BlackArch suite in Manjaro

I just wanted to tell people that it’s 100% possible to install the ENTIRE blackarch software suite in Manjaro, with little to no conflict. I’ve seen a few posts here talking about how Manjaro is “not arch” and it 100% is. I have the blackarch suite in Manjaro on my desktop, 2 laptops and a Chromebook. I also have it on a usb drive that can be used in anyone of those and as a virtual machine. I’ve had a few minor issues that I’ve been able to remedy fairly quickly with a google search and a few commands. Anyone who tells you that this is “bad” or “doesn’t work” is just lying to you. Manjaro is the best all around Linux distro out there and it’s the only one I will EVER use for literally anything you can possibly use Linux for.

Welcome to the forum! :wave:

:warning: Disclaimer: Third-party repos are neither officially supported by Arch nor Manjaro. Using third-party Arch repos like BlackArch assumes one is up to date with Arch. The only way to do that with Manjaro is to use the unstable branch. See Switching Branches - Manjaro for more info.

I’m glad you’re enjoying Manjaro and you are free to do whatever you’d like on your own system. Even @linux-aarhus creates hybrid, unsupported configurations and shares them with us. :laughing:

However, don’t expect any kind of support here unless you preface your support request mentiong what third-party repos you use. As long as you make us aware, we may be able to help out regardless with some things.


I dunno, works fine for me :man_shrugging:

I edited my reply above. My brain is a little out of sorts today due to health issues. I forgot to welcome you. :man_facepalming:

:joy: No worries!

Oh and sorry about your health issues!

Idk, I’ve been able to figure out any issue I’ve ever had on my own. I absolutely LOVE Manjaro. I used to dual boot Ubuntu years ago, when I had no idea what I was doing and I just absolutely fell in love with Manjaro the second I started using it. It’s so powerful, yet so easy to use. I’m a budding (white (maybe grey) hat) hacker and it’s worked astoundingly well for everything people tell me to use Kali for. It also works well as a general use OS too. The only thing I use windows for now is gaming and I haven’t booted into it in months.

Quite a lot is possible

  • I have created a Manjaro which only use 120MB RAM with GUI
  • I created a frankenjaro for testing Plasma 6 using Arch kde-unstable repo
  • I also compile kernels for testing

So yes a lot is possible and for as long as you know what you are doing by all means go ahead.

The reason why you see a lot of the answers don’t do - won’t work - is because quite often it is members new to Manjaro and Arch - but they have seen a wellknown tv-series about a psycotic hacker - search the net and find BlackArch and Kali - not many find Archstrike.

So while a lot is possible - some possibilities should not be explored by those new to Linux and the Arch world.

There is also a mention in BlackManjaro -- Manjaro Linux for Penetration Testing

I personally wouldn’t put all the tools on Manjaro, because the issue is that on Blackarch you have certain malware/payloads you are also loading into the toolsets ie the ones in MSF.

If you’re concerned about security it is a risk having them in your main system. Often times these pentesting OS should be kept separate from your base distro in some form, typically in a containerized environment like LXC or docker.

In the old days we just would use VMs. But you know, nothing really stopping you from doing anything honestly.