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Old 03-04-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Parrot security os

Hello I am new to Linux and I was trying to install parrot, which is a penetration OS. I tried to install it with a usb to my hard drive but when I boot up I am greeted with the grub menu and I select parrot and after that it remains a black screen, I cannot open the command prompt, in fact I can't do or see anything, also my laptop doesn't have a cd drive, and I was wondering if a external cd drive will work as a boot option, due to it not recognizing my drives (aka the missing cd drive) any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Old 03-06-2016, 12:49 AM   #2
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Once OS is installed to hard drive, you can boot off usb stick (prepare it with unetbootin) any working linux distro and check logs of failed boot on hard drive.
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I have tried Parrot os and found it buggy to install, I tried an earlier version which I got working. You could try adding "nomodeset" to the kernal line might help. Arch do a nice pentesting distro, or kali
Old 06-08-2016, 02:29 PM   #4
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Look I know there are a lots of problem associated with Parrot OS but it is really great for education purpose as well as for security purposes.I did installed Parrot 2.2 then converted to the latest release of Parrot OS 3.0 . And believe me it is totally great.

According to your problem I guess the problem lies with the GRUB boot loader so try to reinstall it with a bootable USB drive you don't need CD drive for that.So if you are using Windows or have access to it use Rufus for making your bootable USB drive or if you're using or have access to any Linux OS use the terminal and the GParted to format and make it bootable.Firstly you need to format it with GParted then with the terminal type

sudo dd if="the path for where the iso file of the OS is located" of="path of the drive for eg. /dev/sdb" bs=2M

Typing this would automatically start burning the iso file in your USB drive!!
Old 10-09-2017, 12:55 PM   #5
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use the Rosa utility to create USB installation

I have not had any problems installing Parrot Security OS when I used the utility they offer. I definitely recommend getting Parrot from the official site.
Also, I have noticed on some Linux installs where the installation is looking for the CD drive and refuses to continue past that point. A quick hack is to remove the USB stick and re-insert it. The installation utility sees this as CD media being inserted and the installation continues correctly. The "correct" way is of course to create a mount point where the cd is pointing to the USB stick.


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