Generate an Updated Kali ISO

Kali Linux allows you to generate updated ISOs of Kali using Debian live-build scripts on the fly. The easiest way to generate these images is from within a pre existing Kali Linux environment. You will first need to install the live-build and cdebootstrap packages:

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt update
kali@kali:~$ sudo apt install -y git live-build cdebootstrap

Next, we clone the Kali cdimage Git repository as follows:

kali@kali:~$ git clone git://

Now you can change to the live directory under and build your ISO.

kali@kali:~$ cd live-build-config/
kali@kali:~$ lb clean --purge
kali@kali:~$ lb config
kali@kali:~$ lb build

The live build scripts allow for complete customization of Kali Linux images. For more information about Kali live build scripts, check out our Kali customization page.

Updated on: 2021-Feb-22
Author: g0tmi1k