View Full Version : Samsung Chromebook -- how to decompress the image file kali-linux-1.0.6-armhf.img.xz

2014-03-07, 00:14
Trying to follow the instructions on http://docs.kali.org/armel-armhf/install-kali-samsung-chromebook --

Instructions say to download kali-linux-1.0.6-armhf.img.xz to my Chromebook.

Now that I've got the file, how do I go about decompressing kali-linux-1.0.6-armhf.img.xz to get the image file, kali-linux-1.0.6-armhf.img ???

Thanks for any help.

2014-03-11, 19:16
On my Samsung Chromebook, tar -xJf wouldn't decompress a .xz file. Neither would gzip. Bummer!

If this helps anyone, I downloaded the image file kali-linux-1.0.5-armhf-chromebook.img.xz from http://psg.mtu.edu/pub/kali-images/kali-1.0.5/ since according to other posts on this forum, the 1.0.6 version just won't work.

Once kali-linux-1.0.5-armhf-chromebook.img.xz was on my laptop, I used 7zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) to decompress it. Then I set up an IIS FTP server on my laptop's Windows 7 OS and copied kali-linux-1.0.5-armhf-chromebook.img to the proper directory in IIS.

Then on the Chromebook, I pointed its browser to (my laptop IP address) and downloaded the image file into the Chromebook Download directory.

Huge pain in the ***, but it worked.

2014-06-02, 10:14
the J in your tar command tells tar to use bunzip2 to uncompress the file - an xz file is... xz - you'd need to unxz it - or if you have a 64bit system and want to get some warmth in your room, you can install pixz and run pixz -d ${filename} and that will decompress the file in parallel.