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    Live Build a Custom Kali ISO

    Building a Kali ISO is easy, fun and rewarding. You can configure virtually every aspect your your custom Kali ISO build, using the Debian live-build scripts. These scripts allow easy building of Live system images by providing a framework that uses a configuration set to automate and customize all aspects of building the image. We have adopted these scripts and use them for official Kali ISO releases.

    To read the full document, check our Live Build a Custom Kali ISO article.

    If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

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    On Ubuntu 12.10 'lb config' does not recognize two parameters, on Kali amd64 live cd 'git clone git://git.kali.org/cdimage.kali.org' fails with the following: 'Cloning into 'cdimage.kali.org'...
    fatal: remote error: repository not exported: /cdimage.kali.org
    '


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    Check http://www.kali.org/downloads/ :

    apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap
    git clone git://git.kali.org/live-build-config.git
    cd live-build-config
    lb config
    lb build

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    I am using Kali linux amd64 edition. I tried to create a custom iso but when I ran the apt-get command it complains about missing live-build and cdebootstrap packages. Please help.

    Code:
    root@kali:~# apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package live-build is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    
    E: Package 'live-build' has no installation candidate
    E: Unable to locate package cdebootstrap

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    viraniac, I had the same issue at first, to resolve it do an apt-get update command.

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    Hello everybody,
    I went through the whole process, and now my "lb build" command is over.
    But now I don't know exactly what I'm supposed to do. Shall I burn the resulting directories on a CD to get an installable iso?
    What part exactly shall I use to have my custom iso? How can I use what to install the result?
    I never did this kind of work before.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Some hints when building with LXDE:

    If you want to switch to other keyboard layout than US (in my case it is German), add these packages in the main section of "~/live-build-config/config/package-lists/kali.lists.chroot":
    kbd
    console-data
    console-common

    You should also add the packages for iceweasel and icedove there:
    iceweasel
    iceweasel-l10n-de
    icedove
    icedove-l10n-de

    I suggest also add some nice stuff (those, I prefer, maybe you, too?)
    wicd-gtk
    lynx
    bluewho
    mc

    And last but not least, accelerator drivers for your nice graphics card (in my case it is nvidia). Please prefer your architecture. In my case it is 32-bit (i386)
    nvidia-kernel-686-pae:i386
    nvidia-glx

    Best results I get by cleaning old stuff, build the new stuff and burn it directly:

    lb clean --purge && lb config --architecture i386 && lb build && wodim [Path-to-your-new-image]/binary.hybrid.iso

    Good luck!

    Hans

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    Syatan, after the process finishes, there should be an ISO file that was made. You can use dd or transfer the file to a windows machine and use the win32disk imager program or burn the iso to a disk. ^^ That's pretty much it, and you are set to go. Also, take a look at here http://live.debian.net/manual/3.x/ht...cs.en.html#171 and that should help out as well

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    i have greate 5 kali linux kde isos ...but all of them have one issue ---> the sniffing/spoofing tools list and the IDS/IPS IDENTiFICATION list is missing ...the code i use is this ---->
    apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap kali-archive-keyring
    git clone git://git.kali.org/live-build-config.git

    gedit config/package-lists/kali.list.chroot
    and delete everything after
    # Graphical desktops depending on the architecture
    #
    # You can replace all the remaining lines with a list of the
    # packages required to install your preferred graphical desktop
    # or you can just comment everything except the packages of your
    # preferred desktop.
    and add instead replace it with

    kali-defaults
    kali-root-login
    desktop-base
    kde-plasma-desktop

    then

    cd live-build-config

    lb config --architecture amd64
    sudo lb build

    did i somethink wrong here?any help plz?

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    Hi, trying to build KDE Kali ISO with 64 bit architecture. I followed the guide and when I tried to do lb build, I get "chroot: failed to run command '/user/bin/env': No such file or directory

    Any ideas?

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