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 4.5 GB 3ed5132820d17b5fa3b234b127f266d47741ec99
    BlackArch Linux 32 bit Live ISO Torrent 4.3 GB b3bd77af14eb6264067560bdfba0692bea42ace6
    BlackArch Linux 64 bit Netinstall ISO Torrent 383 MB 36d424f42542d189281199651a5fc3d0e4e71ad1
    BlackArch Linux 32 bit Netinstall ISO Torrent 345 MB 5e6cb462cc3ec637c7f02a21a709df15456c5751

    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

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 as root and follow the instructions.

    $ curl -O

    # The SHA1 sum should match: 86eb4efb68918dbfdd1e22862a48fda20a8145ff

    $ sha1sum

    # Set execute bit

    $ chmod +x

    # Run

    $ sudo ./
    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
  • BlackArch is compatible with Arch Linux ARM. It effectively supports all of the ARMv6 and ARMv7 platforms listed here.

    In order to install BlackArch on an ARM platform, follow the install instructions for your device on 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