Hello, first post. I’m making an effort to self-study how to use Linux and want to test drive Parrot. I’m a Windows native, so verification and integrity checking are things that I’m clumsily learning, but trying to do my due diligence so I understand how it works. That out of the way, this is where I’m hitting a bump.
I downloaded the current version, know how to use Etchr, and downloaded the signed hashes. In my limited experience I can bumble around GPG4Win and Kleopatra and I think I have an okay overview of the verification chain, but the hashes and keys on the downloads page are all clumped in one file, and this has me scratching my head. I wanted to do all of the verification in a Linux environment but I’d have to piecemeal all the terminal commands together like a puzzle and figured I could just do it via GPG4Win so I could get started.
I think I figured out how to import the keys (by copy/pasting the keys part of the file and creating a .gpg file), but I want to also take it a step further and certify it’s authenticity. Can someone verify the key certificate fingerprint so I know I got the right result?
I’m going to experiment with the rest of the file to see if I can run hash checks, but while I do that, can someone let me know the best practice for handling a lump credential file in the future? Or if I’m doing what I should be doing?
Based on my long exposition, does it look like I’m missing any important steps?
I apologize for the long first post, I’m trying to learn the process and the software by jumping in head first. Once I’ve verified everything I’d like to setup a dual/multiboot install so I can switch between different Linux versions and bumble around that, too, so let me know if I’m making any dumb mistakes. (I thought about installing VirtualBox on a Linux install and testing different OSes, but figured I may as well learn how to manage a dualboot environment while I’m clunking around)
Thanks for taking the time to wade through that wall of text!
What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)
– Parrot Security 4.4 64bit
What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
– Yes, I intend to.
If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:
– Not that I’ve seen yet.
If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below: