NanoPi2

    The NanoPi2 is a quad core 1.9GHz, with 1GB of RAM. Kali Linux fits on an external microSD card.

    By default, the Kali Linux NanoPi2 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 NanoPi2 - 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 nanopi2.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 NanoPi2 - User Instructions

    To install Kali on your NanoPi2, follow these instructions:

    1. Get a fast microSD card 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. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.

    $ xzcat kali-linux-2021.2-nanopi2.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb bs=4M status=progress
    

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

    Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the NanoPi2 with the microSD card plugged in.

    You should be able to log in to Kali.


    Updated on: 2021-Jun-22
    Author: steev