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

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Aaron Kili

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32 Responses

  1. Paul Belanger says:

    I have seen a couple ways of doing the install. I am putting it on a virtualbox. I can use it live but when I try to install I go through the prompts but I don’t get a root password. I get a user password instead.

    After I go through everything it quits at like 30% every time. I am doing the guided partition using the whole disc and following the noob prompts. I have tried like ten times, following videos and even the guide on the parrot site. They all get a root password and I get a non root user. dell inspiron 15 64bit windows 8.1 with virtualbox 5.0

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Paul

      Try out this guide and follow the steps carefully, you should be able to setup both root user and a normal user account.

      • Paul Belanger says:

        The problem is that I don’t get a step 8, it goes from 7 right to 9. I have tried changing the settings in the virtualbox, downloading and installing the additions pack for the virtualbox, and it makes no difference.

        I can use it live, and save it but can’t install it. When I get to step 17 it takes really long and stops at 30% where a screen pops up saying installation failed. I even tried downloading a new iso image and it does the same thing.

        • Aaron Kili says:

          @Paul

          This is an interesting issue, try to consult the developers of Parrots Sec OS using this email address: [email protected]

          • Paul Belanger says:

            Ok, thanks. At least I can use it as a live system, better than nothing. It just sucks that I cant save any settings or files. I will email the developers, I am sure they will want to know about this. Thank you.

  2. 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:

      @Alejandro

      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: https://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot/

      Thanks.

  3. 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?

  4. Ethan says:

    Very Helpful Thanks. Is this a fresh install ?

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