Expand Filesystem for Kali-Linux (more storage)

If you want to use the whole storage from your SD-Card in Kali-Linux you can follow this instructions:

The easiest way to do this is installing raspi-config - So let’s get started !

  1. Update your system with

apt-get update apt-get upgrade

  1. You need to download the following files
  • triggerhappy
  • lua5.1
  • alsa-utils

To do that - using the following commands:

apt-get install triggerhappy apt-get install lua5.1 apt-get install alsa-utils

After the installation is completed you need to download raspi-config with the following commands:

cd /tmp wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspi-config/raspi-config_20160506_all.deb

Now install raspi-config with:

dpkg -i raspi-config_20160506_all.deb

[Important: Don’t use the newer raspi-config version (_raspi-config_20160527_all.deb) because that version don’t work for Kali-Linux].

After you finished all this steps you need to reboot your Banana Pi.

Finally you have to typ in


and press “Expand Filesystem” (see on the picture)

Now you only need to Press “OK” and “Finish” - don’t forget to reboot your device again.

That’s all !!!

If you want you can now check how much memory you have just typ in

df -h

In my case I use a 16GB SD-Card and you can see I get the whole storage

I hope my english is understandable :wink:

If you need help or you can’t understand something just contact me

greetings, root_Padi


This works on most linux systems. I can confirm it works on Ubuntu.

Yes you’re right it should work fine with almost every Linux-System :slight_smile:

Thanks for the tutorial though. I haven’t done something like that in a long time.

No Problem, you’re welcome :wink: I only try to support the BPI-Team and the forum a little bit :slight_smile:

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I can understand why with the trolls around here…