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Install Parrot OS in VMWare

Hello aspiring Ethical Hackers. In this article, you will see how to install Parrot Security OS in VMware. Kali Linux is the most popular pen testing distro. Its regular updates and stability accord it the top spot. Apart from Kali Linux, there are many other pen testing distros available. One pen testing distro that can give tough competition to Kali Linux is Parrot Security distro. Parrot Security sports many more tools than Kali Linux which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics and of course programming.

In this article, We will be installing Parrot Security OS in VMWare using the OVA file provided by the makers of Parrot OS. You can download the OVA file of Parrot Security OS from here. Once the OVA file is finished downloading, Open VMWare and click on “Open”.

Enable the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions and click on “Next”.

In the new window that opens, browse to the OVA file you downloaded and click on “import”.

If you get an “import failed” error as shown below, click on “Retry”.

The import process starts as shown below.

Once the importing process is finished, Power On the virtual machine.

The installation is finished.

See how to install it on VirtualBox.

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Install Parrot Security OS in VirtualBox

Hello aspiring Ethical Hackers. In this article, you will learn how to install Parrot Security OS in Virtualbox. Kali Linux is the most popular pen testing distro. Its regular updates and stability accord it the top spot. Apart from Kali Linux, there are many other pen testing distros available. One pen testing distro that can give tough competition to Kali Linux is Parrot Security distro. Parrot Security sports many more tools than Kali Linux which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics and of course programming.

In this article, We will be installing Parrot Security OS in Virtualbox using the OVA file provided by the makers of Parrot OS (See how to install Parrot Security OS using the ISO file). You can download the OVA file of Parrot Security OS from here. Once the OVA file is finished downloading, Open Virtualbox and click on “Import”.

Browse to the OVA file we just downloaded and click on “Next”.

All the settings applied to the virtual machine are displayed. Change any settings if necessary and click on “Import”.

When Software License Agreement is displayed, Click on “Agree”.

Virtual box will start importing the Parrot Security OS virtual appliance as shown below.

After the import is complete, it will be displayed in the list of virtual machines as shown below.

We just need to power it up and the attacker machine is ready.

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Install Parrot OS in Virtualbox

This post shows how to install Parrot OS in Virtualbox. Kali Linux may be the most popular penetration testing distro but if there is any other operating system that can give Kali competition, that would be Parrot Security OS. It also has regular updates just like Kali Linux.

Parrot Security also sports many more tools than Kali Linux which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics and of course programming. One of our readers has requested us to make a guide on how to install Parrot Security OS in Virtualbox.

Recently the latest version of Parrot Security OS (4.9.1) has been release. In this version, they made many changes like upgrading to new linux kernel (5.5), updates to many tools and removal of some redundant launchers.

Just like Kali Linux, the makers of Parrot Security OS are also releasing a OVA format of its OS for virtual machines. This makes installation all the simple without the clutter of virtual box guest additions not working or other related problems. Download the OVA file of Parrot Security OS.

We will install Parrot OS in the recent version of Virtual box. Once the download is successfully finished, open Virtualbox and go to the “File” Menu.

Select the option “Import Appliance”. Alternatively, the import option can also be accessed using command “CTRL+I”. The window opens as shown below.

Load the OVA file as shown in the above image and click on “Next”. The “Appliance settings” menu opens. Make changes as necessary or as you like. Here we have changed the name of the virtual machine and is allocated RAM. After the changes are done, click on “Import”.

In the Popup that comes next, Click on “Agree”.

The importing process starts as shown below. Let it go on without interruption.

After the importing process is done, you will see the virtual machine we just created in the list of virtual machines as shown below.

Start the virtual machine. The virtual machine boots as shown below.

After booting, the login screen opens as shown below. The default credentials are user : toor.

This is how we install Parrot OS in Virtualbox. See how to install Parrot OS in Vmware.

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