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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002396Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Websites & Docspublic2017-08-24 14:56
Reporterredfast Assigned Tomuts  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.1.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version2017.2 
Summary0002396: needs to be updated with new instructions for building a custom live iso
DescriptionWhen I tried to customise my kali image, it would only build a 450M image that booted to a commandprompt: no tools were installed, nor a desktop. I didn't change anything, except from adding "keyboard-layouts=be" in my auto/config.
Steps To ReproduceThese steps came from

apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap kali-archive-keyring
git clone git://
cd live-build-config
lb config
lb build
Additional InformationIt worked a few months ago, but I had to delete my live-build directory, and now it stopped working. I think this is because of ( "Our ISO build systems are now running off live-build 4.x."



2015-07-07 16:14

administrator   ~0003482

The docs needs to be updated. In general, you should always use "./ --verbose" to build the image. It will merge files from kali-config/* into config and then call live-build appropriately.

Bonus point, you have a few variants ready to use for example "./ --variant kde" ...


2017-08-24 14:56

administrator   ~0007114

Docs fixed a while back.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-07-07 10:00 redfast New Issue
2015-07-07 16:14 rhertzog Note Added: 0003482
2015-07-07 16:16 rhertzog Assigned To => muts
2015-07-07 16:16 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2015-07-07 16:16 rhertzog Summary When building an image with live-build, it doesn't look at the package-list => needs to be updated with new instructions for building a custom live iso
2016-08-26 08:35 rhertzog Category General Bug => Kali Websites & Docs
2016-09-16 14:54 fox Issue cloned: 0003580
2017-08-24 14:56 muts Status assigned => closed
2017-08-24 14:56 muts Resolution open => fixed
2017-08-24 14:56 muts Fixed in Version => 2017.2
2017-08-24 14:56 muts Note Added: 0007114
2017-08-24 14:56 muts Status closed => resolved