Here you will find official BlackArch Linux downloads and installation instructions.


Live ISOs
  • The following list contains official BlackArch live and netinstall ISO images. You can burn these images to DVDs and flashdrives.

    The live ISO contains a complete, functional BlackArch Linux system. The netinstall ISO is a lightweight image for bootstrapping machines.

    If possible, please try to use a mirror near you to download the ISOs. You can find a list of mirrors below.


    Image Version Torrent Size SHA1sum
    BlackArch Linux 64 bit Live ISO Torrent 6.3 GB 93010d1a5c01b6873df71be6c0436c474fd5ee7b
    BlackArch Linux 32 bit Live ISO Torrent 6.0 GB 5a2e200142ddc509faa6f74be40050f35b62e27a
    BlackArch Linux 64 bit Netinstall ISO Torrent 459 MB 55d7c9632070300239d7dfc26231b6463c07f220
    BlackArch Linux 32 bit Netinstall ISO Torrent 387 MB f07b3add0802cd3ad593769519ed23ecf76c5bb8

    Do not use UNetBootIn to write ISO files to flashdrives. UNetBootIn modifies the bootloader configuration, which is bad. You can use this instead (where /dev/sdX is your flashdrive and file.iso is a BlackArch ISO):

    # Example Image writing

    $ sudo dd bs=512M if=file.iso of=/dev/sdX

    Default Login
    The default login for all ISOs is: root:blackarch

OVA Images
  • The following list contains official BlackArch (x86_64) OVA images. You can run these images in Virtualbox, VMware and QEMU.

    If possible, please try to use a mirror near you to download the OVA images. You can find a list of mirrors below.


    Image Version Torrent Size SHA1sum
    BlackArch Linux 64 bit OVA Image Torrent 13 GB 891bd7a8c47a23209491d8ca04eadb30db8f79f2

    Default Login
    The default login for all OVA images is: root:blackarch

Installing on top of ArchLinux
  • BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing/normal Arch installations. It acts as an unofficial user repository. Below you will find instructions on how to install BlackArch in this manner.

    # Run https://blackarch.org/strap.sh as root and follow the instructions.

    $ curl -O https://blackarch.org/strap.sh

    # The SHA1 sum should match: 34b1a3698a4c971807fb1fe41463b9d25e1a4a09

    $ sha1sum strap.sh

    # Set execute bit

    $ chmod +x strap.sh

    # Run strap.sh

    $ sudo ./strap.sh
    You may now install tools from the blackarch repository.

    # To list all of the available tools, run

    $ sudo pacman -Sgg | grep blackarch | cut -d' ' -f2 | sort -u

    # To install all of the tools, run

    $ sudo pacman -S blackarch

    # To install a category of tools, run

    $ sudo pacman -S blackarch-<category>

    # To see the blackarch categories, run

    $ sudo pacman -Sg | grep blackarch


    As part of an alternative method of installation, you can build the blackarch packages from source. You can find the PKGBUILDs on github. To build the entire repo, you can use the blackman tool.

    # First, you must install blackman. If the BlackArch package repository is setup on your machine,
    # you can install blackman like:

    $ sudo pacman -S blackman

    # Download, compile and install package:

    $ sudo blackman -i <package>

    # Download, compile and install whole category

    $ sudo blackman -g <group>

    # Download, compile and install all BlackArch tools

    $ sudo blackman -a

    # To list blackarch categories

    $ blackman -l

    # To list category tools

    $ blackman -p <category>

    The complete tool list of the BlackArch Linux repository can be found here.

Installing from ISO
  • You can install BlackArch Linux (packages AND environment) using the Live or Netinstall medium.

    # Install blackarch-install-scripts package

    $ sudo pacman -S blackarch-install-scripts

    # Now, you can run and follow the instructions

    $ sudo blackarch-install
ARM
  • BlackArch is compatible with Arch Linux ARM. It effectively supports all of the ARMv6, ARMv7 and Aarch64 platforms listed here.

    In order to install BlackArch on an ARM platform, follow the install instructions for your device on archlinuxarm.org and install BlackArch as an unofficial user repository. Soon we will release adaptations of the Arch Linux ARM images with BlackArch packages pre-installed.

Official BlackArch Linux Mirror Sites