The HP ARM Chromebook is an ultraportable laptop. It was quite a challenge, but we have a Kali image that runs great on the Chromebook. Boasting an Exynos 5250 1.7GHz dual core processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Chromebook is a fast ARM laptop. Kali linux fits on an USB stick on this machine which leaves the internal disk untouched.
Kali on Chromebook – User Instructions
If all you want to do is install Kali on your HP ARM Chromebook, follow these instructions:
- Get a nice fast 8 GB USB stick.
- Put your Chromebook in developer mode, and enable USB boot.
- Download the Kali HP ARM Chromebook image from our downloads area.
- Use the dd utility to image this file to your USB device. In our example, we use a USB stick which is located at /dev/sdb. Change this as needed.
This process can take awhile depending on your USB storage device speed and image size.
Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the Chromebook with the USB stick plugged in. At the developer boot prompt, hit CTRL+U, which should boot you into Kali Linux. Log in to Kali (root / toor) and startx. That’s it, you’re done!
Kali on HP ARM Chromebook – Developer Instructions
If you are a developer and want to tinker with the Kali HP ARM Chromebook image, including changing the kernel configuration and generally being adventurous, check out the kali-arm-build-scripts repository on GitHub, and follow the README.md file’s instructions. The script to use is chromebook-arm-hp.sh