Here you will find official BlackArch Linux downloads and installation instructions.

OVA Images
  • The following list contains the official BlackArch OVA image. You can run this image in Virtualbox, VMware and QEMU.

    If possible, please try to use a mirror near you to download the OVA images. You can find a list of mirrors below.

    Image Version Torrent Size SHA1sum
    BlackArch Linux 64 bit OVA Image Torrent 25 GB e388fac3611a120429101750e4aa9e41185054f3

    Default Login
    The default login for all OVA images is: root:blackarch

Installing on top of ArchLinux
  • BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing/normal Arch installations. It acts as an unofficial user repository. Below you will find instructions on how to install BlackArch in this manner.

    # Run as root and follow the instructions.

    $ curl -O

    # Verify the SHA1 sum

    $ echo 5ea40d49ecd14c2e024deecf90605426db97ea0c | sha1sum -c

    # Set execute bit

    $ chmod +x

    # Run

    $ sudo ./

    # Enable multilib following and run:

    $ sudo pacman -Syu
    You may now install tools from the blackarch repository.

    # To list all of the available tools, run

    $ sudo pacman -Sgg | grep blackarch | cut -d' ' -f2 | sort -u

    # To install a category of tools, run

    $ sudo pacman -S blackarch-<category>

    # To see the blackarch categories, run

    $ sudo pacman -Sg | grep blackarch

    # To search for a specific package, run

    $ pacman -Ss <package_name>

    # Note - it maybe be necessary to overwrite certain packages when installing blackarch tools. If
    # you experience "failed to commit transaction" errors, use the --needed and --overwrite switches
    # For example:

    $ sudo pacman -Syyu --needed --overwrite='*' <wanted-package>

    The complete tool list of the BlackArch Linux repository can be found here.

Installing from Full ISO
  • You can install BlackArch Linux (packages AND environment) using the Full or Netinstall medium.

    # Run and follow the instructions

    $ sudo blackarch-install
    If you need to be guided step by step, please consult the blackarch install tutorial.
Installing from Slim ISO
  • You can install BlackArch Linux using the Slim medium which features GUI installer. Just double click on the Install BlackArch icon on the desktop. Follow the instructions on the GUI installer.
  • ARM
    • BlackArch is compatible with Arch Linux ARM. It effectively supports all of the Aarch64 platforms listed here.

      In order to install BlackArch on an ARM platform, follow the install instructions for your device on and install BlackArch as an unofficial user repository. Soon we will release adaptations of the Arch Linux ARM images with BlackArch packages pre-installed.

    Official BlackArch Linux Mirror Sites