How To Setup & Install Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi 3

Although it is a low-cost computer and less powerful than laptops and desktops, it is perfect for installing a compact Linux system. So if you want to install Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi 3 then you need to follow these easy to follow steps that we have provided you below.

Before you start installing, you need some pre-requisites like Raspberry Pi 3, Power Supply, HDMI Cable, 8-32 GB SD Card, etc.

How To Setup & Install Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi 3

  1. First, you need to download the Kali Linux 2.0 Image file for the Raspberry Pi 3.

You can copy and paste the link from here https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/

You would find many options of Image files so scroll down to the Raspberry Pi 2/3 download.

2. You need to extract the image file after it has been downloaded. After that Image is downloaded it will need to be extracted.

WinRAR is an effective tool which can be downloaded to extract the image file.

Copy and paste the URL to download WinRAR: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

3. Now after the Image is extracted it is ready to be written to an SD-Card.

You can use the Win32Disk Imager which is a popular free disk writing software for the purpose.

Here is the link to Win32DiskImager: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/Archive/

The minimum size of the SD card that you can use is 8GB although a larger capacity SD card of 16 GB or 32 GB is recommended for a smoother running.

You need to load the Image file into Win32Disk Imager and write to the correct drive.

Give it a few minutes to write the package and then a message will come up saying Write Successful

4. Now that the image has been written to the SD-Card it is ready to install into the Pi 3.

5. You can now plug it a monitor or TV using an HDMI cable.

Use an old keyboard and mouse as a controller. After starting the Pi3 it will go through a bootup process.

It will take you to a login page. Use the Username: root Password: root

Now you should have Kali Linux installed on the Pi 3.

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