I know this is a reply to an old post.. but I have been running kismet on an original droid with a 8 gig micro-sd card. 4 gig is fat32 for the phone pics , vids, and such.... the other 4 gig had debian squeeze running on it. not to hard to setup..( I should make a tut :) LOL Once the phone is rooted (must have) .. you can just use the freebee Linux installer from the market. uncheck the loop box in settings, and change the device install to /sd-ext. further at the bottom you will need to change the device to mmcblk0p2 .. or whatever you actual ext2 formated linux partition is. You can type "mount" into terminal, and it will list all the currently mounted directories and partitions. You want to make sure that mmcblk0p2 or whatever is mounted to /sd-ext. The Phones by default will mount the linux partition on the sdcard at boot, but just check and make sure..
I suggest connecting to wifi with fast inets for this.. although your 3g with good bars will work just fine for this too :) Just follow the buttons.. 1) 2) 3) 1 is extract debian to ** 2 is install debian to sd card 3 is install script. Be patient ... each step will take time. if you get errors.. check the log... Each device is a little different , but you will get it :)
I have my kismet log dumps going to the fat32 partition on the sdcard. This way it is very easy to get the files you need for things like kismet log viewer... :) or Backtrack :)
Enjoy, I hope this sparks some fun for you :)