How to run live Parrot Security OS in virtualbox ??

Parrot Security OS in Virtualbox

This article provides in depth tutorial on how to run live Parrot Security OS in virtualbox. There are two things that needs to be done.

  1. VirtualBox Installed.
  2. Parrot Security OS

The following are the steps for running live Parrot Security OS:

Step 1 :- Create Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

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Select the RAM Size.(Recommended 1024Mb)

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Create New Virtual Hard Drive

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Select Hard Drive Type

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Select storage type for Hard Drive

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Provide File Location and Size and Virtual Machine is created.

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Step 2: Inserting Parrot Security OS in Virtual Machine. (Right on created Virtual Machine and select Setting  option

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Select Storage Option and insert ISO file.

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Inserted ISO file

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Step 3: Running Live Parrot Security OS. Start created Virtual Machine.

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Select first Option Live Mode.

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OS loads all the necessary files.

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Default username:- root

Password: toor

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Parrot Security OS live Mode.

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49 Comments

  1. Robert

    How can I force fullscreen in VirtualBox?! I don’t know how to install the Guest Addiction!

    Thx

    Reply
  2. sanket (Post author)

    Hi Robert,
    When you open any operating system in OS..go to view > switch to fullscreen or press (Host key +F)

    Reply
  3. sanket (Post author)

    Hi Robert.
    For guest addition follow the steps below:
    1. Login as root;
    2. Update your APT database with apt-get update;
    3. Install the latest security updates with apt-get upgrade;
    4. Install required packages with apt-get install build-essential module-assistant;
    5. Configure your system for building kernel modules by running m-a prepare;
    6. Click on Install Guest Additions… from the Devices menu, then run mount /media/cdrom.
    7. Run sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run, and follow the instructions on screen.

    Reply
  4. Cmarcello

    Im getting an error after launch saying im missing something called pae…

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      HI chris,
      Please enable the below option by following these steps:
      1. Go to settings of Operating system in Virtual box.
      2. Go to System option.
      3. Go to Processor Option.
      4. Check extended features.

      Reply
    2. Kolt

      Here is how to do it, don’t copy the question marks in (“”) when pasting in terminal

      1) Open terminal and run “apt-get update”
      2) run in terminal “apt-get upgrade”
      3) run in terminal “sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers”
      4) run in terminal “cd /media/cdrom0”
      5) run in terminal “sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run”
      6) restart the OS

      all good to go

      Reply
  5. Thomas

    I want to put parrot os on a bridged network but when i select that and boot the OS i get ipv6 address how can i connect it using a IPV4 address so that host and vm are in the same network.

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi Thomas,
      If you want to communicate with other machines on virtual box then make use of vb box instead.. Much preferable and easy to use.

      Reply
      1. Joe

        Hi? is there a wi-fi driver for Parrot OS installed on Virtualbox…?

        Reply
        1. sanket (Post author)

          Hi There,
          If there you hosting your virtual machine over a laptop then it would automatically detects laptops network adapter and can access internet. If you want a private network within your virtual environment then you can add vbox (create a virtual network).
          let me know if you need more information on this.

          Cheers,
          Sanket R Jain

          Reply
          1. Ashking

            As you told that by installing parrot on your laptop with inbuilt wifi card it will automatically detect network interface..but in my case i have a network interface already installed on my windows laptop but when i open parrot OS through oracle VB…and i type ifconfig in terminal i see no wireless interfaces..only en0 is shown…can u suggest me any measures??…coz i want to test my router security..

          2. sanky (Post author)

            Hi Ashking,
            You will able to surf the Internet on your virtual machine once you follow the mentioned steps. Your virtual machine would not show wireless adapter instead it would show as normal en0 adapter. In a nutshell, your VB would have en0 (through which you can access the Internet) but would be making use of the wireless adapter that is present on your laptop.

            Regards,
            Sanky

  6. HaCkEr MxM

    Hey please help me I try to boot live to parrot 2.0.5 and it stucks on ” Loading, please wait “

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi,
      Can you elaborate the problem.

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Reply
    2. *Mr~G4b

      You need to wait for that, it would take long. It depends on your computer

      Reply
  7. Albert

    Parrot does not start in virtualbox, here is the message:The virtual machine ‘Parrot’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in ‘C:\Users\Abdelkader\VirtualBox VMs\Parrot\Logs\VBoxHardening.log’.

    Code d’erreur :
    E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Composant :
    MachineWrap
    Interface :
    IMachine {f30138d4-e5ea-4b3a-8858-a059de4c93fd}

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi Albert,
      As per the information provided.. I can suggest some ways that you can try:-

      1) Installed the latest update from Microsoft.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777
      2) Did System Reboot.
      3) Uninstalled the Oracle VM VirtualBox.
      4) Installed it again after a second Reboot.

      Or I would suggest you provide steps that lead to this error (Like was there a windows update before this error or anything else)

      Cheers,
      Sanky

      Reply
      1. Albert

        thanks very much it worked.

        Reply
  8. jason

    How to login ?

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi Jason,
      Sorry for delay. You can login with root and a password of toor.

