The Cubieboard2 is a dual core 1.4GHz, with 1GB of RAM. Kali Linux fits on an external micro SD card.

Kali on Cubieboard2 – User Instructions

If all you want to do is install Kali on your Cubieboard2, follow these instructions:

  1. Get a nice fast 8 GB micro SD card or eMMC.
  2. Download the Kali Cubieboard2 image from our downloads area.
  3. Use the dd utility to image this file to your microSD card. In our example, we use a microSD, which is located at /dev/sdb. Change this as needed.
This process will wipe out your SD card. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.
xzcat kali-$version-cubieboard2.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=512k

This process can take awhile depending on your device speed and image size.

Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the Cubieboard2 with the microSD plugged in. Log in to Kali (root / toor), that’s it, you’re done!

Kali on Cubieboard2 – Developer Instructions

If you are a developer and want to tinker with the Kali Cubieboard2 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 cubieboard2.sh