View Issue Details

IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006196Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:41
ReporterStolze Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006196: Kali 2020.1 ARM for Pinebook Pro image is corrupted and still on root:toor credentials
Description1. Multiple folders in the Kali ARM-Image 2020.1 for Pinebook Pro are corrupted and can therefore not be accessed/overwritten by apt. These folders include:
This leads to problems running apt-get upgrade and causes dependency issues when not deleted before running upgrade.
2. In 202.1 there should be a non-root user with kali:kali credentials, however, the ARM 2020.1 image for Pinebook pro still ships with root:toor and no kali:kali.
Steps To ReproduceDownload Kali ARM 2020.1 via direct download or torrent (tested both) and burn the image to a sd-card via Linux Mints Disk Image Writer.
Plug the SD-card into the corresponding slot in a Pinebook Pro and boot.
Log in with root:toor and run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in a terminal after getting an internet connection.
Apt should now throw errors indicating corrupt file paths as described in the Description.
Additional InformationDeleting the described folders before running apt-get upgrade fixes most of the resulting the issues, if not dependency issues due to wrong versions or non-existence of packets ensue.
Non-native speaker btw, so please excuse grammar, spelling and wording.



2020-03-17 14:26

developer   ~0012424

Thanks for the report! I will look into the filesystem corruption issue.

The root:toor is noted in the release blog, arm images do not currently use kali:kali but root:toor and in 2020.2's release, they will be root:toor for the first boot, and then you as an end user will set your own username and password as well as changing the root password.


2020-12-01 10:41

administrator   ~0013768

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.
Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (
If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-03-17 11:44 Stolze New Issue
2020-03-17 14:26 steev Note Added: 0012424
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013768
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Status new => closed