-existing Kali Linux environment.

Kali on ASUS Chromebook Flip - User Instructions

To install Kali on your ASUS Chromebook Flip, follow these instructions:

  1. Get a fast microSD card or USB drive with at least 16GB capacity. Class 10 cards are highly recommended.
  2. Use the dd utility to image this file to your microSD card (same process as making a Kali USB.

In our example, we assume the storage device is located at /dev/sdb. Do not simply copy these value, change this to the correct drive path.

This process will wipe out your microSD card or USB drive. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.

$ xzcat kali-linux-2021.3-veyron.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb bs=4M status=progress

This process can take a while, depending on your PC, your microSD card or USB drive speed, and the size of the Kali Linux image.

Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the ASUS Chromebook Flip with the microSD card or USB drive plugged in, and hit CTRL+U before the 30 second timeout.

You should be able to log in to Kali.

Kali on ASUS Chromebook Flip - Image Customization

If you want to customize the Kali ASUS Chromebook Flip image, including changes to the packages being installed, changing the desktop environment, increasing or decreasing the image file size or generally being adventurous, check out the Kali-ARM Build-Scripts repository on GitLab, and follow the README.md file’s instructions. The script to use is chromebook-arm-veyron.sh.


Updated on: 2021-Oct-27
Author: steev