Kali linux for BBB not found on download page

Hi all,

I am looking for any Kali Linux ARM image for beaglebone black Rev-C.
The documentation points to the Offensive security download page for ARM devices: https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/

But I could not find it there, or anywhere else. Are these images available in older servers by any chance?

Since I could not find it, I have been trying to build it also but the script (https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scripts/kali-arm/-/blob/master/bbb.sh) uses systemd-nspawn and if it is consistently failing in the latest Kali amd64 version (among other issues around).

Anyways, I just need any working image for the BBB.
If anyone knows where I can get such image, it will be greatly appreciated!


You mean something like this?


Hi Jon,

That is correct. Following that page you shared, it points to Offensive security download ARM page for a pre-build images, but there is nothing for BBB there.
I wonder if the previous posted files are around somewhere.


Yeah, there was a post by Jason back in 2014 and it appears to point to the Offensive Security site as well.


There is a link regarding building a custom image for the BB:


I started last year with 2020.2 but have since deleted the IMG but now have BBB / SD at 2020.4

I am not sure why the files disappeared or if the image is elsewhere.


Attached the torrent I used but have since deleted the img but am successfully testing it’s use using deluge (Ubuntu) as of this writing.
I’ll check back later when complete and checksum verified.

$ sha256sum kali-linux-2020.2-bbb.img.xz
3433489a1a365109ee0b5315308e4bc24c9d29d6515129879ec8de30731fa8a7 kali-linux-2020.2-bbb.img.xz

Hope this helps.

kali-linux-2020.2-bbb.img.xz.torrent (165 KB)

Torrent had 1 peer but completed successfully in 1 hour.
I have a valid copy but not running torrent daemon but it works anyway using the attached torrent file with deluge.


Have you tried posting on the Kali Linux forum to just contact them? It might just be a mistake or is hidden until asked for.

Doing a quick search in their forum, the last Beaglebone post I found was back in 2017 so it may just be a lack of interest.



I downloaded the Kali for Beabeaglebone Black when 2020.2 was available so my thought is that it was incidentally built and contributed.
The torrent will find an active peer daemon to resurrect it’s existence though only one was found.
If I left my daemon running then it also would be propagated.
The sum256 I have is from 2020.2 official kail.com build by community member.
I have applied updates from kali-rolling and it is now at 2020.4 as is available for all but BBB.

LIVE DVD 2020.4 for amd64 is a cover topic and DVD is attached to hard copy on Linux Format Issue 270 I found it at Barnes and Noble retail this month.

~$ uname -a
Linux kali 4.9.147 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon May 11 18:38:01 UTC 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux

I have 187 upgrades today applying as I write this.

$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“Kali GNU/Linux Rolling”
NAME=“Kali GNU/Linux”

Correction DVD is 2020.3 as it was November 2020 issue.

2020.4 fails to upgrade java 11 from 2020.3 due to loadable library issue.
This means the Java 11 run time environment currently has errors for ca certificates due to this during upgrade for 2020.4

This is easy to fix, ping the Kali team and have them use this patch posted…