Kali on Chromebook – User Instructions

If all you want to do is install Kali on your HP ARM Chromebook, follow these instructions:

  1. Get a nice fast 8 GB USB stick.
  2. Put your Chromebook in developer mode, and enable USB boot.
  3. Download the Kali HP ARM Chromebook image from our downloads area.
  4. Use the dd utility to image this file to your USB device. In our example, we use a USB stick which is located at /dev/sdb. Change this as needed.
Alert! This process will wipe out your USB stick. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.
dd if=kali-chromebook.img of=/dev/sdb bs=512k

This process can take awhile depending on your USB storage device speed and image size.

Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the Chromebook with the USB stick plugged in. At the developer boot prompt, hit CTRL+U, which should boot you into Kali Linux. Log in to Kali (root / toor) and startx. That’s it, you’re done!

Kali on HP ARM Chromebook – Developer Instructions

If you are a developer and want to tinker with the Kali HP ARM Chromebook image, including changing the kernel configuration and generally being adventurous, check out the kali-arm-build-scripts repository on github, and follow the README.md file’s instructions. The script to use is chromebook-arm-hp.sh

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