Is there any way to install kali linux for raspberry pi using all space that is available on the micrSD card initially or do you HAVE to go back later and resize partitions in order to utilize the full space of the microSD card? I know raspi-config allows you to expand to use full sd card, however there is nothing of the sort for kali.

  • You will have to do it manually i guess. Here is a simple guide. elinux.org/RPi_Resize_Flash_Partitions Jul 20, 2015 at 14:11
  • @dastaan: Would you mind adding that as an answer?
    – Jacobm001
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:54
  • I installed Kali on a 16 Gig card. The minimum ARM install from Offensive Security is less than 4G. After running apt-get update; then the "tasksel" command, I was given further auto install instructions for: Top 10 tools, Wireless Tools, etc. All installed with no problem or requirement for resizing petitions.
    – iDug
    Jul 20, 2015 at 15:15
  • @Jacobm001 Added. Jul 20, 2015 at 15:26

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Kali linux for Pi can be found on this link : http://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/install-kali-linux-arm-raspberry-pi with instructions to follow in order to make it work on Rpi.

As far as, re sizing partition(s) is(are) concerned, you will have do it manually. You can follow this guide. It's pretty straight forward. I used it while re sizing my Ubuntu rootfs. This works for any linux distro pretty much .Link : http://elinux.org/RPi_Resize_Flash_Partitions


One of the alternate solution could be grabbing raspi-config package from raspbian repo and install it on Kali Pi since both are debian based distros, it should work out of the box. Again, I've not tested it but it should work in theory.

Here are the steps :

  1. wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspi-config/raspi-config_20150706_all.deb
  2. sudo gdebi raspi-config_20150706_all.deb

Raspi-config utility should get installed by following these steps.

Try running sudo raspi-config to check.

Hope it helps.

  • using raspi-config destroyed my partition table, it showed in gpart that I was using all of the space however when i rebooted I still only showed having 29mb free in file manager. I lost everything I had just done setting up, oh well. I have decided on next go round I will try using gpart to resize the partition...
    – user32950
    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:08
  • @user32950 That's interesting. I was able to make it work on my ubuntu just fine. Jul 22, 2015 at 5:09

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