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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27 Responses

  1. Alejandro Serrano says:

    Also, I’m trying to install Parrot on my Desktop, which had a dual-boot between Windows and Ubuntu 15.10, but the Ubuntu boot damaged, and it only shows a command prompt to which I cannot provide any input.

    Weird stuff is: I tried reinstalling Ubuntu 15.10, when the CD starts, it just shows me the very same empty command prompt to which I cannot provide input. Now even weirder stuff, if I start the Parrot Live version from the USB, it shows me the same command prompt that takes no input. If I start the install option, instead, it just shows a bunch of text and freezes. WTF, help!?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Your situation is a little tricky. Did you create a partition for Parrot OS before installing it? If not, you possibly installed it on the Ubuntu partition, thus damaging it. But, still, if you installed grub/grub 2 boot loader in the process, it should have loaded well allowing you to access Windows and Parrot OS.

      I believe you should be able to re-install Ubuntu 15.10, after inserting the CD, press the BIOS key on your machine(varies for one manufacturer to another), for accessing a list of bootable devices, then choose DVD/CD drive and press [Enter] to boot into Ubuntu.

      Check out this guide for installing Windows alongside Ubuntu:


  2. Alejandro Serrano says:

    Hey I’m trying to install this OS, but it’s simply impossible. I’m trying it on my dell laptop. I hit install and get to the point of “Loading additional content“. It gives me then an error saying disk image is damaged.

    I tried downloading and re-imaging a USB, same error every time. I’m asking this from a live version of Parrot booted from the same USB with which I was trying to install the OS. If I try to install from the Live USB, it just freezes. Any suggestions?

  3. Ethan says:

    Very Helpful Thanks. Is this a fresh install ?

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