Penbook - Kali ARM64 BETA RELEASE
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(11-12-2019, 08:40 PM)cephasiii Wrote:
(10-20-2019, 12:47 PM)rookieone Wrote: Here's a Kali Pinebook download:

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-...f090d-c5ea

Not sure if this is for emmc or sdcard?

Has anyone been able to get the offensive security Kali arm to run on pinebook? If so, what are the steps? I haven’t had any success loading on SD via etcher and booting. 
TIA

Version 2019.4 was released yesterday or today and it seems to work great on my 11" Pinebook 1080P using a microSD card.  I haven't tried to install it to the eMMC.  If you're on a Windows box, this works.  If you're starting with Linux/macos, you'd use `dd` in place of steps 3 and 4.  (I haven't used Etcher)

1.  Grab https://images.offensive-security.com/ar...ook.img.xz
2.  Extract the img file using a tool like 7-Zip
3.  Nuke whatever filesystem you have on the flash disk with `diskpart`
4.  Write the image to a flash card with a tool like `physdiskwrite` (https://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php - there are lots of other options, I use this out of habit)  The amount of data it reports writing is probably wrong, don't worry about it.  You'll be dropped at the command prompt when it finishes, ~10 minutes.
5.  Stick it in your Pinebook and power it on and it should boot up to an xfce login screen.  Be patient, it's slow.
6.  Login with root/toor and run `apt update && apt upgrade`
7.  For connectivity, it'll work with USB ethernet adapters out of the box.  If you want to use the built-in wireless, go to /usr/src/rtl8723cs and run `dkms install .`
8.  I also found the default backlight brightness to be really dim, so you can also run `pkexec --user root xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 10`
9.  Load tools - the install is very minimal and while it has a GUI, it doesn't include essentials like tmux or net-tools
10.  Hack the planet.
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#12
(11-26-2019, 05:35 PM)Athlex Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 08:40 PM)cephasiii Wrote:
(10-20-2019, 12:47 PM)rookieone Wrote: Here's a Kali Pinebook download:

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-...f090d-c5ea

Not sure if this is for emmc or sdcard?

Has anyone been able to get the offensive security Kali arm to run on pinebook? If so, what are the steps? I haven’t had any success loading on SD via etcher and booting. 
TIA

Version 2019.4 was released yesterday or today and it seems to work great on my 11" Pinebook 1080P using a microSD card.  I haven't tried to install it to the eMMC.  If you're on a Windows box, this works.  If you're starting with Linux/macos, you'd use `dd` in place of steps 3 and 4.  (I haven't used Etcher)

1.  Grab https://images.offensive-security.com/ar...ook.img.xz
2.  Extract the img file using a tool like 7-Zip
3.  Nuke whatever filesystem you have on the flash disk with `diskpart`
4.  Write the image to a flash card with a tool like `physdiskwrite` (https://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php - there are lots of other options, I use this out of habit)  The amount of data it reports writing is probably wrong, don't worry about it.  You'll be dropped at the command prompt when it finishes, ~10 minutes.
5.  Stick it in your Pinebook and power it on and it should boot up to an xfce login screen.  Be patient, it's slow.
6.  Login with root/toor and run `apt update && apt upgrade`
7.  For connectivity, it'll work with USB ethernet adapters out of the box.  If you want to use the built-in wireless, go to /usr/src/rtl8723cs and run `dkms install .`
8.  I also found the default backlight brightness to be really dim, so you can also run `pkexec --user root xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 10`
9.  Load tools - the install is very minimal and while it has a GUI, it doesn't include essentials like tmux or net-tools
10.  Hack the planet.

Thanks! do you have a changelog for it?
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#13
(11-26-2019, 05:37 PM)Luke Wrote:
(11-26-2019, 05:35 PM)Athlex Wrote:
(11-12-2019, 08:40 PM)cephasiii Wrote:
(10-20-2019, 12:47 PM)rookieone Wrote: Here's a Kali Pinebook download:

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-...f090d-c5ea

Not sure if this is for emmc or sdcard?

Has anyone been able to get the offensive security Kali arm to run on pinebook? If so, what are the steps? I haven’t had any success loading on SD via etcher and booting. 
TIA

Version 2019.4 was released yesterday or today and it seems to work great on my 11" Pinebook 1080P using a microSD card.  I haven't tried to install it to the eMMC.  If you're on a Windows box, this works.  If you're starting with Linux/macos, you'd use `dd` in place of steps 3 and 4.  (I haven't used Etcher)

1.  Grab https://images.offensive-security.com/ar...ook.img.xz
2.  Extract the img file using a tool like 7-Zip
3.  Nuke whatever filesystem you have on the flash disk with `diskpart`
4.  Write the image to a flash card with a tool like `physdiskwrite` (https://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php - there are lots of other options, I use this out of habit)  The amount of data it reports writing is probably wrong, don't worry about it.  You'll be dropped at the command prompt when it finishes, ~10 minutes.
5.  Stick it in your Pinebook and power it on and it should boot up to an xfce login screen.  Be patient, it's slow.
6.  Login with root/toor and run `apt update && apt upgrade`
7.  For connectivity, it'll work with USB ethernet adapters out of the box.  If you want to use the built-in wireless, go to /usr/src/rtl8723cs and run `dkms install .`
8.  I also found the default backlight brightness to be really dim, so you can also run `pkexec --user root xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 10`
9.  Load tools - the install is very minimal and while it has a GUI, it doesn't include essentials like tmux or net-tools
10.  Hack the planet.

Thanks! do you have a changelog for it?

It's a rolling release so there isn't really a changelog, but here's the announcement for the latest quarterly release which covers things like a new kernel and a shift to xfce for all platforms:  https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-2019-4-release/

Edit: While the notes in https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scrip...1eec01a788 in the original post suggest that support for audio, bluetooth, and a working left USB port might happen with a new Linux kernel, it doesn't look like they're working yet with kernel 5.3.9 in the current release of Kali.

Edit 2: While the OS can't yet interact with the left USB port, looks like it is still electrically functional and it's working great to charge my phone as I type this.
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#14
I've tried the 2020.1 release and it works fine using the SD card, but it doesn't boot if dd it to the eMMC. Is there anything else I need to do? Such as dd'ing the uboot or something?

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#15
It works in the internal eMMC with some changes. See https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scrip...issues/180 for more details but basically, you need to edit the /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf and /etc/default/u-boot files in the eMMC and replace mmcblk0p1 by the UUID (SD vs eMMC) then it works Smile
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(01-29-2020, 08:57 AM)e-minguez Wrote: It works in the internal eMMC with some changes. See https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scrip...issues/180 for more details but basically, you need to edit the /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf and /etc/default/u-boot files in the eMMC and replace mmcblk0p1 by the UUID (SD vs eMMC) then it works Smile

Thanks for the update.  I will try this and let you know how it goes.
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