Blackarch Linux installation

How to Install Blackarch Linux From Scratch – Comprehensive Tutorial

BlackArch Linux is a security-focused Linux distribution that provides a comprehensive collection of tools for ethical hacking and penetration testing. It is built on top of Arch Linux and features a user-friendly interface and a large repository of pre-installed security tools.

Need help setting up Blackarch Linux? Follow this comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial and you’ll be on the path towards success in no time.

Here is a step-by-step guide to installing Blackarch Linux with code:

1. Download the latest ISO image of Blackarch Linux from the official website and verify the integrity of the ISO file.

sha256sum blackarchlinux-live-2022.12.01-x86_64.iso

2. Create a bootable USB drive using the ISO image.

dd bs=4M if=blackarchlinux-live-2022.12.01-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress oflag=sync

3. Boot your computer from the USB drive and select “Boot Arch Linux (x86_64)” from the menu and Connect to the internet (if you want to download packages during installation).


4. Partition and format your hard drive.

fdisk /dev/sda
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

5. Mount the partition to /mnt directory.

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

6. Install the base system.

pacstrap /mnt base

7. Generate the fstab file.

genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

8. Change root into the new system.

arch-chroot /mnt

9. Set the time zone.

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Region/City /etc/localtime

10. Set the hardware clock.

hwclock --systohc

11. Set the hostname.

echo myhostname > /etc/hostname

12. Add the hostname to the hosts file.

echo myhostname.localdomain myhostname >> /etc/hosts

13. Install the Blackarch Linux packages.

pacman -S blackarch

14. Install the Blackarch Linux installer scripts.

pacman -S blackarch-install-scripts

15. Configure the system with the command “blackarch-config” and Set the root password.


16. Exit the chroot environment.


17. Unmount all partitions.

umount -R /mnt

18. Reboot the system.


After reboot, login as root and start using Blackarch Linux!

Please note that this is a general guide, and the actual process may vary depending on your hardware or specific needs, make sure to read the official documentation and understand the command you are using before running them.

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