      Reply
  9. Dev Nagpal

    thanks sanket.
    it was helpful!

    Reply
  10. newuser1414

    I can’t play any videos using VLC or Videos. Nothing happens when i launch those programs. any help?

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi There,
      Can you ellaborate more on your issue?

      Reply
  11. buddy

    hi guys..parrot isnt updating using terminal,,,any solutions?

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi There,
      You need to logged on as root user and access to active internet connection.
      Let me know, if there persists any issue.

      Cheers,
      Sanky

      Reply
  12. JellyMan

    Can anyone help. I keep getting error message when I try to launch in virtual box that reads ” amd-v OS disabled in the BIOS”

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi There,
      Since Virtualization is disabled on the system. Use the following the steps to enable:-

      1. Reboot the computer and open the system’s BIOS menu. This can usually be done by pressing the delete key, the F1 key or Alt and F4 keys depending on the system.
      2. Select Restore Defaults or Restore Optimized Defaults, and then select Save & Exit.
      3. Power off the machine and disconnect the power supply.
      4. Enabling the virtualization extensions in BIOS

      Reply
  13. rbzcc

    Hi,

    im apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and reboot system, login screen next and http://i.hizliresim.com/5VB7Gq.png not start desktop. help me please.

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi There,
      Ideally there shouldn’t be any changes except the updates.But, you can try following commands:
      1. sudo apt-get update
      2. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

      Cheers,
      Sanky

      Reply
      1. rbzcc

        hi,

        my new problem root terminal. First click open but second click not open. How to fix problem ?

        Reply
        1. sanket (Post author)

          Hi There,
          Is your previous problem solved? N how this problem started.?

          Cheers,
          Samky

          Reply
  14. rbzcc

    Hi,

    im apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and reboot system, login screen next and not start desktop. help me please.

    Reply
  15. Rambo

    after installing parrot OS on a laptop which already contains Win 10, there is no option to select the OS while starting the system, it by default launches Win 10. So what are the possible solutions?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi There,
      Here is link to the video that is very much similar to your issue. Follow this steps.

      Let ne know in case of any troubleshooting issues.

      Cheers,
      Sanky

      Reply
      1. Aaj ka rambo

        Thanks Sanket for you help

        Reply
      2. Rambo

        Brother Sanky,
        I successfully installed Parrotsec but for some reason internet is not connect, i use wired connection with proxy,

        Reply
        1. sanket (Post author)

          Hi Rambo,
          Did you tried using creating virtual adapter. If not try following article:-
          https://sanketrjain.com/access-internet-on-oracle-virtual-box/

          Let me know in case further information.

          Cheers,
          Sanky

          Reply
  16. joshua

    hi sir Sanket

    i already install parrot os in virtual box
    when i command airmon-ng theres no wireless driver how you can fix this

    please help me!
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. sanket (Post author)

      Hi Joshua,
      You need to install USB wifi adapter. In addition, you must have the Extension Pack installed.Then you must make sure that the device is picked up by the guest. Using the USB device you will not be using the VirtualBox network adapter at all so disable it in the guest settings.
      As well as from the hosts terminal/command window type VBoxManage showvminfo –details and post here. Replace with the actual name of the VM. Use ” ” if the name has a space in it.

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Note if the host is Windows you need to be in the directory that has VBoxManage.exe for the command to work.

      Reply
  17. Omar Ibrahim

    when I install parrot on virtualbox it gives me error at coping files it says the failing step is install the system

    Reply
    1. sanky (Post author)

      Hi Omar,
      There are two possibilities for this error. Either image downloaded was corrupt or installtion process has some issues.
      Try installing it once again.
      Cheers,
      Sanky

      Reply
  18. Rahul

    Hi Sanket,

    From the screenshot on the top. I was wondering I had the same theme before I dist-upgraded. Can you please let me know if I can back that theme ?

    Reply
    1. sanky (Post author)

      Hi Rahul,
      It is difficut to rollback from dist-upgraded as it updates your kernel. You can check out updates log through termianl (# grep -A 2 ‘Start-Date: 2016-01-17 07:56:42’ /var/log/apt/history.log) and then remove all the updates that were installed.

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Reply
  19. abdelsidi

    my problem no gui desktop parrot is in terminal mode

    Reply
    1. sanky (Post author)

      Hi Abdelsidi,
      Can you provide more information on this.

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Reply
  20. hassan

    hi i try to download but when i click on live mode
    show ablck screen and message said (this kernel requires the folling features not present on the cpu: pae unable toboot please use akernel appropriate for your cpu

    Reply
    1. sanky (Post author)

      HI There,
      Please do the following step:
      1. powered down the VirtualBox and went to “Settings” -> “System” -> “Processor”. And the Extended features _ Enable PAE/NX was geyed out by default.

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Reply
  21. Shahzaib

    When i run in live mode it says:Unable to boot.Please use kernel appropriate for your cpu.

    Reply
    1. sanky (Post author)

      HI There,
      Please check your system kernel (32 or 64 bit) and then use appropriate ISO kernel file (32 or 64 bit)

      Regards,
      Sanky

      Reply

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