Building a Kali Linux ISO for Older i386 Architecture

The Kali Linux i386 ISO has PAE enabled. If you require a default kernel for older hardware with PAE disabled, you will need to rebuild a Kali Linux ISO.

The rebuilding process is much the same as described above, except that the686-pae parameter that needs to be changed to 686 in auto/config as follows. First, install the prerequisites.

apt install git live-build cdebootstrap debootstrap

git clone git://

Next, make the change in auto/config for the appropriate architecture:

cd live-build-config

sed -i ‘s/686-pae/686/g’ auto/config

Finally, run your build.

./ –distribution kali-rolling –arch i386


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