Utilite Pro

The Utilite Pro is a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex A9, with 2GB of RAM. Kali Linux fits on an external microSD card.

By default, the Kali Linux Utilite Pro 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 Utilite Pro - 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 utilite.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 Utilite Pro - User Instructions

To install Kali on your Utilite Pro, 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-2021.3-utilite.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb bs=4M status=progress

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, boot up the Utilite Pro with the microSD plugged in.

You should be able to log in to Kali.

Kali on Utilite - Image Customization

If you want to customize the Kali Utilite Pro 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 utilite.sh.


Updated on: 2021-Oct-23
Author: steev