BlackArch Linux A Pentesting Linux Distribution
- If you go with the netinstall iso, you will need to install from the repository using pacman. This option requires you have an internet connection as it will fetch the required packages from the official arch and blackarch repositories.
- If you download the live ISO, the second option will let you install offline from the live ISO. You will need an internet connection only after the installation has finished and you are in the desktop environment to update the system.
- The third option for advanced users will require you to get the source code and then compile from source using blackman.
(Note that all of these options are available even with the live ISO)
To start the installation process on the live ISO, run the following commands –
blackarch-automation – Packages that are used for tool or workflow automation.
Blackarch-decompiler – Packages that attempt to reverse a compiled program into the source code.
Blackarch-defensive – Packages that are used to protect a user from malware and attacks from other users.
Blackarch-dos – Packages that use DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.
Blackarch-mobile – Packages that manipulate mobile platforms.
Blackarch-networking – Package that involves IP networking.
And many more…
To install a category of tools, run –