Parrot Security OS – A Debian Based Distro for Penetration Testing, Hacking and Anonymity

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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22 Responses

  1. roshan says:

    how can i install all tools in to home edition…

  2. Danny says:

    I have installed Parrot without problems from USB (image-writer) on Dell E4300 with SSD and the entire disk is encrypted. Thank you to the authors of the Parrot for trouble-free installation.

  3. abc says:

    when i am installing the parrot OS i found the error in ” installing the system”.

  4. Jasminelily says:

    Thanks for going out if your way for complete strangers! Nice to know we still have good people out here! Namaste

  5. RAZ says:

    i have installed parrote os 3.2 in virtual box

  6. RAZ says:

    hay bro can i try pen testing in virtualbox with parrote3.2?

  7. Kailyan says:

    How to install from pen drive. When I m try to install, after choose the keyboard it display a message like CD/DVD drive not found or mount. Please help me.

  8. Enigma says:

    I’ve tried installing this.. everything goes smoothly till after partitioning. then in the installation phase i get the error that installation step failed. i really don’t know the cause of this and i need to install this os badly.

    My laptop specs : 128gb ssd hard drive, DDR3 8gb ram, 2.6ghz quad core. intel core i5. I’m installing it on an external hard disk and I’ve been having this issue consistently. parrot os 3.1 to be precise. is there any fix or work around or anything I’m doing wrong?

  9. Tristan Mendoza says:

    I also remember recently coming across this distro and hearing it was mostly based on Kali. It would be nice to hear what makes it a “cloud-oriented” pentesting distro.

  10. Tomas says:

    Is it any better compared to Kali Linux?

    I see that installation instructions are the same as for any other Linux OS, did you really have to write an dedicated article for it? The title is a bit misleading really, I expected more coverage of the features/comparison with Kali perhaps.

    • Aaron Kili K says:


      Firstly, we always offer dedicated Linux installation how-tos and guides to our followers whether the steps covered are similar or slightly distinct for each distribution. We target all sorts of Linux users, with a keen interest in beginners who may not have prior know-how or experience in installation of several Linux distributions.

      Secondly, Kali Linux still remains on top of the list of best security and penetration testing operating systems at the moment. However, i have seen seen some few features in Parrot Security OS that i suppose are not in Kali Linux such as Arnonsurf: a OS mode for surfing anonymously , TorChat, an upgrade manager, complete Office suite including few document viewers, therefore users can process documents from within plus many others.

      But it being better than Kali Linux is actually based on an individual’s experience and expectations, therefore you can give it a try to find that out.

      Lastly, above all, thanks for your feedback, we highly appreciate it.

      • Tomas says:

        Fair enough Aaron. It might be worth changing the headline to “Installation of Parrot Security OS” so that people keep their expectations low, good installation instructions otherwise.

        With regards to giving the Parrot Sec OS a try, well, I wish I had time for that. So far nothing attracted my interest, therefore I’m sticking with Kali Linux, at least for now.

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