I bought myself a new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ from year 2018. I try to install Kali Linux on it but on the installation page of Kali Linux it says the ARM image is for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. Should the image also work on the Pi 3 B+?

I did everything for the installation on the SD card correctly but I get a rainbow screen and the Pi won't boot. There are no hardware faillures because I can succesfully load Raspbian software on it.

Any advice?


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Kali Linux does not yet support the 3 B+. Try Raspbian instead at least until Kali is updated. Why do you want to use Kali? The Raspbian respositories (Debian) also contains useful security packages that are included in Kali.

  • I wondered the exact same thing. In fact, I was under the impression that one would "install" raspberry pi under Kali - does the OP have it backwards?
    – Seamus
    Commented Apr 15, 2018 at 16:16
  • I didn’t know that the same packages could be installed under raspbian. Thanks for the information Commented Apr 15, 2018 at 19:35

You have to copy over the updated boot files to the boot partition on the MicroSD card. You can get it from the raspberry pi's github repository Here

Code :

git clone https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware

fdisk -l

mkdir /mnt/boot

mount /dev/disk2s1 /mnt/boot

cp -r firmware/boot/* /mnt/boot/

unmount /mnt/boot

rmdir /mnt/boot

rm -rf firmware

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