Kali Linux for Pinebook Pro
Guessing it has something to do with u-boot-update? Can check when I've fixed my PBP...

On that subject, up until now I installed Kali with:
sudo dd if=kali-linux-2022.1-pinebook-pro-xfce-arm64.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 status=progress conv=fsync

For some reason the PBP won't boot (it has a working NVME drive)
I would try following this. I was able to get Kali installed on my PBP. Only issue i'm having is the Wifi is not running.


$ xzcat kali-linux-2022.3-pinebook-pro-arm64.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=4M status=progress

Took about 10min to install.
This post has the wifi fix.  Kali wifi is still broken as of right now.

Has anyone gotten the image to work well? I find that mine boots it does a goofy display glitch looking thing (like used to happen to VGP vidcards without proper drivers), but only for a moment, then it seems to boot okay. But it seems to reboot at random and it doesn't always come up at all.
it doesn't get happy
it doesn't get sad
it just runs programs
I’ve been running Kali with one of the new Pinebooks and it has been usable so far.

Had to fix the wifi & I get the same glitch screen on boot up (I think when it’s looking for the video card), but other than that it has been doing good.

Using it daily at work: some of the security software, Firefox, Thunderbird and to make reports (writer & calc) with Libreoffice. I have it running from the eMMC and the sd card as storage with U-Boot & kernel: 5.18.0-kali5-arm64.

I haven’t had the restart problem, but I did have to get a decent sdcard for it to be reliably recognized.
Sent from my Pinebook Pro.
Thank you PineTeam for your outstanding work!
Still have the reboot issue, no problem here Smile

But I do miss Zenmap in Kali. For some reason the ARM version is no longer supported/maintained. I've seen the howto's but they don't seem to fix the issue

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pinebook Pro wifi not working Queliffrel 1 105 11-30-2022, 06:30 AM
Last Post: myself600
  DiY - Installing Void Linux ARM On The Pinebook Pro vincele 1 123 11-28-2022, 05:03 PM
Last Post: tllim
  WiFi stopped on Pinebook Pro after update tkudog 3 348 11-24-2022, 04:32 PM
Last Post: tkudog
  slarm64 (unofficial slackware) Pinebook Pro RK3399 (aarch64) mara 39 25,511 11-12-2022, 01:06 PM
Last Post: mara
  PineBook Pro-Problems with ARCH-Manjaro. Ice-O-Star 0 243 10-22-2022, 10:46 AM
Last Post: Ice-O-Star
  Need help with new pinebook pro magistral 12 1,457 10-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Last Post: magistral
  Arch Linux ARM root filesystem SKiljan 24 11,974 09-24-2022, 03:11 AM
Last Post: alexandre
  manjaro on pinebook pro low audio quality over jack alcck 1 306 09-22-2022, 11:31 AM
Last Post: petersen77
Information Install Void Linux with near-full-disk encryption dumetrulo 3 1,227 09-05-2022, 12:00 PM
Last Post: petersen77
  Fedora Workstation (36) on Pinebook Pro u974615 13 1,705 09-02-2022, 11:24 AM
Last Post: u974615

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)