Kali Linux is no longer providing pre-built images or a build-script to generate your own image. This hardware is no longer supported. The page is left for historical value.
The EfikaMX is a low end, low cost ARM computer. Despite its less-than-stellar specifications, its affordability makes it an excellent option for a tiny Linux system.
By default, the Kali Linux EfikaMX image does not contains the kali-linux-default metapackage which is often found in Kali platforms. If you wish to install extra tools please refer to our metapackages page.
Kali on EfikaMX - User Instructions
If you’re unfamiliar with the details of downloading and validating a Kali Linux image, or for using that image to create a bootable device, it’s strongly recommended that you refer to the more detailed procedures described in the specific articles on those subjects.
To install a pre-built image of the standard build of Kali Linux on your EfikaMX, follow these instructions:
- Get a fast microSD card with at least 16GB capacity. Class 10 cards are highly recommended.
- Download and validate the
Kali EfikaMXimage from the downloads area. The process for validating an image is described in more detail on Downloading Kali Linux.
- 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 full-size SD card. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.
$ dd if=kali-linux-2021.2-efikamx.img of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
This process can take a while, depending on your PC, your microSD card’s speed, and the size of the Kali Linux image.
Once the dd operation is complete, insert the microSD card into the EfikaMX and power it on.
You should be able to log in to Kali and startx.
That’s it, you’re done!
Kali on EfikaMX - Image Customization
If you want to customize the Kali BeagleBone Black 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